Welcome back friends!
Today I am celebrating my first day back at the Studio after a very very long summer break... As always the kids and I spent a few weeks in France - in the country side, and as always I escaped a few days in Paris to attend the Playtime trade show and touch base with my friends.
If you go to Paris soon, here are a few of the places I checked out that may be worth a visit...
#1 Restaurant Au Sésame, along the Canal St Martin. Great for lazy Sunday brunches or a quick lunch... I love the vibe, friendly staff and good food. Very nice in the evening too as the Canal St Martin is a pretty vibrant place to be!
#2 Bleuet Coquelicot: in the same area is an interesting little flower shop and cabinet de curiosité called Bleuet Coquelicot.
The restaurant has now extended to an épicerie on the opposite side of the road.
-> it's not exactly cheap, and it's best to make a reservation first as it's quite popular. No aircon!
#4 La Pâtisserie des Rêves: I had been following them for a while on Instagram and everything seemed so delicious. We visited their corner shop at le BHV at the end of the day. It was good but I was disappointed by the service and the overall look of the place. It's probably better to go to their main stores.
#5 Shopping at BA&SH, rue Etienne Marcel: I wasn't very familiar with the brand, but I loved their flagship store. Everything was desirable, wallpaper included!
Long, hot summer nights in Paris are something special, especially when you have a balcony!
with my friend Rosy (@inspirationkinses) who came all the way from Brussels to see me!
I was super happy to meet up with French jewelry designer Natacha Plano, as we had been in touch on Instagram for a while and I really love her delightful work - especially the dolls! We managed to have breakfast together before heading to Playtime Paris, it was sweet, thank you again Natacha.
I am the happy owner of Ninon ♡
I had yet another breakfast with my dear friend Blandine, who is always super positive and enthusiastic and she's also very creative. I am glad we could meet up on such short notice, I can't remember of missing a meet-up over the past 10 years (as long as I was going to Paris anyway).
I want to thank them all again for taking the time to meet up with me. Love you girls! bisous...