Tag Archives: Paris

A walk in the park

You go for a walk in the park ’cause you don’t need anything
Your hand that you sometimes hold doesn’t do anything
The face that you see in the door isn’t standing there anymore

In a matter of time, it would slip from my mind
In and out of my life, you would slip from my mind
In a matter of time

The face that you saw in the door isn’t looking at you anymore
The name that you call in its place isn’t waiting for your embrace
The world that you love to behold cannot hold you anymore

In a matter of time it, would slip from my mind
In and out of my life, you would slip from my mind
In a matter of time

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And going for a walk we did. Meg and I discovered this venue in the 16th and thought it would be a nice change from the regular Paris scenery.

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Photos by the wonderful Stacey of Stacey Lamb Photography. Follow her on facebook here.

First days of Summer

It’s been a while since I’ve been on here, busy with Cleopatra’s Bling, but have many ideas of new posts for you coming up. Summer is finally upon us here in Paris and I’ve been celebrating with fresh salads, light dinners. My orchids finally flowered after one year.

Ca fait bien longtemps que je n’ai pas mis à jour mon blog, j’ai été très occupée avec Cleopatra’s Bling, mais j’ai beaucoup d’idées d’articles à vous écrire prochainement. L’été est enfin arrivé et je fête cela avec beaucoup de salades et des repas légers. Mes orchidées fleurissent enfin après un an.

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Weekend Bliss

Spring arrived this weekend- at long long last. I pulled out my lace tops and sunnies to celebrate and got some flowers to decorate the apartment.

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While Spring is here, it’s still important to keep looking after our immune systems as our bodies are adjusting to the change. This is why I had lots of spicy chai tea and an immunity smoothie. For this smoothie you’ll need:

Frozen berries, organic
a cup of fresh green tea
super greens
matcha
a chunk of fresh ginger
turmeric
a spoon of raw honey
a few spoons of yoghurt

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Turmeric needs either honey or some kind of “fat”, like yoghurt, for it’s properties to be activated. It’s a fantastic blood cleanser and is an anti-inflammatory. It’s good for everything really!

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I’m Australian- vegemite on toast goes without saying.

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Rosé is the new chic

Paris, god bless its little heart, has been completely unable to make up its mind, weather-wise, as of late. Thankfully, the day of this special launch party for Lillet Rosé hosted by My Little Paris the sun was out and Spring graced us with her presence. As Henry Miller said,”God knows, when spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise”.

This rosé apéritif is served chilled so it was perfect with the warm sunset in Paris.

Meg and I arrived and were charmed by the pink glow and decorations. The theme of the party, “Rosé is the new chic” was written everywhere with spotlights and neon tube lights. Just charming!

I was lucky enough to discover Chat‘s music which I found really up-beat and uplifting. You can discover her music on itunes too. Her Parisian chic vibe was the perfect live music for this kind of event.

Downstairs we did a cocktail workshop and had fascinators put in our hair (pink, of course!). A tumblr has been set up to show off the night. We met the lovely Chloé who is another blogger in Paris.

I am really looking forward to Summer and re-creating the Lillet cocktails we had- the perfect Friday night apéritif drink to unwind after a long week.

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Photos by Meg
Thanks to My Little Paris for hosting the night and to Lillet for the wonderful beverages!

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Thanksgiving Flashback

Seems so long ago that we were feasting on this delicious meal for Thanksgiving (my first ever!) last year chez Meg. I am such a fan of polaroids too. I have a big album dedicated to my polaroids. The colours are so soft and they are such great memories.

Do you take polaroids too?

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Champagne Good Times

Who doesn’t love a bit of champagne? I have a Bridal Shower tomorrow and can’t wait for some girly fun time with this sun that has just come out! Hurrah for Summer.

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A Happy Weekend

It was a fun afternoon with Meg and Sasha. How adorable is Sasha’s garden?

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What are your plans this Sunday? Here in Paris it’s finally sunny. Spring took a while to come this year.

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Friday things.

Spring has sprung! The sun is shining here in Paris today which makes the weekend even more exciting.
I am going to the countryside this weekend to breathe in the fresh air, walk, read and eat good food.

My lovely father surprised me with these shoes. He is such a rockstar, he chose them himself!

I just bought myself this too with the 10 euro discount when you sign up to the ASOS newsletter! Overalls remind me of Summer and my childhood and it’s a nice feeling when the sun is finally making an appearance.

I have started writing articles on Localers- check them out for tours of Paris and articles on what to do and where to do. I will be their food writer, giving tips on where to eat and how to eat like a local in Paris.

Here are a few photos to inspire you all for the weekend, my lovelies. xx

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Very true.

Happy Monday!

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Voyager Candles

I discovered Voyager Candles recently and I am so glad I did. It’s hard to find candles that are 100% natural and I really don’t like burning candles that use unauthentic essential oils or wax that contains toxins. The idea of Voyager came to Kerrie almost two years ago. She has always been interested in fragrance, and have had the travel bug since she was eighteen years old. After 25 years in the fashion industry, she was ready for a career change, and travel-inspired perfumed candles seemed to be a good fit for her!

Voyager candles are made from a blend of soy, coconut and beeswax. For her candle manufacturer in Melbourne, it took many months to get the right wax recipe, one that contained no palm wax or paraffin (isnt’t that wonderful?!), and that suited the particular heat properties of the thermal glasses. The complex, but subtle Voyager fragrances are inspired by places Kerries loves, and are named after gardens around the world.

In total there are five candles in the Voyager range but it couldn’t have been more appropriate for me than to get the Melbourne and Paris inspired candles, bien sur! The Belleville candle is inspired by Paris and has amber, guiawood, vanilla, lavender and courmarin. It is very soft and I love the vanilla that comes through and fills my apartment. The Alexandra candle, inspired by Melbourne, and named after the Alexandra gardens has bergamot, petigrain, fig leaves, sandalwood and green tea. I love this one as it reminds me of big open spaces, freshly cut grass, big skies, warm northerly winds, cicadas, jetty walks and coastal drives… Gosh I miss Melbourne.

I highly recommend you to head over to Kerrie’s website Voyager Candles. Which candle would you choose and why? What places in the world have a strong memory with you? I think it’s such a great idea, a candle that recreates a memory. Our memory is very strongly linked to our smell so it’s genius.

Happy weekend everybody! I’m off to market now ♥

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