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Vegan Folie's, De quelle planète es-tu, Tofu Frog LegsI love traditions. I inherited this love from my mother. I like the idea of things and moments repeating themselves. It gives me something to look forward to, and to continuously appreciate. I sometimes wonder how lame things could be if it weren’t for traditions.

With that said, my bestie and I are starting a new tradition: random frolicking in Paris on the weekends. This past Sunday was our first Sunday Funday, and we filled it up with vegan cupcakes, a pumpkin spice flat white, a deliciously hoppy pint, quick play of tourist and hot cocoa with Valerie and finished it off with some indian food with more awesome friends.

Sometimes a decently packed day like this one is needed for sanity. What’s better than riding a bike all over Paris on a surprisingly sunny autumn Sunday?

You can read about Ana’s take on our special day and our primary stop, Vegan Folie’s, here.

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Vegan Folie’s
53, rue Mouffetard, 75005
Tél: 01 43 37 21 89
Métro: Place Monge (7)

Sugarplum Cake Shop
68 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005
Tél: 01 46 34 07 43
Métro: Cardinale Lemoine (10)

Chez Julien
1 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004
Tél: 01 42 78 31 64
Métro: Pont Marie

Chettinadu
15 rue Cail, 75010
Tél: 01 40 34 49 17
Métro: La Chapelle (2)

The view up top - De quelle planete es tu:1The view of Paris from above never gets old. I’m not sure it ever will. I love gazing out into the formations of the streets, where they connect and where they lead to. The gray rooftops with brownish-red chimneys. Teeny tiny people walking below with heaps of bags and sometimes in a hurry. You’ve got to go high up to get a breath of fresh air sometimes, and just take in the view.

In Paris I’ve also had the opportunity to meet some amazingly creative and passionate and motivating and inspirational people. And a few special people with whom I’ve made this city my home. It means so much to me when I get to introduce people I adore to one another. Life is too short to not connect and not just start a conversation with someone you don’t know. The spiderwebs of connections we create on a daily basis are essential to who we are and who we become.

These two ladies, Fatima and Olivia are special souls in my life, that I feel so grateful to know. From opposite ends of the globe and different cultures… Paris is what we all had in common for our paths to cross. This particular day, we all went for a stroll.

In my mind, Paris deserves a little admiration, because it’s within the walls of this magical city, and on these crowded streets, that I’ve met some important people in my life…Not to mention my lover.

Life is like a box of chocolate.

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De quelle planete es  tu - Printemps view - 1When Rachel was in town, one of my favorite places we stopped by was the rooftop of Printemps.

There are many places to  go for a view of Paris from above. All of them are fantastic. I love the way the blocks of building looks from these views, quite messy to be honest. The streets going every which way and the triangles and other shapes that make the map of Paris so dense and random. The layers of windows build up to the gray rooftops with red chimneys and somehow it makes this view forever breathtaking.

Oh là là.

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Days off - De quelle planete es tu - 4Often I feel like when I’ve got a day off, I squeeze in more and am ultimately more productive. Do you ever feel this way? The day always seems a bit brighter than just a normal weekend day. It’s funny, isn’t it?

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When you’ve got a day to share with someone, it makes it even more exciting. Steph and I hit up the 12th to check out Sandy’s Cupcakes, and made a few stops along the way. The sun came in and out of the clouds and when it was hiding we would slide into a café like Le Rouge Limé to stay warm (yes, remember how in May it was freezing cold most of the time?).

It’s funny, since now it’s really hot in Paris, I’m thinking of those cooler days and I say to myself, boy, those were nice. Sometimes all one needs is a little breeze.

Soaring In - De quelle planete es tu 1Last week Louis and I went to Hawaii last week for some total relaxation. We are lucky ducks.

After a long flight over the Pacific, we finally got a glimpse of land from above. I found it to be so beautiful and almost unreal. These islands are so beautiful from above, and I bet they were just as charming when they were first discovered.

Breathtaking.

Having grown up in a landlocked state, the ocean always seemed so far and so exotic. Almost a luxury. Boy, did those tones of blue make me want to get my suit on and go for a swim with the sun rays coming down.

Soaring In - De quelle planete es tu 2 Soaring In - De quelle planete es tu 3 Soaring In - De quelle planete es tu 4 Soaring In - De quelle planete es tu 5I’ve got so much to share with you darlings on our trip to Hawaii. I’ve been tuned out while home, but I plan to pick up my posts again, as I’ve got heaps of things to share.