Photo Copyright Karin Olsson
Big news in Paris – on Sunday the weather gods are promising sun and 23 degrees. It’s enough to bring an Aussie living in Paris to tears and make every Parisian rush to the local fromagerie, boulangerie and cave to stock up for a picnic and head to their favourite park.
As Cole Porter sang ‘I love Paris in the Springtime’ and so do the Parisians and Carrrrlllllaaaaaa..
In Springtime we feel like hugging Paris to our chest and thanking her for allowing us to survive the winter and rejoice in what’s ahead.
For all of you who want to enjoy this moment with us, here is a little vicarious French living.
Photo Copyright Karin Olsson
WHERE TO EAT:
Karin Olsson, star photographer and author of Paris in Four months takes beautiful photos and tours us around her Paris. She features a wonderful story on creme puff heaven, the current mono-dessert pate au choux.. Bon Appetit.
Photo Copyright Haven in Paris
WHERE TO SLEEP:
This is a question everyone wants to know when they come to Paris. The talented Erica Berman has put together a wonderful collection of beautiful apartments in Paris. I live in the Marais and lurve the Marais and love this little jewel not far from my place.. For more gorgeous apartments click here.
DREAM OF YOUR OWN FRENCH BOLTHOLE:
My darling friend Vicki Archer does French better than anyone I know and her latest project Le Petit Bijou, a little Provencal townhouse in St Remy de Provence is almost ready. Vicki shares her project with us and shopping for antiques in her local area. I can’t wait to see the final product, I know it will be gorgeous. Cruise on over to French Essence to see this little project in the making.
Photo Copyright Lindsey Tramuta
VISIT THE LOIRE VALLEY:
Photo Copyright Carol Gillott
HAVE A LAUGH WITH PARIS BREAKFASTS:
Carol at Paris Breakfasts is such a card. I love her great sense of humour and she is tackling a subject that is dear to any Anglo who loves eating a bag of chips on the streets - French Girls Don’t Eat On The Street. I loved this.. how many times I have dared not eat a hot croissant on the way home from the bakery because of the disapproving looks I will get. Forget ever eating on the metro and even a Starbies take-away coffee could inspire a couple of air puffs..
Photos Copyright Antonin Borgeaud
PARISIAN SMALL PLATES AND WHERE TO DRINK:
Small share plates and funky restaurants that serve them are on the rise in Paris and the gorgeous gang at Hip Paris feature the cool La Buvette. A wonderful local bar with mosaic floors, marble counters and delish natural wines and small plates. Stampede on over to Hip Paris to check this cool little place
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend full of light and love and all things French.
“France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door.” Barbara Cartland
PS: if you know anyone visiting or in love with France please feel free to share.. xx