Yearly Archive 2013
… Or perhaps it should read “details” this time. Here are some of my favourite accessories at the moment.
From top photo down: Candles and home fragrance from Byredo, necklace from Amrita Singh. Ballet flats from Zara and necklace from J.Crew. Box from Ladurée, nail polish from Mavala, necklace from Lulu Frost and bracelet from Juicy Couture. Red ballet flats from H&M and necklace from J.Crew.
I’m guessing I’m not the only person out there who’s hooked on Instagram. I think the reason behind this addiction might be that it’s just based on sharing beautiful images with each other and who could say no to that? I love being able to see what people all the way across the world are up to by just clicking a few buttons.
Today I’m sharing a few of my favourite Instagram accounts with you all! It’s truly an “Instagram-jungle” out there so sometimes a few tips can help. I find new, interesting people and beautiful photos to follow every single day but these are currently the photos I’m drooling over the most:
If Paris has the key to half of my heart, the city that has the key to the other half must be Rome (and New York). Moscerina’s photos make my heart ache and my fingers itch. Every time I see a new photo I immediately feel the need to book a plane ticket right away. The colour, the details, the food!
Who can resist gorgeous images of New York City at its best? Since I’m not there myself I have to live vicariously through Kat’s gorgeous photos. But with photos like these, I really don’t mind.
As you probably know by now Nicole is the woman behind one of my favourite blogs. And she’s also the woman behind one of my favourite Instagram accounts. Her photos make it easy for anyone to dream away for a few seconds. Yes, dreamy is the perfect word for her lovely photographs!
If you’re looking for more New York photos Patrick is your guy. Taxi cabs, New York sunsets, Central Park gorgeousness or his own interpretation of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” — you name it, he’s got it!
I’ve suggested Linda’s blog to you guys before, remember? It’s called “Call Me Cupcake” and it’s probably the most gorgeous (and delicious) food blog out there. Fortunately she also has a very pretty Instagram feed that always makes me hungry…
Stefan is a fellow Swede, who’s now living in New York. By now I’m guessing that you can tell that I have minor New York addiction on Instagram, right? Anyways, his images of New York always make my jaw drop.
If you like my Instagram photos I’m pretty sure you’ll fall in love with Grace’s photos as well! Her photos are just gorgeous and they constantly remind me of why I love this city as much as I do. She always captures beautiful moments as well as gorgeous places and lovely dessert so perfectly.
Nicole is a photographer I’ve been admiring for quite some time, especially when it comes to food photography! Her Instagram does not disappoint. Food, flowers, amazing light and interiors…
Here comes more gorgeous New York images. Josh captures light that I wouldn’t see myself and angles I adore. He photographs everything I love about NYC (shake shack burgers and cherry blossoms included of course).
One of the Instagram accounts I’ve been following the longest belongs to Ciscolo. Her amazing photos are mostly of her precious dog called Sugarbear. The dog is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and her photos take my breath away; understandably it’s one of my favourite accounts out there.
One of my absolute favourite photographers at the moment, Jamie Beck, also has an Instagram account that I always drool over. It can be her own gorgeous photos, photographs that capture her effortless chic style or photos from her amazing travels… I’m always a fan!
I love how Eva captures the gorgeous details in her everyday life. I can’t get enough of her latte art photos, or her amazing New York photos for that matter. She has an eye for stunning shots and I always look forward to her images!
I think Erin’s photos resemble art more than just photographs taken with a phone camera. How she does it I’ll never know, but the results are remarkable.
I notice now that most of my favourite Instagram accounts belongs to some of my favourite photographers out there, but that’s not so weird when it’s an app about photos, right? Well, as I’ve told you before I’m a big fan of Alice Gao and her lovely photography and I love to get the chance to enjoy more of her gorgeous photos through Instagram.
Last, but certainly not least I have to tell you about Sonyayu’s Instagram account that I stumbled over not too long ago. Her photos could be some of the loveliest photos I’ve ever seen. The way she uses colours, food and flowers — it’s simply too gorgeous for words.
It’s been raining
almost non stop for the past couple of days here in Paris. I can’t help but to long for warmer and brighter days! It’s almost June.
… Although, to be fair, I have to say that I had a pretty great day today while the sun was out for a few hours. Nothing beats a sunny Paris.
Spring colours in the windows of Bluemarine.
