Dior Exhibition Paris

For a Dior addict like me, this exhibition at the Les Arts Décoratifs was like a dream come true 💫 There were hundreds of dresses in a fairytale setting. Interesting to see how paintings were an inspiration for the designers. I can’t even imagine how many hours the creators of this exhibition spend to make this exhibition so special. I wish I could have stayed much longer to take in all the new impressions. Such an inspiration! Luckily I bought a book of the history of Dior so I can learn more about all the designers, their inspiration for the Dior collection and stare at all the amazing designs throughout the years!

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Paperboy Pars – Brunch Hotspot

Last summer I’ve discovered an amazing brunch spot in the hipster area of Paris next to Le Marais in the 11th arrondissement; Paperboy Paris. When we arrived there was a waiting list but hey, we arrived at lunchtime so that’s quite normal. After 20 min we were seated and the guys who work there were super friendly and relaxed. The place is so hipster, they even have a race bike in the restaurant only for decoration. I had the brunch menu with everything included (coffee, juice, bread with homemade peanut butter & caramel sauce, eggs, banana bread) which was super delicious! I think it’s one of the best brunches I’ve ever had in Paris! The bread with the caramel sauce was simple but so tasty, let’s not even talk about the rest of the food! Besides the food it’s a super cute place with a bit of a Brooklyn vibe. Definitely a must go when you’re staying in Le Marais!

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Paris Diary

Bonjour tout le monde! I’ve been in Paris to celebrate my last 3 days of 2016 with my shoppingbuddy. We’ve strolled around in Saint-Germain to visit Le Bon MarchĂ© and some vintage shops, walked over the Rue Saint-HonorĂ© to pass all the beautiful high-end stores. We’ve had lunch, dinner and drinks in the area around OdĂ©on in the 6th, one of my favorites. It was so nice to be back and I’ve spend a wonderful NYE at Le Perchoir!

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Gucci store @ Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré. A must see because it has 3 floors! Such a pretty store and so much to see.

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Le Bon Marché & the cutest keychains of Paris at Ladurée

Beautiful styling @ the shoe department of Le Bon Marché

Do you want to know more about my favorite Parisian hotspots? You can find all my articles in the catagory ‘Paris’ in my menu!

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10 things to do in Le Marais

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Bonjour everybody! I’m writing this post because a lot of people are asking me where to go in Paris. I would like to share some of my favorite places in the Marais neighborhood  (3rd & 4th arrondissement). I used to hang out here about about 70% of my time in Paris, because there are so many cool places and it is quite hipster. Here are some places I recommend if you want to step away from the touristic path.

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One of my favorite resto’s is La Fronde at Rue des Archives. It’s a perfect place to have a glass of wine, a cocktail or tapas and the brunch on Sunday is amazing! They serve lot of food but just take your time,  after all it’s Sunday!

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If you skip this conceptstore, you’ve missed the heart of Paris. Merci is one of the most famous conceptstores and it’s located on the border of Marais. At Merci you can find cool gadgets, fashion, interior accessories and a nice cafĂ© with hipster food.

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                        Place de Vosges, a small and nice park close to Rue de Turenne and is surrounded by nice restaurants and galeries. It’s so peaceful, a good place to take a break.

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After shopping like a real Parisienne in Rue des Francs Bourgeois, Rue Vieille du Temple and Rue de Bretagne you must be starving and in desperate need of a good lunch. Paris New York is a good place to have a bite, something yummy for your tummy.

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When you’re done with faire du shopping in fashion boutiques like Sandro and MajĂ©, you should  go to Fleux’. You need to find  a delivery service if you want to buy all those pretty accessories and furniture because it’s all amazing! #iwantitall

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It’s a pity that you usually eat 3 meals a day, at MarchĂ© des Enfants Rouges you have so many different cuisines like Italian, Mexican, Moroccan, Lebanese and Japanese. It’s hard to choose because it all smells so delicious, you just want to taste everything!

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Besides a coffee bar Maison KitsunĂ© also has a cool clothing brand. check out their collection, the sweater with ‘Parisienne‘ is my favorite.

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It’s noon so that means time for an apĂ©ro! La Favorite is a nice spot at Rue de Rivoli to have drinks at the terrace. It’s also nicelt decorated inside! Same style like CafĂ© Charlot.

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Lily of the Valley is the cutest tea place I’ve ever seen. They’ve got so many different fresh flavors and their cakes are amazing!

