We enjoyed a quiet sunday after a saturday night partying. I did a new tablecloth out of natural linen, and I gardened a little... 

Nous avons profité de ce dimanche très tranquille après un samedi soir agité. J'ai réalisé une nouvelle nappe en lin et jardiné un peu.

by M.



This is the end of a great summer that we enjoyed by eating good food and drinking mojitos, spending time with good friends ! Can't wait for next summer ...

C'est la fin d'un été qui a été excellent où nous avons bien profité en mangeant des bonne choses, en buvant des mojitos,  et en passant du temps avec nos amis ! J'ai hâte d'être à l'été prochain...

by M.


MARSEILLE // Promenade around the MuCEM

If you are coming to Marseille, here is at least one thing to do: no excuses!

MuCEM for Museum of the civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean is the new attraction of MP2013

As a new Marseille citizen, I recommand the promenade starting from le Vieux Port and le Panier (oldest district of Marseille) till the MuCEM site. You will cross two amazing flying footbridges and then the well-refreshed Fort Saint Jean which is also part of the museum. A pleasant promenade to discover a singular part of the city.

As an architect I had to show you the beauty of this place. Shadows' games, transparency, landscape framing, the deep blue sea, perfect concrete only... This is the mediterranean architecture with excellence. The place is so magic that I already went 5 times without taking the time to see exhibitions...

Designed by the local architect Rudy Ricciotti.


By A.



Matthieu Gafsou lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. He took those wonderful pictures.
They inspire me so much. I wanted to share them with you.

By M.



One bunch fresh mint. Try to find an Arab grocery store. Moroccan mint has a different taste than most other mints.
One or two spoons of chinese gunpowder tea depending on the volume of tea wanted.
One liter of boiled water.
5 or 6 teaspoons of sugar (depends if you like it sweet)

1: Boil the water
2: Clean the mint (don't need to separate the leaves from branches).
3: Put one or two spoons of gunpowder tea in the moroccan teapot. The more you put gunpowder tea, the more the tea will be strong and bitter.
4: When the water boils, put more or less 10cl of water in the teapot, shake slowly and then throw the water away. It decreases the bitter taste of the gunpowder tea.
5: Put the clean mint in the teapot (leaves and branches together).
6: Add the boiled water.
7: Add as much sugar as you like.
8: Wait about 3 min.
9: To mix sugar and tea, pour tea in severals glasses and put it again in the teapot.
10: You can also add pine nuts in the glasses to have a better taste.

By M.



Here is the flags' garland of Zoe, my little niece. I did it for her this week and she loved it.
It's very easy to do, at least if you have a sewing machine. Her room is pretty white allover so I decided to do the garland and also some matching cushions but I will do those tomorrow! 

By M.



This is the HOMEDAYS on website AM.PM., a french brand which provides beautiful linen and gorgeous lights and everything you need for your house! Enjoy it because there are sales from 27th August to 30th September.

By M. 
Photos from AM.PM.



Orecchiette Basil & Sardines
The recipe is easy, with fresh basil, olive oil, sardines, garlic, goat cheese, salt and pepper. You put everything in a mixer and you have your sauce. Cook the orrechiette and you're done!

By M.


We went to Oslo in May for 4 days and it was really awesome. We visited almost all the city walking and slept in Askim, a little town outside Oslo. We met thanks to couchsurfing people who were really great. We also visited some museums like the architecture museum, the design museum, and the contemporary arts museum. The part of the town that we really loved was Grunnerlokka (great coffee  place - Kaffebrenneriet ++)  and Uranienborg (we had coffee in Apent Bakeri +++). There is also a place called Bygdoy which is a peninsula, a beautiful place to have a walk and look at the entire city.

By M.