LE PAIN ET PAUL

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I mentioned that I’m staying in a temporary place before I move to Marais in October. It’s in the 16th arrondissement, like my old place, only much smaller, so I’ve made it a priority to get out as soon as I wake up. Nothing is better than to grab breakfast and do homework in a café instead, and it just so happens that Paul and Le Pain Quotidien are two minutes away. I’m loving my schedule this year, with all my courses on Tuesdays and Fridays, so I have the rest of the week to my disposal for homework and everything else. I ran for Student Government, signed up for an extra directed study and read some french literature in addition to the regular stuff, and as the days are flying by I’m getting closer to Oktoberfest in Münich, and when I get back I am finally moving in to my new apartment!

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COMFORT FOOD

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So I guess karma got me for complaining over a stolen purse and a tiny bed, because it all went further down hill from there. Having only spent two days in the apartment, I was forced to get out again and live like a homeless person. On top of that, I got sick without getting any help from French doctors, all while I was getting thrown into new courses at the university. Numerous breakdowns and calls to my family later, I can finally say that the situation is improved two weeks later, thanks to my doctor in Norway, my supporting family and the best friends I could ever ask for. I am so lucky to have you all!

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Had some nice dinners with Reilly at Le Tourville (first photo) and La Société, which definitely cheered me up, hihi. I had been wanting to try these restaurants for so long, both owned by Costes, and I especially loved La Société and the outdoor terrace they set up for summer in the square of Saint Germain. I didn’t take photos of the inside however as John Kerry was sitting there, but it’s worth going back for.

I’M BACK

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Coming back to Paris felt like coming home, despite the fact that I didn’t even have a home yet. Still, I had spent so much time searching for apartments this summer that most streets felt familiar, even the ones I hadn’t seen yet. I made my way to an apartment visit the second I got to the city, and spent my two first days searching desperately for a place while crashing at Camolie’s(to whom I am forever grateful).

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Other than that, I discovered some new spots with Ida…IMG_4320

Ate dinner in Camolie’s window, rediscovered how good a simple French omelette can be, had my purse stolen, and drank wine with friends in Champ de Mars.

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Finally, I can say that this blue door will be my home in a month! And I also found a temporarily place, so life is pretty good. I don’t have a photo of how happy I am, so here’s a photo of Ida instead.

P.S: The title’s not lying. I am back to blogging again. May have gotten a little push last night when I met a reader. It was so nice to meet you Rebecca, and to know there’s someone on the other side.!Which brings me to this: leave a question about anything Paris related, and I’ll sum it up with the rest I’ve gotten the past weeks! Bisous x

LES ALPES

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I was so lucky to be invited to my friend César’s chalet this summer. I took the flight from Stockholm to Geneve, and together with the family we drove up to Megève. It was a beautiful part of the Alps, with a view of Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc, and the cutest small chalets, and then there was Cesar’s one of course. Not so small. It was a week full of road trips, hikes, city trips, amazing food and french talk non-stop, and I enjoyed every minute of it. So much that I didn’t take any photos but these with my iPhone.IMG_4318

Lac d’Annecy

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Geneve

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Megeve 

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Chamonix, Mont Blanc

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Hike from Chamonix to the glacier

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Beautiful Chamonix, and the Chanel store with a view of Mont Blanc

STOCKHOLM ARCHITECTURE

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I’ve been to Stockholm twice this summer, and what remains are these photos of beautiful buildings, great memories and an increased desire to move here. It’s only right that I live here some day when I was born in this amazing city!

I celebrated midsommar with flower crowns and everything, jet-skied around the archipelago and spent time with my family at their summer house, and when I went back again in late july to meet up with my friends from Paris I discovered just how awesome the nightlife in Stockholm is as well. I slept 8 hours in three days, so let’s just say we made the most out of our time together.

VINTAGE 501′s

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I’ve been on a jeans spree this summer, getting my hands on both Acne jeans, boy-friend jeans and the classic skinny jeans, but the most fun addition to my wardrobe are these jeans, which I threw on for the road trip to Stockholm. They turned out to fit perfectly, and they’re my grandma’s vintage 501′s from Levis!

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UPDATE

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Figured I could do a little update, as I’ve been so busy with everything else. Just before I headed out for dinner last week, I got an email saying I’d lost the apartment that I’d already signed a contract for, all because of an error with the agency, leaving me with no choice but to start a two month searching process all over again. It’s pretty depressing, having to spend every minute that I’m not working searching on the computer, and it’s even worse when I’m not able to see the places in real life. Therefore, it felt good to get away.

First Embla’s summer house, and now Stockholm. Photos coming up!

CAFÉ SKANSEN

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When the guys in the family headed out to kite last night, my mom and I decided to have dinner in Oslo. The sun was shining, and it was a beautiful day to stroll and look at people. First however, we needed food.

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Café Skansen is something I’ve always wanted to try out, but it’s easy to forget about the option when Aker Brygge is such an easy, safe choice. The restaurant is perfectly located on the other side of the port, so you can enjoy your meal outside with a gorgeous view of the sunset.

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Mussels for me and moose tartare for mommy!

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After dinner we strolled around and discovered some new sweet spots in Oslo, and there are pictures coming up..

SASHIMI SALAD

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My mom and I were craving sashimi, but we didn’t know what to have with it. I’m not a big fan of rice, so we made a salad instead that fit perfectly to the raw salmon. One mango, two avocados, half a red onion, fresh coriander and some sesame seeds mixed together, nothing else. The sauce we made out of soy sauce, honey and ginger,  was perfect with the salmon and salad. Try it out yourself!

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