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My favorite cocktailbar with the best bites, Le Mary Celeste. L-O-V-E this place, wish we’ve had it also in Amsterdam! Also check out Candelaria and Le Perchoir.

images: @stylebyfabie / yellowtrace / @lemaryceleste

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PARISIAN SECRETS

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Bonjour mes amis! It’s been three weeks since I left Paris. It was such a nice time and experience but I will return in June for a short visit to reunite with my Parisian friends! I still have so many spots and secrets to share but here are some photos of the most recent places i’ve discovered. If you need any suggestions for your visit to Paris, don’t hesitate to ask me! Maybe I will write a book about Paris someday, what do you think? Yay or nah? Let me know and leave a comment! Bisous x

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BARBIE EXPOSITION

What if the most popular and iconic fashionista of all times visits the fashion capital of the world? Right, Paris creates a huge exposition in Musée Des Arts Décoratifs. My niece and I visited the Barbie exposition. It brought back good memories of our childhood because we used to play with the barbies together. We had so much fun that day at the expo, throwback time! During the exposition I discovered that Barbie is not just a toy, she has mirrored a culture evolution. She has adopted all the new dreams and ambitions of contemporary life. When you see the exposition you can clearly see a fashion timeline from the beginning till now. That’s why it's so interesting. It’s not only about a pretty blond doll with her perfect prince charming (Ken). Besides the 700 Barbie dolls, you can also see the work by artists, photos, video and magazines that contextualize the life of Barbie for example Vogue and the Barbie collection of Moschino. Any Barbie addict should follow Barbies Instagram account (yes she's got one!). It is really cool to follow, especially around fashion week. I’m wondering who makes all the photos of her fabulous outfits on location!

What if the most popular and iconic fashionista of all times visits  the fashion capital of the world? Right,  Paris creates a huge exposition in Musée Des Arts Décoratifs. My niece and I visited the Barbie exposition. It brought back good memories of our childhood because we used to play with the barbies together. We had so much fun that day at the expo, throwback time!

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MERCI

In Paris you find many conceptstores in the fashion field. My favorite one is Merci which is located in the 3th arrondissement. It is my favorite because when you enter it’s like a big house.  The experience inside is amazing. They sell fashion, interior accessories, stationary, gadgets and books, all in one. Last time when i was there,  they had an African print theme and the classic old red Fiat 500 had a new style. The clothes they sell are from their own brand Merci, Isabel Marant and many other cool French brands. The interior section is really big! I’m an interior junkie as well and they have a lot of cool stuff such as industrial lamps and nice tableware. If you are at Merci, I'd recommend you to take your time to see all the amazing stuff they sell on all the three floors!

In Paris you find many conceptstores in the fashion field. My favorite one is Merci which is located in the 3th arrondissement. It is my favorite because when you enter it’s like a big house.  The experience inside is amazing. They sell fashion, interior accessories, stationary, gadgets and books, all in one. Last time when i was there,  they had an African print theme and the classic old red Fiat 500 had a new style. The clothes they sell are from their own brand Merci, Isabel Marant and many other cool French brands. The interior section is really big! I’m an interior junkie as well and they have a lot of cool stuff such as industrial lamps and nice tableware. If you are at Merci, I’d recommend you to take your time to see all the amazing stuff they sell on all the three floors!

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Merci

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais

Metro: Saint-SĂ©bastien – Froissart (3eme)

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PARISIAN SECRETS

Salut tout le monde! Here’s a little story about a couple of must-see's and just some nice pictures to share with you. Previous week, we had some really sunny but also rainy days. So I either went out to discover new places and enjoy the city or I had to stay inside and work on motivation letters. Sometimes when I cycle through Paris, I have to stop to take  a photo of a cute corner or from just a nice terrace. Never think: Oh never mind I will go back later, NO! Stop and grab your phone or camera. Here are some photos from my Instagram with a little explanation. Bisous!

Salut tout le monde! Here’s a little story about a couple of must-see’s and just some nice pictures to share with you. Previous week, we had some really sunny but also rainy days. So I either went out to discover new places and enjoy the city or I had to stay inside and work on motivation letters. Sometimes when I cycle through Paris, I have to stop to take  a photo of a cute corner or from just a nice terrace. Never think: Oh never mind I will go back later, NO! Stop and grab your phone or camera. Here are some photos from my Instagram with a little explanation. Bisous!

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