If you're going to celebrate the Royal Wedding then you will probably need a pair of Donna Wilson woolen gloves. It's been so cold today in Paris and the weather forecast doesn't look good either in London for the big day. As we don't have a TV at home we'll be watching the 'best of' on the internet when Ophelia comes back from school. She is so excited to see the princess dress. Enjoy your long weekend.
We just had a brilliant week with friends and family in l'Ile de Ré on the French west coast. To resume the week in few words: fresh croissants every mornings, long cycle rides with the children on the trailers, afternoons at the beach chasing the waves and looking at the kites, long evenings chatting around a lovely meal, and a big birthday party for Talia who turned 6! We all had such an amazing time. I hope you are enjoying a nice break as well.
The French Easter school holidays are starting today and we're off to l'Ile de Ré with friends. We cannot wait for a well deserved break (Simon and I have been so busy with work lately- we're exhausted!). I'll still be working few hours a day as I have a show coming up soon but at least the environment will be different and I can't wait to go for long bike rides with the children at the back in the trailer.
For now I leave you with this beautiful story on Paris by writer Amy M. Thomas in the New York Times. Amy is American, she spent 2 years living in Paris and she is now back in NYC writing a book about her time there.
Photo by Julien Goldstein for The New York Times.
Article seen in English Muse.
If only we had a bookstore like this one in Paris. House of Foundation is located in Moss in Norway. I love everything about the space, the loft style white wooden floor, retro furniture (I quite like the yellow cupboard at the back), large bookshelves, gallery, coffee shop and it also offers artist studios on the second floor. I can see myself moving in straight away.
Edition Paumes are doing an exhibition of artworks made by French artists in response to the 11th March events. More than 100 unique drawings, collages and messages will be sold in Galerie Doux Dimanche shop in Tokyo from today until 17th April. The money raised will be donated to the Red Cross Japan for those who have been most effected by the disaster.
This is my paper cut for Japan.
You can read very moving Tweets on Pray for Japan.
Every year the children at Ophelia's school prepare something for the local carnival. This year the parade was on 1st April. They were all wearing their own painted fish. The patterns and colours on the fish were so beautiful.