Linda Löfling

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TODAY’S GREEN

Spain must be the country of tomatoes. Never have I seen tomatoes this colorful, in so many shapes and sizes!

Want to invite someone over for a snack but don’t know what to offer? Make the easiest starter ever, by only cutting up different tomatoes, any sort you like really but preferably in different shapes and colors to make the visual effects go wow! Pour over some virgin olive oil mixed with smashed garlic – 1 or 2 cloves after your taste (and how much you’d like or not to be kissed afterwards) and a little pinch of sea salt. If you want a slightly heavier meal, you can just add a slice or two of fresh toasted bread, BAM! Ready to impress both your company and your taste buds!

Que aproveche!

 

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MY TOP 5 FAVOURITE PLACES IN PARIS

Just kidding, it is impossible to choose. But if you have never been in Paris and you seek the “must-sees” when going there, I’ve collected my top 5 WOW places for you. Although my absolute tips is to just go out and hang out anywhere in the city and feel the Parisian wibe. <3

  1. Trocadero and la tour Eiffel. Take the métro to métro 6, Trocadero station and from there you walk out among the thousands of tourists and have the very best view of the Eiffel Tower. I guess that is what you should absolutely not miss if you come here.

2. Montmartre. Métro 12, Abesses station and take the Funiculaire to go up to see the magnificent baislique Sacré Coeur and a SPLENDIDE view of Paris. Here you should take a tour around the neighbourhood and maybe stop at place de Tertre to admire the artists there and take something to eat or drink in one of the cafés there. Montmartre is really one of the most magical places in Paris and I would recommend everyone who comes to Paris to not miss this. Maybe even more beautiful and interesting than the Eiffel Tower.

3. Invalides, Pont Alexandre III and over to the 8th arrondissement. Métro 8, la Tour-Maubourg station.

Classic Parisian spots, Les Invalides is a magnificent building and the streets feels very Parisian and with less tourists around, you get a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower from the bridge Alexandre III, which is a masterpiece in itself. Cross it over to the 8th arrrondissement and admire le Grand Palais as well as la place de la Concorde on your way towards Champs Elysées and l’arc de Triomphe. Well, you see, that was how many? Six tips in one, as there are so many beautifuls pots you see only by crossing one district to another. <3

4. Place des Vosges and Le Marais, métro 1, St Paul station.

Warning for a beauty choc, here every street is like an old painting of Paris in the good old days, and everywhere you turn you will find small authentic cafés and boutiques filled with hand crafted necessary and non-neccessary things you absolutely want to buy. At place des Vosges there are many classic brasseries and in le Marais you find bars, restaurants and hipsters in a wonderful mixture. Le Marais is often mentioned as the gay area of Paris, but that is not really what is significant for the area I’d say, in my opinion it is more the authentic Parisian feeling, and all the beautiful buildings.

5. Parc Buttes Chaumont and the 19th arrondissement. Métro 7bis, Buttes Chaumont station.

A quite unknown spot that I never heard of until I moved to Paris the first time. I love this parc, it is surrounded by pretty surroundings and in the middle it has a fantastic view of Sacré Coeur and Montmartre.

The 19th district of Paris is also an area I like a lot, it is a bit ruff and has a perfect mixture of old and new, modern and old, classy and street style : I love the mix and when I am in this area I like to take the walk around the parc and then down towards the Canal St Martin, which is also another hidden Parisian pearl. Oh my, you hear, I can’t really stick to a few favourite places here. Again, my best tips is to just go out the streets and enjoy the Parisian feeling, every district has it’s own charm and it’s own beautiful spots. If you are curious about going to Paris I would at least make sure I’d see these spots I’ve mentioned here. Or book one month of staying so that you have enough time hehe 🙂

Enjoy your evening, Bisous de Paris! <3

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STILL ON VACAY

Silence on the blog these days as I am still on vacation and hence taking things very easy. A new exciting year has begun and I am now in Paris for a week,setting some new goals and dreams for 2019.

Or well, honestly I just walk around taking photos and eating croissants. Life can be so simple but yet so nice, here in the most beautiful city in the world <3

Happy New Year to you all!

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A DAY OF DOING NOTHING

Not rushing up early to seize the day.

Not filling it with productivity.

Not making anything special to eat, just a simple sandwhich and fresh tap water.

Not calling anyone, not updating anything, not touching the phone, or the computer.

Just accepting what today is, sunday, a day for resting.

Hope you are laying in a horizontal position, comfy at the sofa or in bed, in front of a book, a person worthy hugging, or anything else that  makes you relax.

Enjoy your sunday! <3

 

 

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WILDLIFE SWEDEN

Holidays and really no-thi-ng else to do (and wish for) than to enjoy time together with family and friends and in my case, experience loads of nature! There are so many lakes, mountains, villages, forests around this area and so much to admire! One week pass way too fast to feel loaded upcompletely, I have to come back very soon again!

And the best thing is that whatever you decide to cook and eat outside, will taste like heaven. Just a simple toast will taste like the best meal you’ve ever had in your life. Is it the hike that makes it? The fact of doing some physical activity outside? Neverthless, ourdoor meals are real culinary experiences!

Only a few days left of 2018, hope you feel like the year was a good one and that you look forward to the next one! ✨

 

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