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A few weeks ago was my birthday, and for the first time in years I was not going to celebrate it in a big city, surrounded by a group of friends. This time, I didn’t feel like having a party. I wanted to spend it somewhere I’d never been before; to make the day an adventure. I was yearning for new horizons to explore – preferably of the spectacular kind. What I had …

[ Written by Marie C | 16 Aug 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Just arrived in Paris and about to go for your first drink? Don’t follow the misled backpacker masses that systematically cram together inside the overcrowded hangouts of the Grands Boulevards!
Instead, here’s an insider’s subjective guide on where to grab a nice drink in Paris, from fancy cocktail bars to relaxed local watering holes – and including a few hard-to-categorise, very special venues.
1. Le Carmen
Hidden inside a prestigious historical building, this …

[ Written by Marie C | 19 Jun 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

I came to Paris for the first time as a child. It was love at first sight. It was impossible not to fall for that sheer beauty that emanates from every brick this city was built on. I kept on coming back each summer for four years in a row, until finally I was old enough to pack up my life in Colombia and move it all the way to …

[ Written by guest | 12 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

I like to believe that money should not determine whether or not you get to travel, I even enjoy making it a challenge to travel places on small budget and so I also turned down the financial help offered by my parents when I told them that I was going to Paris. As a student, my travel budget is tiny but as long as a few precautions are taken it …

[ Written by guest | 31 Aug 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

I have found a new direct path to happiness. It’s called: Paris. When back home not even friends, chocolates or retail therapy can’t do the trick anymore, it’s best to get out for a couple of days and visit a place that is full of charming people, gorgeous architecture, delectable wine and food and countless little shops that make your heart swell with awe.

Compared to my hometown of Berlin, Paris …

[ Written by Katja | 23 May 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

You look down … the world slowly passes by…. you see fields, small villages, a forest, little moving points on the ground… you look up and the air is filled with hundreds of colourful spots around you… listening to the sound of a flame you are rising higher above the ground … the person next to you says something, but you are too taken by what is around you that …

[ Written by guest | 7 Apr 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

Do you ever struggle to find a place to stay that fits both you and your boyfriends tastes? Got a friend who prefers country chique rather than your love of modern minimalist design? Well we might have found a hotel that helps you silence that dual personality; the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France.

The artist Tilt has created the Panic Room inside the hotel which features 6 rooms designed by …

[ Written by guest | 10 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Since Lyon is known as the food capital of France, any restaurant within its borders has high expectations to live up to. It doesn’t come as a surprise than many establishments boast extravagant menus with a minimum of three courses, including lyonnaise specialties such as French onion soup, quenelles (special dumplings, often served in crayfish sauce), and elaborate meat dishes.
But while any of these dishes …

[ Written by guest | 29 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

One upon a time there were two girls who yearned for an island adventure. One where they could walk barefoot along the beach, sip rosé in the afternoon sunshine, chase seagulls and boys with yachts, watch the sun come up and forget the the real world exists. Porquerolles beckoned:

The romantic village  filled their hearts and minds as they slowly settled into the island rhythm imaging where they would live and …

[ Written by guest | 21 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]

Italians are known for their fabulous shoes, French women for their elegance, and who can forget about the fantastic royal wedding dress of English princess Kate earlier this year? Different countries as well as time periods are associated with different styles and fashions. I can spend way too much time looking at my favorite streetstyle blogs from around the world or admiring the costumes of the actors in old movies, …

[ Written by guest | 2 Jan 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
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