Monthly Archive February 2013
Despite a soar throat and a few snowflakes here and there Maëlle from Localers and I braved the cold weather to try out the photo tour I’m doing for the company. I’m really looking forward to doing this tour since this was so much fun and a morning filled with a lot of laughter. You can book the tour around Paris with me as your personal photographer right here!
The other morning I was woken up by little birdies singing outside my apartment window. Now that’s a definite sign of spring, right?
The other day, while walking by Place des Vosges I couldn’t help but to stop for a little sugary treat at Carette. The raspberry tart is one of my absolute favourite pastries in Paris and I always seem to come back to it! But it’s actually quite fun to try the same kind of pastry from different places because everyone makes it in their own way. This one from Carette was really lovely with a hint of lavender.
I’m in love with the display windows at Louis Vuitton. Aren’t they just amazing?
This past weekend Grace called me up and asked me if I wanted to go for an early dinner at Verjus‘ wine bar. Since I’ve been wanting to go there forever, I was more than happy when I got her message! I decided to walk to the restaurant and enjoy this beautiful sunset on my way (which even made me a little bit late since I wanted to stop and take a photo every other minute or so).
We sipped on a glass of white wine, which was very delicious, while waiting for the kitchen to open. Verjus‘ wine bar is such a cosy place but unfortunately our experience wasn’t as good once the food arrived. Don’t get me wrong, it was totally fine but fine isn’t the word I’m looking for when I’m dining out. The shoestring fries (which I’ve been dying to try) were way too crunchy, Grace didn’t like her pork-belly at all and the dessert (chocolate mousse) was impossible to eat since it was frozen. Oh well, the fried chicken was at least very enjoyable and the dessert would have been yummy too if it hadn’t been so damn hard to get a bite of.
Sometime you hit and sometime you miss. Although I would come back but mostly for the cosy atmosphere and a glass of wine, and perhaps I would order in a snack or two but I wouldn’t sit down for a dinner again.
(Update: Please note that this is the Verjus’ wine bar we tried and not the restaurant)
Since we felt that we needed some kind of redemption we bought ourselves some ice cream and strolled through the city on our way home. My feet were almost bleeding after a 30 minute walk, in high heels, both to and from the restaurant but it was so worth it. A stunning sunset on the way there and beautiful night lights on the way home. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to remember where I am.
What do I carry in my bag when I stroll the Parisian streets? Well, what you see above is usually the things I pack before leaving the house. My favourite wallet, calendar (I don’t like having my calendar in my phone…), lipgloss (you never know who you’ll run into), cell phone, mini brush (I hate my hair tangled!), tissues, a pocket mirror with my name engraved (which was a sweet little present from one of my closest friends back home that I always like to carry with me as a little memory), bobby pins and lactose tablets. And of course my camera.
(Update: Since I’ve gotten a lot of questions regarding the bag itself I’ll just tell you here. It’s the model “Garden Party” by Hermès)
It’s been an amazing weekend here in Paris! Warmer temperatures (well, at least if you stand really still in the sun) and a lot of blue skies and sunshine. It almost feels like spring is on its way! And if we’re lucky, that might be true. Here’s a couple of signs of spring:
When you look up and only see blue, beautiful skies!
When people start to line up at the ice cream stands.
When people stroll, job and rollerblade along the Seine during Sundays in the sun.
When the first flowers are starting to bloom. This was the same bush just a couple of days ago!
When street musicians are playing in the streets and people actually stop and listen for a while.
When people start gathering along the border of the Seine.
And my favourite sign of them all; when I finally make my way down to the Seine and can sit there for hours, just to enjoying the sun. My favourite place during spring and summer!
I’m so excited to announce that I’m now a part of the team at Localers, a company that arranges amazing tours for travellers in Paris! That means that you now can book a fashion tour around Le Marais with me as your own personal shopping guide or a photo tour around Paris with me as your personal photographer. Doesn’t that sound like so much fun?! I’m super excited. Shopping, Paris and photography, the three things I love the most!