Monday, 30 November 2009
I'm still struggling to work on an ancient pc while i wait for my new powerbook. It's somewhat cramping my style and it's one reason I haven't been posting much recently.
As I can't post any new photos, it's a good opportunity to do this tag of '7 things I love' from the lovely Marion at L'inventaire de l'esthétique. I'd love to illustrate these 7 things with photos but this photo grabbed from flickr will have to do for now.
1. Le petit déj outside in a café anywhere in France.
2. Remembering first seeing the northern lights in Lapland. Magical!
3. Living in Europe and having endless possibilities of places to travel to by train. Speaking as a girl who has previously always lived on islands - this is huge.
4. This turquoise colour of the hydro lakes in New Zealand.
5. That fleeting feeling that the world has changed a little, after coming out from seeing a really good film.
6. Being up early in the morning light - especially with a camera.
7. Anticipating and planning a trip somewhere new.
I'll tag Lea, Melanie and Celine.
Saturday, 21 November 2009
In Louis XIV day the Place du Peyrou was the highest point in Montpellier. In fact no building could be higher than the statue of Louis on his horse! It's still has a Versailles like feel about the space, with it's formal avenues of trees and grand statues.
It's also a great place to sit and look out over the roof tops of Montpellier.
Monday, 9 November 2009
As soon as you get off the train at Grasse you're hit by the heady smell of perfume. This is not surprising, as Grasse is the town central to Patrick Suskind's novel Perfume and is still France's center of the perfume industry. Incidentally, Grasse was the death place of Édith Piaf.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Each time I go to Paris I have a list of places I want to explore. Merci a newly opened concept shop in the branché 3rd arrondisement, was one such place on my list. It's very stylish with lots of branded clothes labels. These brands however, are conceding their profit margin to give to charities in Madagascar. There's a florist, perfumerie, stationery shop and lots of home and kitchenware. The café is also a secondhand book shop with a NYC meets French chic feel about it.