Almost a month until our #axtenadventures take us to France Can’t wait to explore the ports of Marseilles and taste bouillabaisse where it was founded; eat Lyonnaise saucisson and visit the famous Jean Paul Bocuse estate, wander the streets of Paris looking for the best macarones and croissants; roam the champagne countryside to the Veuve Chateau! Is it the end of August yet?
Je préfère vivre en optimiste et me tromper, que vivre en pessimiste et avoir toujours raison. #wheninparis
Thế nào là một ngày đẹp trời ở Paris? Là khi nắng vừa đủ để bạn phải đưa tay lên che mắt nhíu mày cho được cái nhìn vào ống kính, là khi ngó mắt nhìn xuống sông Seine thấy được vài cái xác xe đạp dưới đáy sông. Ngày đẹp trời ở Paris, nó khiến mình muốn đi xe bus thay vì đi metro dù sẽ tốn gấp rưỡi thời gian, để mà ngắm phố phường. Hay nó khiến đôi giày tây không còn ngăn cản nổi bước chân vắt ngang sông Seine tới quảng trường Louvre chỉ vì “muốn đi”. Vậy nên, cứ xách mông lên và đi thôi, nhỉ. #ivymoda#wheninparis#whattowear#AnhsHotpots#Anhsfashion
What would you call this particular shade of blue? .
I came across these gilded stunners at Le Marche aux Puces at Christmas time and I them. The thought of boxing them up and shipping them overseas to Chicago seemed like such an expensive PITA, so I didn’t purchase them. They’ve haunted my dreams ever since. If it’s meant to be, we will find them next month when we’re back in Paris.
What’s the most memorable thing you’ve bought while traveling?
Now that she's back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there's time a to change, hey, hey
Since the return from her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey
Tell me did you sail across the sun
Did you make it to the milky way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated
Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star
One without a permanent scar
And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there [ Drops of Jupiter - Train]
..your social media profiles tells different story. You wear a big smile in every picture even though you’re barely holding it together. You send out good vibes to keep people from asking, to fool them into believing you’re okay and have it all figured out. But beneath all those masks that has since become a second skin, behind those tall and mighty walls of pretense is a broken and tired heart. Struggling to hold it all together and struggling to rise above the water. You’ve become so used to carrying the burden on your own that you no longer believe anyone would be patient enough to go through the tiring process of putting back together a broken little thing like you.. and I don’t blame you for feeling that way because you’ve had your fair share of heartache and disappointments. I know you don’t want much. You just want to be as happy as you you look in your pictures or as happy as people think you are and that’s exactly what I want for you.... to find happiness.. not in things or people but deep within your bones because that’s the kind that stays when all else leaves ~
Soit dit en passant, j’adore cette installation in situ à la chaux éteinte de Vincent Lamouroux, à voir à La Défense jusqu’au 21 octobre et encore d’autres œuvres + infos sur Re-voirparis lien profil #lesextatiques@vincentlamouroux .
The first time I saw his work was in L.A. I love the emotion it comes just when you see it #vincentlamouroux#insitu#artinstallation
Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose
When you kiss me heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose
When you press me to your heart
I'm in a world apart
A world where roses bloom
And when you speak angels sing from above
Everyday words seem to turn into love songs
Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose 🧡 [ La Vie en Rose - (cover) Daniela Andrade]
Their George Orwell collection were inside a beautiful shelf with glass door, and I just wanted to pick up one each. Hehehe. I'm currently hooked with his masterpieces. 1984 was such a great novel, and I love political satires and metaphors. I was torn between "Road to Wigan Pier" and "Coming up for Air", but ended up with the latter.
Then I got this bioraphical novel "I Shall Not Hate" which is about a Palestinian doctor's account of his life experiences as a refugee in Gaza strip.
Last one is Hawking's Black Holes and Baby Universes.
I wanted to get a Philosophy book (there's one good piece by Nietzsche) and one religion book (I saw Buddhism by Dalai Lama) but I'll be totally broke AF and I couldnt fit all of it in my backpack.
Queued for 20 mins just to get in! I couldn't stop myself from splurging on books in this iconic bookshop in Paris!! I want to buy more, but my backpack is already 12kg, my shoulder and back hurt a lot. So I got three books max.
This bookshop is so beautiful and the interior is so cozy. 🧡
Baby let's cruise, away from here
Don't be confused, the way is clear
And if you want it you got it forever
This is not a one night stand, baby, yeah so
Let the music take your mind, ooh
Just release and you will find
You're gonna fly away
Glad you're goin' my way
I love it when we're cruisin' together
The music is played for love
Cruisin' is made for love
I love it when we're cruisin' together [Cruisin - (cover) Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis]
Thank you to my former mentor and now a dear friend of mine, Dr. Dennis for booking this river cruise for me as a treat (maybe bec my birthday is coming up?!) :)) thank you, Sir!!! Hope to travel with you soon!!!! I really enjoyed this Seine River cruise. Paris is indeed a beautiful city! 🧡