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For Louis and I’s anniversary, I got a scrumptious cake from Sugar Daze. Like last year, I like to put a little phrase on top to personalize it a bit for my love. I like to keep things simple and heartfelt, and a cake certainly does the trick. This tradition of ours will certainly go on forever and ever.
What better way to celebrate love than with a delicious cake?
What do you do on your special days?
This weekend was a very special one. For my birthday, along with Valerie and her man who is in town, we headed to the in-laws fantastically adorable home for a weekend full of delicious grub and surprises. It was cold and foggy most of the weekend, which was the perfect context for making hearty gratins and staying cozy by the fire with a few rounds of Cards Against Humanity and some whisky.
We picked vegetables from the garden and enjoyed the calm of the countryside, even having the chance to visit a neighbor’s farm to see his tractor collection. The fact that he makes his own moonshine and gave me some of his homemade eau-de-vie for my birthday was pretty much a cherry on top.
However, I am clearly the most spoiled person alive, as this birthday weekend didn’t end here…. little did I know that coming back to Paris on Sunday night, there were some snazzy people that I really care about waiting for me at Troll Café to drink a beer together.
It all ended with samosas galore, as the best birthday in the world should. I am still in shock about how fantastic and culturally mixed this day was: a delicious French lunch with the family and surprise local brews, homemade eau-de-vie and tractors with a true campagnard who seemed like he had never met foreigners before, surprise beer extravaganza at Troll Café where they have one of my favorite random beers (Mongozo Banana) and then a bag full of samosas on the house from my favorite Indian restaurant. Does this not sound like a dream? I am the most spoiled person alive.
A special thank you to my dearest honey for planning this, and to all of my dear friends who made this day so magical.
Sometimes a summer in New York with besties is all one really needs. I certainly miss some people there constantly, and a few of the treats, too.
I found myself daydreaming today about my summer in New York in 2011. It seems like it was only yesterday…. Iced coffees on the way to work, cupcakes galore, bricks of different colors and rusty fire escapes. It was a summer filled with the best company, discovering somewhere new.
Looks like I need to make a trip back to visit…
This summer a dear friend visited me in Paris. The sun was always shining and we frolicked this beautiful city. When a friend who has never been to Paris is in town, it feels a bit more exciting to me. It makes me anxious to show the person the Paris that turned me into a Parisian.
Rachel has a creative eye and a way of finding beauty in the most simple of things. What this meant is that Ladurée was a must.
Oh, the colorful treats…. And sitting on the steps of the Madeleine church made for a pretty breathtaking backdrop.