Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Biarritz #2 La Ville

Biarritz, FranceRegardless of how many days holiday I have, it's never enough. One week in Biarritz wasn't enough, but we made most of every day. Whether just sunbathing on the La chambre d'Amour beach in Anglet or exploring the picturesque villages nearby (Saint-Jean-de-Luz is not to be missed). We didn't see everything and it wasn't our intention. We wanted to relax, enjoy the sun, swim in the sea and be simply happy. We rented an apartment only ten minutes walk from the beach, and the moment we walked inside I cried with happiness. Not because of the large terrace or bigger sitting room than our entire apartment in Paris. If you visited lived in Paris, I'm sure you'll understand my excitement about a fully equipped kitchen!! I woke up every morning eager to prepare pancakes or scrambled eggs with bacon and enjoyed buying fresh vegetables and fruit, so I can prepare dinner for the two of us. If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen some of the beautiful places we visited or yummy treats we tried. Like the macarons or gateau Basque from Maison Adam, that you can buy only in pays Basque. Being so close to Spain was good enough reason to spent one day in San Sebastián, a beautiful city 20 km from the French border. Paella and tapas, lots of ice cream and Spanish atmosphere was well worth it. There is so much more to see and do in Biarritz and I hope we'll have the chance to visit this stunning part of France again in the future. xx
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Postcard from La Provence

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Macarons

Café Pouchkine, Paris Did you know there are other types of Macarons out there? I have discovered "the real" macarons in one gorgeous little town called Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Well, not only did I leave the Maison Adam with some macarons to share, I also had to try their famous Gâteaux Basque à la crème (oh my, already the name sounded tasty!) and some delicious chocolates. All this made me think of my lovely friends in Paris and our last "macaron session" in Café Pouchkine. I'm afraid I do prefer the "parisian ones more," but I'm happy to have tried "The real Macaron Saint-Jean-de-Luz enjoyed by Louis XIV in 1660." xx
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Address
Café Pouchkine
64 Boulevard Haussmann
75008, Paris

Friday, July 18, 2014

Biarritz #1 Sunset

Biarritz, France Biarritz surprised me, big time! Frankly, I had no clue where I was going (somewhere close to the Spanish border) and what I should expect (Google images don't do this place enough justice). Biarritz was Jeremie's choice, but how could I complain?! I have discovered a paradise. This city has a charm, grand houses, green gardens and little alleys - leading to the most romantic lookouts you can imagine. Blue sky, beautiful beaches, cliffs and a sea - sometimes calm sometimes wild. Extremely popular with surfers and that's why we came here in a first place (well, Jeremie did). After a few days, I can see why Biarritz is so popular with families too and I would love to imagine myself here with Jeremie one day, on a family holiday. I will show you some pictures from the city very soon, but for the moment let me show you the sunset... hope you will like it. xx
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Postcard from Biarritz

Biarritz, France
EN: We left Paris at 4am in the morning to avoid the heavy weekend traffic. After eight hours of driving (with small coffee breaks), we happily arrived in Biarritz, a seaside town in the south-west of France. I'm immensely happy to have the chance to slowly get to know this wonderful country and its diversity. We'll stay in Biarritz for one week, hoping for good weather, surf a little and relax a lot. Enjoy your holiday everyone, wherever you currently are :) xx

SK: Z Pariza sme vyrazili o stvrtej rano, aby sme sa vyhli tazkej vikendovej premavke. Po osmich hodinach jazdy (s malymi prestavkami na kavu), sme stastne dosli do primorskeho mesta Biarritz na juhozapade Francuzska. Nesmierne sa tesim, ze pomalicky spoznavam tuto nadhernu krajinu a jej rozmanitost. Zostaneme tu jeden tyzden a dufame, ze pocasie nam bude priat, trosku si posurfujeme a vela si oddychneme. Uzivajte si vasu dovolenku, kdekolvek sa momentalne nachadzate :) xx

Un Château

Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Before we said our "au revoir" and parted for the summer holidays, Jasmine invited me to her gorgeous apartment for a delicious Thai red curry prepared by her. It was the first time I visited not only Jasmine but also the lovely town Saint-Germain-en-Laye, where she lives. 19km from the centre of Paris, it took me little more than 30 minutes to arrive "chez elle." We had such a lovely time together, enjoying each others company, talking, laughing and eating! haha and after we went for a little "promenade" around the city centre and around the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be to have a picnic on the grass in front of the castle and I would very much like to visit the National Museum of Archaeology one day (situated inside the castle). This place is full of  history, the King Louis XIV was born here and the castle has been a long-time residence of the Kings of France. We than walked around the stunning garden, designed by André Le Nôtre, who also designed the Château de Versailles and The Château de Chantilly. It was such a lovely day :) 
I'm currently writing to you from Biarritz (southwestern France) and would like to wish you happy holidays :) xx
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Coffee in Paris #6 The Broken Arm

The Broken Arm, Paris
The Broken Arm, Paris EN: The Broken Arm is known to have the best cheesecake in Paris. This coffee shop/concept store has been on the scene for quite some time and whenever I pass by I always stop for their creamy flat white coffee (and the cheesecake of course). There aren't many cafés in Paris with a cute little terrace like the one at the Broken Arm and therefore this place figures high on my list of "lovely cafés to go with friends." Like the other day with my friends Faye and Anna, we were enjoying the warm weather while siping our drinks and feeling the summer in the air - unaware of the rapid weather change that would soon hit Paris (15 degrees on July 10?! OUCH!). 
Address
The Broken Arm
12 rue Perrée
75003, Paris

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