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, Paris Guide, PlacesNo 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)
(Métro: Abbesses)

August 23, 2012 • NQSW shots, Paris Guide, PlacesNo Comments

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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It’s finally summer in the city and I am so ready for having fun in the sun. This year one of my favorite coffee-garden is the one in “Clärchens Ballhaus”. They recently opened an extra garden plus a cozy hidden terrace in the backyard. It’s one of the most adorable hideaways, that Berlin Mitte has to offer.

It’s also really nice in the evening. Wine, dine and dance away …

Clärchens Ballhaus
Auguststraße 24,  10117 Berlin

April 29, 2012 • Berlin Guide, NQSW shots, PlacesNo Comments

If you’re planing a stroll trough the charming ‘Le Marais’ area, you should pay a visit to my latest discovery. Odetta a cute little vintage boutique, which offers a great selection of vintage designer clothes, accessories and furniture.

76 rue des Tournelles, 75003 Paris
(Métro: Chemin Vert)


My passion for concept stores took me all the way to the less touristic part of Montmartre in Paris.
The urban gardening store Les Mauvaises Graines is a really cool and original place, run by two very sympathetic guys, who turned out to be the neighbors and lunch-mates of the Atypyk boys. What a nice surprise! We had a good lunch all together and I’ve been so happy about the new discovery.

Les Mauvaises Graines
25 rue Custine,  75018 Paris
(Métro: Château Rouge)

It’s Thursday and I have spend all week on my couch with a cooling pad on my face. My wisdom tooth had to go and what remains is a huge appetite. I came along this great little film about Tartine Bakery on Chantelle Grady’s blog and I’m sooo much in the mood to bake my own bread, open my first bakery and hang out on the beach with some cute surfers…OK. enough! It’s time for a new cooling pad and some smoothie.

March 15, 2012 • PlacesNo Comments