When Dior puts on a show at the Grand Palais and the entrance is free, you go. And so I did. Last Saturday (before indulging in a lovely afternoon treat at Café Pouchkine) I spent my morning wandering around in this little Dior wonderland. In honour of the fashion house’s iconic perfume “Miss Dior” breathtaking gowns, legendary paintings and magical sketches were all on display. Although I missed Natalie Portman’s personal appearance and didn’t get to see her rolling around in these couture-like dresses in real life, I fell in love with this beautiful exposition. But I didn’t expect much else since Monsieur Dior had a soft spot for both flowers and pretty bows, just like myself. I’m quite sure this must be any girly girl’s favourite museum visit in Paris this fall, no?
Unfortunately the exhibition will end tomorrow, so hurry up and go if you haven’t already been. But be prepared to stand in line outside in the Parisian cold — but I mean, what don’t you do for a little Dior? Find more info here.
Wether it’s taking a long stroll in the park, catching up with dear friends over brunch or visiting a new museum, I love doing little things during the weekend that makes me happy and makes me forget about a challenging (but very exciting) week of work. This time I ended up at Jardin des Plantes and the Galeries de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie Comparée museum.
Along with a bunch of kids and their parents I wandered around this absolutely beautiful museum space to get lost in another world for a few minutes. The perfect weekend date with myself.
I had never been to Versailles before this Friday. I know, I know, it’s terrible! Especially when you live in Paris and it’s so close by. But that’s why I was so excited when Nicole asked me if I wanted to come along to watch their fireworks show last week. Yes, apparently there’s a fireworks show going on in Versailles every now and then (which I had no idea about by the way).
Together with Nicole, Grace and Alix I got to explore and see the beautiful Versailles gardens for the very first time. An afternoon is hardly enough for this amazing space so I definitely need to come back. And if you haven’t seen the gorgeous fireworks show, you definitely need to go back. Fireworks, people all dressed up and on their way to the masked ball and these breathtaking surroundings made this evening unforgettable!
Sometime during last week, or the week before that, I made my way to Jardin des Plantes on a very sunny day. I figured that you never know when the sun will come back to Paris again so I wore a dress, and judging by the weather that’s been going on the last couple of days I made the right choice. If only the weather could be a little bit better in this city… Or more stable at least. Anyways, the gardens of Jardin des Plantes were in full bloom and absolutely stunning! I think spring has to be my favourite season. How can it not be when the city looks like this? Well, perhaps you can say that a spring with good weather is my favourite season.
If you’re in Paris, hurry up so you don’t miss out on these gorgeous and blossoming trees! I’m in love.
Musée Rodin is one of my absolute favourite places in all of Paris. Especially during spring and summer. There’s something special about this place that just makes me happy. I can’t help but to smile and I always get a good, delightful feeling in my stomach (perhaps that’s sounds a bit weird but it’s a feeling that is quite hard to describe) when I stroll around Musée Rodin and its gardens. I think joy is what it is! I decided to go last week during a sunny morning, although unfortunately the garden’s roses haven’t started to bloom yet but the place is still magnificent. If you’re in Paris you cannot miss out on this place!
Since the first time I visited this museum I’ve said to myself that this is the place I’m going to get married at (which I, by the way, have no idea if it’s even allowed or not) but since I’m no way near getting married (and happy for that) I guess that a big party would do as well. Or it could also work as my new apartment slash house slash castle, I’m not too picky when it comes to these things.
Thanks to Milsters I got the chance to enjoy my very first concert in Paris yesterday night! It’s so much fun to see new and different sides to Paris that I haven’t experienced before and this was definitely a first for me. We had a great time and ended the night with a little midnight snack at a Parisian café!
I think one of the prettiest hotels here in Paris (well, at least from the outside) is Hôtel Relais Saint-Germain. I love the white façade of the building and that they always have flowers on the balconies. The location isn’t bad either, if I were to stay in Paris for a couple of days this would be my ideal spot. I also love that you literally have five steps to walk to the restaurant Le Comptoir and their wine bar L’Avant Comptoir. I wish you could check in to hotels more often in your own city!
As you probably know by now I have a little weak spot for French macarons (mostly because they’re so darn pretty to photograph)… But hey, who doesn’t? And that’s why I wanted to tell you guys about today. Today is the “Jour du Macaron“ here in Paris. On this day you can visit several pâtisseries around Paris who gives away a free macaron, in the exchange of a small donation that goes to “Autistes sans frontières” (Autistics without borders). Sweet treats for a good cause, it can’t possibly get much better than that!
Find more info and to see the locations click here.
One of my favourite places for a little pause during my walk, shopping spree or photo shoot is by the fountain at Place Saint Sulpice.