eateries: café grèvin

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I've been nursing a pretty bad fever/cold/cough/sore throat - or what me and my husband call 'the works'. But I did manage to pull myself together for a night out with the mister. he brought me to this lovely restaurant he found, next to the famous musée grèvin, if you're not familiar with it think of it as the french's version of london's famous madame tussauds (which is ironic in so many ways). 

We were there for the red-rope decor and ambiance but were pleasantly surprised by their amazing dishes and we were both tempted by their large entrée platters and finished with some delightful deserts. Our dinner came up to roughly only 25 Euros per person which is pretty decent for Paris. And seeing how it was one of the better french restaurants that I've been to, I would definitely recommend it. Finally, here are some photos to give you an idea of what they have to offer.

10 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris

editorial: haunting beauty

Monday, February 21, 2011

Perhaps a tad morbid, but this editorial for Wallflower Magazine's first issue is has completely caught my attention. I love the colors in play here, and the premise of a lost girl prancing around in a cemetery. The sunlight and atmosphere emphasizes the girl's innocence and photographer Ann He does a wonderful job being only 16. I'll be doing a post solely to share more of her amazing work but for now enjoy these!

 Models: Remy Ryan
Stylist: Tammy Theis
Photographer: Ann He
Wallflower Magazine #1


image inspiration: romance in the air

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The day might be over, the gifts might have been passed, candies or chocolates might have been eaten... but I believe that every day can be Valentine's Day. Every day can be a celebration of love, hope, trust and romance. I wish for all you gentle readers, that your days with your loved ones be filled with cherished moments and may every day is as romantic as the first 

May you be surrounded by these
And have time to enjoy these together
Surprise each other with these from time to time
 Remember that you can always write each other these
And lastly, to start every morning having these together
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valentine cards galore!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's a bit sad to me that Valentine's Day is only one day, cause I completely fell in love with these gorgeous V-day cards just a little too late. To be fair I wouldn't mind getting any of these in the mail, even if it was a couple days tardy. How are you celebrating? I wish you all a lovely time with your respective loved one, family or friends!

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graphic illustration: sanna annukka

Friday, February 11, 2011

I fell in love with Sanna Annukka's gorgeous, finely intricate artwork. She's a half-Finnish, half-English lass with a love of folklore and natural elements, which can be clearly seen from her illustrations. Her work has brought her much success - you might have already spotted her work on Keane's under the sea album, various Marimekko products, beautiful vintage-themed notecards and on biscuits tins for Mark & Spencer. 

Here are some of her amazing patterned designs, she also silkscreens her own prints for sale on her shop here. Wouldn't it be lovely to hang up some of these?


in a valentine mood

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's day is around the corner and romance is in the air! One thing I love about Valentine's day is all the pretty pink and red presents that pop up around this time of year. Since it's a Monday and we both have to work, the Mr. and I have decided to celebrate by having dinner at one of our favorite restaurants during our ''courting'' period, watch an old french movie together at home and then end the night with some smores and hot chocolate!

Here's a list of my favorite love-inspired goodies from all over the internets to serve as some eye-candy or inspiration! I wouldn't mind getting some of these for myself for some self-pampering and who says that we can't have Valentine's day everyday? 

 love & heart themed goodies from
 romantique candlelight treats from mozi and diptyque
 A book clutch, his&hers mugs and a perfume gift set from katespade, bloomsbury and sephora


mail love: hello texas

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

As most of you know, I've been trying my hand out at mail swaps and care packages and I'm proud to share with you all my 2nd mail swap with the lovely Susannah from Austin, Texas! It was great getting to know her through emails and planning out our swap, which was vintage themed (I love everything vintage!)
She spoiled me with a bunch of american candies and lovely paper goods, thanks so much sweetie for swapping with me and I hope we'll do more in the future! Here's some photos and descriptions of the goodies she sent me! You can also check out this post of hers on her new blog to see photos of my care package to her :)

  Paper love - flyers, postcards, coasters, note cards
 Vintage matchboxes and a tiny box with figurines
A telephone book, notebook, pen and a hand-written letter
A bag of pretty beads, a handwritten recipe and a mix CD
Lots of yummy candy treats
A tin box, magnet, clips and soap

Thanks again Susannah!


editorial: three pretty girls

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I've been meaning to post this editorial for No Magazine's December 2010 issue. I love everything about it, the color, the mood and the lost girl innocence portrayed by these three lovely girls. It seems to show a lazy summer day where girls can run around playing hide and seek and forgetting about the rest of the world. I've been falling more and more in love with magazines from Australia like Frankie and now No Magazine that I wish there was a way I could buy them here in France. Perhaps I should do some magazine swaps, if anyone is interested :)

 Models:Dempsey Stewart, Stephanie Cherry, Vilma Putriute
Stylist: Zara Mirkin
Photographer: Karen Inderbitzen-Waller
No. Magazine December 2010


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