In Lyon…

I spent some days in the area of Lyon and I particularly enjoyed spending time in my parent’s garden which is very colourful! I love the purple colour….

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but also the red colour….

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and the yellow one as well….

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I spent quite some time laying on this chair reading and getting a lot of sun!

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I made some beautiful bouquets…

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In this peaceful garden… I enjoyed drinking my coffee early in the morning or having an “apéritif” or just having lunch…

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I bought some “stuff” when shopping in Lyon…

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I visited the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. There is an inner courtyard where you can sit on a bench and relax, or draw and paint….

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See you next time Lyon!

One year older…

I got older on Thursday and each birthday I am surprised to see how time flies! But well there is nothing to do about it
My parents came over for the weekend and it was definitely the best present!
I got some other very nice presents….

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  1. Elegant trousers from my favorite french brand Claudie Pierlot together with a nice white top

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2. Perfume “Diamant” from the french brand Fragonard

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3. Cookbook “A l’italienne” with great Italian recipes

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4. Homemade candles with a scent of lilac from my niece (the white ones at the back)

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5. I received by mail my favorite decoration magazine “Elle decoration Denmark”

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6. Wooden tray for pens and paper from the Danish brand Søstrene Grene

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And finally I got a beautiful bouquet of Amaryllis!

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Jambo!

Jambo! Jambo! (“hello” in swahili) ….
At the end of January I went for the first time in my life to Africa. Why Kenya? Well well well…. it all started by the desire to visit a place I’ve never been before…to enjoy sun, warmth and beautiful beaches…to avoid jetlag…to stay in small bungalows rather than big ugly hotels…to lay on the beach without being to close to people…. so Kenya was the winner!
The kenyan coast is beautiful and offered me all I wanted: sun, warmth, majestic Diani beach, white sand, peace and quietness, relaxation, farniente, ….
But what I did not expect from Kenya was the impact of the rough African savannah. Going on a Safari was not planned and was a spontaneous decision while being down there. But what an experience! Nature invaded me totally.
It is fun to drive through the savannah being alert all the time hoping to see as many animals as possible.
It is wonderful to see animals being totally free in their natural element.
It is humbling to experience that the savannah is not your territory, you are not mastering the place, you get the right to come in but you have to respect the rules. The One who created all of that is bigger than you.
It is fantastic to fall asleep with the sound of elephants rather than the sound of cars horning, crowd noise, people yelling on the phone, tv, etc….
In the savannah you forget the stress of the city and you embrace nature! It is so resourcing and relaxing! I still have pictures in my mind of this beautiful experience! I love nature and I need nature! Here below are 16 details of my vacations! I hope you will enjoy….

  1. The hotel’s reception

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2. Bungalows

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3. Monkeys running around

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4. Perfect spot

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5. The sound of palms

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6. Coconut directly from the tree

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7. Cocktails

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8. Simple fishermen boats

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9. Majestic beach

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10. The pool

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11. Early mornings

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12. Late evenings

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13. Our lodge

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14. The view at lunch time

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15. The surroundings at breakfast time

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15. The savannah

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16. The savannah’s inhabitants

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Thank you Kenya!

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One Thursday afternoon…

It was just one Thursday afternoon in Paris….
I had the day off….
It was freezing cold but the sun was shining and no matter what Paris is always beautiful…..

First I went shopping at “Les Galeries Lafayette” and found some great lace tops on sale.

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Then I visited my favorite bookshop “Galignani” located on Rue de Rivoli. They have beautiful Art books and very interesting History books.

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Then I was headed for  Le Musée de l’Orangerie to see the exhibition “American Painting in the 1930’s” and I walked through Le Jardin des Tuileries.

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Arrived at destination…. the beautiful Musée de l’Orangerie

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It was not allowed to take pictures but I bought this postcard of one of my favorite painting from Edward Hopper “New York Movie”.

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And finally on my way out of Le Jardin des Tuileries, Paris was just offering idyllic pictures.

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It was just one Thursday afternoon in Paris.