Monthly Archives: January 2013

Brunch at Sésame

I really enjoyed brunch at Sésame with a dear friend last Sunday. It snowed outside as we sat in this cosy café sipping on coffee, fresh juice and eating bagels.

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Boiled egg and baguette

Boiled egg and baguette

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

Brunch at Sésame

And back out into the snow we went, this time our tummies a bit fuller and our spirits a bit higher…

Sésame
51 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris

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Sweet Sundays in the Snow

Slow Sundays in Paris. This particular Sunday I felt like the world was in slow motion thanks to the snow and my world felt like it has been cocooned shut so that all the hustle and bustle that makes Paris move was blocked out.

Snow in Paris

Snow in Paris

Snow in Paris

Snow in Paris

Snow in Paris

Snow in Paris

Snow in Paris

Snow in Paris

Paris in the snow

Paris in the snow

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Sugar Daze Cupcakes

Cat makes the best cupcakes in Paris. Sugar Daze for me is the real authentic, spongy American cupcake.

Sugar Daze
20 rue Henry Monnier
Paris

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A sleepy Saturday under the snow

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~ Roald Dahl ♥

I woke up early on Saturday and ventured out alone into the snow to marvel at the beauty. The small things like this in life are what count.

Snow in Paris

Snow in Paris

métro brochant under snow

métro brochant under snow

Indian cartoons

Indian cartoons

wattle and eucalyptus

wattle and eucalyptus

flowers on a cold day

flowers on a cold day

Cactus

Cactus

snow in Paris

snow in Paris

Batignolles under a blanket of snow

Batignolles under a blanket of snow

Parc des Batignolles

Parc des Batignolles

Pont Cardinet

Pont Cardinet

Batignolles

Batignolles

Street blanketed in snow

Street blanketed in snow

Parc des Batignolles

Parc des Batignolles

I felt like a child in the snow, it makes me so excited.

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Everything was so much more peaceful in Paris this weekend under a blanket of snow. The sound of Paris is different, it feels numbed by the snowflakes and it’s as though the whole city is asleep. There are not many things more beautiful in the world than waking up, opening your blinds and seeing your whole street covered in white fairy dust.

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Cleopatra’s Bling and Dreamcatchers

Here are a few things we have been working on at Cleopatra’s Bling lately. We want to open our website soon so I am getting lots of inspiration. We will be doing a giveaway in the next week so be sure to like our facebook page.
Which ring is your favourite?

Cleopatra's Bling

Cleopatra’s Bling

Cleopatra's Bling

Cleopatra’s Bling

Cleopatra's Bling

Cleopatra’s Bling

Cleopatra's Bling

Cleopatra’s Bling

Cleopatra's Bling

Cleopatra’s Bling

Did you see the interview with me on Lost in Cheeseland?
It’s snowing here in Paris and I am working on a few lovely posts for you for this weekend so stay tuned my lovelies.

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A bit of nostalgia for India

I feel very at home in India, and I am charmed by the hustle and bustle, bright colours and warm faces.
Here are a few photos of my first trip in India, just because I am feeling a little nostalgic.

Can you keep a secret? I’ve already been looking at flights back to India, and I have only been back two weeks…. shhhhhh

Pondicherry

Pondicherry

India

India

Varkala, India

Varkala, India

India

India

under the water

under the water

Blessed by an elephant

Blessed by an elephant

bare foot in India

bare foot in India

a charming face

a charming face

at a temple in India

at a temple in India

Ganesh

Ganesh

India

India

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A special birthday in Paris

in Australia, my birthday falls in Summer so I am still not quite used to the idea of a cold birthday. It never quite feels like I remember it should. Nonetheless I had a lovely day and was very spoilt by my close friends, my J and my family despite them being far. (As soon as the sun comes out here and the temperature rises by about 15 degrees I’ll be able to show you my to-die-for silk skirt my parents got me in India).

J was cheeky and organised me a surprise party with my besties last night. And he revealed his big secret: We are going to Rihanna. I know, I know, I’m a diva… but I won’t hide the fact that I adore Rihanna and I am sure the concert will be incredible! It’s in June. Eep!

Fridge birthday love

Fridge birthday love

My adorable friend Meg, who features very frequently on my blog and vice verca as we are always loitering around together, gave me two very precious gifts. Below, a container for my herbes de Provence and as she is from Denver, a native American dream catcher which I will put photos up of very soon. She posted wonderful photos of my birthday here.

Anthropologie herbs and spices storage

Anthropologie herbs and spices storage

caramel au beurre salé

caramel au beurre salé

Morning tea

Morning tea

blueberry pancakes and fried pears

blueberry pancakes and fried pears

Meg came around for a birthday breakfast yesterday and I made us my latest recipe: egg-free, almond meal blueberry pancakes with fried pears. If I can say so myself, they are very delicious. Here is the recipe:

1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of almond meal
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of water
2 cups of whole milk
5 tablespoons of melted butter (or ghee which is clarified butter and much better for you)

How to:
Mix the dry ingredients
Add milk, water, and vanilla. Whisk together until just combined. Be careful not to over mix – it should still be slightly lumpy. Set aside to rest for a few minutes.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. While pan is heating, add butter. As soon as the butter is melted, add melted butter to pancake batter.
Return pan to stove and stir butter into batter.
Cook until bubbles form on the surface. Add the blueberries after putting the mixture in the fry pan. Carefully flip pancakes with turner/spatula and cook until golden brown.

Serve with fried slices of pear and a drizzle of honey. YUM!

Limoges breakfast cups

Limoges breakfast cups

Limoges breakfast cups

Limoges breakfast cups

Blueberry and spinach smoothies

Blueberry and spinach smoothies

I also made blueberry and spinach smoothies with super greens powder.

new shoes from Eden shoes

new shoes from Eden shoes

As a little present to myself, I bought these for 24 euros. Not bad at all I think.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everybody and until next time xo

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Chez Meg

Chez Meg

I can’t remember what I was reading but boy am I into it!

Meg and her man do trinkets so well. Want to see what it is like in their chez eux?

Click here.

Happy Saturday my loves!

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