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Although born in Sweden, Carin is probably better suited for a life in Paris – strolling along the left bank, nibbling on sugary treats from favorite Hugo & Victor, or simply enjoying the views from Île Saint Louis and Quai d’Orléans. After working at ELLE and a Swedish travel magazine she decided to see what all those daydreams about a life abroad would really be like. When she finally decided to make the move, there was no doubt in mind – to Paris bien sûr! After moving to Paris for four short months (which just happened to be the rainiest spring in 84 years) she decided to try the Parisian life long-term. Carin is crazy about sweets; she gets equally excited when fashion week takes over the French capital. To capture these moments, she has her camera, which is always within arm’s reach.
Curious, stroller and a pastry(or anything sweet actually)-lover.In the morning, “baguette” or “croissant”?
Croissant. No baguette. No croissant! Or baguette… Well, the optimal would be both, but if I had to choose I'd pick baguette for the weekdays and delicious croissants to indulge in during the weekends. With strawberry jam, of course.Favorite French expression(s)?
"Ce n'est pas aux vieux singes qu'on apprend à faire des grimaces", which has the same meaning as "you can't teach an old dog new tricks". It's such a common proverb in every language but in French it just sounds so silly! It literally translates to: "You can't teach old monkeys how to make faces". Haha, where did the monkeys come from?!Give me a trick to make a Parisian waiter smile?
I usually just go with a big smile and always begin the conversations with a "Bonjour". Hopefully that'll do the trick, otherwise I just keep on smiling and hope for the best.Favorite “Apero” spot?
During the summer I prefer to sit down along Quai d'Orléans by Île Saint Louis, but if the weather doesn't allow for it you're most likely to find me at either L’Avant Comptoir or Le Bar du Marché in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.“Disagreeing” is A philosophy in France. Do you agree with that ?
It seems like people in France love to discuss and get their opinion across but I don't say this in a negative way. Sometimes I think it can make the conversations so much more interesting but sometimes it can just be a little bit frustrating.Burgundy or Bordeaux?
I'm absolutely no expert when it comes to wine (and especially red wine) but I think I'll have to go with Burgundy. But for visiting it would be Bordeaux.What’s your favorite place in France? Outside Paris of course.
For me it has to be the Côte d'Azur. Just because of the weather, the ocean, and the fact that you have cities like Cannes, Nice and St Tropez so close by where you're able to get a little bit of that city feeling. But at the same time you can explore a million super small, beautiful villages. And I've always dreamt about visiting Corsica.