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Expatriée, gourmande, passionnée par l'art et son histoire, voyageuse a temps partiel, curieuse a temps plein. (en français et en anglais)

my autumn list

my autumn list

As said before, I love Autumn. It makes me want to curl up at home with a good book and a candle whilst listening to the pouring rain outside. It also inspires me to work and be more productive. There is nothing more satisfying to me than... Lire la suite ›

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back to school

back to school

Hey guys! Apologies for being silent for so long, but I'm (kind of) back! So, let's get down to business: back to school, aka la rentrée for us French folks. Autumn and the renewal of the school year always inspire me so much, and I am... Lire la suite ›

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Berlin: Mini Guide

Berlin: Mini Guide

One good thing about being a student, is that you get to have regular « holidays ». I put inverted comas here because even on holiday I still have to work on my thesis. But my schedule is much more flexible so it's great. A few weeks... Lire la suite ›

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Cruelty free beauty

Cruelty free beauty

It's been quite a few months now since I've started buying cosmetics that haven't been tested on animals. At first, I thought it would be an easy task. The plan was to slowly replace each item I own with one that is cruelty free. Simple.... Lire la suite ›

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easter weekend

easter weekend

Life lately has mostly been spent studying and easter weekend wasn't so different to any other weekend in that matter. However, we decided to take the opportunity of a three day weekend to pay a visit to my family in the countryside. We... Lire la suite ›

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Boot Café

Boot Café

I love coffee, and my five years in London have transformed me into a real coffee snob ! When we moved to Paris, I was surprised to find out that although we (aka the French) drink a lot of coffee, most of it is actually really horrible.... Lire la suite ›

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Rose and pomegranate porridge

Rose and pomegranate porridge

J'ai découvert le porridge durant ma première année en Angleterre. Depuis, c'est devenu mon petit déjeuner préféré. C'est délicieux, sain, crémeux et déclinable à l'infini! J'aime particulièrement y incorporer des beurres... Lire la suite ›

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Haul Soldes

Haul Soldes

Being a student means that I can only do shopping twice a year: during the sales! After being very good for the last few months, I just couldn't wait for this season's sales so I would be able to treat myself with a few pretty things ♡... Lire la suite ›

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Vienna: Mini Guide

Vienna: Mini Guide

// Après le stress des examens puis de Noël, Janvier nous offrait la période idéale pour souffler un peu et nous échapper de Paris pour un long weekend. Nous avons donc décidé d'aller voir nos amis à Vienne. C'était notre... Lire la suite ›

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A trip to Père Lachaise

A trip to Père Lachaise

On a beautiful autumn day (ie a million days ago!) we decided to go say hello to Oscar Wilde, Frederic Chopin and all their friends at the Père Lachaise Cemetery. I had been there before only once, years ago, and I had forgotten how... Lire la suite ›

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Une balade à Cabourg

Une balade à Cabourg

Cabourg is a pretty sea-side town in Normandy. It is not as well-known as Deauville but much more charming and laid back. A few days after Christmas, my mum and I decided to go there to get a bit of fresh and salty air. We had a long walk... Lire la suite ›

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Les doux souvenirs

Les doux souvenirs

So... the Christmas holidays are over (sad face). BUT I am sure we all have sweet memories of this wonderful time to cherish until next year ! I spent most of the holidays in Normandy with my family. It was so very restful and relaxing. I... Lire la suite ›

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2016 my lovelies ! I hope you had the most wonderful year. Did you have fun ? Did you make some of your dreams come true ? I hope so. If not, well, you have a whole new year in front of you to do so. As for myself, 2015 was an... Lire la suite ›

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Bruges à Noël

Bruges à Noël

About two weeks ago, Dan and I went to Belgium again to visit our friends who live in Brussels. (our friends' super cosy flat) This time though, we all decided to spend the whole of Saturday in Bruges to check out their Christmas markets... Lire la suite ›

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Joyeux Noël!

Joyeux Noël!

Joyeux noël mes chéri(e)s! J'espère que vous avez passé un très beau réveillon suivi d'une journée de Noël magique. Je vous souhaite d'avoir été couverts de cadeaux, de champagne et d'amour, parce que c'est bien pour cela que... Lire la suite ›

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C'est beau! Musée du Luxembourg

C'est beau! Musée du Luxembourg

Before the crazy busy Christmas period started, I managed to take some time off my studies to go to the Musée du Luxembourg to see the exhibition about Fragonard. I had never been to that museum before, hidden in the oh-so-pretty Jardin... Lire la suite ›

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Un merveilleux anniversaire

Un merveilleux anniversaire

What seems to be an eternity ago, Dan treated me with a trip to London for my birthday. A trip to celebrate a new year (gosh, I'm getting old) and celebrate with my friends. It was absolutely lovely! We arrived on Friday morning and headed... Lire la suite ›

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C'est beau! Musée de Minéralogie

C'est beau! Musée de Minéralogie

L'Université Mines – Paris Tech. cache dans son enceinte une merveille de musée, dédié aux cristaux et aux minéraux. Ayant toujours eut une affection particulière pour les jolis cailloux (!), j'ai décidé d'y aller, en entrainant... Lire la suite ›

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Octobre

Octobre

October came and went with the speed of light. I was a beautiful month filled with walks in parks admiring the changing of season, hours spent studying and a trip to London for my birthday!// Octobre venait tout juste d’arriver qu’il... Lire la suite ›

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Postcard from Brussels

Postcard from Brussels

Two months ago Dan and I went on a new adventure to Brussels! We happen to have a couple of friends that live there and we thought it would be a good idea to come and say hi! It was a very short trip (two and a half days) but it was so... Lire la suite ›

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