A lot of exciting things have happened during the past couple of months (some I’m still waiting to be able to share with everyone) but that also means it’s been a little bit busy at times. Sometimes it’s hard to run your own business, to be creative, maintaining social media, location scout, retouch, edit and coming up with new and interesting ideas while declaring taxes and making sure all invoices are paid… Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining – I’m loving every single second of it but I might be starting to feel the need for some help. Which is incredibly hard to admit sometimes… But even that has to wait for a while now because tomorrow fashion week is coming to town again and all hell (in a very positive way) will break loose. Wish me luck!
Tucked away in a little mountain village outside of Geneva you will find the Mecca for any watch-lover. If you’ve been following along through Instagram and Snapchat you might remember that this is where I was a while back when saying that I went on a special little trip to Switzerland. Now, for anyone who knows me my love for watches and their complicated mechanisms is not news but for anyone who doesn’t know my personally this little interest might come as a bit of a shock… Or well, shock is a big word, surprise might be better suited. Okay, I’ll let you in on the whole (cheesy) story to explain this little obsession of mine. An old boyfriend of mine had an enormous interest for these kind of items and as you do, when in love, I tried to show my interest in what he loved as well. I actually tried to understand his passion so much it ended up becoming a passion of my own. Funny how things turn out right? See there, now you know me just as well as my personal friends (well, almost at least).
Due to this secret little interest I almost jumped out of my chair of excitement when I received Jaeger-LeCoultre‘s invitation to their manufacture in Switzerland. Once there, at one of the world’s most classic and prestigious watch manufactures, I got to learn everything I could possibly think of when it comes to watchmaking, their classic model the Reverso (which happens to be celebrating 85 years at the moment) as well as what’s new and in store for the brand to come.
I got to give engraving a go (and failed miserably…), talk to the factory workers who were more than happy to show me how diamonds were placed in their right spot and how one of the world’s most complicated watch mechanisms works in the “Grande sonnerie” (you have to see this if you haven’t yet) that one of the men has been working on for almost a whole year now.
In the photos above you can also see the newest models of their most classic watch the Reverso. Why is it called the Reverso you ask? Because you can actually flip the watch around and either engrave the back of it or have a whole other dial on the other side. Pretty clever, no? Look at that model in rose gold with the moon phase on the other side! Ok, now I feel like I’m loosing you… Enough with the geekiness! I hope you enjoyed this little peek into watch making and perhaps even learned something new? Either way I’m so happy to share this little interest and hope you see the beauty in this complicated process of making time. Thank you for making a personal little dream come true Jaeger-LeCoultre!
I’ve only ever passed Antibes quite briefly in the past, never actually stopped the car to walk around, explore and to snap a ridiculous amount of photos but I’m so happy that we did this time! The older part of Antibes was any pastel-lovers wet dream (excuse the choice of words but it’s kind of true). Cute little streets, adorable corners and pretty colours everywhere you look! I went totally crazy for these facades and I loved the fact that we were completely alone in most places – unlike in the old town of Nice for example where it’s aways a crazy amount of tourists. We ended our day in this little town with Nutella crêpes and a bit of coffee, which is how I think pretty much every single day out of the year should end… I can’t to come back sometime in the future and perhaps even see the town during summertime!
From the place we stayed at, close by to Nice, we decided to do a little day-trip and head over to Monaco. Mostly since one of my childhood friends is currently studying over there (see bottom right photo of the two of us together – yes, I know, she’s beautiful) but also because… Why not? Monaco is always a fun experience and it’s always an opportunity for me to visit one of my favourite restaurants over there: Mozza (think Ober Mamma here in Paris, but closer to the sea and with better pasta options). I can’t wait to go back soon again – I mean, I need to see my friend every now and then, right? Hopefully she won’t hate me for dragging her back to the same restaurant over and over again.
I just came back from a little trip down south a couple of days ago. It was so lovely to see the sea again, feel the sun on my skin and do nothing but eat, explore and snap pretty photos for a few days. Even though it was short it was absolutely wonderful. Here are a couple of pics I managed to take while strolling the streets of Nice, watching the most beautiful sunsets ever and waiting for the perfect wave to come into shore.
The weekend of Valentine’s Day I got to spend the day together with Chloé to celebrate the launch of their new perfume “Love Story“ eau de toilette. If you haven’t seen the commercial for it yet, I think you should. It’s pretty much everyone’s ultimate Parisian dream… It was one of the loveliest days (and nights since we got to stay over at Hotel Grand Amour) I’ve had and nothing was short of amazing. Since I didn’t have my camera with me during the day I hope you’ll get the picture from these iPhone photos (I know the quality isn’t the best but I really wanted to share it with you) that I managed to take throughout the whole event. I wish days like these would never have to end… Thank you Chloé for such a lovely experience!
I remember now that I forgot to show you the cutest little tea set I received from Ladurée before Christmas! Isn’t it adorable? I definitely need to step up my afternoon tea game over here and put this baby to good use.