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My new adventure has begun.

Discovered a wonderful new lunch spot with Lali this week.

Totally dying to go here for a date night.

Would love to make this.

This time last year.

This place looks pretty magical.

Carin captured the arrival of Spring in her post on the Promenade Plantée.

The perfect party idea.

The beer scene in Paris is picking up, I’m anxious to get a post up of my favorite spots for a pint. This year will also be the first Paris Beer Week!

New favorite lunch spot.

Have you tried Café Marlette? Faye’s post on our breakfast rendez-vous at Marlette has me dreaming of another sunny morning and breakfast out.

Some inspiration for a natural glow.

Don’t forget to take a spin by my Paris City Guide if you’re visiting the city.

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It’s been a while since I’ve done my recent reads post, with random links to some snazzy spaces and all. Since I’ve discovered so many beautiful and inspirational things recently, I knew that I had to jump back on the bandwagon to share some sites with you guys.

With the sun coming out a bit in Paris, I’m dreaming of our recent trip to Istanbul.

Obsessed with this photo shoot.

I’ve been spiffing up my Tumblr, have you had a look?

Haleigh’s London guide has got me craving a trip across the channel.

This photo shoot with Laurent and her pup Daisy by Katie Mitchell Photography is just too cute for words.

I am getting super anxious to learn to brew some beer. Stay tuned the coming weeks for my adventure with homebrewing.

Dr. Seuss’s guide to Twitter.

It’s important to have healthy snacks at work. I am trying to stay focused and not eat too much junk.

Drooling over these.

One of the most precious streets in Paris captured by Beau Bon Joli.

Do your professional documents need a facelift? Anne is doing a class on Skillshare for just that!

Pictures of cherry blossoms with the coming of Spring are pretty much every other Instagram, but these shots by Carin are the dreamiest I’ve seen.

Brianna’s posts on local adventures are my perfect fix when I am missing home.

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As the birth of cinema was initially the concept of visually telling a story, this short film exposes not only a myth of an inventor of the tool that was later called a “camera”, but of an unknown and mysterious concept of bringing an image to life, capturing movement and moments, and how it was considerably disturbing at first.

Edouard is a blossoming director, and I am anxious to see where Sauliac takes him. Discover the Facebook page here.

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You probably thought from the first picture that this was a new cupcake shop, didn’t you? Hehe. Nope! However, during my lunch break on Monday, the most exciting thing happened… there was a group of students executing a street marketing operation. I could smell the cupcakes from a mile away. The group (that included my bestie) was from INSEEC, where I did my Master’s degree, so I was anxious to get the 4-1-1 and support them in whatever way I could. I remember having to execute real-life projects, and it can be a bit complicated and stressful, but when you’ve got the right mindset it can be really fantastic.

The group creahad to create a spin-off brand from Lancôme, thus imaginary, which they chose to call Fantôme, and had to actually structure and execute a real street marketing operation to promote their product, which was “Absolue Replenishing Cream”.

From what I could see this chilly afternoon, their operation was certainly afloat because there were women of all ages on the corner of Boulevard de la Madeleine and Rue Duphot checking out what these gals sporting fushia flowers had to offer. They loored the ladies in with colorful homemade cupcakes on a silver platter, alongside their pink tinted cream ielegantly held in a plastic bag – identical to those that are used to decorate cupcakes. Not bad, eh? They sampled their cream on anyone who dared, and offered a cupcake to those who gave it a whirl, opening conversation about the project and informing them of their objective. Some women even asked where they could buy the product! The surprise at the end was of course that it isn’t real, and was an operation for a grad school course.

Talk about going all out for Uni, I sure do hope their professors see their ambition.

Check out their little trailer from their campaign just below, and you can check out what they’re up to on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well.

PrintPrintWe kicked off 2013 with a bang. It was cold as can be and winter strolls were charming as ever. The new year always feels unexplainably refreshing. A new number associated with the time. It always takes a while to get used to saying the new year… I already feel myself not being able to spit out “fourteen” easily. We also celebrated the birth of a close friend.

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Denver-Beer-Hop-1-De-quelle-planete-es-tu-6PrintApril the weather started warming up. I had a great time tasting new flavored cupcakes at Sugar Daze, and also had the opportunity to go to the Lillet Rosé launch party which was pretty amazing.

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25PrintI am often up in the 10th at Chettinadu, and in September it was the neighborhood that hosted the annual Ganesh Festival. I also spent a few days in Amsterdam, one of my favorite cities, with dear friends.

24 Amsterdam-De-quelle-planete-es-tu-4Amsterdam-De-quelle-planete-es-tu-9 Amsterdam-De-quelle-planete-es-tu-40PrintOctober was also one of those really busy months. In retrospect I realize that because of it being a busy month at work, I unfortunately didn’t have much time for adventures to share on here… my blogging most consisted of reminiscing over old photos. There were, however, some wonderful events with fellow bloggers which made the weeks fly by.

Cold-Hand-Winery-Launch-at-Le-Forvm-x-PÜR-FOOD-PARIS-by-De-quelle-planète-es-tu-12PrintNovember consisted of fun-filled weekends: one homemade sushi night, one weekend in the countryside for my birthday and a magical Thanksgiving. It was also my first ever surprise birthday party that my honey organized, which made me feel truly blessed to have such wonderful, supportive and inspirational people in my life.

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Anniversary-cake-by-Sugar-Daze-De-quelle-planete-es-tu-01Kerstbierfestival-De-quelle-planete-es-tu-18Kerstbierfestival-2-De-quelle-planete-es-tu-03Kerstbierfestival-De-quelle-planete-es-tu-07Christmas-De-quelle-planete-es-tu-12De-quelle-planete-es-tu-Christmas-Eve-15The year really was equipped with new opportunities, transitions and adventure.  I have mixed emotions when I think about the year, which I’m sure is how all new years approaching feel…. I met some wonderful new people, and also had to bid farewell to two close friends who have recently left the city of lights. As wonderful as change is, I hope for more steadiness in 2014, and that the adventures will continue. I learned so much about myself this year, kicking off my career and testing my limits. This blog has blossomed into something I never imagined, and I couldn’t ask for a better creative outlet.

I hope that your 2013 was magic, and that there will be many good times to come in 2014. Happy New Year!