notquitesnowwhite.com // Parisian Fall

Paris in November looks even on a cloudy day pretty decadent and chic. My plants are jealous. Wearing already winter gear and waiting for the first snow is not as glamorous as posing on a Parisian balcony.

November 18, 2013 • NQSW shots, SpottedNo Comments
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
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notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer

 

On my last trip to Paris, I fell in love with Jean Didier Georges. It’s the name of the cozy blue room at the adorable boutique hotel “La Villa 1901″ in Nancy, France. The host Isabelle has turned the former family house into a luxurious hideaway and named the rooms after each of her kids. Love the touch of vintage, the colours and all the little details. So relaxed and sophisticated. Perfect! Argh, I really need to go back there.

Ps: Click on arrows to see more pictures.

August 26, 2013 • PlacesNo Comments
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer
notquitesnowwhite // LaVilla1901 // Photo Babette Fischer

 

It’s not a secret anymore. Traveling to France is one of my favorite pleasures in life. Especially when I can spend the nights in a nice cozy place with a great breakfast.

Look what I’ve found on my last trip to Paris. La Villa 1901 in Nancy is definitely one of the top places to stop. It’s a super cool boutique hotel with a cute concept store in the garden. The wonderful host Isabelle has turned this place into a little oasis. Her breakfast is just as amazing as her interior decoration style.

I’m in love with this place. It’s all really inspiring. Soon, I will post more photos of the rooms. If you can’t wait, click on my homepage for more pictures.

July 11, 2013 • Interiors, NQSW shots, Places1 Comment

notquitesnowwhite - L'art du jardin
notquitesnowwhite - L'art du jardin
notquitesnowwhite - L'art du jardin
notquitesnowwhite - L'art du jardin - Salad wrenches
notquitesnowwhite - L'art du jardin - lawnmower by ATYPYK
notquitesnowwhite - L'art du jardin
notquitesnowwhite - L'art du jardin

Today some snapshots from the opening of the exhibition “L’art du jardin” at Grand Palais in Paris. It has been the most beautiful garden installation I have ever seen. The perfect inspiration for urban garden lovers, so fun and crazy. Did you see the cute tricycle lawn-mower by ATYPYK? A brilliant idea for keeping the kids busy on Sundays.

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June 10, 2013 • Decoration, NQSW shotsNo Comments

notquitesnowwhite - roadtrip

Greetings from France! I’m on a roadtrip from Berlin to Paris. Soon, I will share a few images from Nancy and Paris. “Roland Garros” is on my list for tomorrow. Fingers crossed for the perfect Tennis weather!

May 29, 2013 • NQSW shotsNo 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