Photos taken in the French countryside.
There is nothing better in this world than a damn good macaron. I ate mine accompanied by a cup of steaming hot crème brûlée tea from T2 tea. Do I need say more?
For my special little 11-year-old friend’s birthday, we got her a cupcake that she could invite 7 of her best friends to. In this day and age where kids are spoilt rotten with material goods, we thought it would be good to do an old-fashioned “hands-on” event. Jolis Kids Paris does all kinds of parties for children. Nathalie was great and kept the 7 children entertained for two hours.
All of the enfants went home happy with their little box of goodies excited to show their parents. It was so so precious.
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The architecture of Istanbul makes for most of its charm. The architecture in this magnificent city depicts a large mixture of structures which reflect the many influences that have made an indelible mark in all districts of the city. The ancient part of the city (the historic peninsula) is still partially surrounded by the Walls of Constantinople, erected in 5th century (just a little bit old!) AD by the Emperor Theodosius II to protect the city from invasion. The architecture inside the city proper contains buildings, statues, and functional constructions which came from Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern Turkish sources. The city has many architecturally significant entities. Throughout its long history, Istanbul has acquired a reputation for being a cultural and ethnic melting pot. It really feels like the point where the East meets the West. Such a gorgeous combination. As a result, there are many historical mosques, churches, synagogues, palaces, castles and towers to visit in the city.
I just love the mosaïques, the gold arabic script, and the stone.
Day 5 was a day of exploring the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar and the surrounding areas. Bear with me, I got very camera happy and took lots of photos.