All posts filed under: Postcards from Paris

des jardins d’espoir

I know it’s Movember, but while we’re admiring the impressive moustaches on the streets, at our offices or at home, I wanted to share something else equally important. Somehow this year the Pink Ribbon campaign seemed to pass by almost unnoticed. I even tried to google it a couple of months ago to find out if anything was going on, but it seems that this valuable campaign is much more scattered than it’s male equivalent; The events seem to be taking place at a more national level and vary significantly from one country to another. But on our trip to Paris, we were just in time to catch the Des Jardins D’Espoir exhibition at Hotêl de Béthune-Sully close to Place Des Vosges. The exhibition was a part of the Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Photo Award, where 40 photographers had come together to present this topic from their creative perspective. The exhibition was beautiful and moving and the location at a beautiful courtyard could not have been better. You can find more information about Des Jardins D’Espoir …

Cupcakes @ Berko

On our way to a photo exhibition last Saturday we walked through Marais and just couldn’t resist the cupcakes at Berko on Rue Rambuteau. The choice was a difficult one as the rows of cupcakes in all colours of the rainbow seemed to continue as far as the eye could see, but I went for the Violette flavor, which was without exaggeration the best cupcake I ever tasted. Sitting down at the small terrace in front of the shop we even got some rays of early winter sun. Back home, when I was looking at Berko’s website, I was happy to notice that the company also has a shop in Brussels – I wouldn’t say no to another one of these! That was a seriously good cupcake. 10 minutes and 2,20€ well spent.

home sweet home

It’s good to be home again. We spent the weekend walking around Paris with the camera but ended up with just a hand-full of pictures (and a sore neck). Sometimes it’s nice to walk around and breath in the atmosphere instead of looking at the city through a lens. But I’ll still have a few nice things to share during this week…

le Paris végétarien, ça existe?

The French cuisine is world-known but often lacks vegetarian options. I’ve always found it hard in to find a decent vegetarian dish on the menus in the restaurants of Paris, so now when another trip to the city of light approaches I thought I’d ask for some advice. If anyone out there has a tip for a good vegetarian or raw food restaurant in Paris, please leave a comment 🙂 Whether it be a cute little lunch place or a gourmet restaurant for a romantic dinner – all tips are welcome.

weekend

Well my weekend has been pretty much the opposite of this but still full of excitement. After a Saturday trip to Ikea and Oxfam home I’ve been re-organizing the apartment. Bye bye living room and welcome workshop. I’ll post some pictures soon and I’m sure there will be plenty of crazy creative nights in this apartment!  

barge life

I’ve always been fascinated by the small barge homes by the river Seine. They look so bohemian, artistic, colourful, cute and cosy, and it is amazing that these serene little homes remain safe from harm year after year in the very heart of the city. What a way of Life!