Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coffee in Paris #5 Ten Belles

Ten Belles, Paris EN: The Paris coffee scene is undeniably growing and Ten Belles figures high on the list of the best coffee in town. This coffee shop (and many others in Paris that serve great coffee), are not places where you can spent hours sitting or working on your computer. Usually crowded with lots of people coming in and out (ordering café à emporter), it might be quite disturbing (especially if you are seated next to the entrance). However, such "drama" does not really matter for many. What charmed me most about this place were their huge windows, bringing in light and some fresh air, and of course the coffee! If you come here on a sunny day, you can enjoy your cuppa at the Canal St Martin, only a few minutes walk from Ten Belles, Enjoy!

SK: Miesta s dobrou a kvalitnou kavou v Parizi rastu ako huby po dazdi a Ten Belles vysoko figuruje na zozname tych najlepsich v meste. Tato kaviaren (a mnoho dalsich v Parizi kde vam urobia skvelu kavu), nieje miesto, kde si mozete hodiny posediet alebo pracovat na pocitaci. Obvykle preplnene s mnozstvom ludi prichadzajucich dnu a von (s kavou so-sebou), moze byt celkom rusive (hlavne ak sedite vedla vchodovych dveri). Mnohym vsak takato "drama" vobec nevadi a vyhladavaju preplnene miesta pre ich atmosferu. Mne najviac ucarovali ich super velke okna, ktore toto miesto rozjasnuju a prinasaju dovnutra cerstvy vzduch, ale spat ku kave! Tu vam urobia fantasticku a ak ste jej milovnikmi, urcite sa sem vyberte v slnecny den a vychutnajte si ju pri kanaly St. Martin, iba par minut chodzou od Ten Belles, Enjoy!
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10 rue de la Grange aux Belles
75010, Paris

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sunny days

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Along the SeineEN: This year's weather is so unusually warm, but of course I'm not complaining! Mornings and evenings are still chilly but the days are ideal for walks in parks, gardens and along the Seine. I hope the weather will remain like this as long as possible, today we are expecting a pleasant 18 degrees which is pretty decent for middle of April. School holidays are in full swing and I'm working all week (crazy 12 hours a day), but the only thing I can think about is our holiday, can't wait till Sunday :) 

SK: Tohto rocne pocasie je nezvycajne teple, ale samozrejme ze sa nestazujem, prave naopak! Rana a vecere su este chladne ale dni su ako stvorene na prechadzky v parkoch, zahradach a pozdlz rieky Seiny. Dufam, ze taketo krasne pocasie vydrzi co najdhsie, dnes cakame prijemnych 18 stupnov co  je dost slusne na polovicku Aprila. Skolske prazdniny su v plnom prude a ja pracujem cely tyzdee (sialenych 12 hodin denne), ale jedina vec na ktoru dokazem mysliet je nasa dovolenka, uz sa neviem dockat nedele :)
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Inspiration

Merci & The Used Book Café EN: I wrote about Merci & The Used Book Café in this post, but I didn't mention that the main hall serves as a constantly changing show room (I love to come back again and again to see what "theme" is taking over the store, great marketing strategy I think!). This time, until April 28, you'll be able to witness a "little bit of countryside in the heart of Paris," by David Jeannerot and his team from Les Mauvaises Graines (it translates to "bad seeds," love the name!). Natural light coming through the glass roof and huge green plants made me instantly feel like I was inside a greenhouse. Merci's red Fiat 500 has been replaced with a large yellow truck and sheep, pigeons with strange-looking chickens have created a perfect countryside atmosphere. There is so much inspiration here and I could spent hours photographing this store. If you are in Paris make sure to visit Merci, you'll know what I mean as soon as you walk inside. I wish you a wonderful week :)

SK: Uz som pisala o Merci & The used book café v tomto prispevku, ale nespomenula som, ze hlavna hala sluzi ako neustale meniaca sa show room. Prave tento fakt ma laka vracat sa sem znova a znova a obzriet si novu "temu," ktora momentalne vladne (skvely marketingovy tah!). Tentokrat, do 28. aprila, budete moct byt svedkami " maleho vidieka v srdci Pariza," v podani Davida Jeannerota a jeho timu z Les Mauvaises Graines (v preklade to znamena "zle semienka," skvely nazov!). Prirodne svetlo prichadzajuce cez sklenenu strechu a obrovske zelene rastliny mi okamzite navnadili pocit, ako by som bola vo vnutri sklenika. Cerveny Fiat 500 (maskot Merci), bol vymeneny za velke zlte nakladne auto a  ovce, holuby a zvlastne vyzerajuce sliepky vytvorili dokonalu vidiecku atmosferu. Merci ponuka obrovsku davku inspracie a kludne by som tu mohla stravit hodiny fotografovanim. Ak sa nachadzate v Parizi, rozhodne vam odporucam navstivit tento obchod/kaviaren, akonahle vojdete dovnutra zistite, co mam na mysli. Prajem vam krasny tyzden :) 
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111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 
75003, Paris

