I stumbled across Derrière Restaurant, quirky restaurant on Instagram. Someone posted the interior of this restaurant looks like you’re in a chic apartment with boho-hipster vibes. In 2008, Mourad Mazouz which also the guy behind the famous Sketch London opened Derrière Restaurant in 3rd arrondissement of Paris. See also my experience in Sketch London. So about the concept, they want you to feel like you’re at Parisian home or being invited in friend’s house. Sit anywhere you’d like- either in dining room, lounge, living room, bedroom, workspace, or discover their unique secret rooms upstairs.
After months hunting down a couch through internet and showroom, we finally have a couch! Who knows finding a perfect couch can be dragging on for so long ?! Finally this couch meets our criteria and we are pretty pleased about it. It’s grey, good material, convertible, comfy and spacious enough for four people. The touches of grey and copper metallic accents are the perfect colour combination against a white background. These neutrals with a pop of copper would enhance the minimalist decor. I also incorporated flowers or some greeny to liven the space. The use of organic materials such as our wooded coffee tables also highlighted the rustic vibe. Pair up the muted colours to create harmony with some textures through a Moroccan ottoman and white faux sheepskin rug. Style up with a bit of details through monochromatic stackable books and geometric coaster, candle & boxes.
Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect gift for someone special. That’s the reason I like to gather my own curated gifts and wrap up in pretty packaging. Just to think about that moment when the recipient receives the gifts especially made for them adding more value to the process itself. I really love gift giving. I love picking up those little things and turning into a thoughtful gift basket. This time, I gather up some cute baby needs to create a welcome gift basket for newborn baby.
In the heart of the Alsace region, Colmar- a beautiful town (most believed to be the inspiration of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast movie) is undeniably charming. This French town is located in between of Strasbourg and Mullhouse and close to the border of Germany. The best time to visit is either Spring or Winter when the city is covered with night lights, Alsatian pottery, spice breads, artisan wine and cheese in Christmas markets. We visited Colmar in May, the end of the bloom season, however the city is still beautiful and fascinating- mostly because those photogenic colourful buildings!