On my way… by Marie

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life


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Birthday Girl!

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Oh my gosh! Time flies so quickly! I’m turning 19 today and I almost feel like I turned 18 yesterday whereas it was… well, a year ago :p! I must say that it’s quite a weird thing to think that it’s actually my last “teen” year, before the “big” 20, but that’s alright, that’s just the way things are supposed to happen, isn’t i?! ^^

And I don’t know about you, but every year, for every single birthday, I’ve got kind of a flashback of all these past years that makes me realise how lucky I am! Because even though it’s true to say that my family can’t really be granted this beautiful word that is “a family”, I feel extremely lucky when I think of my friends… whether they are the good old friends I’ve known like… forever or the ones I’ve met more recently! They’re all so very important to me, they are people as sweet as honey who managed to leave some of their sticky sweetness in my life, but above all… in my heart ❤!

I wish I could have spent this B-day with both English and French friends, so I’m not dedicating this post to myself (though it’s my birthday), but to these amazing people… all of them, whether they are British, French, Dutch or Australian! They all mean so much to me and they all have such a big part of my heart, that I honestly don’t really care where I’ll spend my birthday, because I know that whether it’s here or there, they’re in my heart… so wherever I might celebrate turning a year older, they’ll be with me and this is all that TRULY matters!

So here’s to them! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! ❤❤❤

With this, let’s…

Keep holding on to what and who we love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

MUCH LOVE ❤

xoxo

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* The Very Inspiring Blogger Award *

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Wow! Already my third award since the creation of the blog and the first “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”! I still can’t believe it! I saw I was nominated by Dear Kitty. Some blog last week and I simply couldn’t realize!! I mean… that’s pretty great, isn’t it?! So I would like to thank her so much for this nomination, as well as you, my lovely readers… because (let’s be honest) I wouldn’t be writing this post if you hadn’t been there all this time ❤ Much love to all of you ❤

THE VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Display the award on your blog
  • Link back to the person who nominated you
  • State 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers, link to them, and notify them about their nominations

Seven things about myself

  1. I love my friends VERY VERY VERY much ❤ ❤ ❤ (but as everybody I guess ;)!)
  2. I’m totally addicted to my cat and my horse #LoveThem ❤
  3. I HATE beetroot (honestly!!!)
  4. I definitely plan to go to London more & more often (I wouldn’t be a real London lover without it!)
  5. I like watching Britain’s Got Talent #BGT with my lovely British family and giggling at the VERY hopeless participants ;p
  6. I LOVE macaroons (but literally L.O.V.E. them) – my big/little naughty guilty pleasure ^^
  7. I really need to eat some chocolate RIGHT NOW :3

My 15 nominees (drumroll please!)…

  1. Fille à la Mod
  2. Journal d’une rêveuse schizophrène
  3. Delimoon
  4. Les ateliers de Madman
  5. Ornella’s Reality
  6. Flora’s table
  7. Mlle Caramel-Cake
  8. Pride in Photos
  9. Feed me with good food
  10. Julia Linn
  11. Flavie Peticoeur 
  12. Simply me just be
  13. My favourite pastime
  14. Lili Thistle
  15. Envies & Evasions

Once again, thank you so much to Dear Kitty. Some blog for nominating me, it truly means a lot; and to all of you guys 😉

Keep up and…

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo

 


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What about a walk in Paris?!

Today I want to take you to Paris, but I particularly want to take someone over there. This person (who created Jamie Ward’s Fan Page on Twitter) has just turned 15 today, so it’d be kind of my birthday present. And who could be a better guide than a French ‘demoiselle‘? I mean, even if you’re not Parisian, you are French! and try to find a French person who’s never been to Paris? I personally don’t know anyone in that case, but if that kind of persons ‘exists’, well… SHAME ON YOU!!!

Consequently, so as to help this young British ‘demoiselle‘ to plan her little trip to Paris, I decided to share, through this blogpost, all my must-dos, must-sees & my diverse crushes in Paris ;)!

