... and how to make the perfect french breakfast.

During our stay in Paris, we enjoyed both breakfast and dinner out on the balcony. Here's a list of what you need to create the perfect petit dejunér experience:

The smaller the table, the better! In French cafes there are several round tables that will fit just the right amount of food. Serve coffee in the cutest cups, and buy fresh baguettes and pastries at your nearest bakery. The earlier you buy them, the better they taste!

Go for an organic yoghurt and raspberries, and serve the baguette with brie, jam and and som fruit on the side et voila! Une petit dejunér! Serve the bread on a wooden cutting board and the pastries on small plates.

Where to find the essentials...

In Oslo, the best places to find good pastries would be Åpent Bakeri, Brødbakerne or Baker Hansen. They all open early and serve top-notch

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Read my guide to discover small, yet lovely parts of Paris!

Where to: lunch, brunch & breakfast 
Grand Amour Hotel

18 Rue de la Fidélité

If you're looking for the ultimate Instagrammable experience, this is your go-to place! It's a super cute hotel located in the 10th arrondissement. They have the cutest outside dining hall, which serves breakfast and drinks. I would go here every day if I didn't have a million other places I wanted to try.

Petit Déjuner Parisian (breakfast) 13 Euros.

Le Cafe Marly

93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris




To visit this place is a must! Enjoy coffee or breakfast here, with Louvre as your view. This place is really expensive, but believe me - the view alone is worth it.

Ralph Lauren

173 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris

This is an amazing restaurant. Even though the prices are stiff it is well worth the expense! The service is top-notch and the surroundings are so pretty and peaceful. I would recommend a glass of the Chardonau Terradria 2007, a hamburger with fries and coffee after.

Cafe De Flore

172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris

A friend of mine once told me that she sat next to Karl Lagerfeld here once, and that alone is reason enough to visit. Watch chic Parisiennes walk down St. Germain. Order champagne and chips after shopping! (Or anything else on the menu: whatever you prefer - but this place should be first on your list of places to visit)

Cafe Charlot 

38 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris




If you've ever scrolled through Instagram during Paris Fashion week, you must have seen this place. It's a very modern French café. We did breakfast here, but I would definitely go for brunch, lunch or drinks instead!

Picture borrowed from Modreosa

Where to: stay 



Honestly, AirBnB is the best thing if you're in Paris on budget. We spent hours to find the perfect apartment, because we wanted a balcony! Luckily we found the perfect place in the Republique area, 2 minutes away from the metro.





If traveling on a higher budget I would try staying at Hotel Grand Amour (I have never stayed here myself).

I would also like to try Hotel Saint James Albany Paris. It looks so amazing and luxurious, and très français (very French!)

Photos from Instagram.

Where to: Go 
Dior Exhibiton

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

There are no words to describe this exhibition. Walking towards Les Arts Decoratifs, the line was almost rounding the corner of the museum. Visiting the exhibition on a Sunday, this was a 1,5 hour wait - but it was definitely worth it. We considered to walk out of the line several times thinking "we´ve seen this through Insta", but it was so much more breathtaking in real life.

EXHIBITION FINISHES JANUARY 7th 2018

11 Euros for entrance without guide.
Too many visitors on a Sunday - would recommend to do this on a weekday.

Le Marais 

I would recommend to spend your days exploring this part of Paris. They have so many unique little shops, in addition to more common stores such as Sandro, Maje and ba&sh. It's a super cute neighbourhood for dinner and drinks as well as strolling around here during daytime.


Go to Amorino for a flower ice-cream.

Eiffel Tower 




Even if you've never been to Paris I would recommend to stay clear of the Eiffel Tower during the day. Visit the streets close to the Eiffel Tower during the evening! The Eiffel Tower sparkles once every hour on the hour.

Where to: Datenight & Drinks 
Pink Mamma 

20 Bis Rue de Douai, 75009 Paris



This is the place if you love Italian food. I would really recommend the truffle pasta, but they have so many good-looking dishes on the menu that I bet anything will be beyond satisfying.



Pink Mamma is located just a 3 minute walk away from Moulin Rouge! So make sure to book dinner here before watching a show.

