Here’s the episode 13 of our regular “Five senses” section. I still enjoy a lot sharing my finds and what could have excited my 5 senses lately : Hope you’ll enjoy reading it too !
Book “Deliciously Ella : The plant-based cookbook”
Wooden tray Monoprix
I have already talked about it on Instagram but I had to mark it down here too: even though the Internet is full of various recipes, I still love old fashion “cookbooks” which allow me to keep my “safe bet” nearby.
For instance, I love the book written by Ella Mills, Deliciously Ella “The plant-based cookbook”: a compilation of easy to prepare vegan recipes with easy to find ingredients (no need to go on a quest to find sesame flour from Peru or roasted nuts from Patagonia, as this kind of books usually require!).
I am not vegan but I like finding non-animal alternatives to classical recipes and this book have helps me a lot: I have already tried salty and sweet meals: ultra soft banana muffins and yummy almond and blueberry cookies but also pancakes with mushrooms to savor with a salad.
Peach Sencha tea with mint Jugetsudo
I’ve always preferred green tea rather than black tea and this last discovery could only delight my senses: a Sencha tea flavored with peach (& mint), found in the Mark’Style shop located in Le Marais( 6 rue du Trésor).
Flavored and light, this Japanese Tea is perfect to be enjoyed hot or cold… Only one slight sour note, the price (21€ for 40g!): So I am very slowly enjoying it!
I finally found my yoga mat! I keep practicing regularly at home with Adriene YouTube videos and I was previously telling you I was looking for a sober and efficient model. Thank you for all your advices but I finally found it after listening my cousin’s advices!
I chose this model with stripes and as for now I am very satisfied: as explained on the website, I need to wet my hands with a little bit of water before starting to improve the adhesion and ready to start the sun salutations!
I am still far from doing acrobatics and other head down positions so my feedbacks about this mat is only from my novice point of view but I am quite delighted to own a pretty and efficient yoga mat. (I actually need to attend someday a real yoga class with a teacher to correct my poses).
This spring I’ve been going to a lot of concerts: Take That, Backstreet Boys, Take That again (in Paris) and The Spice Girls. In July, I will go back 2 days to the Lollapalooza festival since I loved the ambiance last year.
The line up is not as good as last year for me but it allows me to discover new songs. So I have been starting to listen these new bands who will perform on these 2 days.
This is how I discovered the Irish band Kodaline (it sounds like a drug!): melodious pop rock as I like (my favorite songs are “Brother” or “Follow your fire”)… so I am looking forward to seeing them performing !
During my trip to London, I got the chance to get invited to stay at the Renaissance St Pancras hotel. I’ve already known it, as I’ve already stayed there during the shooting with My-Wardrobe and also after our British road trip last summer (but we were in the Barlow wing, more modern).
Staying in a room in the “Chambers” wing allowed me to discover more in the details the architecture of this historical building located in the St Pancras train station.
Room with a view at the station !
I took this opportunity to shoot a “spicy” video that you’ve probably seen on my stories: I couldn’t have missed the chance to dance in the mythic stairs where was filmed the movie clip of Wannabe from the Spice Girls !
What a beautiful hotel… (and a sweet memory of the afternoon tea quietly served in the Chambers club): better judge by yourself ! (English translation by Quiterie)
The mythical “Wannabe Spice Girls”stairs and afternoon tea at Chambers Club
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