First, I’m going to give you all my favorite sights … It may seem (and actually it is) a bit touristy, but you can’t miss the following sightseeings (THERE’S NO WAY!!!)

Our beautiful reigning Lady, I’m obviously talking about the Eiffel Tower…

The amazing Musée du Louvre…

The gorgeous Notre-Dame…

Then if you want to have an old good “green time” & some fresh air, a little walk in the 14th arrondissement, in the lovely Jardin du Luxembourg (where, by the way, Cosette & Marius were supposed to have met #LesMisérables) or in the Parc Monceau will definitely make your day!

14th arrondissement - Photos from Et si on se promenait à Paris!

14th arrondissement – Photos from Et si on se promenait à Paris!

Jardin du Luxembourg - Photo from Hello it's Valentine

Jardin du Luxembourg – Photo from Hello it’s Valentine

Jardin du Luxembourg - Photo from Hello it's Valentine

Jardin du Luxembourg – Photo from Hello it’s Valentine

Parc Monceau - Photos from Et si on se promenait à Paris!

Parc Monceau – Photos from Et si on se promenait à Paris!

Then I think, you can’t miss the majestic Opéra Garnier…

I’m just gonna add a few places, which have been suggested by Amélie, a friend of mine; The Place de la Madeleine (“one of the most Parisian place in Paris” she wrote), Place Vendôme,the Catacombs (“if you don’t fear the ghosts of the French Revolution” she made notice ^^ By the way, I L.O.V.E. that comment Amélie!) and the old house of Nicolas Flamel (“one of the oldest house of the town, which today hosts a great restaurant!” she eventually declared) (51 rue de Montmorency, 3ème arrondissement)

Photos from: *http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/22893861.jpg *http://www.pariswebtvquartier.fr/fr/tv-montparnasse/mon-quartier/musees-128/les-catacombes-de-paris-1359/ *http://vivrelemarais.typepad.fr/.a/6a00d8341d8a0f53ef017c37181609970b-800wi *http://toptravellists.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Night-Place-Vendome-Paris-France.jpg

Photos from:
*http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/22893861.jpg
*http://www.pariswebtvquartier.fr/fr/tv-montparnasse/mon-quartier/musees-128/les-catacombes-de-paris-1359/
*http://vivrelemarais.typepad.fr/.a/6a00d8341d8a0f53ef017c37181609970b-800wi
*http://toptravellists.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Night-Place-Vendome-Paris-France.jpg

As far as I’m concerned, my two very favorite places to be in Paris are, without any doubt, the Pont des Arts (where lovers are used to hooking padlocks on the bridge – I am definitely a romantic person, so this is (to me) a not-to-miss!!!! And my dear little British girl, if there’s a guy out there, who makes your heart beat, and if you wanna leave a part of you in Paris… well, there’s nothing else for it but to buy a lovely padlock ;)!) & the very stunning Montmartre!

Montmartre - Photos from: *http://www.ames.lt/uploads/images/Prancuzija/Paryzius_1.jpg *http://www.montmartre-guide.com/userfiles/moulin_rouge_01.jpg *http://www.montmartre-site.com/images/station-anvers-montmartre.JPG *http://cache.wanderfly.com/images/user/674/i-250731857_e670b9ff7ae1417e519b2761a1368549.jpg

Montmartre – Photos from:
*http://www.ames.lt/uploads/images/Prancuzija/Paryzius_1.jpg
*http://www.montmartre-guide.com/userfiles/moulin_rouge_01.jpg
*http://www.montmartre-site.com/images/station-anvers-montmartre.JPG
*http://cache.wanderfly.com/images/user/674/i-250731857_e670b9ff7ae1417e519b2761a1368549.jpg

Furthermore, I would like to add two must-dos, at least two things I really fancy doing when I’m in Paris… The first thing is the traditional little cruise on a ‘bateau-mouche’ on the Seine (which is a river boat), where you can enjoy DELICIOUS dishes, and the second one is the unmissable ‘rendez-vous’ 52 rue de L’Université (75007 Paris), where you can get a perfume made-to-measure (it’s really cool!!!! LOVE it :D!)

