Monday, 26 July 2010


The beautiful room I lived in for a week. With some bookshelves, more magazines, a stereo and more pictures on the wall, I would be totally at home. There were tiles on the floor in all rooms, which was very nice in the warm weather. x A.


(Photo #1 one of the Pâtisseries in Apt's window, #2 and 3 the candy/toy-store across the street, #4, 5 and 6 is from a candy store in Aix. I tasted a calisson, which is the local candy. It didn't taste very well, actually..)


(Photo 1, 2 and 3 is the view from the terrace, 4 is the the view from my window)

I came home yesterday evening with a two days drive on the back. This drive included a lot of kicking from my five-year-old sister, a lot films and sugar and less running and something called real food. So, this morning I made porridge, and enjoyed it like I - sometime before all the driving - would have enjoyed ice cream.

When all this is said, I really loved to be in Provence. We lived in this extremely old house with a view to the Luberon mountains and a mountaintop-village called Saignon. The old lady, Madame G, who owns the house, has three lavender fields just around the house, and we got permission to swim in her 3 meter-deep pool build with crumbling stone walls around it. I had my own room with plane white walls, one window, two closets (!!), a dressing-table, a desk and a big bed with two bed tables. I really felt at home there, and liked the dark furniture with the walls.

We visited the bigger town called Aix-en-Provence (Aix is pronounced: "x") and the nearby town called Apt. There's a lot of bakers (Boulangeries, Pâtisseries) in France, I found out, with around 6 in Apt. Compared to here (Køge, DK, red.) where there's only three bakers to 45.000 people.
The French also got many kiosk with all sorts of magazines. I got two: Vogue Paris and Vogue British.

If I had to decide what has been the best part of the trip, it certainly won't be all the driving. But standing on the barren top of Mont Ventoux was worth it. The view from Rocher de Bellevue in Saignon was also great, and it was lots of fun to get there.
It had such a great time, and I'm certainly going back there! I'm thinking of maybe studying in France after high school or something..

Salut! xx Amanda

PS: I got a lot a photos from the trip, which I will upload in series.

Monday, 12 July 2010


I just got an email from Rützou, who was proud to pronounce that French actress/singer, Vanessa Paradis, choose to wear the brand's blouse in a fashion shoot for Vs. Magazine. I adore her and her style, and I'm glad to hear that Rützou felt in her taste, as I like the label too.
Btw - There's only 3 days 'till my trip to Provence!
xx A.


T by Alexander Wang jersey jacket and Vivienne Westwood suede pirate boots. If I ever get a daughter I might have to call her Vivienne. xx Amanda.

Sunday, 11 July 2010


This is the bag I'm running around with for the moment. It's not really mine - I kind of stole it from my farther some summer. I love that it's so slouchy and worn out. And there's so much space in it. I use it when I'm on the beach, going to the library and other small trips. It will be a great companion on the trip (by car) to Provence.

Here's so hot. After work this morning, I haven't done anything but lying on the beach and painting in my new Taro Gomi colouring book. It's really also amazing - you should try it! The last couple of pictures are; firstly the cover of the book, and secondly two drawings: a ballerina and a (vampire) Mafia boss.

See you!
xx Amanda

Friday, 9 July 2010


Today I found out that a local baker makes macaroons. It's not Lauderee, but the one I tried (with raspberry) was delicious. Reading Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" (which takes place in Paris most of the time) and eating my macaroon, I thought, I would feel very French. Or hipstomatic. But no. It tasted good, though!
xo A


(*Thakoon Racer Back Tank ( *Elizabeth & James Aimee Blouse ( *Erdem Ahneta Top ( *Anna Sui Bow-embellished printed silk top ( *Topshop Sky Bright Tee (

I like the way designers have been splashing paint over their clothes recently. The world is prettier - brighter - in colours.
x Amanda

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


I saw this jacket at Marc by Marc Jacobs today, and thought it was fantastic. The classic tailoring combined with stripes, pink, orange AND glitter is great. Like a classy parisienne gone wild!
It was minus 50%, but no, I didn't.

I did found some really great stuff, though. A pair of high-waisted/short-legged shorts (very 50's style) (Cheap Monday) and a short white knit-dress with a ribbon for the hips (Zara).

BTW - GO SPAIN (and Fernando Torres)!
xx Amanda