October 15, 2016

REMEMBERING SUMMER

New photos. Colombia. Paris. Barcelona

I miss my mami! It feels like ages since I was in Colombia. But really it has been two months. My god! And to think I don't even know when the next time I go will be... Oh let's not think about it right now then. Let's focus on the present.

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My beautiful friend Ruth is back in the UK after her extraordinary four months of traveling all over South America and ending with a whole month in Mexico. She's going to visit us in Paris soon, and I cannot wait!

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Now that I have to leave the house with a coat every day, I'm thinking about the summer... And when it was insanely hot in Paris in August, I was thinking about how good it would be for the temperature to drop. I need something in the middle :( I'm already too cold and it's only the middle of October. Dear god.

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September 21, 2016

DÉGUSTATION DE PATISSERIES // 09

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Liberté

La tarte citron – even though I ate this over a year ago, I still remember how good it was. The sablé biscuit was crumbly and buttery (as it should be) and the lemon cream was rich and tart. I've been experimenting making my own tarte au citron and I'd love to make it this beautiful for sure!

La tarte à la crème – good, decent tart. It was creamy, smooth and sweet. Not distinctive enough, maybe. I don't remember much about it in the end. However, as a whole, Liberté is a good place to check out. They have a lot of choices, and I'm sure something for everyone. 


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Meert

Caramels – Decent caramels. The flavors weren't very pronounced though, so I don't think I'd be able to differentiate them with my eyes closed.


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Aux merveilleux de Fred

merveilleux caramel/vanilla – two different ones. I think they even had coffee flavored merveilleux? They are to die for! Possibly my new favorite pastry shop. They have two sizes if you want to share or if you're really really hungry ;) A must on any pastry tour of Paris! Do it! And let me know what you think. 





September 18, 2016

SUNDAY LINKS: HEALTH & FITNESS

Gym stuff Quest bar cookie Health stuff

Some links to articles, videos, pages, photos, etc that have to do with fitness & health. I've been working out a lot lately, focusing a lot of weight lifting. It's difficult, it burns, and I love it. I've been seeing steady improvement and that's super exciting! 

  • amazing transformation pictures! I know how incredibly hard it is to lose weight and get fit so these are super motivating. 
  • The second photo above is a microwaved Quest bar. I freaking love Quest bars and I desperately want the blueberry muffin ones but it's not easy getting them in Paris. I must go to the US...
  • I've started following these two ladies on YouTube: Marissa and Valentina. They are so committed and strong. I love it! Even though I'd probably never enter a bikini competition ha!
  • definitely want to try some of these healthier muffin recipes. I bought some chickpea flour recently and made some great zucchini apple muffins... more experimenting, and then I'll share!
  • the wonderful Laura Miller started a new series called Talking in Circles where she invites people to talk openly about mental health issues. I really liked it!
  • do you have tight hips like me? I always make sure to save these types of posts on Pinterest... now I should probably DO THEM! Oh how I need to. 
  • I've been wanting to try a coffee flavored protein shake for ages. This one looks kind of promising...
  • a belly, butt & thighs workout that doesn't include squats (if you hate those! haha)
  • Follow Misty Copeland on instagram. Iza Goulart also posts great little workout videos on hers. And if you're into Ballet you can follow this lady
  • Foodwise, here are some instagram super stars: Deliciously Ella, I quit Sugar, Nutrition Stripped, The Natural Nutritionist, Eating Bird Food, My New Roots




September 13, 2016

MUSIC FOR THE SOUL


It's no secret I love Sylvan Esso. I have been listening to their album all year long (and last year too). I think they are so talented and their songs are beautiful, some catchy, some emotional; in fact, if I need a good cry, I listen to Uncatena. So here it is for you today.


Uncatena :: Sylvan Esso (KEXP)


If you like Sylvan Esso, you might love to know that they have a new single out called Radio. Listen to it HERE. Can you please also give me some good music to listen to these days? I need something new and exciting! Have a great week. Vx




September 10, 2016

10 THINGS I LIKE

Things on my phone. Paris
1. an old picture of farmer Val in Colombia

Things on my phone. Paris
2. a beautiful horse on our farm

Things on my phone. Paris
3. an old picture of me. I wish I looked like that now

Things on my phone. Paris
4. chocolate chocolate chocolate (even though I'm not actually a huge chocolate addict)

Audrey
5. Audrey, don't we all love her?

Nipple quote
6. RIGHT!? Urgh, come on people.

Pink pants
7. Pink pants love!

Cactus mold
8. found this on instagram. Totally want it!! I would make mini cactus cakes ALL the time.

Things on my phone. Paris
9. who wants soup? hahaha

Watermelon goat cheese
10. delicious pairing at Flax & Kale! Who would know? Watermelon & goat's cheese.




September 3, 2016

10 THINGS I LIKE

Things on my phone. Paris
1. my puppy friend in Colombia

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2. making cocktails with St Germain... it's a delicious elderflower liqueur.

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3. finding good italian food with my dad

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4. homemade breakfast for two

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5. going to the park in the afternoon and reading in the sun

Things on my phone. Paris
6. this

Things on my phone. Paris
7. when dad and I have cool shoes!

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8. this t-shirt that I want very much from Laura Miller's shop

Things on my phone. Paris
9. the gym. the gym. the gym!

Things on my phone. Paris
 10. sangriiiiia




August 27, 2016

10 THINGS I LIKE

New photos. Colombia. Paris. Barcelona
1. this little lady (my cousin's little one)

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2. this delicious granola (even though I love making my own)

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3. finding a great place to eat in Barcelona (Flax & Kale)

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4. figs!

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5. putting my feet in the water when it's really hot outside...

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 6. eating the best food with the best friends

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7. making banana bread (in a cake pan) and then realizing it came out SO WELL!

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8. getting amazing cookbooks in the mail

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9. this guy

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10. HOT SAUCE!




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