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Weekend Reading

Notes in bed by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

After moving in on Monday and running errands all around the city, calling plumbers and electricians to get all the final things sorted at my new place I’ve woken up absolutely exhausted – and I’m not done yet! I’m still struggling with getting my wifi and intercom working… Despite that I can’t help but smile every morning when I wake up. I’m so happy to have found my little sanctuary after more than 8 (yes, 8) moves within one year. What made me even more delighted was seeing some of my dearest friends drinking, chatting and having fun here during Thursday night when I invited them over for a little “housewarming apéro”. I guess that means that I’m officially moved in!

•   Where I’d rather be right now (instead of a grey and rainy Paris…) is right here. I’m just a tiiiny bit jealous Aisling!
•   You probably haven’t missed this – I mean, how could you? – but I’m sharing it anyway. Just because it’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen and just because I’m convinced that Nicole must be some sort of genius for creating this breathtaking concept.
•   I’m off to Italy by the end of next week and I can not wait to get there! The beach, the food, seeing my friends again and getting some sort of vacation for the first time in a year. I’m reminiscing by looking through old photos of Rome from my time there last summer and from our little beach gem south of the city.

Weekend Reading

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

•   Alice Gao captured the beautiful roses in Jardin du Palais Royal better than anyone I’ve ever seen while she was here in Paris.
•   Ice cream and pretty flower – sounds like a pretty good combination, right? Linda Lomelino makes it hard to resist my sugar cravings…
•   I’m so lucky to have so many talented friends who I’m constantly inspired by, and one of them (who I’m sure I’ve mentioned around here a couple of times before) is Katie Mitchell. She’s an amazing portrait and wedding photographer based here in Paris but I simply adored seeing her adventures in Nepal a couple of years ago through photos in a recent blogpost. Another destination going on my bucket list!
•   … And don’t forget to check out my collaboration with SS Print Shop. You can read a little interview with me on Stephanie‘s blog about our launch, why I moved to Paris and what a typical day in my life looks like.

Paris Je T’aime

Paris Prints by SS Print Shop and Carin Olsson

My photography prints, in collaboration with SS Print Shop are finally live and available for purchase now. I’m so excited and so incredibly thankful to Stephanie (the founder of SS Print Shop) for believing in my talent and for taking this chance on me. It feels a little bit surreal to hold them in my hands and to actually being able to see my own photograph on my wall – pinch me! This print that we decided to call “Paris Je T’aime” is my favourite one out of the three piece collection. I remember that autumn day in Jardin du Luxembourg like it was yesterday… Thank you so much for all of your encouraging and lovely words on this collaboration. I’m so happy you seem to love them just as much as I do!

For a little interview with me about this thrilling launch, head on over to Stephanie’s own blog and for those of you who are thinking about getting a print for your own home, or maybe just take a closer look, you can find them all here.

Exciting News

Paris prints by Carin Olsson and SS Print Shop

After working together with the lovely Stephanie behind SS Print Shop for months now, they’re finally done and I’m incredibly happy to announce that our prints will be available for purchase starting tomorrow! I’ve never printed my photographs before so this is certainly a first and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll show you more of each print later on this week but here’s a little sneak peek of what’s to come in the meantime. It’s been such a pleasure working together with Stephanie on this and I truly hope you’ll love the prints just as much as we do.

Weekend Reading

Balcony view by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

This pretty little view doesn’t belong to me unfortunately, but at least I can enjoy it while drinking tea with lovely friends. Something similar is what I’m hoping for once I find my own place (which is a more exhausting process than I ever could imagine by the way). Anyways, since I never shared my weekend links with you last weekend I have extra good reads for you this time around – I mean we can not not talk about the Met gala, right?

•   The Met gala is one of the red carpet highlights of the year and I’m always as excited to see what everyone showed up in. This years favourites were: Beyonce (I mean how could you not?), Anne, Marion, Kim (this is a first but I loved her midnight blue Lanvin piece), Suki, Naomi and Blake.
•   Of course it doesn’t end there. invites you to get a little peek inside the festivities as well (and so did Mario Testino).
•   Mandy is one of the most talented people I know and her recent shoot didn’t disappoint. I’m in love.
•   My whole body is screaming for a little getaway soon. London is very high on that list so Carrie‘s little list over hidden London gems is something I’ll bookmark for my upcoming trip.

