I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.

Sexy brunch at Hotel Amour

A stroll in Montmartre

Travel buddy Kit

Military jacket – Zara. Cable-knit dress – Mango. Knee-high boots – Sergio Rossi. Leopard-print bag – Kurt Geiger

The morning after the Dior x Printemps Christmas windows launch I woke up under a tangle of clothes, magazines and bedsheet – everything about that evening was fast-paced and it wasn’t until wee hours in the morning we stumbled back in our hotel and crashed head-first into a corner of the bed. I’d fallen asleep in Kit‘s room to the dull rumbling sound of French TV, which occasionally switched channels whenever we’d turn in our sleep (that remote has seen intimacy like no other). In the morning we arose to a BBC World breakfast show, and felt ourselves right at home. I fetched water from the bathroom tap to make us coffee, while Kit fished out her outfit from the sheets. Rue des Martyrs was a ten-minute walk from the hotel, which is where we were to meet Alix for brunch at Hotel Amour. I felt first-love again with a bite of my eggs royale, and the heavenly cafe crème replaced the sachet coffee and I bounced into life. Fueled by amour, we braved one flight of stairs to Montmartre, then surrendered at the foot of the next, and explored laterally a neighbourhood of brightly-coloured ponies and doll houses.

I wonder what organ allows me to write corny things like this. Actually, I bet it’s my appendix, the sentimentalist that plays dead while I sit in my sarcastic panties in our freezing grey warehouse-flat in London.

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  1. Pascale

    You looks absolutely fabulous ! :D I love those boots so much !

    And Just to say it, « Ma chéri d’amour » should be write « Ma chérie d’amour ». The e is for the feminine form! ^^

    And I love your blog! Really =D !

  2. Amazing! Thanks for the correction, I was waiting for someone that actually speaks French! ;)

  3. Pascale

    @Shini, You welcome ^^!

  4. That sounds lovely and your photos are so beautiful!

  5. Omg this post gave me goosebumps hahahahahahaha.

  6. amazing photos!


  7. Stunning photos as always! Montmarte, well… any neighbourhood in Paris, has such glorious charm!

    Lovely outfit, I love those boots.


  8. I just <3 you.

  9. I just <3 you.

    That's all.

  10. I was in Paris about 2 weeks a go, and Montmartre was, by far, my favorite neighborhood in the city. It’s what everyone imagines Paris to be like: romantic with corner cafés and intellectuals popping up everywhere. Seeing these pictures make me long back to those wonderful days in one of the most magical cities in the world… sigh.

  11. that looks fab!

    xoxo from rome

  12. Such enchanting captures as always, Shini! Love the lipstick red hue on you.


  13. i can’t find more words to decribe how much i like your blog. pics are so beautiful, so simple ideas are so magic…

  14. Dannielle

    Schpanks for the images! :-)

  15. Always impressed with your quality of photography! I love the first one, especially with the one pinkie nail painted differently. I’m going to try that next time.
    The eggs royale meal looks scrumptious. Parisian food at it’s finest!
    I love your writing :)


  16. Wonderful impressions,Paris is so breathtaking!

  17. gorgeous boots!


  18. Those photos are beautiful really love the first one! Great coat!


  19. this post makes me beyond excited to return to paris. such a magical city and such wonderful pictures.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  20. what a beautiful city


  21. Wow! i really love that sweater!

  22. This is going to sound a little weird, but you have perfectly-shaped nails. And of course I love your outfit, as always!


  23. It’s not what organ…i’ve come to a conclusion that the wonders of Paris just royally messes w/ one’s head!!

  24. Something about this post sounds very well rested, if that makes any sense. I can’t seem to pinpoint whether it’s you, the place, or the tone you’ve employed. Anyhow, whatever it is, on a night like this, where I have so much work, I’m really grateful for it. My 2 minute reading break well spent on your blog :)

  25. Great photos, love those boots!
    (\ /)
    ( . .)

  26. love love love all the photos. simply fab!

  27. beautiful pictures as per usual. oh, and i love your nails

  28. really beautiful images, it`s always fun and I`m amazed about the pics, love them all!
    Has your friend had taken them? I mean the pics of you.

  29. Lucy

    Damn girl! Very hot, love the jumper dress and boots combo.

  30. Haha, I just love the way you write. And this this is so sweet as candy, just how I like it sometimes! And yes, this is what Paris does to you ;)
    With Love,


  31. I am in love for this red dress

  32. Sabrina

    Everything i read your blog, i am amazed by the beauty that you have surrounded yourself with. you have such an eye for detail – you see a different facet in things i see everything. it got me thinking that perhaps beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder – except by that i mean i could walk past something absolutely, ridiculously beautiful and still not see it. thank you for taking so many beautiful photographs. reading your blog makes me want to look harder for pretty things in life and to surround myself with the same.

  33. amazing pictures!!! love your outfit!!!


  34. Beautiful photos!


  35. lovely photos, as always. makes me long for another trip to paris. mmm.

  36. Amazing pictures!


  37. You take some beautiful pictures. You manage to capture the architectural beauty as well as the garments.

  38. Beautiful pictures with the pure influence of Paris. Love it!!


  39. Helen

    I love the middle horse’s expression!

  40. Amazing photographs!

    Théa Unknown

  41. I don’t know how you did it. I walked up those steps in Montmartre wearing Converse sneakers and I was struggling. The thought of doing it in high-heeled boots is torture to me.

  42. Yang

    I am dying a lil for those boots! :P

  43. Esas fotos son muy lindas, me encantò el look asi como tambien los lugares en donde realizastes las fotos.Optimo post.

  44. You look stylish and French!

  45. Now this is one of the many reasons I love your blog, sweet that you met up with another favorite blogger, Alix. Its funny how all the places I’ve been to, France is not one of them. I plan to remedy it on my birthday this year, November 26, 2013.

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