Made some things for a surprise party

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What better reason to throw a party than the return of a classmate from summer semester last year ? Minor French error aside (see if you can spot it), we had plenty of fun with the props the entire evening, mid-conversation most times.

Bastille Day 2014

We were supposed to go on our friend’s moored péniche to view the fireworks like last year but the husband woke up feeling unwell so that plan was eventually scrapped (likewise no bals des pompiers this year thanks to the World Cup final extra time). Viewing the fireworks on the telly replete with music and aerial shots meant I ended the night with a better idea of the “War and Peace” theme commemorating the centenary of WWI.

p/s Super cute Google doodle by Julie Adore never mind that it is accidentally in Luxembourg flag colors ! Did you know the very first doodle was created for Bastille Day 2000 ?

La Promenade plantée








I had heard of the High Line before I even knew that the Promenade Plantée exists. Turns out this is the elevated linear park that had inspired the NYC project. One day I’ll like to walk the whole stretch.

La Promenade plantée
Quinze-Vingts, 75012 Paris, France

Not a hoarder of used items


A little crystal something just because and then the aunt bought me a chinoiserie plate I had my eyes set on. This is all very exciting, definitely looking forward to more flea market jaunts !

Enter the world of brocantes and marchés aux puces






I’d like to think that I’ve been properly inducted into the world of French flea markets now that I’ve been to my first accompanied by an uncle and an aunt who are seasoned buyers.

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