Hotel Costes

240 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris



Always good for anything from dinner to drinks. Great place for people-watching - so many interesting people in one place.

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This coffee house is the cutest place! They serve breakfast here from 11, and you can choose between eggs, bacon, pancakes and pastries!




Sweater: Weekday

Skirt: Zara
Boots: Zara
Pouch: Loewe

They also offer lunch, beverages and wifi! Perfect sport for getting som work done.

Picture from Instagram.

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... 3 ways to get a street style look

Picture: Tommy Ton

During Fashion week Month there's not only hundreds of Instastories that follow the runway shows, but also the girls behind the instastories that promote fashion in their own way. Street style is, in my opinion, the best way to gather inspiration and ideas on how to dress cool, chic and courageous!




1. SUNGLASSES will lift any outfit, and they can be both transparent or black - both will give you that effortlessly cool girl look. (Especially if you wear them while it's cloudy)

1. Black cat-eye sunglasses 2. Transparent sunglasses, 3. Blue cat-eye sunglasses, 4. Kaibosh white sunglasses (Available in Svean)






2. OVERSIZED outwear! Big jackets in every aspect, wether it's a coat, fur, denim jacket or blazer. Oversized clothing has a cool effect on the outfit.


Picture from Song Of Style

3. DENIM is the basic that is always brought back. Even if it's a perfectly good pair of vintage levis jeans, a denim jacket or a denim shirt. Wear denim on denim, in different shapes, sizes and colours!

Pictures from Pinterest.

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Throwback.​

Not ready to let summer go yet? Even though the degrees are dropping faster day by day, you can still enjoy pieces of your summer wardrobe. I tried it by combining a cute ruffle blouse with grey vintage levis jeans, which I think works pretty well.

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As Joey says in Friends: Come on dude, French it up!


There is no secret that French girls know how to be chic. And they do it so effortlessly! Scroll down to get some inspiration and find out where to get the basics of a French chic wardrobe.

The French chic wardrobe is actually very simple! It's a curated closet that never gets out of style. Based on neutral colours and basic shapes, it's easy to create fashionable outfits every day.

Picture from Pinterest.

You will need the perfect pair of jeans. Throw out you skinny jeans, and go for a pair of straight jeans instead. They are so much more comfortable, and will instantly give you that "effortless" look paired with an oversized white poplin shirt.

Jeans: Levis
Shirt: H&M

The Sailor Tee

The sailor tee. Wether it's a long sleeve or a short sleeve, the striped tee can be used to create the ultimate French look! Do as Leandra and combine it with a little silk scarf. Such a comfortable look, and it looks stylish.

Red Sailor tee: Monki
Blue striped long sleeve: Commes Des Garcon
Silk bandans: Malene Hocke

The Dress 

During summer, nothing is better than throwing on a simple dress and still look like you spent hours in your closet. It's comfortable and pretty. French girls wear dresses in different patterns - polka dots (big or small), cherries or flower prints.

If you're ever in Paris, try any vintage store to find the perfect Parisian dress. If not, try one of these:

1.Cherry dress, 2. Slip Dress 3. Wrap dress , 4. Black polka dress , 5. White wrap dress from Mango (in store)

Basic Knit

A basic knit to pair with your jeans, over your dress, over your shirt - over anything.

Pictures from Pinterest.

Brands that come in handy when investing in the French wardrobe:

Toteme
Maison Cleo
Rouje
Realisation Par
Le Coyottes de Paris


In addition to the basic wardrobe pieces, invest in: a good concealer, a good eyeliner, a good mascara and some rouge & red lipstick!

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Ever been really eager to wear a blazer, but can't find anything to put inside it? Just don't! Here's some inspiration on how to wear your blazer as a top. Blazers are super trendy right now, which makes it really easy to find one (or three) - on budget. Or that one to invest in that will last forever.

It took me forever to figure out how girls did that "nothing but a bra" underneath their blazer. However, if the blazer is too revealing when you close it with a button - skip the button and belt the blazer!

