What sort of engagement ring would you like one day?
Hahaha, I’ve barely been in a relationship and you’re asking me about engagement rings? Haha, my apologies for laughing, I just find it a bit funny because this is so in the distant future that I don’t know whether or not I’ll ever give some thought to the matter, let alone get engaged (haha, please don’t say “of course you’ll find someone” because I’m just being realistic). Anyhow, I inherited my grandmother’s wedding ring a decade or so ago. Maybe that one would make a nice engagement ring? I have no idea. I wish I had a mom right now so that I could ask her about these kind of things because she’d probably know. I just know that I’d really love the love bracelet from Cartier. I couldn’t think of a more romantic way to declare love for someone, not to mention that you can’t take it off without a screwdriver so it’s definitely a commitment.
Thanks for replying! I like your response and the choice of traits that you find attractive in a man - he seems to have fairly much in common with you and he seems sweet. It will probably be difficult to find someone with such a strong an affection for burgers as you haha. Or it actually won't.. there is a lot of them, but those guys will eat pretty much anything, on a bad day maybe even eat you :-D.
Haha, that’s a huge compliment. I actually know two guys who are even more obsessed with burgers than I am – and they’re also obsessed with A.P.C. too, especially raw denim jeans lol. Too bad they’re already taken (just kidding, they’re buddies!).
hey, do you keep track of your burger adventure anywhere else than on instagram?
Yes. I have an album on Facebook that I update regularly, lol. Feel free to check it out here. I was also working on a burger blog last year but that was right before my mom passed away, and I haven’t worked on it ever since.
I'm visiting Paris in a couple of weeks and thought you would be a good person to ask for food / restaurant recommendations! (Preferably ones with vegetarian options, if you know of some.) Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
Hello! Most of the restaurants I go to in Paris are meat-based but if I remember correctly The Broken Arm, Rose Bakery, Candelaria, Le Marché des Enfants Rouges, Nanashi, and Big Fernand (burgers) have vegetarian options. In fact, I almost only eat burgers whenever I go to Paris or dine at home because my family lives there.
Hello ! I spent hours reading your blog Dead Fleurette and your vision of fashion is so interesting and inspiring. This research of a perfect wardrobe and this simplicity, minimalism talk to me. I follow some people from Oslo on Instagram and this minimalism -in a fashion way, first- amazed me, it looks like some norwegians have a particular vision of style which is very simple and yeah, minimalist and so classy. I was wondering, is it links to norwegian way of living ? Next to that, #1
Hi! Thank you so much :-) I’m not sure but I remember I stumbled upon this blog a long time ago: http://afroginthefjord.com. A French woman living in Norway and her take on Norwegian culture. I find it more intriguing to read about cultures from a less patriotic and different cultural perspective.
I was wondering what do you think about Yohji Yamamoto ? I think he has a very interesting vision of fashion, (it made me think about what you wrote on Dead Fleurette), and then do you like his clothes ? Bonne fin de soirée à toi, la bise de Paris :) #2
I’m not into avant-garde Japanese design, but from what I’ve seen Yamamoto is decidedly incredible in his field. It’s been many years since the last time I read an interview with him in a fashion magazine. I do, however, have a slight recollection that his vision of fashion is somewhat in tune with mine (unless I’m way off-base).
I'm so inspired by your story. I have found myself stuck in my life. I really want to do a California roadtrip! What is your story behind your US travels? Did you save up a whole lot of money or did you manage to stay with friends/relatives? I really can't wait to experience something new. Oh and can you reccomend a certain travel route or specific destinations? I'm an open book
Tricky question. I’m not sure how it all started out. I suppose it’s a mix of constantly being exposed to pictures of the West Coast on tumblr and watching Anthony Bourdain exploring the West Coast through all that delicious nosh. Yeah, I wanted to track down food trucks and stuff tacos and pork belly buns down my throat like nobody’s business too. I guess Sofia Coppola’s movies inspired me to travel as well, not to mention that I wanted to learn how to surf back in 2011 so I figured that I should spend some time on the West Coast whilst visiting my relatives. My older sister used to spend a lot of time in SF and LA back in the days, which probably also kindled my urge to explore the West Coast. Besides, I’ve always fantasized about living in California. Well, who would have guessed that I’m more of a Cali-gurl than an “aspiring” Frenchie? Haha.
