I hope you enjoyed wonderful holidays, wherever you are in the world. Here, in France, Christmas and New Year’s Eve usher in a lot of family time and (therefore) a lot of cooking! I had way too much foie gras, chocolate and champagne, but it’s the tradition — so, dang! I also experienced a lot of creative new recipes. I am hoping to show you some really soon.
My big 2014 news: I am settling down in Paris for the next six months, maybe more, depending on where the wind blows me after that. I have been stuck with administrative work related to moving for the past two weeks, but now I can finally sit down and think about the best part of moving: decorating my new apartment. Since I am going to live alone for a few months, I wanted to imagine something girly and poetic but likewise simple and cheap. I found butterfly silhouettes to print and cut. Here is a cool idea to fancy up a white wall: a swarm of flying butterflies! I needed one evening to cut them all, with the help of Val’ (my house elf). And then we stuck them on the wall with a sticky putty. (Think “Silly Putty” with a side of Scotch tape.)
A big thank to the awesome blogger from My Everything and Nothing, who created these free printable butterflies.
In my head, I have plenty of crazy ideas for January. I won’t reveal them now, keeping the surprise. But I can definitely tell you: there’s gonna be some serious blondness in 2014!
See you very soon,