Parisian Secrets

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!

insta3This 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.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetHere 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..

insta-5We all know these kind of pictures with flowers are a bit cliché, but I had to take this picture because these flowers were all PINK! My favorite color for sure.

insta-6These windows were just cute. This place is close to my home in the 5th, so I’m happy to see it more often.

instahfLa 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.

instajsklfdsFinally 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.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetOh 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!

instassssLast 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!

isjdfijsIf 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!

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Hotspot: Sajoer Slowjuice Bar

Sajoer is the first slow juice bar in Rotterdam. Their mission is to make people healthier and happier. I already knew Sajoer from the Markthal, but now they have their own shop at the Botersloot 46a. The juices are made of local and seasonal products. Besides the juices, they also sell salads and ginger shots! Not bad, right? The decoration of the store is very pretty, restful and a nice place to hang out with friends! For the party animals, they’ve got a juice for your hangover, in case when you can’t handle it and want to be fit ;)!

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Île de la Cité

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!

IMG_1472IMG_1474Pictures by Fabienne Lindenbergh

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PARISIAN SECRETS

Bonjour tout le monde! I would like to share my Parisian secrets which I found up to now. Here are a couple of places and shopping areas you should visit as you go to the most romantic city of the world! Click on the title of the image to see where it is.

IMG_0076Place des Vosges in Le Marais (4eme arrondissement) is a beautiful square surrounded by terraces and restaurants. The shopping street Rue des Francs-Bourgeois ends on Place des Vosges. So after your shopping work-out, you can drink a cafe au lait or a good glass of wine to relax and enjoy the Parisian life!

IMG_0169Le Loup at Rue du Louvre (1eme arrondissement). When you’re about to plan a diner there, make sure you have a reservation! This restaurant is very cool, relaxing and beautiful.

IMG_0276Rue Motorgueil is a nice street full of nice little shops, restaurants and terraces close by Le Loup. It is also near by Rue Tiquetonne, a must-see street with small boutiques and the big vintage shop ‘Kiliwatch’.

IMG_0068Rue Saint-Honoré is a nice shopping area if you want to visit boutiques like Longchamp, Tara Jarmon, CosmoParis and Furla. Conceptstore Colette is also located in this street. There are a couple of terraces where you easily can spot the Parisian fashionista’s. Don’t forget to make a stop for a lunch or dinner at Marché Saint-Honoré.

IMG_0104There are a lot of patisserie shops in Saint-Germain, the cutest and smallest one, Maison Gourmande,  in at the corner of Rue du Four and Boulevard Saint-Germain. There is a red carpet and a young gentleman who is waiting for you to show you all the cute little cakes.

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Place Saint Sulpice is a nice square in Saint-Germain with a lot of boutiques and close to Jardin du Luxembourg. It is surrounded by Rue de Bonaparte, Rue du Vieux Colombier and Rue Saint-Sulpice, where you can find different boutiques like Pierre Hermé, Twin Set and Ted Baker.

Pictures: Instagram @stylebyfabie

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Claus

On Sundays, everybody in Paris is going out for a brunch. Almost everything is closed so it is the best activity to fill in your Sunday. I haven’t tried a lot of places yet but in my opinion, one of the best is Claus. You can choose different brunch menu’s and they are all magnifique! I can recommend you all of them. The products are all fresh, home made and super delicious. You also get a fresh juice (mixed fruit, detox or jus d’orange) and a warm drink. On the other side of the street, you will find the ‘epicerie’ of Claus for the to-go products and coffee if you don’t have time for a brunch. Make sure you have a reservation in the weekend!

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CLAUS (1)Photography: Fabienne Lindenbergh

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