Here’s my weekend reading list this Saturday. Enjoy!
• This list by Dessert for Breakfast makes me want to book a ticket to San Francisco, like tomorrow. And it’s only for desserts. Shame on me.
• Did you know that one of Paris’ most famous hotel, Hôtel Crillon, is closing down for renovation during a couple of years and is now having an auction for everything in the hotel? A little bit sad in my opinion but it’s fun being able to see everything too. Paris Breakfast takes you inside.
• Going to New York? Jamie Beck shares her favourite eats in the city that never sleeps (unintentional semi riming).
• I found this little site the other day, called Windows of New York, and I’m absolutely in love! Such a fun idea and gooorgeous images. I love all these creative people! And I would love to see a Paris-version in the future as well…
• I don’t think it’s possible to look any cuter than this. Have you seen this stunning dress (or whole look rather)?! Of course it’s Nicole from the blog Gary Pepper I’m talking about.
• If you’re wondering what I’m up to in the middle of the night here in Paris, Milsters gives you the answer right here.
• I want to order this book for my upcoming trip to Corsica. Have any of you guys read Grace Coddington’s memoirs?
• Garance Dore’s writing always makes me laugh, smile or evokes emotions in some way. Her recent post about friends didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t agree more with her conclusions and I’m so thankful for getting to know so many awesome girlfriends here in Paris!
… And that reminds me: it’s time for girls’ night out tonight! Time to put on those high heels. Have a great weekend everybody!
After spending most of the week sick in bed I’ve already done both my reading and surfing for the weekend and plan on spending today and tomorrow out and bout in Paris! But for those of you who want to spend sometime at home this weekend, here are my tips for some weekend reading:
• I adore these photos of Paris by Inès ☆ that I found through Katie Armour. I can’t wait for summer! Picnics along the Seine, summer dresses and wine at cafés during the late evening…
• Check out Carla’s post on all things French, just in time for spring. Thanks for the little mention Carla!
• I almost fell off my chair when I saw these yummy looking cupcakes from Sugar Daze that Meg managed to capture so pretty. I guess I have to live vicariously through these photos until I can drop by for a second visit.
• I looove when Jamie Beck goes to Paris. It’s so fun to see the city you live in through somebody else’s eyes. Find out where she stayed and what she ate while in Paris. And be sure not to miss her gorgeous photos of the city itself. Love love love!
• You probably know that I love my little neighbourhood café to bits by now, but it’s always fun to read about other people’s experiences at the same place. If you’re looking for the perfect brunch in Paris I think you should take a look at Milsters‘ “Où Bruncher” series.
• New York Times lists their “46 Places to Go in 2013” and I can feel my longing for travelling just getting stronger and stronger! Although I won’t visit any of the cities listed on their list during 2013, I actually live in the city mentioned last on the list so I guess that counts for something, right?
• I need to try this recipe like right now, this very second. Looks. So. Yummy. Call Me Cupcake! does it to me every time…
I recently got to shoot one of my best friends here in Paris and I felt the need to share this beauty with you all! I don’t shoot people privately all that often so it’s kind of new(ish) to me, but I love it. It so much fun to capture people’s emotions and to interact with them while taking photos (which you kind of don’t do with buildings and environments, that I normally shoot). Hi there gorgeous, thank you for letting me share these photos!
I’m so flattered about being featured on the Paris Select website today! It’s always fun to get noticed by people you admire. If you haven’t already I absolutely recommend checking out their site for all things Paris. And you can find the feature by clicking here! It was really a great pick-me-up on this rainy and extremely grey day in Paris.
Café Saint-Régis on a warm(ish) day, Sunday tulips for a friend, Pont Alexandre III, on my way to my first concert in Paris, Sunday’s marathon runners here in Paris, strolling around in the Marais, view over Notre Dame on an early evening, my morning walk to the boulangerie, crazy Parisian traffic, some sunshine, flowers at the market and the beautiful Opéra in the sun. The last couple of days through my Instagram photos. You can find me under the name “ParisInFourMonths“!
I can’t believe that it’s already April. Time flies by when you’re having an amazing time in Paris for sure! Here are some tips on some good reads this weekend if you have a few minutes over that is:
• I really enjoyed reading this little post by Making Magique. “While our city is the place we live, it won’t give you much more than a pretty view – the rest is earned” couldn’t be more true and I wish that more people would realise this, and neither could this be: “My years here have taught me the grass is not greener on the other side, the grass is green where you water it“.
• I’ve told you about my bag obsession and this feature with Tina Craig on The Coveteur didn’t make it easier for me, at all.
• Park & Cube is a blog I simply adore and when I saw these photos taken in New York I just felt the need to pack up my bags, book a ticket and leave Paris behind tomorrow. Perhaps someday…
• My Parisian dressing post recently got featured on the Lulu Frost website. You can check it out here!
• Want to learn a few tricks about shooting in black & white? Carla, unlike many other photographers, is always happy to share a few tricks and tips about photography and her own experiences which is something that I admire tremendously.
• A talented chef, located in Nice with an absolutely gorgeous website — it can’t get any better than that.
• If you have a few more minutes over I would scroll through the list of my favourite photos on Flickr. There are so many talented people out there that I almost fall off my chair a couple of times every time I surf around. Sometimes it feels like I’m never going to get there my self, but at least I’m going to try!
When you have the best mom in the world you can be pleasantly surprised with a little Easter egg filled with your favourite candy from back home. Pärlans Konfektyr, back in Stockholm, makes the best caramels in the world (yes, that includes the caramels I’ve tasted here in Paris). Thanks mom!
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“!