Who would have thought that a spontaneous conversation over easter resulted in a picnic under the Eiffel tower amongst four of my darlings friends? My friend and I had a weekend get-together with one friend from London and another who flew in from Finland as we reunited under the Parisian sky. A girls trip to Paris for sure requires a picnic either by the seine or under the Eiffel tower as the golden sky lights up the park. We nibbled on a selection of colourful pastries from pierre Hermé macarons to tarts, eclairs and rosé and enjoyed the warming rays that shinned through the holes of the tower. The weather was just amazing, someone was playing a guitar in the background and we created memories that will last a lifetime. Good girlfriends are a real blessing even if we you are scattered around the world. Dancing under the Eiffel tower in my peacock coloured boho dress is the way to end spring and start the summer season!
I would say an evening well spent, is when you stroll past these pastel coloured doors in Le Marais and indulge in flower shaped ice creams in the warm evening sun. This colourful delight is a summer perfection that just happened to match my flower dress and the macaron is like a cherry on top. My friend chose a pistachio macaron with chocolate on chocolate ice cream while I had a raspberry macaron with berry ice cream, vanilla and pistachio all mixed together.
In bed with a few favourites…
Statement shirts have really caught my eye this spring and while off-the-shoulder blouses will continue to hold a special place in my closet, all signs point to one-shoulder shirts being the new off-the-shoulder shirts. At this very moment I cannot resist eclectic, a bit more dramatic blouses that make a statement with their ruffles, exaggerated bell or balloon sleeves and that one sleeve-mania that allows you a smooth transition to the end of spring. This shirt is otherwise fairly streamlined in design, fresh with the blue and white stripes and unmanicured edges, but totally eye-catching and sexy with the oversized ruffles and reveled collarbone. Button down shirts are a classic but adding cascading frills, unsymmetrical layering counteracts the sleekness adding a good amount of modern to the look. Breaking the rules with texture and dimension seems to be the ideology behind these spring shirts and I am just as obsessed with the “sleeve- phenomenon” as any other woman!
Its raining at the moment, so there is nothing better than a little break in bed with chocolate covered hazelnut macaroons with a soft ganache in the middle, a cup of white tea, pink blooms and playing dress up with all your favourite pieces. These pale beige macarons are a small treat, but each bite brings a gush of happiness! ♥