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Breakfast at Ladurée

Breakfast at Ladurée

Breakfast at Ladurée

Breakfast at Ladurée

Breakfast at Ladurée

Breakfast at Ladurée

After our morning at the market Grace, took me to Ladurée in Saint-Germain for French toast. According to her they’re some of the best she’s ever had in Paris and after my visit I absolutely agree. They were so delicious and after an intense but wonderful morning at the market, just what I needed.

When breakfast/brunch was over we strolled around the city and finally ended up at this place. If you haven’t been already you should really go, the store is worth a visit by itself! The hours went by and after much laughter, running around, a wonderful day in the sun and Chinese food for dinner I strolled home happier than ever.

Les Marquis de Ladurée

Les Marquis de Ladurée by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Les Marquis de Ladurée by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Les Marquis de Ladurée by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Les Marquis de Ladurée by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Les Marquis de Ladurée by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Les Marquis de Ladurée by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Do we have any Ladurée fans around here? I’m guessing the answer is yes. In that case I’m pretty sure you’re going to like what’s coming. Apparently Les Marquis de Ladurée, Ladurée’s new boutique for all things chocolate, has just opened up its doors in Paris! The boutique is located on Rue Castiglione, right around the corner from Place Vendôme, and could possibly be the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen. The chocolate shop opened a few weeks before Christmas but is still relatively unknown since I walked around in the store for almost five minutes without being disturbed by any other customers. Both the shop, selection and service was impeccable. I say: visit before the masses discover this one!

Regarding the macarons from yesterday, yes they were from this place. Apart from a huge selection of chocolates they also sell a few different macarons — all with chocolate incorporated in some way of course. I would absolutely recommend the one white chocolate with passion fruit!

Today’s Detail

Ladurée tea set

I remember now that I forgot to show you the cutest little tea set I received from Ladurée before Christmas! Isn’t it adorable? I definitely need to step up my afternoon tea game over here and put this baby to good use.

Weekend Reading

Pink surprise

Scratch “weekend” in this case since it’s only Wednesday and let’s make an exception here! I’m so happy to see how strong Paris has been during these recent days and so impressed by peoples’ determination to still enjoy, live and stroll around the city. During this time I’ve enjoyed every little thing that has been able to put a smile on my face, which has been everything from a smile from a stranger, sunny weather or incredibly nice Uber-drivers to the company of the loveliest friends, calls from my sister who’s all the way in Australia and adorable pink surprises from Ladurée (as you can see above). Distraction in the form of interesting reads has also been a little help to get my mind off of things…

•   Garance Doré on dressing for shorter less tall people (I need to study this).
•   Dreaming about Bergamo and Italy…
•   Wishing I had the energy to make these “fake shack” burgers at home.
•   Seeing Japan through Katie’s talented eyes.

On Instagram

On Instagram

Delicious treats at Boot Café, calm mornings in Jardin du Palais Royal, sunny summer evenings by the Seine and the beautiful dome inside Galeries Lafayette. Never forget to look up, some days it’s harder to get out of bed than others, on my way to French toast in Saint Germain and coffee and cake on repeat… French toast on the Ladurée menu, a visit to newly opened Brasserie Barbes, a completely empty Place des Vosges and cute Parisian terraces everywhere you look.

At Home…

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Beige bag: Carolina Herrera – White heels: Mode Collective – Gold rings: Monica Vinader & Lulu Frost – Earrings: Lulu Frost & Swarovski & Dannijo – Scented candle: Ladurée – Cup: Anthropologie – Lipgloss: Dior – Perfume: Chanel & Marc Jacobs – Notebooks: Rifle Paper Co. & Kikki.K – Glasses: Tom Ford – Necklaces: Monica Vinader Riva & Monica Vinader Pendant & Tiffany & Co. – Scented candle: Byredo

A few bits and pieces from my little Parisian apartment, which I still haven’t managed to decorate (I’m still missing chairs and one million other things) even though I’m celebrating my one year anniversary on this address in just a few days. My favourite thing about this place and the reason why I signed the rental contract as soon as I possibly could? The light.

Exquisite Delights

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Cartier's "Paris Nouvelle Vague" collection

Rings: Cartier’s Paris Nouvelle Vague collection

Some of my most recent work has been shooting Cartier‘s latest jewellery collection entitled “Paris Nouvelle Vague” during this past week and I’m thrilled to show you the first series of photographs that I’ve created for them. I’m incredibly honoured to be one of the few people who’ve gotten to shoot this collection and it feels a little bit extra special since it revolves around the city I love so deeply. The Paris Nouvelle Vague collection was inspired by three different chapters, one of them being “exquisite delights”, which you can see my interpretation of here above. I would say that I know a thing or two about Paris and pastries by now (or at least that’s what the scale implies…) and I couldn’t have been more in my element than when shooting this at Ladurée.

After having to refill the macaron supply x amount of times because someone couldn’t help but to eat them all (oops! sorry about that) I got to be a kid again and play around with my food together with some very impressive jewels. Not a bad way to spend a morning, huh? I have two more chapters from this beautiful Cartier collection to share with you all (keep an eye on Instagram if you’re interested) and I truly hope you’ll enjoy seeing the final photographs just as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Photos of me: Katie Mitchell

Food in Paris

Food in Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

I always get a bunch of emails and questions about where to eat while in Paris, so I thought I’d make it easier for both you and me by digging up a few Instagram photos and share a couple of options when it comes to having a good meal in this city that you might want to take a closer look at. This is just a handful of places (all good for different reasons). I’ll try to make this a regular little post since it’s both helpful and delicious and since new restaurants pop up every now and then. Bon appétit!

Food in Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Hotel Amour, Café Charlot, Maison Bastille, Merci Used Book Café, Merci Cinéma Café, The Merci Canteen, Carette, Paperboy Paris, Ralph’s, Le Richer, Ladurée and Kunitoraya.

On Instagram

Paris in Four Months on Instagram

Early morning strolls, waking up in bed together with Lanvin, birthday blooms for a first birthday, the beautiful Lanvin exhibition currently going on. Picking up flowers for the shoot I did for Lanvin, my new favourite restaurant Ellsworth, more Lanvin prettiness and Ladurée x2. Blush pinks and pretty sunglasses, more beautiful blooms and a very bare Jardin des Tuileries.