I got lost in a whirlwind of photos this week and found it hard to get to the computer, my apologies.
Paris is sweltering, what a year of weird weather. The weather gods have definately taken a break, rain for 4 months and then 30+ degrees straight after. Us dear little city people are so confused about what to wear, where to go and how to stay cool – I need a beach right now and that is the general feeling in Paris.
But before I leave you for my summer holidays (in a couple of weeks) I want to share some more of Paris and a portrait shoot I recently did at La Fete des Tuileries with two gorgeous gals and little vintage inspiration.
The chic Tuileries garden has a make-over in summer. The carnival arrives and with a back-drop of the Louvre and the rue du Rivoli a colourful circus erupts of squeals, colourful drinks and fairy floss. I adore that the Parisians aren’t too precious about their beautiful garden and lets us feel like kids again at the summer carnival. And it was the perfect location for Carla and her beautiful ‘tweens’, so much colour, wonderful props and fun to be had.
So if you have the kids in tow and want to channel your inner child here are four places in Paris this summer you can cool off and have fun.
1. LA FETE DES TUILERIES – the water ride (yippeeeee)
2. PARIS PLAGE – the sprinklers run all day along the quai’s between the Louvre and Pont Marie, rive gauche.
3. BHV – the best air-conditioning in Paris (ha ha )
4. PISCINE DE LA GRENOUILLERE – ok this one is an RER ride but if you are in for a day trip the kids will love for you forever. 4 pools surrounded by grass right next to the beautiful Parc de Sceaux..