Monday, August 31, 2009

Daily Outfit: Promenade plantée et Fontainebleau

I'll be sad when the sunshine goes away.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

... But it is

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sequin Cat loves

Overloading your blog reader, apparently. Oops

Playing cards with friends: in the afternoon; with wine and cheese; on train rides.

Sequin Cat loves

The most amazing chevre!

Sequin Cat loves

Fake meat at Chinese restaurants... in fact, Chinese restaurants in general

Sequin Cat loves

Fairy floss taller than your tête!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Art in Paris

How amazing is this sculpture?

Waterfront restaurant on Île des Impressionistes

Alright, maybe this last one's a bit silly.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday Wrap-up

Unfortunately this week's summary is likely to be a dull one as I've been spending most of my waking hours here:

After weeks and weeks of leisure I am unaccustomed to working 48-hour weeks.

I did, however, get Saturday off work and welcomed an old friend to town for a day of Disney extravaganza.

Later we went to a little party in the 13th which had the most incredible backyard. I was pinching myself, and asking if we were still in Paris: fig tree, pear tree, grapevines, tool shed... Indian cakes, little games and dancing to Prince, Grease and French hip-hop. Amazing!

My lovely friends came to visit me while I was at work on Sunday

This week I am grateful for my friends being so understanding of my new routine, and for flirty customers who give generous tips!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Only in France

I can only imagine what this film is about.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mister Bed

I'm loving slumber parties as of late.

I used to feel entirely uncomfortable about staying over at other people's houses. I'd rather head home from a party at 5am than fall asleep in somebody's lounge room.

This year everything has changed and I'm a nomad with her world in her handbag: whisky, makeup, suncream, iPod, diary, knickers.

I've been thinking about my idea of home a lot lately, and where I'm going next. It'll be hard to move back to Adelaide after my Parisian life.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sequin Cat loves

Epic icecream with your friends

Sequin Cat loves

Homemade French Monopoly

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Daily Outfit: Sunday picnic at Versailles

You may have noticed that my red belt gets quite the workout...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday Wrap-up

Another BIG week!

  • Headed down to Fontainebleau to explore the castle and surrounding forests. Gorgeous greenery. After adventuring there was an amazing dinner party in the old knitting factory with homemade icecream cake. Yum.

  • Super mega awesome day at the Asterix themepark. It was stinking hot and the queues were hideously long but the epic coasters made it all worth it!

  • Group dating in the latin quarter with lots of wine and fondue. It was not as suggestive as it sounds, fear not.

  • Friday sunset picnic at Versailles, and meeting the boyfriend's little sister and (hilarious) dad. Later on, beers and dancing at the only indie club I know in Paris.

  • A sunny afternoon in the local park with novels, icecream and good company and an evening of Chinese vegetarian feasting followed by a picnic and MJ dancing on the Seine.
  • Beautiful fresh food near the Champs Elysées and a perfect Parisian Sunday afternoon: lêches vitrines, Place de la concorde, crêpe, jardin des Tuileries, la grande roue (with an AMAZING view of the city), opera singers, reggae bands and magicians at Paris Plages, Ile de la cité, and to cap it off: delicious Indian in the Marais. I went home a very happy lady.
  • Starting a new job! The first two days have been exhausting (10 hours straight, bite to eat at 11pm), on the feet the whole time, but my colleagues are really decent and it's highly amusing to be a French waitress. Not sure how long the novelty will last but at the moment I'm enjoying the tips (mostly from tourists) and am looking forward to my first pay cheque.
  • Otherwise: my new money belt, walking through Montmartre at 1am and looking at stars, taking the tramway along grass, Promenade Plantée, splashing water on the back of my neck to cool down, lovely emails from parents and friends,, writing in my diary when I have the chance, making travel plans....
La vie est belle, chers amis!

Daily Outfit: Local library

A blistering hot day calls for enjoying the comfort of your own home and the local library.

I am obsessed with this new floral tote bag.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Daily Outfit: Windswept at Mont St. Michel

Just wanted to share my definition of 'practical clothes' - perfect for shlooping through quicksand, naps in fields, hiking along a road and climbing up and down numerous steps....

Monday, August 17, 2009

Morning commute

Imagine being greeted by this every day...

I'm starting a (new) job tomorrow. Unfortunately my commute won't be nearly as glorious.

Paris funfair

The funfair alongside the jardin des Tuileries makes for a lovely nighttime stroll.

I went back there today and rode the ferris wheel for a glorious view of all of Paris.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday Wrap-up

It's been another smashing week!

  • I went to Eurodisney... again. I bought an annual pass and I intend to make the most of it!

Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Gorged on fake meat at a vegan Chinese restaurant. Delish and cheap cheap! I'll be heading back..
  • Enjoyed some alone time and caught up with emails. Skyped with my parents (and cat). Cooked eggplant pasta and had a Friday night movie date with my French mom
  • One of the best weekends of my life: took the train out near Fontainebleau and stayed in my friend's old knitting factory home. Ate a ridiculous amount of cheese and drank much, much red wine. Had a dinner party, walks around the quaint medieval city, played scrabble, had my hair cut, drove (!!), ate delicious icecream, sat by the river for hours... all in amazing company. Sunday night came and we didn't want the weekend to end so we stayed another night

  • Collecting my buddy from the airport for a week of adventures. Château de Fontainebleau and Asterix themepark here we come...

Daily Outfit: Lunch date with a policeman

We met up for sushi in the 17th.

This outfit is two weeks old (I told you I'm an undisciplined blogger!)
Paris has been ridiculously hot as of late.