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I took so many photos in Bali, both with my camera and on my phone. This is the second part of iPhone photos that made it onto Instagram from my time in Bali. I love all the blue, green and turquoise colours from this exotic place.

Seminyak

Seminyak

Seminyak

Seminyak

Seminyak

Seminyak

Seminyak

Seminyak

Seminyak

Seminyak

Seminyak

Seminyak

Seminyak

At first glimpse Seminyak, a little area north of popular Kuta (which I’m glad I didn’t make it to by the way), looks just like any other little town in Bali but after giving it a closer inspection you’ll find shops, restaurants and cafés more likely to be located in Sydney or New York than in between palm trees and massage places in the midst of Bali. Apparently it’s possible to get your flat white fix (and better than most places in Paris) even if your in the middle of the tropics. The Coffee Library and Revolver Espresso both made it impossible to not sit down for a drink. And a bite. The avocado toast at Revolver Espresso was better than any I’ve tasted in Paris and the juice served at The Coffee Library came fresh in a big pitcher – what more is there to say? I also got my very first swan made for me in the form of latte art and I think that’s when my heart completely melted. I wish I could go back to these places on a daily basis.

Tropical Climate

Bali photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Sundress: Asos

Even though it’s supposed to be some sort of rain period in Bali during this time we’ve managed to get some fantastic weather for our trip. It’s so warm and humid that the only thing I’ve been able to wear are tiny sundresses, shorts and bikinis (something that makes me extremely excited since I haven’t felt sun on my skin in a really long time). This little number makes me blend in with the palm trees.

The Mulia

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

At The Mulia in Bali

You know those places you dream about visiting but never really know for sure that you’ll get to see one day? Before this trip, Bali was one of those places for me. I’ve heard about this magical little place so many times and have had both friends and relatives rave about it, so I was more than excited once my sister and I finally booked our tickets to this paradise quite impulsively this autumn. Being away from each other and having her in New York for almost half a year and myself in Paris for quite sometime now, we haven’t really seen much of one another so doing this together has meant a lot to me. She had been to Bali before while this was the very first time for me – and I can easily say that I was far from being disappointed. As Instagram has revealed, I think I really fell in love with this little place.

While in Bali we stayed at the beautiful The Mulia hotel in a very calm and serene area, also known as Nusa Dua, which I highly recommend for anyone thinking about visiting this part of the world. We spent most of our time on the beach, playing around in the crystal clear water (yes, it was so clear you could even see that I needed a pedicure) or reading under the umbrella. It’s easy to forget how harsh the sun is over here when you’ve been used to Parisian sunrays for a little bit too long and therefore I felt that it was safer to hide out in the shade (I can feel how the 15-year-old me rolls her eyes at me now) with my new favourite book.

We felt like little princesses when we fell asleep in a bed made from something that felt more like fluffy clouds than normal sheets and pampered ourselves with days without any obligations and lots of pineapple juice from the pool bar. The people were some of the kindest I’ve ever encountered, the food delicious and the nature mesmerising. I’m already plotting on how to get back to this heaven soon again…

Photos of me: Sara Olsson.

On Instagram

"Paris in Four Months" on Instagram

Life here in Bali isn’t too bad as you probably can tell from the countless of Instagram photos I can’t stop myself from posting. It’s just so gorgeous over here! It’s also fun and exciting to photograph something other besides Paris after not leaving the city for a while. The days over here consists of pool time, fruits, sand, the ocean and a couple of coconuts. Follow along on Instagram for more updates from this beautiful paradise.

Winter Wonderland

Winter in Central Park with Nicole, photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Winter in Central Park with Nicole, photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Snow in Central Park

Winter in Central Park with Nicole, photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Winter in Central Park with Nicole, photo by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Everyone who knows me, knows that I hate winter. No, that’s not right. I despise winter (that’s the best word I can think of to describe my feelings about this season). Weird since I’m from Sweden you think? Perhaps, but I think it’s because I’ve experienced enough cold and dark winters in my life and now I’m absolutely over it. But – and this is a big but for me – I can actually kind of see the thing with snow when looking through these photos that Nicole and I took while in New York in February. Even though our fingers and feet literally lost all feeling during this morning, it was kind of worth it. After we shot this story we couldn’t help but to play around in the snow like two five year olds before jumping in a cab and heading back home to defrost.

Frozen

Winter in Central Park by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Nicole Warne, photo by Carin Olsson

I remember this morning like it was yesterday. Around 7 am on Valentine’s Day in February, Nicole and I headed out to Central Park to catch the park empty and all covered in snow. I previously showed you a little sneak peek from this shoot but now I can finally show you a couple of more photos.

I was so thrilled when I heard that Nicole had won the award for “Best Photography Blog” during New York Fashion Week earlier in September at the Bloglovin’ Awards. It was so sad that I couldn’t be there to celebrate together with them but work kept me here in Paris. I’m so happy that all of her hard work (I honestly don’t know anyone who works as hard as she does) and creativity shines through in everything that she does and that people appreciate all the hard work we put into the photographs. It’s been an absolute pleasure and honour to work alongside Nicole and Luke. Sometimes I can’t even believe how lucky I am for being able to do what I love doing with such wonderful people, friends and professionals.

For more photos and outfit details you can visit Nicole’s blog.

La Mer

Weekend in Nice by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Weekend in Nice by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Weekend in Nice by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Weekend in Nice by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Weekend in Nice by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Weekend in Nice by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Weekend in Nice by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

I could not stop photographing the sea while in Nice. Those blue, turquoise and green colours are apparently addictive and resulted in over 640 photos of nothing but water (from one single afternoon). I think I’ve been missing being close to the sea since Paris is so far away from the coast… Hopefully it won’t be too long until I get to see it again!

Nice la Belle

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

Even though I was in Nice over the weekend for work, I did manage to take a few photos and stroll the streets on this beautiful city for myself as well. Last time I visited Nice and the French Riviera was together with a former boyfriend and a couple of friends over four year ago now but not too much has changed in this little city by the sea. Nice is still colourful and undeniably charming, and so were the people. Perhaps it because I’ve been living in Paris for a while now but after a couple of hours I realised that the kindness of strangers actually shocked me a little bit. Being treated to five glasses of wine by people I’ve never met before, making friends with several taxi drivers and having cars stop to let me cross the street are things I’m not too familiar with after Parisian life. The happiness and relaxed vibe must have gotten to me because after an intense work period during fashion week, Nice (including sun, sea, room service and the fluffiest bathrobe you can ever imagine) was exactly what I needed.