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weekend dreaming

EN: I'm literally "weekend dreaming" this weekend about warm and salty air, sea&sun&sand feeling on my skin. Can't wait for a new adventure! The perfect swimsuit hunt can begin :) Happy weekend everyone!

SK: Tento vikend zazivam doslova "vikendove snivanie." Horuci a slany vzduch na mojej kozi, more-slnko-piesok. Nemozem sa uz dockat noveho dobrodruzstva! Lov na "perfektne plavky" sa moze zacat :) Krasny vikend vsetkym!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Louvre

Louvre at nightEN: I love those days, when Jeremie and I text each other, just before finishing work, if we feel like sushi that night at our favourite japanese restaurant in the first arrondissement. The answer is always yes, and after a great meal we like to walk towards the Louvre, hand in hand heading to our small but cozy apartment. I don't know anything more magical and more romantic than a night walk in Paris and Louvre (especially at night) should definitely be on your list of places for your next visit to Paris. It's so worth it! 

SK: Milujem dni, ked si s Jeremim len tak textneme pred skoncenim prace s otazkou, ci si neskocime na sushi do nasej oblubenej restauracie v prvom obvode. Po skvelom jedle sa vzdy prejdeme popri Louvri, ruka v ruke smerujuc do nasho maleho ale utulneho bytiku. Nepoznam nic carovnejsie a romantickejsie ako nocna prechadzka Parizom a Louvre (hlavne ten nocny), by rozhodne mal byt na vasom zozname miest, ktore musite navstivit, ked budete najblizsie v Parizi. Stoji to zato!
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Paris Restaurant #1 Soul Kitchen

Soul kitchen, ParisEN: You simply know when you leave a restaurant, if you'll go back or not. Maybe you know it from the moment you step inside and you are immediately charmed by the atmosphere and deco, or not. I can honestly say, that Soul Kitchen was a love at first sight. And as I was getting deeper into my meal and spoke a few words with the friendly waitress, my sympathies for this charming place were growing even more. This beautiful café-restaurant is run by three ladies who share their love for food, which is apparent from the constantly changing menu full of homemade recipes. Main dish with salad and a dessert cost €13.50! and as a coffee lover, the fact that they offer Coutume cafe was a cherry on top. I went for the roasted pumpkin with chermoula "petits potimarrons en chermoula" and Jasmine tried the fennel cheese tart "tarte des cigales," both meals were fantastic! For dessert we shared the chocolate brownie with homemade cream, do I need to say more? Maybe just, you should definitely go and try Soul Kitchen, if you haven't done so already. Bon appétit! 

SK: Myslim, ze viete ked odchadzate z restauracie, ci sa do nej este raz vratite alebo nie. Mozno to viete od okamihu, ked ste vstupili dovnutra a hned vas ocarila jej atmosfera, alebo nie. Mozem vam hned povedat, ze Soul Kitchen bola laska na prvy pohlad. A cim dlhsie som si vychutnavala jedlo a prehovorila par milych slov so sympatickou servirkou, moja naklonnonst pre toto carovne miesto narastala. Tato krasna kaviaren-restauracia je zalozena tromi damami, ktore maju spolocnu vasen a tou je laska k jedlu, co je okamzite zrejme z neustale meniaceho sa menu plneho domacich receptov. Hlavne jedlo so salatom a dezertom stoji € 13.50! a ako milovnicka kavy mi skutocnost, ze tu ponukaju Coutume kavu, pripadala ako ceresnicka na torte. Ja som si objednala pecenu tekvicu s chermoulou "petits potimarrons en chermoula" a Jasmine si dala slany feniklovo-syrovy kolac "tarte des cigales," obe jedla boli fantasticke! Ako dezert sme si rozdelili chocolate brownie s domacou slahackou, mam ku tomu este nieco dodat? Mozno len, ze by ste urcite mali vyskusat Soul Kitchen, ak ste tak uz nahodou neurobili. Bon appétit! 
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Soul Kitchen 
33 rue Lamarck
75018, Paris
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