Friday, August 31, 2012

le mois d'août - AUGUST sum-up

This month has come to an end. I have officially been living in Paris for one month.
For some reason, I've had days where I didn't think I'd ever make it.
But I have. For now. And I'm really happy here. The (danish) family I live with are returning tonight, and although it's been, well... awesome, to have this apartment alone, I can't wait for them to return. Much more about them to come...

I promised you a sum-up. So let's get started.

August - pro's:
- Chanel ballerina flats. Big fat PRO.
- Double mojito at La Comete (oh, I still haven't told you about that!)
- Visit from long-lost French friend Camille. Read about it here.
- Our weekend in The Normandy. Read about it here.
- The day where I went into a shop, and the saleswoman started speaking French to me. Two seconds later, two girls entered the shop, and the saleswoman said: "You speak English?" and spoke English to them. She actually thought I was a Parisenne. VICTORYYYY!
- Jardin des Tuileries. I just love that parc.
- Danish ELLE arriving with the mail. Today, in fact. And I'm featured in it. TWICE.
- Politiken Weekly arriving with the mail. Up until a few hours ago, I really had no clue about what was happening back home in Denmark.
- Meeting three girls, Virna, Celyîah & Sara - I'm having dinner with them tonight.
- Buying a metro-card for one month. Feeling like a true Parisian. Reminds me that I have to renew it.....
- Watching Gossip Girl to warm up for the upcoming episodes during this autumn.

August - con's:
- Fainting and bumping my head. Big fat con.
- The weather. TOO HOT, I said.
- Tired feet from walking, walking, walking.
- Leaving my family. I miss my siblings like crazy.
- Leaving mom and dad. Miss them just as much.
- Leaving my friends, whom I cannot live without.

August - what have I learned?
- To drink plenty (I repeat: PLENTY) of water to avoid dehydration (technically, I knew that!)
- That you in Copenhagen find people biking on the pavement. In Paris, you find people driving on their scooters (?!?!??!)
- That, if you have a boyfriend who is cooking-obsessed, it can actually be cheaper to eat in a restaurant.
- That it's REALLY REALLY expensive to live on your own. Food-wise, of course..... What else?
- That I have amazing friends and family waiting for me at home.
- That I appreciate mail. Contact me to get my address.
- That I live in the coolest street in Paris.
- That I can make friends by fainting or doing something else dramatic to draw myself attention. Have currently become BFF's with an old man from my local grocery-shop.
- To drink espresso. Very, very parisienne.

August - could not have survived without...
- August.... As in my boyfriend.
- Camille.
- Free calls to numbers in Denmark. Have spoken with my family every day.
- Double mojito.
- Kinder maxi.
- My iPhone (sorry...)
- Skype.
- Chips with vinaigre.

August - could have survived without...
- Black eye due to my minor accident.
- Noise in the steet at night. Gotta get used to that.
- Creepy French men. Ew ew ew ew ew ew.
- Heatwave.

Was that about enough sum-up for you?
Let's look at some pictures...

The double mojito I have been refering to. It's DANGEROUS.

Sacre Cœur at Montmatre

Sacre Cœur at Montmatre

Rue Papin (I call my dad Papin). With an unfortunate sign underneath. Sort of takes the charm away, doesn't it?

Along the Seine, you can find quite a lot of animal-shops. I stopped by one, just to look, but I ended up falling completely in love with this mops. I dream of buying one some day, despite the fact that they're quite ugly... Yet SO SO CUTE. It stared at me like that the entire time I was there.

.... And when I was about to leave, it did that.

And then there was the white puppy. Awwwe.

The view from my balcony. I love this picture.

Our basil.

Tomorrow I'll tell you about this month's Danish ELLE - this is all for today. Hope you enjoyed it!

Much love and gros bisous

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

pssssst: update comin' up


Yesterday I actually promised you all a sum-up from my first month here in Paris. That'll wait until Friday. Why? Because I think I have actually met some friends. At least some very chic and sweet girls, who invited me to their birthday dinner this thursday.
I'm thinking I'll want to include the birthday dinner to my sum-up.

In the meantime, click here and follow me on BlogLovin'.
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... And have you noticed any changes lately? I am renovating my blog - you might notice changes in layout, colors and much, much more. Do you like it?

Please let me know if you're missing anything!

Much love and gros bisous

Yep - that's me!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

meet: camille

Salut, mes amis!

Meet my very French and very fabulous friend Camille.

I bet you're all thinking that I finally made some French friends... Well.... That's not really the case. I know Camille from Denmark, as she used to be my neighbor. Three years ago, she moved back to France, which was, honestly, very sad. When we were neighbors, we used to powerwalk, eat Ben & Jerry's, watch Sex & the City, go shopping, have sleep-overs, bake cakes (or muffins...), steal bikes and... Oh wait. No. That was an inside joke.

No, but honestly. She moved away. Since then I've only seen her once (!!!), so the second I moved here, she jumped on a train to Paris.

Camille stayed with me for about 5 days and left two days ago. We had planned lots of things to do, but the second day she was here, I decided to faint in the street and bump my head quite bad (yes, that was the minor accident I referred to earlier on), so that limited our sight-seeing quite a lot.

Good thing is, though, that we're closer to each other now, so we can see each other much more often!


Tomorrow I'll sum up this month's life in Paris with pictures (that you haven't seen), stories (that you haven't heard) and a whole lot more talking.

Take care, my friends.
Much love and gros bisous

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

vacation: deauville

Salut, my friends!

How are you all doing?
As you may have read in this blog-post, I went to the ocean with A. We spent our weekend in the Normandy in a town called Deauville. It was amazing. Just after two hours by train we arrived in completely fresh air. You could literally smell the water and the beach from the platform. We went straight to the beach....

.... Reading Le Monde and dazing in the sun. After the first couple of hours, we got pretty hungry, so my handsome man felt like a meal and a cold beer....

... Which he enjoyed. A lot!

After an entire day at the beach, we went to our hotel (or, as it's actually called, a chambre d'hôtes, which basically is a "hotel room" in other people's homes... I guess it compares to a mini-hotel!). At first I though it was weird to lend out rooms in your own home, but when we got there, I stopped thinking about that. Never in my life have I seen such an amazing house, and furthermore, it's been a long time since I've stayed in such a nice "hotel". The couple that ran it were so nice and hospitable - they helped us with everything, and the husband even drove us to the train station to go back to Deauville...

It was adorable. Just look at the way the house was painted. Definitely going back!
We spent Sunday at the beach as well. The weather wasn't as good as the day before, but we couldn't complain....

Ugh! I want to go BACK.
Especially so I could wear the two bikini's I bought in Deauville from Princesse Tam Tam - I took some pictures of them. Look how cute they are:

I got them both on sale, and I LOVE THEM already. I wish I could wear them every day, but it's a good thing I might be going to Spain during this autumn with A and his mom. I really hope so - imagine enjoying a final week in the sun? Ah! I can only hope.

But yeah... The weekend was amazing. We had to say goodbye to this beach....

.... And THAT wasn't easy.

I hope everybody's doing good! I'll be back tomorrow with more stuff to share!
Much love and gros bisous,

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