Tomorrow I'll be flying to Tuscany for some time off in heaven. A beautiful holiday home, great company, delicious food, charming Italians, idyllic landscapes and sunshine. Ciao!

photos via lifeslittleluxuries - the blog of my BFF and travel companion

It Mylk


I'm an ice cream girl. A perfect hot summer day isn't complete without a scoop or two. Ben&Jerry's have stood by me in sickness and in health. Haägen-Dazs and Magnum were there to celebrate good times and the Australians are just around the corner for a quick pick-me-up. Even abroad, I'm always on the lookout for the best frozen creams. 
In Paris you can eat all the ice you want without feeling guilty. It Mylk sells all kinds of frozen yoghurt, milkshakes and cheesecake. You can have your pick topped with fresh fruit, mini macarons or chocolates. All products are homemade with natural ingredients and contain almost no calories. Second serving anyone?

Parisian chic


One of the books on my current wishlist is 'Parisian chic, a style guide' by Inès de la Fressange. Never heard of her? She was the first model to sign an exclusive contract with Chanel in the 80s, a muse of Lagerfeld and is currently brand ambassador for Roger Vivier. In her style guide she captures the secrets behind the effortless chic of Paris' women. From a list of brilliant basics to fashion faux pas and her carnet d'adresses, the guide gives simple tips to dress in style. Mr Visa, where are you?

Les fleurs


Year after year, Paris reveals great shopping spots to me. On my trip last week, I stumbled accross a cute little shop in the Bastille area. Les fleurs sells a huge selection of jewelry, decoration, toys, bags, stationery... as soon as you enter the shop you won't know where to look first. Every nook and cranny is filled with goodies. I fell in love with the fun buttons from Spanish brand Le petit pot. Monsieur Moustache was my favourite and now he's mine... No time for a visit? Check the online shop!

6 Passage Josset

Paris mon amour


Just got back from three lovely days in Paris. The sun was shining, the food was delicious (macarons overdose anyone?) and found some lovely new addresses to add to my little black book. Perfect mini-break, wish I was still there...

Mamie Gâteaux


I will be spending three - no doubt - lovely days in Paris next week, can hardly wait... After the first obligatory stop at Ladurée for some first-class macarons in rainbow colours, I'm off to explore the city. My hotel is located in the lovely Saint-Germain area and one of my favourite lunch spots there is Mamie Gâteaux. Soup, salads, sweet and tasty homemade tarts in a cozy décor. Next to the salon de thé is a little brocante shop where they sell vintage tableware, linnen and small furniture. Sit at one of the tables on their streetside terras and watch the world go by while you enjoy some delicious food. Bon appétit!

66, rue du Cherche-Midi

Tous les jours dimanches


This petite restauration in Vieux Lille has a name that says it all... Sit back in one of the cute vintage chairs, have some delicious food and relax. For 13,50 euro you can choose one of the tasty grilled sandwiches with a glass of wine and a coffee. Or opt for a slice of quiche with a green salad, a homemade lasagna or an appetizing salad. In the afternoon you can pick a slice of fruit pie, a tartelette or dessert, accompanied by a cup of tea from Mariage Frères. The place is filled with treasures from flea markets, so cast an eye around while you're enjoying the food.

13, rue Masurel, Vieux Lille



I'm a list maker: grocery lists, recipes I want to make, places to visit, things to do... I write them down in notebooks, on post-its, on scraps of paper that then pile up on my desk. Anyway, I found a new address for my places-to-visit-list: Sfäär in Tallinn. The capital of Estland is European Capital of Culture in 2011 and Sfäär is the address to visit if you're there. It's a mix of restaurant and shop with vintage furniture, books, cool clothes and more. Yummy food and fashion, a perfect combination!

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