a petite guide to visiting france.

apologies for the tardiness of this post, but with so many photos to edit and links to gather it’s taken me some time to pull it all together, but at last, here we go — to france! so often, paris is the it place everyone wants to go — and ouí, it is a dream. but on my recent travels abroad, i visited a few other french cities and found them to be trés... 
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on trend: terrazzo.

i keep seeing terrazzo everywhere, and especially all over in europe — cafe tables were covered in it, and we discovered it beneath our feet on several occasions. terrazzo is a material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and polished to give a smooth surface, created by Venetian construction workers as an affordable flooring material to surface... 
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wear this there: the green spot.

this vegetarian barcelona eatery is to be added to the top of your hit-list immediately — and how perfect is it that it goes with our wardrobes for spring? the green spot is just that, a lush yet minimal restaurant designed by say weinfeld to enhance the experience of each dish served up. wood paneled walls and vivarium style windows into little forest vignettes makes you... 
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wear this there: lyle’s.

it’s only natural that london has so many great spots to stop and grab a bite — the weather after all supports this past-time pretty much year round. shoreditch’s new go-to lyle’s is the perfect mixture of warm and welcoming, and minimally-scarce. neutrals fill the space with white washed brick walls, and wood furniture — as to not take away from... 
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wear this there: café kamiel.

if there’s ever a city with good design sense, antwerpen is it. café kamiel is a standing example of just how good it can get. the coffee shop and café are a contemporary take on the traditions of the countries’ design sensibilities with a worldly viewpoint. never have we wanted to loiter leisurely in a coffee shop with a good book or perhaps a stack of our favorite... 
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