Last year I saved up shitloads of money for my trip. Flight tickets were pretty expensive as my dates were kinda difficult (JULY, HIGH SEASON). I purchased a multi-city ticket that cost me around $1600 on Orbitz. In terms of lodging, I rented private rooms through airbnb.com as well as staying at the Ace hotel in Palm Springs, and at my relatives’ and friends’ places. I called off my initial itinerary because my mom was too ill (she accidentally had a stroke the day after I was supposed to leave for Seattle, omg). My insurance covered most of the expenses and five days after my mom’s death I booked new tickets a day before the trip because I couldn’t deal with the aftermath and had to escape. Because I had to cancel my original reservation, I could pay a fee and redeem the credit on Orbitz for a new trip – of course I didn’t know that at the time I booked new tickets on a whim. So my trip to the states this summer only cost me $300 and I’ll be staying at my friends’ places and two nights at the Ace in Palm Springs. Running short of money these days so I’m very grateful to my friends for hosting me. I want to limit my budget (food, shopping, gas money, Lyfts etc etc) to approx. $2000.
As for a travel route, I didn’t go on a road trip last year or this year. I did it once with my family back in 2000. We drove from Los Angeles to San Jose. I don’t have the driver’s license so I travel by plane or train. Check out Amtrak for train schedules. Southwest Airlines tend to offer affordable fares. I need to get the driver’s license asap as I’d like to go to Santa Cruz, Big Sur, etc. Navigating in Los Angeles without a car is nearly impossible. Thank God for Lyft, though – such an ingenious app, so check it out.
Do you usually travel alone and do you like it better?
I usually travel alone and I love traveling all by myself as long as I can meet new people/locals – I’m a super outgoing person, you know. Luckily, I’ve met wonderful people and made friends all over the world so I’m never worried about being lonely. Solitude is also a bliss, though. Last year I traveled to Cali with a girl I met on Instagram; I added her on FB, and one day I just asked her if she would like to come along/meet me in California (she’s Norwegian but she lives in another city). She’s become one of my closest friends today who’s made a huge impact on me because she’s just downright amazing. I love her so much! Yup, most people think I’m crazy but whatever… I couldn’t care less. I’ve always been a curious and adventurous gal. I can’t help it.
I remember you posted about the Celine classic box on your blog quite some time ago. Did you end up getting it? If so, do you recommend it and if not, why did you decide against it? Sorry for all the questions! I'm considering the purchase right now and don't want to make a costly mistake! Would love your thoughts.
I didn’t get it because a) it’s horribly expensive b) it’s HORRIBLY expensive c) I ended up getting a bag that is more me and less in your face, albeit the Celine box bag is a classic and beautiful bag d) I could never ever justify the price and in the end of the day I only wear tote bags I get for free.
You went all the way and made pho for a date? You must really like him. And wow, you really are the dream girl!! On a different note tho; do you have any plans for the summer other than going to LA?
Lol, yeah I totally am the dream girl :P My plan for the summer is to be unpredictable. Well, I mean, I’ve already booked flight tickets to L.A. and I’m going to Palm Springs, Portland, and Seattle as well and maybe Vancouver. And I might go to the Sonar festival in Barcelona in the beginning of June but that will be a last-minute decision. But after my West Coast trip I don’t have any plans whatsoever. I want to stay in town for the summer because Norwegian summers are the best. Perhaps I’ll go to Tønsberg for a Norwegian music festival called “Slottsfjell” and just hang out with my friends there and by the pool at the hotel. I want to be a tourist in my own city, bike everywhere so that I can explore contemporary and modern Norwegian architecture. Maybe I have to move this summer, maybe I have time to write on my manuscript or make beats with my friend in Bergen. Perhaps I’ll book flight tickets to somewhere really far away on a whim.
hi you! i am heading to paris in a couple of days and was wondering, if you knew a pharmacy where one can stock up with the famous french products (bioderma, avene etc.) whilst paying a decent price - couldn't help but notice you mentioning a place, where you buy embryoliesse cheaply. thanks in advance! xx
Hi there. City-pharma in Rue du Four (St. Germain) and Pharmacie de la Mairie close to BHV in Le Marais. The first one is always busy. The price for Embryolisse is approx. 9 euros as opposed to other pharmacies where you pay up to 17 euros for the moisturizer. Make sure that you’re getting 2 x Bioderma for 15 euros and not 15 euros each, haha.
Recently, you mentioned that breakfast is your favourite meal of the day. What are some of your favourite healthy breakfasts?
- Banana pancakes (you only need a ripe banana and an egg + as much cinnamon as you like) with berries and sour cream - Oatmeal with mango and passion fruit jam and chia seeds - Yoghurt (or milk) with granola and berries - Vietnamese sticky rice with chestnuts, sesame, peanuts and rousong - Leftover rice with two sunny-side up eggs, coriander, scallions, and soy sauce - Avocado on toast with pepper and lime. Yum!