On my way… by Marie

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


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Some lovely & gorgeous creations @ 👠💄👗 Esprit 50s 👠💄👗

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OMG! Today is such an exciting day (even though this happiness is limited now that I’m separated from my little cat…:(!!! )! I’ve had some good news and so as to celebrate, I had a lovely (but cheeky) buy on Esprit Fiftieswebsite!

Look at the beautiful headband I’ve just ordered… I truly can’t wait to have it ^^!!!

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Eva von Dotties, the designer of Esprit Fifties, takes you back to the 50s with all her gorgeous & very feminine creations! She makes you discover (or Rediscover) the pinups’ world and all the fashion of those years we are nowadays definitely in love with (don’t dare tell me the opposite :p!).

I’m just gonna let you discover my little selection of my favourite creations now 😉 This one is mostly made up of headbands (I’m a big fan! I must admit :p!), but you’ll also see a magnificent pair of tights, as well as a lovely bracelet 🙂

Enjoy… my little budding pinups 😉

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If you want to follow Eva’s brand new works, you can like Esprit Fifties’ Facebook Page or follow this incredible designer on Twitter and Instagram!!!

I promise you won’t be disappointed! I am personally absolutely enchanted by every new collection!!!!

With this,

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

Much love from the 50s :p!!! ❤ ❤

xoxo

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My Little weakness… 🎀 LES BOBINES DE JULIE 🎀

Hello there, my beautiful diamonds! Today, I would like to broach a very important subject that is my unconditional love for bracelets! And more precisely, I’d like to introduce you to a young and very talented designer, whose name is Julie and who creates amazing & gorgeous jewellery!!!! I think I’m literally in love with all her creations, but I made a lovely little selection with my favourite pieces JUST FOR YOU <3!!!

You will undeniably observe the authenticity and freshness of her bracelets! They are very simple but different at the same time… and what I love the most is that you can wear them whenever you want, whether it’s for an usual day of work (to brighten up your day ;)!!!), for a party or even for a very special occasion where you want to wear a lovely, sophisticated & not-very-expensive set of jewels!!!

In a word, whatever your situation is, there’s absolutely NO excuse not to wear one of the splendid creations of Julie 😉 !

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I hope you liked this lovely discovery (if only it was something new to you :p!) and I hope you’ll now rush on her website here, or even on her Instagram or Twitter to have your first cheeky buy or only to tell Julie how great her work is ;)!!!

With this, my precious,

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

xoxo


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Feeling blessed to know THEM…

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“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”

― Steve MaraboliUnapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

(That’s what I’m gonna try to do anyway… make this post worth remembering for all the people it is dedicated to…)

“THEM”… all the fantastic people I’ve met and learnt to know lately. Their names? You probably don’t care, but I nonetheless want to mention them, because it matters to me… I’m sure you already know both Florence (also called Flavie Peticoeur on her blog, my adorable #PetitChatPréféré) and Jamie (the lovely & amazing current Marius, performing in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre in London) I had the chance to interview a bit earlier this year! You may also know Chloé (from La penderie de Chloé – blog) who shares a common taste for cider (not to say LOVE… you’re gonna think we’re alcoholic :p! Actually naww, not with cider :p!!!). I would also like to talk about three incredible British girls, whose names are Caroline, Becky and Laura (a very great bunch of people ^^). And the last persons I want to mention are the incredible girls, running Jamie Ward’s and Celinde Schoenmaker’s fan pages; I’m obviously talking about my very much loved Jenna & Stela and Julia (Love you, girls xxx)!

Now that I’ve made the presentations, I think I can start explaining why I feel so blessed. I’m saying “blessed”, but I could also say “thankful” and “lucky”, or even “happy”… because those people are SIMPLY & TRULY amazing, and they do make me happy :)!

Steve Maraboli once wrote, “It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts.” When I arrived in England, I was totally, completely broken… my family was entirely destroyed, my life in France was kind of a mess (and… still is, to be honest, but I’ll deal with that when I’m back :s), I couldn’t see the good things in life anymore… (hopefully, the only things I could hold on to were my cat and my horse – fortunately, my very much loved horse is still here, living his BEAUTIFUL horse life, and still not bothered by all the bullshit life can bring :p, but my little cat is not well at all and it truly kills me 😦 …)  but since then… I met some very lovely, adorable, amazing, incredible, gentle and sweet people over here… across the sea 😉 (I could find lots of adjectives of that kind to describe them, but I think I shall stop here for the moment ^^)! And those people (that now includes the ones I mentioned at the very beginning of this post) changed everything… In a word, they gave me my smile back :D! What’s more important than that?! Nothing really… I think they simply proved me, showed me that there was a place to belong to, a place where a happy life was well and truly possible, this so very special and cherished place, where I met them… England!

So, yeah! I feel blessed and thankful and lucky to know these people… my lovely British family, Caroline, Jamie, Florence, Chloé, Jenna, Becky, Laura, Stela and Julia…

So to you, guys, who have spent at least four minutes with me in some way :p, I just want to say THANK YOU! Thank you for being in my life today, thank you for bringing joy back in my life, thank you for being who you are and doing what you do! I love you like I love sparkles, I love you like I love my horse and cat, I love you like I love my family and I love you like I love having the last word ;p! And, believe me, THAT’S real love ;)! Xxx

(I would like to say a special thank you to Jamie, who definitely made my day the other evening (see! I have still not got over it ;p!) when he sent that very sweet & lovely tweet). 🙂

With this, the only thing I’d like to wish you, my very dear readers, is to feel that way too… Feeling thankful and blessed for what and who you have in your life that makes you happy… I truly & sincerely wish this for all of you, simply because, I think, that’s one of the keys to happiness, to YOUR happiness 😉

So…

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

Much love ❤

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

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*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!!!!