24 May 2013
By Caroline Roessler
Homes: Décor de Provence
This interior design and lifestyle blog is dedicated to all things French (with a little Gustavian and Belgian thrown in). The blog’s author, Desireé Ashworth, loves “beautiful, functional settings” and it shows with the collection of inspiring interiors she sources from all around the web. As a bonus, she shares the substantial list of blogs and websites she follows.
Food: Chocolate and Zucchini
Probably the best known of the French food blogs, the charming Chocolate and Zucchini was launched by Clotilde Dusoulier in 2003. Why the name? “It is a good metaphor for my cooking style: the zucchini illustrates my focus on healthy and natural eating… And the chocolate represents my decidedly marked taste for baking in general, and chocolate in particular,” she says. Does she have a recipe for a chocolate and zucchini cake? Of course. You can find it here.
Travel: Paris in Four Months
This award-winning blog is a daily love letter to the French capital by Carin Olsson. From fashion to food, home and everyday life, Paris in Four Months is like taking a virtual trip to the city every day. Carin also recently visited Corsica and her photographs from the island are just stunning.
Fashion: French Voguettes
Find some French fashion inspiration at the über-cool Tumblr blog French Voguettes. A gorgeous assortment of street style, fashion trends, accessories, beauty and shoes (lots of shoes!). It’s way too easy to get lost here.
Inspiration: Carla Loves Photography
Carla Coulson is an Australian photographer who is married to an Italian and who is living and working in Paris. She’s the author of Italian Joy, Paris Tango and Chasing a Dream, and this blog is dedicated to her love of photography, featuring the images that inspire her. Make sure you visit this post in particular: Why We Love Paris.
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