Monthly Archives: March 2011

I wanna build buildings high for you, but the costs..

The post everyone’s been waiting for! What has Antonia been wearing in Paris? Well, nothing extraordinary, really.
Jacket – Acne, top – Stefanel, skirt – H&M (love it! get one while it’s still in store), tights – Wolford, bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Simple. You can have a closer look at the outfit in the previous post.

PS. I thought I’d be feeling a lot of pressure in Paris, because everyone would be super chic and fashionable. But to be honest this was not the case – the city was filled with completely regular Parisians and everyday-looking tourists. What a relief.

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Cherry blossom in Paris

The cherry blossoms were one of the best things in Paris. There was a line of people with cameras next to every blooming tree! Everyone wanted to take pictures.

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Tulips and other beauties

These tulips were my favorites!

Here’s some of the flowers I got for my birthday this Monday. I love getting flowers (and my closest people are well-aware of this fact!), even though they don’t last forever. That’s the beauty in it – something so beautiful and perfect with such a short life!..
Having your birthday in the end of March has one big advantage. You get a lot of tulips!

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Breakfast at La Fromagette

La Fromagette

La Fromagette, Paris

Because we stayed at a hotel we had the pleasure to only eat in restaurants and cafés while in Paris. The weather was beautiful, and here you can see me having breakfast at La Fromagette on 7 rue Cadet. Their baguettes were absolutely amazing and the service was great (unlike many other Parisian places we’ve visited). I spotted baguette people from here. Definitely recommending!

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Triumphal Arch by night

The beautful view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from the Triumph Arch

The beautiful view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from the Triumphal Arch

Swedish Love Affair has turned into French Love Affair during the last couple of days! I know. Still, I can’t help to share my Parisian experience with my readers, so here’s one of the highlights again.
Many of you have told me to climb up the Triumphal Arch no matter what, and so we did on our first night in Paris!

The Triumph Arch

The Triumphal Arch

Long way up! At least we could do it for free, since we're citizens of EU under 25

Long way up! At least we could do it for free, since we're citizens of EU under 25

Avenue des Champs-Élysées by night. Seen from the Triumph Arch.

Avenue des Champs-Élysées by night. Seen from the Triumphal Arch.

Me up there. You can see the lights of the Eiffel Tower in the background.

Me up there. You can see the lights of the Eiffel Tower in the background.

Such a breathtaking view. l'Étoile

Such a breathtaking view. l'Étoile, I can see why they call it that.

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Happy Birthday, Eiffel Tower!

eiffel tower swedish love affairMany people believe that the Eiffel Tower is a television or radio tower, but it was actually built purely for the sake of being impressive and beautiful. It was built in 1889 by an engineer called Gustave Eiffel, who constructed it especially for the 1889 World’s Fair, where it was used as the entrance to the fair.
At first many people didn’t like the tower. Guy de Maupassant was one of them, and he used to have lunch there every day, only because it was the only spot in Paris where you couldn’t see the ugly tower. Since then, the tower has become a proud symbol of France, and today it is the most visited paid monument in the world (second place is held by the Colosseum in Rome).

Tomorrow, on the March 31st, will be its 122nd birthday. Happy birthday, Eiffel Tower!

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Parisian baguette: how to carry it and eat it

Everyone knows how the French feel about their baguettes. They can’t live without this long bread! I did my best to document every Parisian carrying or eating a baguette during my stay there.

It’s well-known that the French are a very amorous nation. No wonder there is speculation that the shape of baguette is a phallus symbol.

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