When I moved to Paris I never thought that I would want — or even less, need a break from the city. I still believed that that was true until the moment I got off the plane that landed in Corsica. As soon as I smelled the salty air, could take off my jacket and look up towards the sun and actually feel warm I could feel my whole body jumping around with happiness. Even though Paris is (to me) one of the most amazing places in this world I now realise that you even need a break from that every now and then.
Corsica gave me everything I had (unconsciously) been longing for. Warm weather, days spent at the beach and in the water, sitting at the beach club sipping lemonade, walking around the town with an ice cream in my hand, reading by the ocean with sailboats passing by, having breakfast at cafés, eating strawberries in the shade and wearing summer dresses out to dinner.
Before I went to Corsica last week I managed to squeeze in a little visit to the restaurant Nanashi in the Marais neighbourhood. I’ve heard quite a lot about it so I was excited to finally try it! Except for the starter, it didn’t disappoint. I loved my main dish (which you can see in the photo above) even though I don’t remember the name of it… I’m coming back for sure. It was well priced, good food and the space is just huge.
So finally I get to share the first part of my vacation photos with you all! Last week I went to Corsica with an amazing group of girls to relax, read a book and just get the chance to feel sand underneath my feet again. Ah, I already want to get on a plane and fly back!
We went to Bastia, a city located on the north-east side of the island (which is absolutely huge). Bastia was a mix of everything I love. It was almost like Nice, Terracina and Desenzano (or any other adorable Italian city) had got together and created their own little love child. You had the narrow streets, the colourful buildings, beautiful beaches, that calmness, the delicious Italian food and the kindness of all the locals. If anybody out there is looking for a great vacation destination without any “musts” or “shoulds” this is a place to put on top of your list. I would love to go back, not only to Bastia but to other parts of the island as well. Renting a car and being able to see more of the island is what I’m going to do next time I come here (and yes, there’s most definitely going to be a next time).
I was so happy to lay on a beach, play around in the ocean, eat fresh strawberries, wander the beautiful streets of Bastia, eat enormous amounts of ice cream and get the chance to hang out with some awesome people. I couldn’t have asked for anything more!
Tom Ford’s window displays on Rue Saint-Honoré.
Here’s a couple of snapshots from my trip to Corsica. We found an amazing beach, delicious ice cream, a restaurant that served us the best langoustines ever, ate strawberries on the beach overlooking the ocean, wandered the narrow and colourful streets in Bastia and had the most amazing dinner view. For more updates you can follow me on Instagram!
I just came back to Paris after a few absolutely wonderful days spent in Corsica. Even though I’m happy about being back in Paris, I can’t deny the fact that I already want to go back. Corsica was gorgeous and I can’t wait to share my vacation photos with you during the coming days! If anybody’s contemplating on going there I can highly recommend it. But before I share those photos with you, you can enjoy my weekend reading list!
• The Met gala took place in New York city earlier this week and the theme was punk in honor of this year’s exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture. Everybody who’s anybody was of course there, some people went all out with the theme while others kept it classic. Some of my favourites from the night were: Gwyneth, Cameron, Sarah-Jessica and Diane.
• If you can’t wait to indulge in gorgeous Corsica photos I think you should check out Diane’s posts from our fabulous trip!
• Another blog I’ve recently stumbled upon is The Fresh Exchange. It’s the perfect combination of gorgeous photography and lovely typography. My favourite part must be when they went to Paris!
• I know that I’ve been terrible at updating the blog recently, due to both sickness and vacation. If you want to get more frequent updates you can follow me both on Facebook and Instagram.
• I just came back from my little vacation and I’m already dreaming about both going back and going to other places. These lovely photos, from the blog Sweet Thing, made me want to pack my bags again and drive out to the country side.
• Can’t get enough of links and weekend reading? Have a look at Meg’s wonderful suggestions right here.
Yesterday this was my view. I’m in loove with Corsica so far. And I even made it in the water!
Today I’m leaving for Corsica! I’m longing for sun, walks along the water and just reading a book without any “musts” for a few days. Hopefully there will be some wifi connection over there so that I can share photos with you all!
The 7th arrondissement must be one of the most famous arrondissements in all of Paris. It’s the home to the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides and the beautiful Musée Rodin for example (and let’s not forget about a few of my favourite restaurants). I love this neighbourhood because of all the gorgeous buildings (some will seriously make your jaw drop), the small Parisian streets and the cosy feeling I get from strolling around here. A big part of this arrondissement can feel very residential but if you end up on streets like Rue Saint Dominique, Rue Grenelle or Rue Cler it’s just perfect. I love walking from Champ de Mars all the way to Le Bon Marché and continue into the 6th arrondissement. It’s a lovely walk and I can never put down my camera for more than three seconds because of all the lovely things I pass along the way!