Today begins the 66th edition of Festival de Cannes! Aren’t you excited??? Yes, I know that in this festival films aren’t the most important features… but Cannes offers divas, new promising stars, Chopard jewels and the unique charm of the French Riviera. What’s not to love?
The Great Gatsby is the opening film, India is the special guest country, Audrey Tatou will host the ceremonies, The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola will open the Un certain regard section… I insist: What’s not to love?
I’m looking forward to red carpets, glamorous yacht parties, polemics with the juries and oh! films too ;)
PS: Don’t you love the poster?
This is a scheduled post because hopefully when you read this we will be lying on the beach… just like the woman on the picture ;) I always take my favourite pillows to the beach, don’t you?
We wanted to wish you a happy sunny weekend!!! Any nice Spring plans? A picnic maybe? Wherever you are and whoever you are: enjoy the weekend!!!
PS: we are on Twitter!! To be honest I don’t understand how it really works, but I’m doing my best to learn! Do you want to hang out? Look for @theslowpaceblog :)
Any plans for the weekend? I’ll be working the whole weekend. Every. Single. Day. I’m quite nervous because we’re opening a contemporary dance festival!!! It’s the second edition and I’m the manager, so I’m acting cool… but I’m screaming inside. I hope everything goes well! Fingers crossed!
Anyway! We wish you a lovely Spring weekend (if you are lucky and Spring has arrived wherever you live) and we’d love to see you on Monday!!
PS: See? We can’t stop thinking about bicycles!!
Today everyone is talking about the new king of Holland and all I can think about are bicycles… they are typical Dutch, right? ;) We’ve been living in a small German city for more than two years now and we still don’t have bicycles. And I’m saying “still” because here people don’t walk, they ride, so we are under a lot of pressure: everyone is like WHAAAAT??? when we say that we don’t have bicycles. But it rains a lot, it’s freezing most of the time (that means ice, that means slippery streets) and the city is full of tram rails. So what’s so strange about not riding a bike, huh? Besides, let me tell you this: I love my teeth (and I’m quite clumsy) and I don’t want to get to work all sweaty and disheveled (yeah, I know that riding to work would be very healthy, but I’m more concerned about my hair, what can I say?). But the truth is that lately I’ve been picturing us riding our bicycles and enjoying picnics in the park. And these bicycles are way too pretty. They have become our favourite accessory for this Spring. Decisions, decisions…
Image via Bergamont Bicycles.
Good morning everyone! Have you ever wanted to go shopping in those hipsters little boutiques in Williamsburg? Or have a look at the small shops in über cool Queen West in Toronto? Well now you can do it from your sofa! Shopcaster has put together a really nice selection of independent retailers and offers you the possibility of buying online from multiple cities in North America. We love their job because they are helping small shops and young entrepreneurs to get where they won’t be able to get alone.
Life is difficult sometimes. It gets sad. But it’s beautiful too, so we should celebrate the small pleasures and enjoy the moment!
I wish you all a fun weekend: drink some cocktails, meet your friends, dance a little bit… Live, smile and love!
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Image via There goes the cupcake
This is how our bedside table looks like lately. Plenty of books to read! I absolutely love reading in bed, in my opinion it’s one of those simple pleasures that make life nicer :)
This picture was taken last weekend and since then I have already read one of those books… Persepolis is an amazing graphic novel that I just couldn’t stop reading! I highly recommend it!
Do you have any book recommendations? We’d love to know!
Spring is coming, yay! Here you have my three favourite things to welcome the longer days and warmer nights:
1. Buy flowers. They will make every corner of your home brighter and prettier. This time I chose tulips, but I’m looking forward to May and peonies!
This weather is starting to get on my nerves. I need Spring… but real Spring, not this windy, rainy, sometimes even snowy, cold dark thing that the calendar calls Spring. We have to put up with another cold rainy weekend. Sigh!
Oh, well, let’s make the most of it!!! Books, magazines and films are going to be our best friends yet another weekend. And who knows? Maybe I finally have time to finish a home project that involves paint, pictures and nails ;)
Have a lovely weekend!!!
Image via Douce-France
Let’s start with the most famous Paris souvenir: the macaron. I have a soft spot for anything sweet and I had never ever bought macarons at Laduree, so this time I was determined to buy one of those sweet little pastel boxes. We almost didn’t make it though, we bought them at the airport! And what can I say?