Monday, December 22, 2014

French Madame's 5th Blogoversary!

And from my 27th birthday, to this blog's 5th birthday,
5 years ago from today I wrote the very first post for this blog (see here).

I had written my other blog's Paris Pastry for a while, but needed a creative outlet
for my passion for furniture, clothes, and the French lifestyle.

I would like to thank to those who started reading (at the time) French Mademoiselle,
and are still following French Madame from time to time.
Or those who simply just stop by because you stumbled upon it.
Merci Beaucoup!
I couldn't imagine giving up my two blogs.
Even with life being very busy and time-consuming at times.


As a celebration, I am inviting you to the 5th blogoversary party I'm hosting,
right here on this web space. Everyone is welcome!


To the party I am wearing this Lela Rose off-the-shoulder cocktail dress.

Lela Rose Dress


I am serving nothing but the finest champagne to my guests...

Moët & Chandon Champagne


Along with these chocolate from Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton Chocolates


And as centerpiece, this doughnut cake with mocha whipped cream! Delicious!

Donut Cake


And now let us take a look back at the most popular posts from the past year:

* The first 'Paris Photo of the Day'-post from 2014 was one of the most viewed ones.
The ever-so-sexy Moulin Rouge in the 18th arrondissement is still one of Paris' most visited attractions.

Moulin Rouge

[View here]


* One of the most popular, yet controversial posts I wrote this year was about the Instagram-famous,
Birkin-loving 'Blondie Luxe' profile.
Following the infamous 'Up Close and Stylish' post, I googled Blondie Luxe and was pleased to find out
she too, once wrote a blog. Not anymore unfortunately.
I adore her pictures on Instagram, not just the goodies she shows, but the photography in itself is worth
taking a look.

Blondie Luxe

[View here]


* My Marie-Antoinette costume for Dutch carnaval.
Excuse the not-so-flattering photos of myself, but you get the point of the costume.

Marie Antoinette Costume

[View here]


* I never get tired of looking at Ladurée macarons, and seemingly so do you.
Ladurée at Rue Bonaparte.

Ladurée - Rue Bonaparte

[View here]


* The vivid Mykonos in Greece was a favorite vacation destination for me in 2014.

Mykonos, Greece

[View here]


* And sadly, the tribute to my favorite designer Oscar de la Renta.
Departed way too soon.

Oscar de la Renta

[View here]


That's all folks! Hope to see you with me in 2015!

Much Love,

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christian Louboutin 'Simplenodo' ballerinas

It was my birthday in November and I turned 27 years young.

I do not care much for birthdays at all - in fact, I just rather omit the whole day.

But it was a lovely day, starting with a huge French breakfast with my mother,
followed by buying various cakes from the city's best patisseries,
and ended with a sensational dinner.

My boyfriend spoiled me incredibly with these
Christian Louboutin 'Simplenodo' ballerinas

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin


They're so me.
The patent leather, the bow, the model... I'm in love with them!


If every month has a color, November was RED!

Christmas Gowns

My friend and I in a backless gown with a high slit.


27 Red Flowers

27 Red flowers.

Hello December

Thursday, December 4, 2014

French Madame in Athens, and the rest of Greece

So the journey through Greece continues...
I visited Athens, Napflio, and Katakalon among other this Summer.

Athens is such a beautiful, multi-diverse city.
The old Greece reigning in the middle of the city center at the sky-high Acropolis,
while modern business buildings are built around it.

Acropolis, Athens

Acropolis, Athens

These pictures were taken from the top of the Acropolis.


Acropolis, Athens

The Acropolis seen from the city.

The views you see from the Acropolis are absolutely magnificent.
Definitely worth the hike up in the sweltering heat!

View of Athens

View of Athens

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece


And now some of my favorite pictures from the other Grecian places.

Greece

Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio, Greece

Greece


Grecian Goodbye!


Monday, December 1, 2014

French Madame in Santorini, Greece

As Christmas is approaching, and my annual Christmas wish list is in the making,
I fulfilled one of my top wishes from last year's wish list...
a trip to Santorini.
I visited Greece this Summer and Santorini was my favorite.
The incredible, almost too-pretty views is something everyone should see.


Santorini, Greece
UsTrendy dress, click here. Prada sunglasses, Love Moschino bag.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece


Like heaven, this place!
I absolutely can't wait to see which life-changing trips are coming next year!
I've got a big one in mind...


Much Love,