Jardin Des Tuileries
The Tuileries Garden opened to the public in 1667. A beautiful landscaped garden full of lush lawns, armchairs surrounded by two ponds, charming cafe’s serving delicious hot chocolates and renaissance statues extending between The Louvre Museum & Concord Square. Situated within the heart of Paris’ 1st arrondissement, this area continues to attract those who enjoy leisurely walks, lounging on one of the many park benches or chairs and exercising along one of the many garden paths.
I discovered a new favourite shop, El Ganso. This Madrid based designer who integrates fun colours with ribbon lining and uniquely sewn placket details. The preppy clothing line plays on nautical and british colour block styles. Just watch how the company manufactures and distributes their clothing line through this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmqmtQU-bjE . I’m wearing their Green Herringbone Wool Blazer with brown suede elbow patches. The cut feels tailored to size and the pop of turquoise matches the laces on my brown oxford shoes. (not shown with blazer) What do you think? Do I pull off this look without looking as though I’m heading towards the race track?Anyway, I’m still enjoying my time in Paris and have many more posts to share with you! So look forward to many more of JENI’S adventures! Thank you all for following along.
“An artist has no home in Europe except Paris.” Nietzsche
Photos Credits: Jeni or Jro
Clothing: El Ganso Blazer, Seven Pant, Zara Blouse, Calvin Klein Boot, Michael Kors Glove & Purse, Thrift Gap Scarf and Ralph Lauren Sunglasses.
Here’s a quick & simple & healthier alternative from your average cookie.
Introducing my homemade….
~Nutella Coconut Nuts Nut Cookie~
On top vanilla bean ice cream.
6 oz of flour
6 oz of coconut yogurt
1/2 cup of Nutella
1 tsp butter
Random nuts or fixings.
Don’t forget your nuts!
Best not to use mixers.
Mixing 3 main ingredients.
Spinning out lumps.
1″ balls appox. 2″ apart on butter greased pan.
Baked @ 170c for 7 min. Then 180c for 4 additional min.
Voila! Bon Appetit!
Photos and recipe by me, JENI.
Kickin’ off Paris
My visit to Paris started with a kick-start. Being my 1st visit to Paris, surprisingly my preoccupation fell short for fashion city, rising higher with my touring company. Metaphorically writing. I was kicking everything I wanted to leave behind me while kicking the unexpected newness of what was ahead of me….
Photographed by me, Jeni
As we approach All Hallows’ Eve, where Americas traditional activities carried forth by 19th century Irish & Scottish immigrants with the dressing in costumes, fright festive scares, pumpkin carving and mouth gorging trick-or-treat candies.
Halloween’s origin actually date back in Gaelic culture, when pagans celebrated the end of their harvest season on October 31st. Also a day they believed both dead and living encompassed earth. Gaels simulated evil by wearing costumes and masks in hopes of bluffing the dead from destroying crop with disease.
An interesting contrast would be Mexico’s Day of the Dead. Also celebrated on October 31st. Instead of fearing death, this culture exhume death with festivity honoring the deceased. Flowers adorn cities, skeletons and skulls symbolize mortality in a parade of remembrance.
It’s been an interesting day, familiarizing my self around our American holiday I playfully guise in fantasy. Candy a bonus. Adrenaline rush horror? Sure!
Shepard Software; Day of Dead
Donald Campbell Dewar
I took notice of the many statues depicting Scotland’s most prominent figures. Every one of them serious in face. Except for one, cast naked with a pigeon! [ Laughing ] I’ll post that pic on Instagram.
Donald Dewar monument placed below the steps of Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall along Buchanan Street. His happened to be the 1st and only statue that had completely captured my gaze and inspired my photographic editing, a sort of haze worn thin and haunting. Although Mr. Dewar regarded as a very kind and humble Man, his statue renders a disappointing face.
Anyways, well praised for such efforts like; establishing National Parks, delegating land reform rights, participating within the Labour Party and assuring children safety, I think he seemed like a pretty cool guy.
Do you recall a particular moment, when all you thought or heard of ❤ at first sight a fairytale has now become your reality?
It’s like, when you’re not expecting to meet anyone, or you’re not in search of anything, but suddenly you spot someone, then it seems everyone else and everything around you blurs in the background, words and sounds fade through one ear and out the other. The only thing you feel is your beating heart and warm grin. The persons face framed and both your eyes flash stories where words would normally take place…..