We all have favorite pieces in our closets, you know those items that you always gravitated to and that always seem to be in the laundry because you wear them so much. This past spring I purchased some items, which have quickly become my most worn items. They are too good not to share, plus you can shop most of these in the sale now.
I am writing this post while I’m impatiently waiting for the postman to arrive with my Sweaty Betty sale parcel, which seems contradicting but simultaneously very fitting to this post. The sale has really had a grip on me the last few weeks and my wallet is hurting from it. Time to balance the scale, or in this case my bank account, by trying to keep my spending as low as possible. Let’s start with the money diary of my low buy week.
Summer started off with a heat wave this year; the sun is shining and I literally cannot remember the last time it rained. The fact that summer is here also means that all the best fruits are back in season and I’m living for it. Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits to cook with. They are just so versatile. They work great in salads, but also make a killer dessert and work perfectly in drinks. This weekend I made homemade peach iced tea and even my boyfriend who had his doubts beforehand, was sold. Time to share the recipe.
Last weekend was one of the glorious long spring weekends, with amazing weather. Perfect timing because it was also the weekend in which my boyfriend and I headed to Lille with his family. We enjoyed the sunshine, the adorable town, the shops and we even paid a visit to the zoo. Lille isn’t a particularly large city, but it’s very charming, especially the old part. Now I am not planning on turning this into a city guide but I do have a top 5 of things you should do while you are in Lille. Eat a Merveilleux, a typical pastry from Lille with meringue and whipped cream. The most well known place to get them is Aux Merveilleux de Fred.…
Paris is always a good idea, right? That’s why two weekends ago I went there on a quick getaway. We went there Saturday morning with the Thalys and left Sunday evening. It was just a short trip but I left feeling extremely inspired. So here’s a recap of 36 hours in Paris in pictures.