Happy 2nd Anniversary, Will & Kate!

I just love the Royal Couple.

I just watched an interview before they got married, and they seem so happy together. Will looks to be such a sweet guy, and Kate, oh man, don’t even get me started. I would loveee to have coffee with her some day! Kate Middleton is one of my style crushes along with Kate Hudson. It must be said that her pregnancy style is by far the most stunning out of all of the starlets that are expecting little ones. Elegant and classic, as always.

To my favorite royal couple, happy second anniversary! So looking forward to the royal baby in a few months!


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Sunday Style Crush: Kate Hudson

I absolutely adore Kate Hudson.

I’ve been a fan of hers since Almost Famous, idolized her after How to Lose A Guy in Ten Days, and now just love seeing what she’s up to. I find her to be one of the most relatable stars, as well as one of the happiest.  Her sleek sense of style, along with an eye for color, only enhances her natural beauty. Her absolute best accessory is, of course, her beaming smile. J’adore!

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At the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball wearing Reem Acra in April 2013

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In the May 2013 edition of Elle UK wearing a Nina Ricci dress

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Dressed in Pucci at the 2010 SAG Awards in Los Angeles, California

Happy 100th Birthday, Plaza Athénée Paris!

A huge congratulations to the Plaza Athénée Paris on celebrating their 100th anniversary tomorrow, April 20, 2013! Since it first opened its doors in 1913, the hotel has become not only one of the landmarks of Paris but also one of the most … Continue reading

7 Thursday Thoughts

Hello darlings,

On this beautiful, sunny Thursday, I have had quite a few ideas and revelations. Not only that, but also I have heard about a ton of great upcoming events that I’d like to share with you.

1. I am SO excited for Twitter Day in Paris tomorrow! Check out this link for more information on Jour de Tweets à Paris, happening Friday, April 20.


2. I was devastated by the news of the Boston Marathon bombing, and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by this tragedy. As a runner, I can only imagine the contrast of elatedness with terror. As a way to support Boston, Bryan Pirolli has created the event #BostonStrongParis. This 5 km will be this coming Monday, April 22. Meeting time is at 7 p.m. at Bastille in front of the Opera House, and the run will finish up at Concorde. Hope to see you there!

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3. From April 18 to May 7, 2013, an incredible sound and light show at Les Invalides will take us back through time to see the history of the Hôtel National des Invalides and some of the most important moments in French history. Details and tickets for La Nuit aux Invalides can be found here.

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4. For the bloggers out there who brunch and the bloggers who collaborate, here are some great ideas on ways to collaborate with other bloggers while simultaneously marketing your brand and having fun!


5. The legendary Louxor movie theater in the 10th arrondissement has reopened!

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6. The movie The Great Gatsby is coming out soon, and they have not held back visually nor musically. The amazing Florence and the Machine has just released their single for the movie’s soundtrack, “Over the Love.” I’ve been listening to it on repeat allllll day. Can’t get enough! To hear the whole single, click here. Hope you like it!

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7. I’m a huge nerd; I love going to school.  I LOVE to learn. For those of you that are fellow nerds, looking for a hobby, or interested in a cool class, here are eleven sites where you can “learn for free.” These sites give you access to some of the best universities in the US, as well as some of the most brilliant minds in the world. Check these out; you’ll never know what you can learn.

Wishing you all a lovely Thursday!


April 19: Twitter Day in Paris ~ Un Jour de Tweets à Paris

This Friday, April 19, is officially Twitter Day in Paris!  The city of Paris invites you to describe Paris in 140 characters and then to hashtag the tweet with #jdtap (stands for Jour de Tweets à Paris). The tweets will appear throughout … Continue reading

Coachella Weekend 1 Best Look: Kate Bosworth

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While double-tapping Coachella pics on Instagram, I stumbled upon this absolute gem. Kate Bosworth is officially Weekend 1 Coachella Fashion Goddess. Her outfit is simple, classic, and stunning. Her boots remind me of both Crockett & Jones beautiful Rushton boot, … Continue reading

Alain’s Amazing Crêpes: A Visit to the Marché des Enfants Rouges

It was hands-down the best crêpe I’ve had in Paris so far.

The nutella-filled wonder was made by Alain, who has a stand at the Marché des Enfants Rouges (The Market of the Red Children) in the Marais. Merci to my Englishman for having found this gem!

Made popular in the UK by The Little Paris Kitchen’s Rachel Khoo, Alain’s organic stand had a long line of anglophones when the handsome Englishman and I stopped by for our goûter (the 4 o’clock snack in France). People visiting Paris for the weekend made sure to stop by the market and try these gastronomical creations. Not only does Alain make amazing organic crêpes (“tout bio!” as he shouts), but he also makes fantastic breads and the famous cornet végétarien.

The eccentric Frenchman sings and dances to the music of his boombox as he prepares your order. His cooking has a certain grace to it as he moves fluidly around his kitchen, grabbing this ingredient or that. The line moved quickly, and soon it was our turn! DM ordered a sugar-lemon crêpe, while I ordered my usual, a crêpe au nutella. As he buttered the hot plate, we were treated to another little song-and-dance performance.

Both crêpes were AMAZING. For the sugar-lemon one, Alain grated some organic lemon zest and then squeezed lemon juice all over it as a finishing touch. We thought it might make it taste a bit sour but instead it complemented the sugar and sweet batter perfectly with a crisp, tangy taste. My nutella one was heavenly! We decided that the magical element may just have been the slightly burnt butter that made the batter taste all sorts of wonderful.

The Marché des Enfants Rouges is a perfect place to stroll around on a Sunday or meet up for lunch. With a wide variety of stands, ranging from Moroccan tajines to a fantastic wine hub, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here.

Below you can see some of the pictures from our visit and the delicious treats we enjoyed. Can’t wait to visit again soon. Merci, Alain!

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Marché des Enfants Rouges 
39 rue de Bretagne

Jacques Genin: A Chocolate Paradise in Paris

Wow. That’s all I could think as I was biting into the millefeuille dessert at Jacques Genin. “Wow” is also the word I said after I had my first sip of their incredible hot chocolate. Jacques Genin is a chocolate … Continue reading

Dilettantes: La Maison du Champagne

Your one-stop shop for champagne.

Dilettantes is a champagne mecca. Offering over 130 different varieties of champagnes, Dilettantes is the brainchild of Fanny Heucq, a native champinoise, whose aim it is to bring attention to the Champagnes de Terroirs and also to promote smaller-scale, quality champagnes.

The shop sells bubbly from all four regions of Champagne. Luckily, their degustation list features six champagnes. With the tasting menu changing weekly, you can truly get a taste of them all, while enjoying a delightful plate of charcuterie and cheese in their 17th century cellar. The products of these 25 artisanal winemakers are truly some of the best you can find in Paris!

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Dilettantes also offers a variety of classes, as well as their tastings. Check out their events calendar here.  This month’s events include the first enology atelier on April 11, a Heucq Père & fils champagne tasting on April 20 from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., as well as a Morel Père et Fils tasting on April 25 from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Dilettantes La Maison du Champagne

22 rue de Savoie
75006 Paris
29 Ways to Stay Creative

29 Ways to Stay Creative

Happy April, everyone! Hope you had an excellent long weekend. I have been working hard on my thesis recently, which has left me feeling exhausted and lacking creativity. I found this cool graphic designed by Islam Aboudaoud and thought I’d … Continue reading