Last few days it was so rainy in Paris, but this weekend will be sunny (so they say). I told a french waiter that I had the feeling I was in Holland, because the Dutch people are used to a lot of wind and rain. What Parisian people surprises the most, is that Dutchies always ride their bikes, even when it’s raining haha! It is our main form of transport. I took some photos last week before the sky turned into one big grey cloud. I can’t wait to enjoy spring and relax in Jardin du Luxembourg with some french (study)books and magazines. I’m lucky it is so close to my place, just a few minutes away!
One thing I really like about Paris is the architecture, I can’t stop taking pictures of buildings. Every street corner has something special and romantic. I always wonder how people have decorated those big apartments. Nearly all apartment buildings are decorated with carefully styled ornaments and have beautiful wrought iron balconies which give this special look which is so typical for Paris.
One of the places I recently discovered in the 6th was Huguette at Rue de Seine. This ‘bistro de la mer’ is always full of people who are enjoying a nice plate of oysters, fish & chips, mussels with fries or a good pasta vongole. They have got a extensive choice of wine too! You can also get wine and oysters ‘to go’ if you want, but having dinner there is a treat! In the afternoon their terrace is in the sun and it feels like you’re at the Côte d’Azur for a couple of hours. I photographed the decoration of Huguette, because I like the clean style with a mix of a couple of old things like the menu plates and their white tiles. The architect did a really good job! A tout suite!
81 Rue de Seine // Metro: Odéon
Bonjour mes chéries! Here’s a little story about a couple of must-see’s and just some nice pictures to share with you. Believe me, when you are visiting Paris there is so much more to see than only the Avenue Champs-Élysees and Ladurée. Paris is so big and even I still discover new places! Here some photos from my Instagram with a little explanation. Bisous!
At the ready-to-wear show last September, I’d waited outside to see everybody walking out after the Dior show. It was so cool to see everybody in real life! This year I decided to go again. This time I was at another exit where I saw a couple of models walk out after the show. Some of them are making a real moment of fame of it, they pose really cool and take snapchats with all the street style photographers which is quite funny. I shot some pictures too and after that I went to the main exit. When a big star walks out, there are maybe 50 photographers running to them to take a good shot. In my opinion it is funnier to look from a distance to see all the madness!
Pictures by Fabienne Lindenbergh
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s not christmas, this time it’s fashion week in Paris! Tomorrow all the madness begins: models, street style photographers, celebrities, editors, journalists and bloggers who are all running from show to show. Every half an hour or hour another show starts and most of the time it runs out. It is so cool to see all those people in real life with the most stylish and beautiful outfits, I always get inspired by it. I’ve followed the last shows from Milan, London and NY and the street style pics of Phil Oh on vogue.com.
I’m a very lucky girl, I will attend a couple of shows this week with a Dutch friend of mine. Last fashion week I went to the presentation of A.F. Vandevorst, which was also really cool to see. I will keep you posted about it on Instagram! Bisous!
On Sunday, almost everything is closed in Paris. One of the things I like to do on this day is going to a bakery and getting some good croissants, sweets and bread. My favorite bakery is not so close to my home anymore because my new apartment is in the 5th arrondissement, which means I have to walk another route than before. Today I made some photos on my way to the bakery which I want to share with you. I hope you all had a wonderful Sunday!
Salut mes amis! It is my first post since I’m back in Paris. I was a bit busy with seeing my friends and going back to school to study la langue d’amour. But I didn’t forget to make some photos while I was outside! Sometimes you have to stop to make a pretty picture of something. Every corner, store or street has something special. Here are some pictures which I’ve posted on Instagram last week(s) with a little story. Bisous!
This corner at Rue Saint-Honoré and Place Vendôme is so pretty with the Chopard boutique. The buildings in the 1st arrondissement are all filled with luxury boutiques, amazing restaurants or breathtaking hotels.
Here I had a cup of tea with a friend at Rue Saint-Honoré. There are a lot of nice places to watch people but if you want to see the rich & famous doing their ‘thing’ (read: shopping), this street is the best place to see them passing by with purchases from Hermès, Chanel and go on..
La Favorite, one of my favorite spots in Le Marais at Rue de Rivoli. The decoration of this restaurant is really cool, a mix of industrial with a bit of Parisian bistro style. When you enter it, there is a smell of fresh baked muffins hmm.
Finally found this book in French! I had it on my wishlist for a long time because I love the drawings and stories of Garance Doré. She shows in this book a couple of Parisian style items, inspiring French women and stories about the fashion world.
Oh dear Margherita, I love everything of you. The special cocktails, the graphic design of the menucard, the decoration and ambiance of the restaurant (read: marble tables with candles), the food and not to forget.. the gentle bartenders!
Last week when I visited Le Bon Marché, there was an exposition of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. His creations were also in the window displays and it looked really amazing!
If you’re at Ile Saint-Louis, this place is very prominent (Café Saint-Regis). It is situated on a corner and you can see the beautiful Notre-Dame while you’re enjoying your glass of wine. The decoration ambiance is the same like La Favorite. There is barely no traffic at this square which makes this spot so nice!
Île de la Cité is the central point of Paris. Everybody visits the Notre Dame and walks around the square to feed the pigeons with crepes and panini’s. In my opinion, one of the most beautiful views to see these Parisian islands is the bridge between Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis, the Pont de l’Archevêché. After you’ve passed that bridge, you can easily walk to the Pont Saint-Louis to see the other island. This island is a beautiful place in Paris, it is not so touristic and very quite and a very nice route to Le Marais!