Weekends in Paris are for lots of things, like brunches at Merci, walks along the Seine to shop the bouquanists, and catching those rare rays of sun on friend’s balconies. But above all the weekends for me have become about catching up with my friends. The people who get me out of bed after a bender on mint shrecks at Le Kitsch the night before with the promise of pastries, champagne brunches, and photo opps. More importantly the people who the more time I know them from near and far, are always there to take my hand, take me out, take me as I am; they’re my weekend warriors. Their duties begin before five o’clock Fridays though, as I’ve seen the last month when I’ve needed them seven days a week and at odd hours of the night when life didn’t go quite as planned. How beautiful they are inside and out, fighting the good fight to keep my head and hopes up. Here’s to them and our weekend together.¬†

bouquanists in Paris 2 Mariell Hjartesmil Ile Saint Louis in Paris breakfast in Paris at Merci 3 breakfast in Paris at Merci 1 breakfast in Paris at Merci 2 Paris when the sun comes out Emilie blowing in the wind champagne brunch at Sofia's 1 sunday brunch, fruit salad and pastries Audrey eating ice cream along the quai in Paris

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  1. February 2, 2013

    That’s so sweet. Sometimes you really need them a little bit extra, and then it’s so lovely when they’re there. I’m happy you have such wonderful people around you!

    Best, Carin

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  3. February 2, 2013

    Lovely, bad times are times when you realize who your real friends are!

  4. February 2, 2013

    Beautiful photos, post and words. Xx

  5. February 2, 2013

    What beautiful pics, and there’s something almost magical about the one of postcards and pigeons. Glad you had a lovely time with friends.

  6. February 2, 2013

    What a beautiful ode to friendship!

  7. February 2, 2013

    You have excellent taste and I love your hair : )

  8. February 2, 2013

    Looks like it was a festive weekend! How wonderful. All that grub looks delicious.

  9. February 3, 2013

    Girly you are seriously so stunning! My dream would be to come to Paris and do a little shoot a Versailles with you and my looks. One day ;)

  10. February 3, 2013

    love this post – friendship is really the most important thing . . .

  11. February 3, 2013

    beautiful pictures! i love this light! xoxo

  12. February 4, 2013

    Such beautiful photos and beautiful words! You’re very lucky to have such wonderful friends but they’re equally lucky to have you appreciate them so much in return. Hope your weekend was perfect!

  13. Elissa
    February 4, 2013

    I heard that song for the first time this weekend…cool indie group from Canada!

  14. February 4, 2013

    I really like where you put your focus, especially in the food shots. The ice cream one is my favorite!

  15. February 4, 2013

    That is the loveliest post. It’s a great thing to take time and be grateful for the wonderful people who surround you. It sounds like it was one of those eye-opening, heart-opening weekends. :)



  16. February 4, 2013

    My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to go exploring. I can only imagine all the things to see and the adventures to be had during a weekend in Paris. But for now, I settle for finding new and interesting things to do and see close to home.

  17. Becca Hope
    February 6, 2013

    I love your pictures, they are always perfect and beautiful. You have good friends :) You inspired me to go to Paris and so I’m headed there in June! Keep inspiring.


  18. Anne
    February 6, 2013

    So true! Love this post <3
    It would have been so great if you could make a little list over essential French words! I'm going to spend a weekend in Paris soon,
    and I hope it will turn out as magical as your seemed to be (but I guess I'll need some French to get the most out of it)!

  19. February 9, 2013

    your pictures are so stunning .. and i hope one day i travel to paris but Unfortunately i don’t have time .