It’s only been a little bit over a one and a half months since Nicole and I parted ways in Paris after a very intense fashion month, and I miss shooting together terribly much already. Even though it’s so much work and energy that goes into every single shoot we create together, I get just as much energy (if not more so) back. It almost seems like it’s too much fun for it to be called “work”. But that’s the way it should be in the end, no? I’ve actually never really believed that I can work with something I find this enjoyable and creative, but hopefully I’ll be able to do so in the future. When I pick up my camera I almost don’t want to stop and sometimes Nicole and I should even have a person with us, forcing us to stop and call it a day, otherwise we would continue until the sun goes down.
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On the day we arrived in Rome I had booked a vespa tour around the city for my mom, sister and myself. As you might remember I scootered around the Italian capital together with the lovely Annie from Scooteroma Tours this summer, but I had to do it again so that my mom and sister could experience it as well! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s one of the most amazing ways to see this beautiful city. We had so much fun, ate way too many delicious supplìs and laughed so much my cheeks hurt the day afterwards. I could have stayed on the back of this cute scooter during the whole night if they would have let me! It’s a must if you’re going to Rome anytime soon.
Waking up in my apartment is like waking up in a sea of pink roses at the moment. I’ve used every vase and saucepan I’ve been able to come across, but I’m not complaining, there’s nothing better than waking up in an apartment that both looks and smells amazing. Have a lovely weekend!
• I constantly get questions about what you can’t miss while in Paris, so when TrotterMag asked me to put together a list over my “must try sweets” in the French capital I jumped at the chance. Which pastries made the cut? See the whole list right here.
• The most recent thing I fell in love with? Seeing New York City through Jamie Beck‘s eyes. Literally.
• It’s getting colder and rainier in Paris by the minute. The best cure for this horrible weather? Tea! And pastries of course. I recently wrote about both these things for the HiP Paris blog.
• I love seeing some of my favourite bloggers, in this case andyheart, in my own city.
• My newest article for Condé Nast Traveler about 3 great wine bars here in Paris is up on their website now. Hope you’ll enjoy!
Yesterday morning I started my birthday with a breakfast at Ladurée. I mean, if there’s any day you can eat French toast for breakfast it’s on your birthday, right? I couldn’t think of a better way to start my day. But can we talk about this beautiful space for a second? I’m in love with Ladurée‘s upstairs salon, which is dressed in midnight blue velvet and fringes. The perfect place to chit chat for hours over several cups of tea.
I would also like to say thank you for all the sweet birthday wishes yesterday! Even though nobody likes getting older, I have to say that I had an amazing birthday. This year it doesn’t really feel too bad realising another year has gone by since it’s been one of the most exciting years of my life. It’s been a tough, different and challenging year in many ways but mostly crazy amazing, fun and absolutely fantastic! I couldn’t be happier.
I’m terribly sorry for falling off the radar completely during the last couple of days but it was so nice to just forget about the computer and internet all together for a few days and enjoy spending some time with my family in Rome. Fortunately we got super lucky with the weather and we were able to stroll around the city in dresses and t-shirts during our stay, which was just what the doctor ordered after grey days in the Parisian rain. I already want to pack my bags all over again and return tomorrow… There’s something special about that beautiful city.
Now I’m back in Paris, and just in time for my birthday! But before I share more photos from Rome and our mini vacation, I’m off to a cosy birthday breakfast with friends. Mmm! Hope you all have a lovely day.
It’s always a little bit weird to see yourself in a magazine but a lot of fun as well of course. This time I have to say thank you to the Swedish travel magazine called RES for the lovely article. If you’re in Sweden you can read a little bit about the blog and a few of my favourite Instagrammers in their latest issue. While I’m enjoying Rome I hope you’ll find some of these links interesting!
• Paris + Nicole Franzen‘s photography. Of course I’m going to enjoy every single shot.
• I’ve never been a big Halloween fan but Alix makes me want to rethink the whole thing.What a crazy amazing transformation, right?
• I couldn’t help myself from laughing when I found out that someone actually sat down and listened to every single song by Jay Z to count how many times different brands are mentioned in his songs. Apparently Mercedes and Gucci are in the top together with his favourite this year, Tom Ford. See the whole list on Vanity Fair.
• My second piece for Condé Nast Traveler is up on their website now. This time it’s all about coffee in Paris!
• I’ve never been to South America but looking at Jamie‘s photos it almost feels like I’m there. Santiago, Valparaiso and the Atacama Desert are all places she can bring you to through her beautiful photos.
Research work that involves eating sweets before noon is never something I’m going to turn down. Last week I had the chance to visit La Maison du Chou for the very first time. Even though both the shop and the little choux were absolutely adorable I have to say that Odette still wins in my eyes. But I would never say no to another visit, we’re talking about cream filled choux after all!
For as long as I can remember I’ve been wanting to shoot a story through a window. Preferably at a café. And preferably in Paris. When Nicole told me she had the same idea during fashion week I almost jumped out of my chair with excitement. After trying to find the perfect café for x hours we were lucky enough to be driving by this little place on our way home from the Eiffel Tower one day.
Shooting these photos together with Nicole really showed me how far along we had come as a team, since we had to shoot the photos with her inside the café and me on the other side of the window, which meant that it was impossible to talk to each other. But after spending almost a month together non stop we worked as a well-oiled machine. And even though I almost got hit by seven tour buses and several cars it was worth it in the end.
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