On Olivia’s birthday a few weeks back, I went over to her precious apartment and she made some delicious egg-free almond meal blueberry cupcakes (a mouth full, right?). That woman is a whizz in the kitchen. As it was her special day, I should have been the one cooking for her! Ha!
These pancakes were so delicious and didn’t feel heavy in the tummy at all. With some pears on the side and a dab of Canadian maple syrup it was the perfect healthy breakfast.
Of course with a chai tea & a good chat? I’m not sure what could be better.
You can get her recipe for these pancakes here.
Happy Monday, think of bright colors and delicious eats to get you through the day.
The second round of festivities that Olivia did not know were going to exist.
Surprises are just so fun.
Well, Olivia sure was surprised by what her beau had organized! A romantic date at Au Père Tranquille turned out to be a night full of laughs with her closest pals… it was a hoot. I also just love those firecracker candle things. I couldn’t resist sharing these pictures on here with you guys. A tarte tatin with firework sizzle candles? Priceless.
Au Père Tranquille’s steak tartare sure was delicious, and they were so kind to cooperate with this surprise event that Olivia’s honey pie organized. Thumbs up!
Have you ever been surprised for your birthday? I feel like in the past I’ve sometimes been the person that gives away the surprise. I just unknowingly let it out with excitement! I’m glad that didn’t happen this time.
Last night we went to the Puces de Batignolles to cheers for Olivia’s birthday. It was magic and the most perfect, warm winter celebration.
The restaurant was filled with the most precious decorations and knick-knacks. I was completely in my element. Lovely Olivia invited all of her closest pals, and we celebrated her birth into this world and the continuously blossoming friendships over a few bottles of wine.
The venue was cozy and filled with so much life. The house wine and French nibbles were just fabulous… I can’t wait to go back there.
Something about going out to cozy places in the winter is so charming to me. Bundling up to stroll along the lit streets while rubbing your hands together to keep them somewhat warm. Oh, winter…
Les Puces de Batignolles
110 rue Legendre, Paris 75017
Tél: 01 42 26 62 26
Métro: La Fourche/Brochant (Ligne 13)
La Joyeuse de Photographie has set up a booth at Bonton on rue de Grenelle, and it is fantastic and colorful. I was long overdue for a photobooth session, so this finally did the trick!
Next time I hope to bring some props like Olivia has on her blog, how fun would that be?
These magical machines will never get old. Photoboothing is one of my favorite things to do.. it’s just one of those things. What’s that special thing that makes you smile?
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