On Instagram

On Instagram by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Tea and pastries at Ladurée to celebrate our darling Cindy, a beautiful day in the gardens of Palais Royal, spoiling myself with beautiful Darphin products during rainy days and a sunny morning spent in the Marais together with my sweet Katie. Walking around the city (and over Pont de la Tournelle) in the rain, stopping for pretty flowers, having meetings in buildings with stunning stairways and seeing dark clouds over the city and Jardin des Tuileries before it started pouring down. Beautiful roses, more Ladurée dates, a memory of those beautiful cherry blossoms in Jardin des Plantes and last but not least a delicious cup of coffee at La Caféothèque (who by the way must have some of the prettiest tables in Paris).

For more photos and daily updates, follow along through Instagram.

Weekend Reading

In bed by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

This week has been so rainy and grey. It makes you want to stay in bed all day long and never leave your duvet, which is exactly what I’ve been trying to do during a couple of mornings when I haven’t had meetings planned. It’s also been a quite busy week for birthdays which is always fun. And it’s not over yet, the weekend continues with exciting birthday celebrations!

•   Yes, I can admit that these rainy past few days have resulted in an even bigger Pinterest addiction.
•   What will we be making for one of the very lovely birthday girls on Monday? I think we’ll give this cake a go by Love & Olive Oil. But maybe simplify it just a tiny bit since most Parisian kitchens come with an oven the size of a shoe box…
•   Alix makes me want to plan a trip to Disneyland.
•   … And these photos of Karlie from Kloss from Vogue Paris that I found thanks to the lovely Denni makes my longing for sun, sand and the ocean even greater. I. Can’t. Wait. For. Summer.

On Instagram

On Instagram

The city was so calm and nice during the Easter weekend here in Paris which made early morning walks even more enjoyable, I also managed to snag some pretty macarons from Pierre Hermé during the Easter holiday – I mean who needs chocolate when you can have raspberry and pistachio macarons? The third photo is taken from The Broken Arm‘s adorable little entrance and the fourth of the cherry blossoms in Jardin des Plantes (which unfortunately are gone by now). Morning coffee during one of our work dates at Coutume, riding around and exploring Paris on the back of Braden‘s Vespa and enjoying some sun (before this rainy week began). The cheesecake at The Broken Arm is one of my favourites and I never miss an opportunity to order it. My new little love from Mansur Gavriel, gorgeous Peonies, wearing one of my favourite combos; stripes and ballet flats and last but not least, a little shot from my lunch at Clint together with Christine.

All this and much more if you follow along through Instagram.

Parisian Beauty

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

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

I consider myself extremely lucky for getting to meet so many lovely people doing what I do. Kate, who I shot here in Paris the other week, is certainly one of them. We had loads of fun shooting on an early morning and decided to end our little photo session with a breakfast at Ladurée before she needed to head off in the search of the perfect wedding dress. I thought she looked too cute in her full skirt, Parisian stripes and gorgeous Louboutin heels not to share with you guys so here’s a little something from our morning together.

Striped top by Petit Bateau – Skirt from Topshop (similar here) – Shoes from Christian Louboutin – Bag from Chanel

Weekend Reading

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

This weekend I’ve celebrated birthdays, had one too many cocktails and coffees, dropped by the Dries van Noten exhibition (which I strongly can recommend for anyone contemplating on going) and tried not to get caught out in the pouring rain. Except for the very schizophrenic Parisian weather I couldn’t have had a better time! That’s also why my little weekend reading list had to wait until Sunday night this time, but I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway.

•   It’s always fun to coma across talented people you didn’t know about before. Sara Medina Lind, fellow Swede and incredibly talented Art Director, Graphic Designer and photographer made me fall in love with her work through Instagram. Thankfully she has a website as well.
•   Right now Australia is at the top of my list of places I’m dying to visit. Although I wouldn’t mind seeing some theses breathtaking places in the near future as well. I can’t help but to see potential photo shoots everywhere.
•   There’s very few people who can do no wrong in my eyes but Alice Gao is one of them. Her photographs of Milan makes me wish I was in Italy.
•   I was never a fan of lemon tarts until I moved to Paris. Now I can’t imagine my life without them. And no, I’m not exaggerating. Try any of the places on Trottermag‘s list and you’ll understand why.