Staying at Hotel de Buci in Paris

5 November, 2021

Photographer: Mon amour

STAYING AT HOTEL DE BUCI IN PARIS. I absolutely love the cute boutique hotel that we stayed at during our Parisian trip. Located approximately 200 meters from my old apartment on !4 Rue Jacob. Johan and I usually passed this hotel on our way to the supermarket when we lived here back in 2013 and I always thought it looked to cute so it felt like a easy choice to book our stay here for this trip and our room was so cozy. The rooms as small and chic, filled with beautiful fabrics and wallpapers. The most important thing for me is location when I book a hotel, location, location, location and Hotel de Buci has the most perfect location, located in the heart of St Germain des Pres, my all time favourite neighbourhood in Paris. I can highly recommend this boutique hotel if you are planning a Parisian get away.

Location: 22 Rue de Buci, 75006 Paris

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Petit déjeuner at Les Deux Magots in Paris

21 October, 2021

Photographer: Mon amour

PETIT DÉJEUNER AT LES DEUX MAGOTS IN PARIS. It feels like I only eat croissants, baguettes and pastries when we are in Paris. It’s like I forget everything about vegetables and fruits, we do eat some fruits through marmalade or through a glas of orange juice but it feels like that’s about it.. I remember when I lived in Paris back in 2013 and payed 1,200 in rent each month for my apartment on Rue Jacob and had a pretty tight budget for food, perhaps 400 euro per month for food and mostly spending my money on trying different pastries which ate pretty much all of my daily food budget.. I remember buying a box of macarons feeling like such a luxury (One full box of macarons ranging between 20 – 30 euros) but I definitely thought it was worth it, living on croissants, baguettes, macarons, yoghurt, pastries and orange juice. Luckily when Johan came to visit me we cooked actual meals so I got some protein once in a while.

I also remember dreaming about eating breakfasts out at Les Deux Magots that I always passed when I walked to my local Monoprix in St Germain dess Pres. But I couldn’t motivate the cost of eating a breakfast for 25-30 euro. Sometimes it’s important to take a minute or two each day and just be greatful for the life you are living, sitting together at Les Deux Magots or Cafe de Flore each morning, eating those breakfasts for 20-30 euro per person each day, something I could only dream about back in 2013 when I was 22 years old. I’m so thankful and truly appreciate these small moments in life, I truly treasure them and enjoy them to the fullest. Thinking about that 22 year old Malin that would pass by the cafes where people would sit and eat their breakfast, dreaming that one day, I will be able to do that as well.

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Drinking cakes & eating pastries in les Tuileries

19 October, 2021

Photographer: Mon amour

DRINKING CAKES & EATING PASTRIES IN LES TUILERIES. Enjoying the most delicious pastries from The Ritz Paris Le Comptoir in Jardin des Tuileries. The Ritz Paris own pastry shop with amazing chef Francois Perret being the creator of these delicious pastries and concept. I had read so much about their cake shake and was so excited to try it, their famous marble cake in liquid form! Can it get much more delicious than that? And it didn’t disappoint one bit, just wow! We also tried the rice pudding with caramel and my oh my, the most delicious biscuit I have eaten, you need to enjoy it with a cup of Ritz tea.

They have their own tea selection that you can buy in their Ritz shop with different kinds of Ritz blends and I fell in love with their classic earl grey blend that I enjoyed drinking in the park so I bought that one to bring home with me to Stockholm. It takes me right back to les Tuileries everytime I take a cup. I love buying different tea blends from the travels that we do, it truly brings me back to that trip when I enjoy a cup of that specific tea blend. I can highly recommend you to visit The Ritz Le Comptoir during your next visit to Paris, such a beautiful place with such stunning and delicious pastries and those cake shakes.. my oh my.. Not to be missed!