I have two favourite times during the day; early weekend mornings and early evenings during spring and summer. The early evenings here in Paris have a certain scent that I just can’t get enough of… And those beautiful sunsets. Never have I seen such a spectacular sky as I have in Paris. When the sun starts to set I love taking a walk around the city. The colours are so beautiful and within minutes the city goes dark.
By now you most definitely know that I’m a girl who loves Paris, a lot. As well as my sugary treats. Of course this combination equals immediate love for a book that is devoted to just these two things. Paris, My Sweet by the talented (and very sweet herself) Amy Thomas was one of the first books I bought straight away after making the decision to move back to Paris. It has guided me to some of my favourite sweet spots in this city and I’m forever grateful for the list of bakeries at the end of the book.
And now you have a chance to win it, yay! I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway for quite sometime now but I haven’t come up with the right thing to actually give away until now. Hopefully you’ll be as excited as I am about this! If you want a chance to win this book please follow the steps below.
To be a part of the giveaway
If you want a chance to win this lovely book you’ll have to leave a comment to this post below and tell me about your favourite dessert, pastry or sugary treat (or perhaps one that you dream of tasting)! And please leave an e-mail address that I can contact you through. After you’ve shared your favourite (or dream) dessert with me, hop on over to Facebook and like Paris in Four Months’ page. And voilà! You’re now in the running to win Paris, My Sweet by Amy Thomas. Bonne chance to everybody!
Rules: The giveaway begins on 20-05-13 and ends on 27-05-13. To be a part of the giveaway you must follow the steps that are stated above. The only comments that will be considered for this giveaway are the comments left for this specific post. I will pick a winner myself and my decision can not be overruled. The winner will be notified by e-mail.
Update: Please don’t forget to leave your e-mail address in the comment so that I have a chance to contact you if you win the giveaway.
I managed to find some beautiful lilacs at the market today! Unfortunately they come and go so quickly. The smell of lilacs has to be one of the loveliest scents ever. Mmm!
It feels like I have so much to share with you this weekend. The internet just popped (or perhaps it’s because I was away during last week) with a bunch of interesting and fun posts. I hope you’ll enjoy!
• If you want more tips about Corsica, like where to stay, what to see and where to eat I suggest having a look at Little Pieces of Light’s post about our amazing trip. Gorgeous photos and everything you need to know in one post!
• I’m terribly sorry for all the Corsica talk but that place managed to steal my heart. And so did this restaurant. It’s a restaurant that specialises in langoustines. Could it get any better than that? I think not. Diane takes you to Petite Marie, which you’re not allowed to miss if you’re heading to Bastia!
• Thank you Melissa for featuring me on your “Beautiful Blogger Award” list, I’m very flattered! It’s also a great list if you want to find even more blogs about Paris. You can never get enough of Paris inspiration, right?
• The HiP Paris blog recently published a post about left bank vs. right bank and it got me thinking… I don’t think I could choose just one! The right bank has the cosy Marais neighbourhood, the beautiful Jardin du Palais Royal, the fantastic shopping on Rue Saint Honoré while the left bank has Saint Germain with all the pretty cafés, Jardin du Luxembourg and the my favourite restaurants in the 7th. I’m torn to say the least!
• One of my favourite people is Sofia Coppola. I simply adore her personal style, that stunning bag for Louis Vuitton and now her home as well. Thanks to Katie Armour I got a little peek inside.
• Vanity Presse asked me about my favourite beauty products and you can find my answers right here. Thanks for the feature!
• While in Corsica I had to wear a bikini to get in that lovely water so I’ve already faced my bikini season fear this year but for those of you who haven’t done that just yet, you should check out Garance’s article about how you do it in the very best way! Just so that you can avoid freaking out, promising to never wear a swimsuit again and running straight to the nearest boulangerie to stuff your face in deliciousness…
Tonight it’s “La Nuit Européenne des Musées” here in Paris which means that a bunch of museums in the city are open in the evening and during the early night. I’m thinking about exploring Musée d’Orsay or see the view of a lit up Paris in the night from Centre Pompidou. Hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend!
This is the last part of photos in my little Corsica series. I’m so sorry for bombarding you with vacation photos but this place was just too pretty. I hope you’ve enjoyed them and that I haven’t bored you too much.
It’s hard for me to scroll through these photos without getting the urge to return. Like tomorrow. For some reason (perhaps it’s the rain, the grey weather or the cold 12 degrees?) I’m not all that happy about returning to Paris… I could easily have spend another week or two on that beautiful island. But I’m so glad I got to spend these days in such a wonderful place with such lovely friends.