December 17, 2013

I have moved!

This blog will no longer be updated.
Please visit me at my new site:

I have been updating there for some time now... Recent posts include cafe recommendations, a lovely and easy chocolate truffles recipe and of course, snippets of my life in Paris. There are still kinks to be ironed out but do come visit. A bientot!

November 27, 2013

Sorry for the radio silence... I have been posting articles over on my new blog but still ironing out kinks before I shift permanently there.
Hopefully it will be this weekend so visit again soon! xx

November 12, 2013

La Chambre aux Oiseaux

Spending time in Paris' many charming cafes has become a way of life for the moment and this makes me a very happy girl. There's nothing better than a hot cup of coffee or tea with a slice of cake when the cold autumn winds are blowing strong outside and the rain turns everything in Paris wet and grey.

A charming tea-room in the Canal St. Martin district, La Chambre aux Oiseaux joins a slew of cafes in this neighbourhood already well-known for Ten Belles , Tuck Shop (great vegetarian cafe opened by Australians) and Cafe Craft. 

Here, the owners have taken care to create an old-school cosy atmosphere with beautiful wallpaper, old wooden tables and well-worn armchairs; one immediately feels right at home.. or perhaps even in your granny's home.

It is the perfect place to enjoy a slice of orange almond cake (as I did) and a hot cup of tea while savoring a book and watching the world go by. I finished Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino while comfortably ensconced in a sofa by the window.

November 10, 2013

Cafe Craft

Another new kid on the Canal St Martin block with free wifi and great coffee. I also had an excellent matcha cake. The premise is simple and responsible – 3 euros per hour, deductible against coffee and cake. Sounds like a good and fair deal to me!