I have returned from my travels.

Sorry I have been neglecting you lovely readers lately, I'll be back on my normal baking and outfit post form again soon! I just got back from my summer holidays. I spent a night in Dublin, two nights in London and three nights in Paris with my best friend and fellow blogger Sarah Kane. Not that we needed any excuse to visit those beautiful cities, but we did have an ulterior motive! We are massive Tori Amos fans and she was doing a mini European tour. Our friends went round countries for weeks seeing her but we couldn't afford that! Three cities was enough for us, and it was wonderful. We have already had the pleasure of meeting Tori a few times before but it's always a thrill, she's so kind to her fans. And as well as the concerts we of course also explored the cities!

When we were in London we went to Camden, one of my favorite places to shop. Even if you aren't buying there's so much to look at, photograph and eat! We were staying nearby with a really kind friend, the writer of the wonderful food blog Crumbs for Dinner which I urge you to check out and add to your bookmarks if you want some amazing recipies.


Camden Town. Camden Town.

Camden Town.


Lion. Cherry blossom.

Best friends.

Apple Shisha.

Me talking to Tori Amos. Me and Tori Amos <3

We got to Paris via the Eurostar, I love how you can go to another country under the water in a train, it seems so bizarre! Paris was beautiful of course. I have been a few times before so I was excited to show it to Sarah who hadn't been to France before. We were staying with a lovely, very glamourous family friend who greeted us wuth Moet and strawberries - we were spoiled rotten the entire time! We are usually slumming it on our travels but this was divine. We had all of these lovely outfits packed with us and plans to be glamourous and chic but when we realised how insanely hot it was those plans went out the window! Hair tied up every day and very little make up, way too hot for it. Check out the beautiful apartment we got to stay in, if I wasn't a total hoarder it'd be my idea home! So clean and organised.

Living room.

Living room.

Louis Vuitton.

Our bedroom.

Vivienne Westwood. Dior.


View of Paris from the Sacré-Coeur.

Sarah. Notre Dame.

Swallows. Ice cream in Montmartre.

My hair.

Sorbet! Candles in Notre Dame.

The Eiffel Tower! The Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower!

Waiting for the boat trip up the Seine. Notre Dame.

The Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower.

Beautiful Paris. Bridge.

Tea in a china cup.

Chinese food yum!

Kitty cat. Hello Kitty!

I <3 Paris.

View from Galleries Lafayette. Eiffel tower hair!



Ladurée Ladurée.


Ladurée. Ladurée <3

Sorry to bombard you with so many photos! I hope you enjoyed them. I'll be back soon with an outfit post for you all.


  1. This whole post is <3

    Tori? Beautiful french flat? Cakes?

    Oh my!

  2. Augh love, love being bombarded with photos! I am so so jealous of this wonderful trip you have been on. That apartment looks so amazing.

  3. oh my! looks like so much fun. i love your hair, photos, and this post!

  4. This makes me miss it now! Such an amazing city :)

  5. That apartment is so lovely! Lucky you!


  6. great trip and great photos !!! really cool :)

  7. Absolutely beautiful post! Everything looks stunning :D
    I really need to explore Camden properly, I only went to the market briefly with my folks a few years ago.

  8. looks like you had a fantastic time!
    i am a little envious
    i love camden, so cheap for vintage xxx

  9. You both look gorgeous...and have made me desperately want to visit Paris! Brilliant photography too :)


  10. I love all the yummy looking goodness. Makes me want to go to Europe just for the sake of eating lots of delicious cakes.

  11. Wow, looks like an amazing trip! You both look lovely, love your hair and dresses! :)
    I'd love to live in that apartment, or the cake shop, that would be good too!

  12. Laduree is the greatest place on earth as far as I'm concerned, I just found you and love your blog x

  13. Love this post, so much indulgence. <3

  14. Looks like you had a wonderful time, Paris is such a beautiful city it's been a long time since my last visit I would love to spend at least a weekend there sometime.

  15. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL photographs! I really like the ones of the Eiffel Tower at an angle!

  16. Omg Claire the photos are beautiful!!! And I can't believe you got to meet Tori AGAIN, I'm so jealous!! Set list information would be great if you get the time! You're looking great as well btw!

    I was thinking of you the other day, in that new milkshake shop in Stranmillis - they sell all those nice kinds of cupcakes you make: you should check it out if you haven't already!:)

    P.s. This is Maeve (gauloise) but I'm commenting from my new blog url from now on. Will still be on Lj though:)

  17. I had great fun looking at these on flickr... that apartment in Paris looks like something from a magazine, I can't believe people live in places like that in real life! Paris is scorching this time of year, but you looked lovely! x

  18. Yuuuum Laduree!! One of my fave cafes in Melbourne did the most sumptuous macaroons - crisp sugar on the outside and oozing gooeyness on the inside...someone please slap me...

    blogging is cheap x

  19. I love your holiday snaps! Especially the ones of the Eiffel Tower at night :)

    I just thought i would let you know i have tagged you on my blog- http://twoturtledoves-megankate.blogspot.com/2010/07/8-question-tag.html

  20. Oh, how gorgeous! I LOVE your Paris photos. Looks like you had an amazing time. x

    PS - I LOVE Tori Amos!

  21. what a lovely post! I used to live in Paris, and really miss it :) would love for you to check out my blog :)

    xx Anika

  22. Lovely pictures! Did you rent that apartment? I have been searching for apartments to rent for a trip and this looks ideal! xo

  23. looks like you had a lot of fun, & you look lovely. Fantastic apartment, great pictures. you're very lucky! xx i dream games

  24. oh this is making me so jealous, i miss paris so much! really want to go back.

  25. Ooh, Envy rears its head! :) It looks like you had a wonderful time, especially Paris - oh how I wish I could just up and hop on the Eurostar :) Maybe next year?

    There is a Laduree in London somewhere I think, I may go and investigate at some point. But I bet theres nothing like having some in Paris! :D

  26. Great dresses girls .. Love the butterfly in the back of your hair .. Great pics of Paris too :D

    Sal xXx

  27. Lovely outfits and photos of Paris!



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