Totally Navy

· Fashion

Here is a complete sailor outfit !

First, I just wanted to associate this striped trousers with my navy blazer, then, while I was creating this look, I instinctively added the pouch and this Petit Bateau shirt: I played with this theme to its max.

I could have posed on the banks of the Seine next to a barge but I thought it was a good idea to stop here, haha. (English translation by Quiterie)

My Outfit

Blazer Jeanne Damas for La Redoute
Tee shirt Petit Bateau
Pants Grace & Mila
Sneakers Superstar 80s clean Adidas
Clutch Cos
Bracelets Dinh Van, Mya Bay, Louis Vuitton
Ring Papyrus Atelier B
Watch Cluse

Lipstick « Place Vendôme 364 » Color Riche L’Oréal Paris
Eyeliner Super Liner Black Lacquer L’Oréal Paris

Civil ceremony

· Fashion

Here is the outfit I was wearing a few weeks ago to attend my cousin’s wedding at the 5th district town hall. It’s always the same nightmare when I need to wear fancy clothes because I really like comfortable outfits.

Here, I reused a dress I usually wear in a relaxed way with a jacket you already saw here. As for my shoes, my dear pair of Rockstuds (I almost wear them for every single party) and this matelasse heart-shape bag that you already know as well.

Anyhow, to compose a new outfit with the items we already have in our wardrobe is pretty convenient. (English translation by Quiterie)

My Outfit

Dress Sweewë (already seen here and here)
Jacket ASOS (already seen here)
Bag ASOS (already seen here)
Shoes Rockstud Valentino (already seen here)
Bracelets Dinh Van, Mya Bay, Louis Vuitton
Ring Papyrus Atelier B
Necklace Minetta Jewellery
Watch Cluse (already seen here)

Lipstick Rouge Pure Couture The mats « Rose Crazy 202 » YSL Beauty
Nailpolish 352 « Downtown red » Color Show Maybelline NY

Uma restaurant

· Food

Ah, Uma! What a great find we made a couple weeks back with my SO. I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much, because I’m always a tad skeptical when it comes to fusion cusine, but here a (great) surprise was awaiting…(but then again, I have a positive bias towards all things involving Japan).

Indeed, Uma is a restaurant that fusions japanese and peruvian cuisine. This gastronomy is called “Nikkei”, and owes its name to the japanese immigrants that settled in Peru at the end of the XIXth century, which led to a cultural mix in this peruvian cuisine (which for me, was up to now vaguely associated with ceviches – and that was about it).


A discovery menu to share

Here the Chef, Lucas Felzine (from the triple Michelin star restaurant l’Arpège … mmm, expectations, expectations!) juggles with flavours, textures, colors and exotic ingredients (there’s even a lexicon in his menu to explain it all!)…

The restaurant offers dishes “à la carte” or menus to share. Since it was a first, we tried the discovery menu (55€ per person) to share (=3 starters/fish/meat/dessert).

We don’t know beforehand what we’re going to get. Our waitress just asks if we have any food allergies : nope, we eat everything around here.


An appetizer and 3 starters

Miso guacamole cream and wheat biscuits

As appetizer, I am already in love with the miso guacamole cream and the wheat biscuits. This surprising guacamole is so light and airy compared to what we’re used to : this is off to a great start!

Duck liver and umebochi plum stuffed Gyozas

Tea roasted cod tacos, miso guacamole cream

Then come the 3 starters : I’m totally in love with the tea roasted cod tacos, served with the previously mentionned guacamole cream (you wouldn’t hear me complain we could get some with every course).

This starter is everything I love : crunchy, creamy, and the freshness of the raw fish. Harmony is perfect between all the elements.

Coconut milk crayfish tiiradito, almond milk and eryngi mushroom

The two other starters are absolutely wonderful as well, but for me, the tacos really stood out.


The fish

Poached salmon with coffee-verbena butter

Here comes the fish : poached salmon with coffee-verbena butter, sweet potato cream, calamansi emulsion (it’s a small green asian lime), watercress, wasabi and quinoa risotto.

Once again, it’s a firework for my palate : the salmon is half-cooked and soft. The creams come together in an association that is sometimes strong, sometimes subtle. It’s a real pleasure.


The meat

Grilled pork marinated in sumac, vine leaf stuffed with chorizo

We’ve already been won over when the meat is brought to our table. We enjoy every bit of the grilled pork, with its crispy skin that was marinated in sumac (a spice that comes from a bay in warm countries).

The vine leaf stuffed with chorizo and the curcuma, black curry and pork sauce bring life to the whole dish, and the celery cream brings everything together. The chef is decidedly a pro when it comes to associations that will tickle your tastebuds in just the right way.


The dessert

While waiting for dessert we’re kind of anxious : will it be up to par with the rest of the meal? The answer is … yes! Once again, sharing is a pleasure. I don’t know what I like best.

Shortbread tart with milk jam, Galanga syrup marinated plum and cactus flower ice cream

Both are wonderful, but I’d have to say that the shortbread with milk jam and the cactus flower ice cream is particularly enjoyable.

Coconut sphere, coconut mousse and sorbet, caramel, corn cream and mascarpone

The coconut sphere with coconut mousse and corn cream is equally as yummy. I have the feeling I’m using and abusing of superlatives, but honestly, it’s delicious, that’s all I can say.


All in all…

You’ll have understood it by now, I more than loved it. I wasn’t expecting such quality and gustative precision in this mixed cuisine.

The quantities are enough to share for large stomachs like ours, but it’s also possible to order a dish (around 20-25€), starter or dessert directly from the menu (for those of you who don’t like to share food, or if you are in a hurry).

I will most definitively be coming back, especially since it seems the Chef regularly changes the menu. I’m not done being ecstatic.(English translation by Marine)


UMA Restaurant & Bar
7 Rue du 29 Juillet
75001 PARIS
(Métro Tuileries, Pyramides)

Denim dungarees

· Fashion

My dungarees collection starts growing quite dangerously. Usually I like loose cuts but I liked this is one fitter with a Birkin/70’s look (and thankfully it’s stretch fabric). I found it this summer during the sales at our Swedish friend’s, so I didn’t hesitate a second.

When the weather will get cooler, I am planning to wear it with a thin turtleneck sweater and a jacket. For now, I’m dragging out the summer holiday spirit! (English translation by Quiterie)

My Outfit

Dungarees H&M
Shirt Pepe Jeans
Flats Mademoiselle R
Basket NousWe sur Etsy
Bracelets Dinh Van, Mya Bay, Louis Vuitton
Ring  Papyrus Atelier B
Watch Cluse (déjà vue ici)

Lipstick « Place Vendôme 364 » Color Riche L’Oréal Paris
Eyeliner Super Liner Black Lacquer L’Oréal Paris


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