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Sunday Date

Brunch by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Brunch by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Yesterday I had plans to meet up with Grace, from Will She Love Paris?, and Edna, from Expat Edna. Our original plan was to overindulge in delicious pastries at Jacques Genin but as you probably can tell from the photos above we didn’t exactly end up there. Due to an ongoing photo shoot we had to relocate our little Sunday date and instead we ended up at a cute little café near St Paul called La Favorite.

Brunch by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Don’t worry! We managed with pizza, French toast and some yummy pancakes. Even Diane, from the blog Diane, a broad, heard about our little brunch date and decided to spontaneously join our group!

L'Eclair de génie by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

L'Eclair de génie by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Since we only were a few steps away from newly discovered L’Éclair de Génie we decided that it almost would be wrong not to stop for a little dessert. Caramel beurre salé, chocolat au lait mangue banane, praliné and chocolat avec coco were the flavours that caught our eyes.

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

A walk along the Seine couldn’t be avoided when the sun finally decided to pop out for a minute. Suddenly you could remember that spring actually existed and that it wouldn’t be rain and -4°C all year long.

La Caféothèque by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

La Caféothèque by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

To my delight Diane took us to La Caféothèque for a little coffee break, which I somehow have missed even though it’s just a minute or so away from my old Parisian apartment. Great place to visit if you’re looking for a cup of delicious coffee and cosy atmosphere!

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

After that we parted ways and I started to make my way back home. When you have these gorgeous views on your way home you don’t really want to go down underground and take the métro…

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

And I’m glad I didn’t because then I would have missed this beautiful Parisian sky. Sometimes you have to pinch yourself a little bit, or just stop for a while and look out over all of this to actually realise where you are.

  1. A couple of last days I have started this hunt for blogs that I would like to read and I must admit this is the first blog I fall in love with. I love Paris utterly as well and maybe one day I will also move there. The photographs are wonderful and moreover your text is also beautiful to read. You will be seeing me around ;).

  2. Darina    January 28, 2013

    You’ve had a wonderful Sunday! And chocolat avec coco, it makes my mouth water!!

  3. willsheloveparis    January 28, 2013

    Carin, your photographs are out of this world exquisite! Couldn’t even believe those were the frenchtoast I ate yesterday haha. It was truly a pleasure meeting you 🙂

    xx, Grace

  4. Nicola in Surrey    January 28, 2013

    Absolutely wonderful photographs Carin. One can never get bored of the views available in Paris and to go on the Metro is to deprive yourself!

  5. Gorgeous photos. How funny that I saw the first few pics and thought, “Hmm, that looks familiar.” Well, but of course, because I’ve been there! La Favorite is a nice cafe! I was there for dinner though, not breakfast. 🙂

  6. Haha, it doesn’t look liek the food was too much of a let-down! Beautiful photos, as usual!

  7. Missfrankiecat    January 28, 2013

    you girls know how to enjoy yourselves!

  8. All that food looks absolutely amazing. I love these photos!

  9. Miss Betty Boop    January 28, 2013


  10. JulikaSarah    January 28, 2013

    Gorgeous photos! I loved the coffee at La Caféothèque… could use one right now 🙂

  11. Kait    January 28, 2013

    I love the cozy decor of Le Caféothèque, but if you find yourself near rue Babylone, I think Coutume Café has the best coffee in Paris. They also have a lovely staff and lots of pastries.

  12. Love all the gorgeous photos!! Am so gutted I couldn’t join, but so thrilled that some of my favourite Paris blogging girls finally got together. 🙂 Can’t wait to meet up again soon.



  13. Vanessa    January 28, 2013

    Your posts including all those photos of an amazingly beautiful Paris are my daily dose of happiness as well as a huge source of inspiration and they allow me to escape from by daily life right now (I love to celebrate daydreaming).
    They convince me that moving to Paris this year will be the right choice to make 🙂 I still over think all the disadvantages such as financial aspects (the cost of living,the horrendous rents,etc.) and I really have to figure out how to arrange myself once I decide to move there for sure.But when I see your pictures my worries are blown away in less than a second and I convince myself that I will make it somehow,because I know I belong to this beautiful place on earth. I owe you a big thank you for that 🙂 Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

    Bonne soirée!

    • Ah, you’re so sweet Vanessa. Thank you so much 🙂 Believe me, I still have those worries from time to time but being able to spend time in this wonderful city makes up for it! I’m crossing my fingers for you for sure.


  14. The best Sundays are the unplanned ones 🙂 Thanks for meeting up and hope to see you soon!

  15. Dang girl, dang!

    By which I mean, in more eloquent terms: your photography is just as stunning as Edna described. Lovely post and lovely blog and lovely girl.

  16. Erica    January 29, 2013

    Always love a good girly chat over good food on Sundays 🙂
    I absolutely adore your photography style!

  17. Norah    January 30, 2013

    This is the most amazing blog I’ve ever seen in my whole life! Really I’m in deep love with your blog, absolute gorgeous work Carin!

  18. Sarah    January 30, 2013

    Still my all-time favourite blog!

    I moved to Paris just under a month ago and your blog gives me so many great tips of places to go (mostly for food!!) – it’s perfect! I just started writing my own Paris blog, its only a baby right now but I hope one day it will become something I can be proud of!


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  21. Love this! And even the lattés look good 😉 which is sometimes not easy to get in Paris. Lovely photos! xx

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