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Ahhh Paris… , I love you!
I’m just back from a short trip to my favorite city. Escaping the November rain, I went to see the Alaïa exhibition at Palais Galliéra and Musée d’Art Moderne. It’s one of the most beautiful presentation I’ve ever seen. Magnifique!

November 13, 2013 • NQSW shots, Paris, Style2 Comments

Here is my little Paris review. This time we were staying at a cute apartment in Le Marais. The area is extremely historic, arty, young and very very busy. For shopping and inspiration I totally enjoy the Rue Vieille-du-Temple neighborhood. Don’t miss to pass by MERCI, have a coffee at the Institut Suedois and for dinner try the traditional “Les Philosophes” or the hip and very Pink Flamingo pizza place.

For the classic superhip & chic go to Collette, Astier de Villatte, Ba&sh at Rue Saint-Honoré. Enjoy the cool shops and the beautiful architecture at Palais Royal and say Bonjour to Mona Lisa at the Louvre.

Get the best “Oh mon dieu”-view from Sacré-Cœur. For the romance and the real Paris feeling walk the streets of the cute Montmartre neighborhood. For the best ideas in town go to Atypyk and Les Mauvaises Graines.

For the real deal – the less touristic Paris, try the 9th arrondissement (around Rue Condorcet & Rue Navarin), find beautiful vintage outfits at Chezel, have lunch at Hôtel Amour and take a tea at Musée de la Vie Romantique.

Last but not least – my latest discovery – Rue de Grenelle at Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Classy and very inspiring. Don’t miss to check out the Maison Martin Margiela shop and the most fun Bonton kids shop.

Voilà! I’m driving back home with plenty of nice memories, Champagne in the boot and a Vogue on the backseat.

January 3, 2013 • My favorite shops, NQSW shots, ParisNo Comments

Wishing everyone a happy and fun 2013! Hope the new year will bring you a lot of inspiration, happiness and peace.

Love
Babette

December 31, 2012 • NQSW shots, ParisNo Comments

in the garden
the Café
the blue gate

My all time favorite place to take a very Parisian break, is the Swedish Institute (SI) in Le Marais.

This wonderful Parisian ‘Hôtel particulier’ is one of the most beautiful places where you can discover Swedish culture, art and design. I love the Café with all the yummy Swedish pastries and the cozy scandinavian atmosphere. Make sure you pay a visit to the garden. It’s magic!

Ps: Isn’t it crazy to go all the way to Paris to have a perfect Swedish coffee moment? I guess it’s all about the mix. Simply perfect!

Institut suédois
11 rue Payenne, 75003 Paris
(Métro: Saint-Paul)

August 27, 2012 • NQSW shots, ParisNo Comments

Le Miroir is my favorite place to wine & dine¹ when I’m in Montmartre. It’s the kind of neighborhood bistro you wish to find when you are hungry in Paris. Perfect for a yummy lunch² or a cozy dinner. Just make sure you reserve a table.

¹ the “cafe gourmand” takes you to the moon and back!
² if you have spend all your money and you want to enjoy French cuisine,  go there for lunch!
The lunch menu is absolutely affordable and the food is amazing.

Le Miroir
94 rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris
+33 (0)1.46.06.50.73
(Métro: Abbesses)

August 23, 2012 • NQSW shots, Paris, PlacesNo Comments
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Last time I have been in Paris at my friends place, I totally fell in love with the exquisite handmade tableware of Astier de Villatte.

The little boutique on Rue St.Honoré takes you on a trip to another century. So inspiring and sensual.
Ps: Don’t forget to check out each and every one of their candles.

Astier de Villatte
173 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
(Métro: Palais Royal)

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Answer: Still in bed!!!
Dreaming of Paris… has kept me busy for the last couple of days. I have spend some days in bed struggling with heavy migraine and toothache. Merry x-mas!
Is there anything worse than being sick during Summer? I guess there is… so I’ll stop crying.
Paris is the pain killer Nr.1!!! So I decided to take you to Paris next week and share my favorite places. After all the Berlin exploring it’s time for some “Très chic, très hip, très sexy”!

August 17, 2012 • NQSW shots, ParisNo Comments