Location: 38 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris

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Champagne & Hôtel de la Marine

14 October, 2021

Photographer: Mon amour

CHAMPAGNE & HÔTEL DE LA MARINE. One of my favourite things about Paris is its endless selection of beautiful museums and art galleries, there is always something new to discover. One of the new places that we visited during this trip was Hôtel de la Marine, an iconic monument on Place de la Concorde and a fine architectural ensemble that Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the king’s chief architect, made in the 18th century. Until 1798, it housed the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne, before becoming the headquarters of France’s navy ministry for over 200 years. So much beauty and history in one place!

Before we went to Hôtel de la Marine we went to Hotel de Crillon which is located right next door for a glas of Champagne, it feels like the only right thing to do when you are about to experience such magnificient history and art. We took the big tour of the museum (You are guided through headphones) and the tour was so informative in a fun and creative way, they had done a great job with it. All in all, a must visit during your next Parisian weekend!

MAJE Cardigan

MAJE T-shirt

& OTHER STORIES Belt

SANDRO Jeans

RALPH LAUREN Bag

CHANEL Ballerina

Inside the beautiful Hotel de Crillon

I fell in love with the turquoise color

I could stand and gaze over all the details, impeccable work!

Sante mon amour!

I love that they had decorated the rooms in a very creative and vivid way!

This is what I would call a fine balcony! (Overlooking Place de la Concorde and the eiffel tower) Très enchanté

Not really what a Swedish “serveringsgång” would look like! 😉

Très contente

Would love for our future dining room to look exactly like this one!

Out of this world ceiling decorations!

Wearing my favourite jeans from Sandro

The details of the door and the blue color!

I really liked the concept that you book a time slot for your visit so the museum doesn’t get crowded, it was a lovely feeling, being able to walk around almost alone in every room. There is still facemark requirements as soon as you are indoor in Paris so Johan took off his mask for the photo.

I can highly recommend you to visit Café Lapérouse in connection with the museum, a lovely spot to have a lunch or cocktail before visiting the museum.

Mon amour, i december firar vi 9 år ihop! Har en känsla att det kan bli så att vi firar våran anniversary i vårat älskade Paree!

They had been restoring Hôtel de la Marine for over 3 years before opening it this year to the public.

Never not window shopping in Paree

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Petit déjeuner at Cafe de Flore

10 October, 2021

PETIT DÉJEUNER AT CAFE DE FLORE. I absolutely love the French type of breakfast, a croissant or baguette with butter and a jam, freshly pressed orange juice and a coffee or tea. My go to thing is to cut the croissant open and spread butter and apricot jam inside, pure bliss in my mouth! On my baguette I usually prefer butter and strawberry jam. When I used to live in Paris I usually ate my baguette with butter and nutella, such a sweet way to start your day! I can really recommend you eating your petit dejeuner at least once at Cafe de Flore, it’s such a institution and the people watching is amazing!

The only thing that is quite hard to navigate in Paris is the coffee, my oh my, I have had some bad cappuccinos in my days at some of the best establishments in the city. I don’t know why it’s so darn hard to get a great cappuccino? By the way, you can’t say that you want a “cappuccino” in Paris, you will get something completely different from what you are used to (They just pour lots of cream on top of the coffee). Johan and I though we had cracked the code during this trip when we went to Le Hibou and saw people drinking a regular cappuccino (The one we are used to receiving in Sweden), we sat down and ordered two cappuccinos but received the weird looking French “cappuccino”, I then asked the waiter, what are they drinking over there? “Oh, that’s cafe creme!“. Perfect! Johan and I said, now we know what to order in Paris from now on, a cafe creme! Following the next day when we ordered breakfast at Les Deux Magots and we asked for “Deux cafe cremes s’il vous plait!” followed by the waiter serving us black coffee with a side of milk.. Haha, my oh my! It feels rather impossible to crack the coffee code in Paris! I do have some great go to coffee shops, most of them are located in Le Marais but it feels like a mission impossible to receive a decent coffee when you are out and about at a restaurant or cafe. Why is this? Do I have any French readers that could educate me on this matter?

Location: 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris

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