How can you not stop and take a few photos when you pass a pretty flower shop like this?
It’s certainly autumn in Paris now. And it’s also freezing cold. The autumn part I don’t mind that much (if you ignore that the winter is getting closer), but the freezing cold part I do have a problem with. For some reason it feels like we’re in the middle of January rather than October at the moment. Yuck! But it’s almost possible to forget about that when it looks so pretty everywhere. Before meeting up with a couple of friends during the weekend I managed to go for a long walk around Jardin du Luxembourg to snap a few photos of the seasons changing.
Even though I love traveling more than anything I have to admit that my stomach was filled with butterflies as our plane landed on Parisian ground. After weeks of living in a suitcase and constantly being on the go, it felt really nice to be back in Paris. During Paris fashion week Nicole and I stayed with her Australian friend Mandy (who has to be one of the sweetest people I’ve met to date) and it was so much fun taking the two of them around to some of my favourite places in the city. I think we ate a little bit too many éclairs (as you probably know by now if you’re following me on Instagram), delicious ice creams, chocolates and macarons by the end of the week. But hey, we’re in Paris I say! Gosh it feels good to be “home”.
I have a few photos that I never got around to posting before I left Paris for my vacation. These are from a late night walk I took together with my sweet Grace a couple of days before I went to Italy. I love walking around with her because you never know where you’re going to end up! This night we started walking around Île de la Cité and then found ourselves in front of the sparkling tower (where we had to pinch each other to make sure we weren’t dreaming) and afterwards at Carette for midnight macarons.
I think the vacation has gotten to me a little bit and therefore the lack of updates around here, my apologies. But sometimes it’s nice to take a little break from electronics and a couple of “musts” to simply enjoy. Anyways, I thought I’d share a few snapshots with you that I never got around to posting before now. When I left Paris for the holidays it was all a bit stressful and I forgot to share a bunch of photos.
During my last couple of days, before I left for Italy, I stayed in the 7th arrondissement which resulted in a lot of sunny early evening walks around the neighbourhood, a couple of dinners at my favourite restaurants and spending some time in front of the Eiffel Tower with dear friends. Pretty perfect, right? Now I’m going to continue to enjoy my holiday in Stockholm, but I can’t wait to return to Paris, yay!
I unfortunately had to move from my Parisian apartment before I left for Italy… Well, I actually I had to leave it last week already and since I booked my ticket to Italy for this week I ended up homeless for a couple of days. Fortunately I found the cutest little apartment, located right on Rue Grenelle (you can find here) in the 7th arrondissement with a lovely little balcony and walking distance to the cosy Rue Cler thanks to Habitat Parisien. So during my last days in Paris, before my vacation begun, I got to enjoy my breakfast like this. Mmmm! Pretty perfect, no?
Earlier this week I took a stroll on my way home through Jardin des Tuileries and saw that they’re setting up the Ferris wheel in the park now. I don’t know the exact name (could it be la Fête Foraine perhaps?) but I hope I’ll have time to take a ride on that wheel before I leave for Italy.
I’ve decided to cancel my ticket back to Stockholm and go straight to Italy in the beginning of next week instead. This means more time in Paris but also a bit of extra problems… Fortunately everything seems to (finally!) be working out. Yesterday my dad also arrived in Paris so that we could spend a few days together before we’re off on our summer vacations, yay!
A picnic + wonderful friends + the Seine + a beautiful and warm evening equals perfection.
After a long but absolutely wonderful day of shooting with the lovely Nicole a mini picnic with treats from Ladurée in front of the Eiffel Tower during sunset is just what you need. It’s been so much fun shooting together and I can’t wait to share the results with you. Today we’re off to shoot even more, yay!