Arriving in Paris


Last summer me & one of my oldest friends, Lucy, planned our first holiday together. We jumped on a plane & headed to beautiful Paris for the weekend. I booked my first ever AirBnB & fell in love with the city. I was fortunate enough to visit Paris as a kid, my parents took me to Disney & the Eiffel Tower but when I went last summer I had a whole new appreciation for the city. It was so nice to wander the streets & stop off at little bistro's & café's to sample the aperitifs & the Croque Monsieur, visit the Louvre & be really *cultural* & grown up. Well it started off like that & then I ended up persuading Lucy it was a GREAT idea to visit Disney. Because it was, naturally.

 I left these photos so late as I just haven't had the time to sort them out but as I have a 4000 word assignment due soon for uni, I really have to procrastinate so I thought this was a good start. I decided to upload my photos in stages so these are just some of the sightings around Paris. It's a long post but I hope you enjoy!





I loved our little flat which was situated near Belleville, Buttes Chaumont & it was perfect for us. Vintage trinkets from the local flea market adorn the walls & floor & the owner was a fashion student so her room was covered in needles & fabric. In all honesty She could have been more polite as she simply opened the door, showed us the living room, gave us the door codes & the key then left with a sigh, but I've used AirBnB a few times now & I've met worse aha..


I needed a Paris selfie...























When we found Pont Des Arts I couldn't resist buying a lock for Mathieu & I. I put it next to the one that lucy treated me to so when Mathieu & I go back we can add another (I know, I'm too cute).









My next photos are of Pere Lachaise! Has anyone been before? I think it was my favourite! 

Love Nicole x

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A new year in Liverpool

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

A very belated Chinese new year to you too! 

I took these photos a few weeks ago in Liverpool. Mathieu and I stumbled upon China town and joined half of Liverpool in the festivities. I have never had the luck of seeing anything like this before (with the exception of youtube of course) and it was amazing to see in the flesh. We walked down the street, under the arch to dancing dragons and lion puppets. It was amazing to see so many people joining in, buying monkey pendants, scarfing noodles (just me?) and going crazy with the children when they brought the fire crackers out.


Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

Chinese New Year Liverpool UK - https://uk.pinterest.com/roseandmuse/ - #liverpool #chinesenewyear #roseandmuse

I must admit we got there quite late, as I mentioned before we stumbled across it. We only caught the last parts of the dances but I'm so glad that we caught the dragon performance at the end. Next year we are definitely going to London China Town, as it's much bigger than Liverpools. Can't wait already!

Has anyone been to a Chinese New Year street fair before?

Nicole








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