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Signs of Spring

Jardin du Luxembourg photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Jardin du Luxembourg photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Jardin du Luxembourg photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Jardin du Luxembourg photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Jardin du Luxembourg photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Jardin du Luxembourg photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Jardin du Luxembourg photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Jardin du Luxembourg photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Jardin du Luxembourg photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Magical sunlight and people sitting outside reading in the park – a few of my favourite signs of that we’ve left winter behind (crossing both fingers and toes) and going towards sunnier times. I can’t wait for spring!

On Instagram

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

A few photos from Paris before I escaped to London the other week. My favourite Carolina Herrera bag, the beautiful Palais-Royal, a very fun pyjama party at Le Meurice and the gorgeous view from Institut du Monde ArabeJardin du Luxembourg looking all pretty, exploring greenhouses in new-to-me parts of Paris, crossing bridges with spectacular views and spotting cute little Vespas all around town. A beautiful sunset in Jardin des Tuileries, seeing the Palais-Royal after several years of renovations for the very first time, strolling through my favourite Place Dauphine and a morning spent at Musée Rodin.

On Instagram

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

Impossible to pass by the Plaza Hotel without snapping a little photos, Paris dressed in whites and greys, pretty roses at home and quiet streets in the middle of the city. Photo booth fun at Palais de Tokyo, coffee at Teléscope, a pretty spectacular view and looking out over Place Vendôme from the Boucheron offices. Bits and bobs in pretty pinks, the one day that it snowed in Paris, gorgeous props for a little shoot and a deserted (and very cold) Jardin du Palais-Royal. More on my Instagram!

Lovely Light

Beautiful light in Paris

Beautiful light in Paris

Beautiful light in Paris

Beautiful light in Paris

Beautiful light in Paris

Beautiful light in Paris

Beautiful light in Paris

Beautiful light in Paris

Beautiful light in Paris

Beautiful light in Paris

Beautiful light in Paris

The other day, the light was so lovely that I had to leave my work and laptop behind, ignore emails for a little while and head out for a walk around the city with my camera in my hand. It’s been ages since I’ve done something like this but it felt so liberating and therapeutical in a way. I’m trying to enjoy every single minute of sun during these cold days.

Coffee in Paris

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

With an iPhone camera that is constantly improving and a digital camera gear that seems to get heavier and heavier by the year I (unfortunately) have a tendency to leave the proper equipment at home and survive on taking photos of the places I visit and the things I see with nothing else but my iPhone camera. Since I don’t think these photos are good enough to be blown up on the blog I usually just post them to my Instagram account, which is a shame since I’d love to share a few suggestions over here as well… So I thought I’d start putting a few of these tips (and iPhone photos) together and share the places I love visiting with you all. Anyone in the mood for a delicious cup of coffee? If so, these are a couple of spots I prefer hitting up for my caffeine fix (as pictured in these Instagram snapshots). Enjoy!

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

Ten Belles, Fondation Cafe, Café KitsunéLa Caféothèque, Coutume Instituutti, Holybelly, Boot Café, The Broken Arm and Fragments.