A little cruise on a 'bateau-mouche' - Photo from http://images.city-residences.com/3/Bateau_Mouche_by_javierly.jpg

A little cruise on a ‘bateau-mouche‘ – Photo from http://images.city-residences.com/3/Bateau_Mouche_by_javierly.jpg

Un Parfum sur mesure - Photo from Et si on se promenait à Paris!

Un Parfum sur mesure – Photo from Et si on se promenait à Paris!

Un Parfum sur mesure - Photo from Et si on se promenait à Paris!

Un Parfum sur mesure – Photo from Et si on se promenait à Paris!

Now, the second part of this post is more related to foodies (and VERY Yummy foodies, please!)… Mmmm! I can already see you drooling over!!! You’ll especially find here all my good addresses (in a word, my favorite ones :p!)

Let’s start with the section I like to call “Lunch & Brunch” (it also include “Dinner” but the other two rhyme! :D)

The very stylish Maxim’s… (3 rue Royale, 75008 Paris)

My very cherished Café Pinson… (6 rue du Forez, 75008 Paris)

The lovely La Chambre aux Oiseaux… (48 rue Bichat, 75010 Paris)

If you want to taste the very delicate French flavors, there’s nowhere else to go but to Le Dauphin… (131 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris). It may be a bit expensive, but it’s DEFINITELY worth it! Trust me!

Photos from: *https://plus.google.com/111853455275627146872/photos/photo/5869272619934947138?hl=fr by Markel Redondo *http://theskinnybib.com/2011/10/28/le-dauphin-inaki-aizpitarte-paris/ The Skinny Bib

Photos from:
*https://plus.google.com/111853455275627146872/photos/photo/5869272619934947138?hl=fr by Markel Redondo
*http://theskinnybib.com/2011/10/28/le-dauphin-inaki-aizpitarte-paris/ The Skinny Bib

And if you feel like having a pizza because you’re fed up with French food (which I truly doubt – and no, I’m not chauvinistic when I say that!), you can eat very good pizzas (if not the best in Paris, but this is only my humble opinion :p) at Pink Flamingo Pizza… (105 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris)

Pink Flamingo Pizza - Photo from http://www.leblogdelamechante.fr

Pink Flamingo Pizza – Photo from http://www.leblogdelamechante.fr

Pink Flamingo Pizza - Photo from http://www.leblogdelamechante.fr

Pink Flamingo Pizza – Photo from http://www.leblogdelamechante.fr

And at last, I’ll finish that post with the best places to have the so precious British TEA TIME!!! (I’m an addict as well, so no offense ;)!)

Well first, you’ve got the very renowned French macaroons maker, Ladurée, where you’ll undoubtedly enjoy the most refined macaroons (or should I say ‘macarons‘?! but not only ;)!) (21 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris)

The very girly and colorful Bogato… (7 rue Liancourt, 75014 Paris)

And eventually, the VERY, VERY, VERY Yummy Yummy Oh Mon Cake… (154 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris)

And here it is (at least, I think :)!) I hope you, guys, enjoyed this post & I particularly hope that it will be useful to my little British girl, who (I’m sure) will enjoy Paris 😉

Now, before I leave you with this, I just want to say what I’m used to say…

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo (or maybe, for once, should I say… Bisous Bisous)

PS: When you’re in Paris, my lovely one (or my sweet British girl, as I’ve called you all along that post), don’t mind the taxi drivers (everybody knows they’re quite rude ^^, unless you’re lucky and you’ll get one a bit nicer than the others… but don’t be pessimistic if it doesn’t happen, I’ve never had a ‘sweet’ Parisian taxi driver neither :p!) But most of all, ENJOY!!!!