Blazer: T by Alexander Wang
Belt: Saint Laurent
Pants: Zara


Similar styles:

Below: Blue check blazer, belt, black blazer, all from Mango.com

Find it here

Find it here

Find it here




Try to put the blazer inside a high-waist skirt! If the blazer is fitted and the skirt is tight it will make a pretty silhouette. This is also a feminine way to use the blazer at work - and you can go straight to a dinner after!



Blazer: Zara
Skirt: Pernille Teisbæk x Envii DK
Trench coat: Sandro

Similar styles:





Then, there is the obvious blazer: the one that you can just button together and it works like a top without any belt or skirt holding it together! Pair it with jeans to create an effortless office look.


Blazer: Stella McCartney
Jeans: Vintage Levis

Similar styles:

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Upgrade your place on a tight budget! 

Pictures from Pinterest.

This chic shelf is from IKEA, and cost 695 NOK. It's very simple, easy to style and looks much more expensive once filled with magazines, coffee table books and scented candles!


The velvet bedspread , to the right, is from H&M home and can make your bed look like a hotel bed. Cover your bed in this every morning and combine it with pillows in different patterns and colours.

For the table...

Plate charger is an easy, inexpensive way to level up your table settings! Either if it's a casual girls dinner, a date night or to impress your dinner guests. This gold one is from Zara Home.

Swop your regular paper napkins for these white cloth ones from Zara Home. It is amazing how big of a difference napkins make in a table setting. Environment friendly too!


In addition to a cloth napkin, roll it and put a napkin ring around. It will elevate your table settings, and it will give that nice restaurant feel.

Napkin rings from Zara Home.

Bathroom...

There's a lot of good soap out there, but while the dispenser might be pretty while it's full of soap, I always thought it looked a bit shabby after using half of it. This pretty soap dispenser can be filled with whichever soap you prefer - and if you buy two you can fill the other one with hand soap.

A classy way to keep your cotton pads and q-tips.

These are far prettier than the bathroom supplies original packaging, and it makes it perfectly okay to keep them on an arms length on top of the sink - and not hidden under the sink.

Serving...



A silver tray that can be used for coffee and fresh berries, scented candles and small boxes or with a vase filled with fresh flowers! Place it on your coffee table or on a dresser to freshen up a room!

A crystal carafe is both pretty to look at and pretty to serve with! Especially with matching glasses. However, crystal is expensive - but this matching set of a carafe and glasses are not! Get them at Lagerhaus .





Drinks & photo by my talented friend Andreas Antonsen!





Saving for that special porcelain coffee & tea set is a really good idea, but you can serve your coffee just as chic on a budget while waiting for expensive essentials!

Zara Home has a lot of cute sets, which makes it perfectly okay to have your coffee like an English royal!


Get this one here.

Extra...

Voluspa candle with the scent "Makassar Ebony & Peach". This is the best scent they have, and it will make your home smell like an expensive hotel! These candles can be bought online or at Høyer stores, Milla Boutique and other interior stores.




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A monochrome look is easy to do, and with little effort you will look super chic! When having no idea what to do I always go for a total black look, but this fall I want to wear more colours.



This is my monochrome look! I chose a pair of faux suede culottes, with a ribbed turtleneck and a classic trench. I paired it with a brown bag, and black details: sunglasses and shoes.



Sweater: Unkown
Coat: Sandro
Pants: H&M
Bag: Celiné
Sunglasses: Mango
Shoes: Gucci


Where to get a monochrome red look...

Total red look: all from Zara. Pair it with black loafers and a black tote, or even better: a burgundy one.

Monochrome camel look...

Total look from H&M.

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Welcome to my page!


This page will contain different kinds of guides, how to's and some outfit inspiration.

ABOUT ME:

Name: Andrea
Age: 23
Location: Currently in Oslo.

I work at Høyer Luxury Women Department store and study Marketing Management at BI Norwegian Business school. I am interested in fashion, art, interior and travel. Although I know nothing about photography, taking pictures is a huge part if my interests! I try my best with my iPhone, and sometimes my 6 year old Canon Powershot.

I hope you will follow me in the future!

This week I was chosen to be "The blog of the Week" by Nouw - Thank you so much!!




Sweater: H&M
Skirt: Zara
Earrings: Mango
Shoes: gucci
Bag: Proenza Schouler

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