Monthly Archive March 2013
The weekend is here, plus the fact that it’s easter! That means an excuse to indulge in extra much chocolate. Although these holidays make me miss my family back home a little bit… Relatives and family all gathering for a Swedish easter lunch and then to enjoy a freshly baked pie in the garden. Oh well, I guess I have to compensate with some French pastries and a lot of lovely friends. Here are my tips for some weekend reading this easter holiday:
• I need to order this book called The Power of Now that Little Pieces of Light told me about. Could be a game changer!
• It’s easter! And if I had the time and self discipline needed for this little project I would do it in a heartbeat. Thank you for sharing Lauren!
• These photographs literally took my breath away. They have to be some of the most beautiful photographs I’ve ever seen of Jardin des Tuileries, or of Paris for that matter. Of course the talented Alice Gao behind the blog Lingered Upon is the woman behind them.
• Just like Natalie, I’m in love with this tray! What a wonderful detail.
• Anyone out there going to New York soon? In that case I’m extremely jealous of you, but also want to share Garance Doré’s New York tips! And for those of you who aren’t going just yet save it for future use.
• Although I’m not going to New York soon I can at least be happy for my upcoming trip this summer to Italy. Ah, it will be so nice to finally come back, I’ve missed it so much. You can find my little Italian gem right here! Terracina (a city I’ve visited a million times since I was a little tiny peanut) is simple, cosy, located close to Rome and a beach and food paradise. Mmm!
• I really love to see the thought process behind a shoot and how a photograph comes to be. See Grace Coddington’s finished story for Vogue here.
Gorgeous fresh flowers, the Eiffel Tower behind some of spring’s first blossoms, Saint Germain des Prés, baguette x2, Ladurée’s window display, lovelocks Pont de l’Archevêché, Notre Dame on a beautiful day and Carette macarons. My last couple of days on Instagram. You’ll find me under the name “ParisInFourMonths“!
I can’t get enough of these gorgeous Parisian balconies. Or the architecture.
I think I’ve eaten my way around a lot of pastries and all kinds of sweets (see more here) during my time here in Paris. But I guess this one would have to be my favourite. Out of all the sweets I’ve eaten, this is the yummiest one! The caramel tart from Sadaharu Aoki. Gosh, that’s a heavy statement. But hopefully it can live up to your expectations. Bear in mind though: I do love my caramel. And if you’re not a (big) caramel fan I wouldn’t recommend bothering. Ever since I first tasted it about a year ago, I’ve always wanted to come back for more. And now that I have: yes, it’s just as good as I remembered it to be. Yum yum yum!
I can walk up and down these Parisian streets a million times and never get tired of them. I love that they’re so cosy and not so “big city like”, if you know what I mean. As soon as I feel that I need a little dose of “Parisian joy” I pick up my camera and wander these Parisian streets. I always find new areas streets I’ve never walked along, little shops and cute boulangeries and flower shops!
Warm up your fingers at Café Télescope.
While I’m away on a photo shoot during the day I thought it could be a good idea to practice some (very basic) French! But hey, at least you know how to say “ducklings” and “puddle” from now on.