During a day last week this was the view I had while eating my lunch. Pretty ok, right?
The other evening I met up with Milsters and Grace for a little evening picnic by the Seine. During warm spring and summer evenings this is my favourite spot for a picnic! You have the beautiful Seine at your feet (literally), a gorgeous view of the sunset and crowds of happy people around you. And the fact that we could sit outside until ten in the evening without being too chilly is just amazing! This warm weather (and wonderful company) really makes me happy.
I got to experience four of my favourite scents this week! Yes, I said scents. There’s something about certain scents that just stays with you… What really got to me and brought a big smile to my face this week were: the smell of sunscreen, the pages of a new book, blossoms and that certain scent a spring evening in Paris has. Mmm!
Finally we’ve gotten some spring here in Paris! The city is becoming more and more colourful by the minute and I loove it. This must be one of my favourite times during the year. All the colours, the fact that every single person in the city (both visitors and locals) wants to get outside and enjoy the lovely weather, the cafés that are absolutely packed and birds chirping away. Yay!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of being invited to Jan Hendrik’s beautiful Parisian home for an amazing lunch on the first real day of spring (even though it felt more like Swedish summer to me). It’s not every day you get the chance to enjoy a lunch cooked by a talented chef while looking out over the rooftops in Paris. Can you believe this view?! I mean, wow! I think I would stay in Paris forever if I could wake up to this view every morning. Together with Rosa, Benjamin Jan Hendrik and Gerwen I enjoyed a delicious three course meal that ended with fresh summer berries and whipped cream. Yum yum yum! I felt spoilt, to say the least. Thank you again Jan Hendrik!
Finally we got some sun in Paris and I decided to make the most out of the day which meant meeting up with some more friends after lunch for a little drink with a view of the Eiffel tower and then dinner at my favourite place. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!
The last couple of days here in Paris has been extremely grey and gloomy. And quite annoying! One second it rains, then the sun comes out for a while, then the sky is covered in grey clouds and then it’s back to rain again. And repeat. This weather in combination with a sore throat and a headache has made it a boring couple of days to say the least. Let’s hope for a speedy recovery and some sun towards the weekend!
I’m in love with this video by Andrew Julian (which I luckily found through Lost in Cheeseland’s Facebook page). Watching this video brought tears to my eyes and it’s hard to explain why. It just reminds me of the city’s beauty and how lucky I am to be able to spend my time in this part of the world. I’m trying to soak up every single minute, and things like this is a good reminder not to stop doing that. Right now, there’s nowhere I’d rather be.
Before meeting up with Grace during the weekend for a little afternoon dessert (which I’ll tell you more about tomorrow) I had some time to kill and decided to wander the streets of the Marais. I know, I know, I do this quite often but there are so many pretty things to photograph in this neighbourhood, it’s so hard not to!
By the way, do you have a neighbourhood or places in mind that you would like to see more photos of? Montmartre, Canal St Martin, Avenue Montaigne, Parc Monceau, the 7th arrondissement and Parc des Buttes-Chaumont are all places that I want to (re)visit for more photos.
Last weekend Milsters treated me to this gorgeously looking, and absolutely delicious breakfast. The best mango I’ve ever had in my life, for sure. And now I can’t strop dreaming about it. It’s nice to get a break from all the white bread and pastries sometime (yes, I said it).
Speaking of breaks. A break is exactly what I desperately need at this moment! This week (and weekend) has been so crazy busy, both with work and personal things. Which, don’t get me wrong, is super exciting and fun but after a stressful period like this you just want to draw a big bath (which my Parisian apartment of course doesn’t have) and lay in there with a good book for hours. Fortunately I booked a very exciting trip this week which I’m going to tell you more about very soon. Hope you all have a great weekend!
For those of you not working today, you can cheer on this years’ marathon runners in Paris! Check out the map here.