7 February 2013, 11:02
I couldn’t resist posting this Parisian sneak peek from ultra-talented photographer Shell De Mar — who, you may recall, also shot yesterday’s Blogcademy pictures!
Paris was so wonderful, indulgent & luxurious: everything you’d hope for in a European adventure! I’ve been thinking about it — & the best quiche I’ve ever eaten in my life! — every day since we left.
But do you want to know a secret? As much as I love Paris, there’s no place I’d rather be than NYC. Sure, it’s cold, & sure, it’s snowing, but it’s still wonderful.
I went on a hot chocolate adventure earlier this week, & standing on Fifth Avenue, was struck by the intense beauty of the city. NYC is such a magical place, & I love it as much today as I did when I first visited 7 years ago. It makes my heart go pitter-patter every day.
As you may have guessed from the photo above, last night I went to the Juicy Couture event & had way too much fun playing in The Bosco Booth with Nicolette & Jordan, catching up with long-lost Kiwi Isaac & petting Keiko’s super-soft faux-fur coat!
Juicy Couture were celebrating the release of their Bad Reputation film (which is so cute!), as well as offering a preview of their new collection. There were some rad pieces, including irridescent jeans (!!!), fabulous flippy pink dresses & a leopard-print tracksuit which you can see in the video, & which I have already decided would be my everyday uniform if I lived in Los Angeles!
I was doing my best French girl impression in a Nasty Gal hat, a striped top from H&M (purchased in Las Vegas last February) & a blue leather metallic pleated skirt from TopShop. (I bought it a while ago, so it’s not available anymore, but this skirt is similar!) I was also rocking MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in 33. New favourite!
Spending lots of time with my man! The best! Guacamole with jicama (unbelievably good!) Going back to the gym & feeling my body hum with happiness! Watching The Phantom Of The Opera on Netflix — as a child of the 80s, I was raised on this & Les Miserables, so I absolutely loooove it! Accidentally attending an advanced vinyasa flow class — & loving it! Making plans for future Blogcademy events! Booking flights to Portland & Los Angeles… West Coast, here we come! Backing this MAD magazine documentary — my dad & I used to buy stacks of old MAD magazines from the 60s & 70s! Running to Sisters Of Mercy. Can #gothfitness be a thing? Liquid Christmas (aka hot chocolate) George Michael hashtags (#starpeople) (#toofunky) Best movie of all time... Are you following me on Vine yet?! Beyonce: yesterday, today, tomorrow Making new workout mixtapes A stack of Instax photos from Europe on my desk ...& this quote, which is my new favourite:
“This morning, with her, having coffee.” (Johnny Cash, when asked for his definition of paradise.)
Did you write your gratitude list yet?! It’s the ultimate mood boost… & it’s free!