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Picnics by the Seine, pretty pink blossoms, Parisian streets and my favourite suite at the Plaza decorated in greys and pinks. I think I feel the most at home among a sea of beautiful blossoms, my metro view on my way to a job the other day, organising little bags and trinkets at home and the magical Parc de Sceaux right before our sunset picnic. Broccoli yumminess at Ellsworth, Jardin des Plantes, a morning stroll along the river and favourite things from Dior.

Weekend Reading

Sunny mornings by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

My favourite sight is seeing the light come streaming in through my windows and lighting up the whole apartment. I love working from home with my windows open and looking out over the street below. Although it can be hard to keep my bum on the seat instead of wandering off to admire the pretty view or calling friends to meet up for a glass of wine on one of the terraces in the neighbourhood instead…

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White Petals

Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes

Pretty petals in Jardin des Plantes that came just as fast as they were gone… Welcoming spring in this park has become somewhat of a tradition by now and it has to be one of my favourites. I can’t wait to show you what I shot among these beautiful flowers as well (although you might already know if you follow along on Instagram).

On Instagram

On Instagram

If you ignore the last couple of days (which have been absolutely disgusting, grey and rainy) the weather in April was pretty amazing. That would also be the most honest explanation as to why I haven’t been updating more over here… As soon as the sun comes out my mind immediately thinks “coffee!”, “wine!” or “picnics!” and I usually end up dragging my friends along for one of these options on a sunny Parisian terrace or a to find a little spot along the Seine. To be fair, I think this is how spring days in Paris should be spent but unfortunately this means that I put emails and other computer work aside. Here are a few snapshots from Instagram explaining these last couple of weeks quite well!

Paris through Lanvin

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Lanvin by Carin Olsson

Sunglasses: Lanvin DeRigo Eyewear Collection

So today I’m taking you for a little walk around Paris to see some of my favourite places in this city, through the eyes (quite literally this time) of Lanvin. For the second story I created for the brand and their new sunglasses collection together with DeRigo (you can find my first one right here) I wanted it to be all about Paris, these beautiful Lanvin shapes and where I would enjoy a sunny day if I could have my pick. Pont Louis-Philippe, Jardin du Palais-Royal, Pont Alexandre III, Le Marais and Place des Vosges are just a few of the spots I’ve been hitting up when we’ve been lucky enough to have blue skies and sunny weather during the last couple of weeks (please ignore the weather forecast for today and the rest of this week when reading this…). I’ve actually managed to avoid a throbbing headache (and maybe even a few wrinkles?!) from frowning all day long thanks to these shades – especially the “love” ones that I can’t seem to stop wearing. Another big thanks to my darling Katie who helped me hold all of these beauties (you should have seen all of the strange and compromising positions we did to get the right shots) while I photographed them all around the city. Let’s cross both fingers and toes for more sunny weather and blue skies so that I can take these babies out for another Parisian stroll soon again!

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.

On Instagram

On Instagram photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

The good thing about waking up before your alarm clock goes off is that you get to enjoy a pretty sunrise outside your window, my lastest purchase is this super cute little Furla bag, morning meetings at Printemps and coffee at my favourite Fondation Café. Pretty blooms, Parisian cafés, the cutest little illustration of me by the very talented Mimi Nizan and gorgeous blue doors. “L’amour est mort” (meaning “love is dead”) found in the streets of Paris, weekend brunch at Holybelly, another pastel sunrise outside my window and pretty blooms and champagne to celebrate 500,000 people following along on my Instagram adventures!

St. Germain

Around Paris photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

This city gives me goosebumps at times. Sometimes for good reasons (like when you see views like the one above for example) and sometimes for bad reasons (I still can’t get over that urine stench in the métro)… But it’s mostly good goosebumps.