amour Paris

Missing Paris today. so happy to be in Bondi and close to the beach but still can't wait to go back!


Just ordered these two little gems off Ebay in a moment of study distraction. Seems I'm having a thing for spikes at the moment. And I know everyone else is but might as well jump onto the trend band wagon once or twice. I think they are being shipped from a distant asian country...so they may arrive sometime before the end of the year but hey ho. 

Also swooning after these! I find it hard to resist a chunky heel. Love the stud details. Im not sure if my bank account would love them quite as much though. .. x




Matt and I saw this the other night- our first official date since we've been Bondi bound! Neither of us consider ourselves a big spiderman fan at all but this movie proved worth the 136 minutes of running time. Firstly, Andrew Garfield is a hundred times less annoying then Toby Maguire. Toby Maguire has this confused, naive look permanently planted on his face which he seems to utilise in every film. I never believed him flailing around in that red spandex but Andrew Garfield is a different story. I read interviews with him re the film and Spiderman's been his hero since he was a kid so he had a strong allegiance to the story and took the role really seriously which shows when you watch it.
Plus, cos Emma Stone and Garfield are lovers in real life, they have the cutest on screen chemistry! I honestly believed he would truly launch off any perilous web in order to save her. True Love.

Go watch! x


well it has taken me so long to get around to writing this. we now have a dial tone in our new little bondi home so the prospects of internet are itching higher as we speak. what a treat it will be to be connected to the world again. endless skype and video watching= too good for words!

anyway, digressing...
Matt and I went to (hell yes) Paris last month!
we were there for a glorious week and stayed in Montmatre and Jourdain. Paris is a funny city and some people seem to have a strange aversion to it. Before we left a tonne of people said Paris, quote: "smells like pee, and is dirty and overated." I was very keen to make my own opinions about the popular city and was so unsure what to expect.

I don't what the hell people are talking about  - Paris rules!!
It was like a holiday for every sense. The smells, the people, the food, the language, the culture, the history, the buskers, the cafes, the crepes. The best decision we made was staying in local's apartments instead of hotels. We found Airbnb through a friend and they allow anyone to rent out or stay in a locals apartment at your chosen destination. It's so easy to organise and meant we had a whole apartment to our self in Montmatre for $85AUD/night for the both of us! It beat staying in a stuffy hotel room for a thousand dollars a night. It was cool doing it that way too cos we felt like locals, armed with the apartments building code and all the owners local knowledge about the best places to go and the ones to avoid.

There's so many wonderful things about Paris that make it so unique. The pace of the city is so much slower then I'm used too in Sydney. I never saw anyone running around with takeaway coffees or gross petrol station sausage rolls but the french seem to have this wonderful ability to dictate life at their own pace. They'll sit and enjoy a coffee with someone for hours if they want. I don't know if they have an abundance of time or they just make time to value slowing down and enjoying life. Whatver it is- it's a quality the ratrace cities should learn to embrace. I could probably rant on for twenty pages about everything I learnt and saw in Paris but ultimately it was the best place I've been so far. To me, Paris was like wandering through a film set- where you just can't quite believe anything you're seeing is actually real. History abounds in every single building and cobblestone.

Maybe the Paris haters like to diss the city cos they consider it too 'mainstream' now and it sounds far more cultured to rave on about the "south of France".
Well I don't think it does. And I don't think I will ever be ready to discount the woo of the city of lights. Oui.
paris apartment living x
view from Sacre Coeur
luxemborg gardens
the lourve
top of the eiffel tower!
the pantheon

je t'aime x



Hello blog sphere! I am still alive.
We are back from our trip with a firm European heart in tow and we have just moved house to North Bondi (!!!!) so I have had zero time to collect my thoughts together to bloooooggg.
Coming soon though- a zillion and one photos of Europe and all my recommendations, things we learnt, where to go etc etc. For now, below is probably one of my favourite shots from our trip.  We spent an afternoon lazing under this strangely alluring mr eiffel tower.
Tune in next week folks. x