Carla Loves Photography

How exquisite the colour and hue…

Compared to our harsh summer glare, one of the most magnificent elements of the northern hemisphere is the subtle lighting. It’s no wonder artists and authors settle into the likes of Florence, Venice, Paris to paint, photograph, dream and wax lyrical. Someone with just such ability is Carla Coulson. An Aussie, Carla took herself off to Florence to master the art of photography, moved to Paris then enchanted us with images that have us wanting to sacrifice our first born for the chance to settle into a little side cafe, Prosecco in hand and absorb the  atmospheric majesty of these regions. Just a small sample below. Are you inspired? Venice followed by Paris…sigh..

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Images from Carla Coulson – Carla Loves Photography

A White Carousel

Being an aspiring blogger myself, naturally I’m always looking for beauty, inspiration, ideas and enjoyment from other peoples Blogs…these sites continue to inspire. Take a moment, click on their links and be prepared to transport yourself to a whole new dimension…

 And here’s a gorgeous site I found thanks to Carla’s eye for brilliance. A wet tea party in our fine city. Since it’s always wet in Brisvegas these days, seemed quite A comfortable concept don’t you think? http://www.awhitecarousel.com

ENJOY!!

Fabulous Finds…a haven in Paris

Following my introductory blog on fabulous accommodation finds, seems only right to start with the most beautiful city of all…the city of lights…Paris. My love affair with this magnificant city demands regular returns, most recently with friends Ross and Jenny, the latter responsible for finding us this little accommodation gem.

Situated in St-Germaine-des-Pres, this ‘Apartement’ is on Boulevard St Germaine and right in the heart of the action, the region positively pumping with gorgeous little cafes, restaurants, boulangeries, patisseries and fromageries each nestled between antique markets, funky fashion boutiques and organic food markets and within easy walking distance to central Paris, Notre Dame, Musee d’Orsay and Delacroix, the lush Jardins du Luxembourg to name just a few of the many treasures around the 6th and surrounding arrondissements.

Oh! And those markets! Picture yourself feasting on a crisp baguette, creamy cheese washed down with a crisp white, or nibbling tenderly steamed plump white asparagus spears, slurping juicy tomatoes or supping freshly shucked oysters? Well you can, ‘cos that’s what apartment life versus hotels affords.

We are met by our English speaking Greeter bearing an enormous bunch of Peonies and bottle of wine and fell in love with the place as she introduced us to it’s beautifully appointed luxury before discreetly departing to leave us to oh and ah at a fully stocked pantry, piles of fluffy white towels and oh so soft beds while singing along to our in house Bose docked iPod. Delicieux! A note of caution… 70 plus stairs, no lifts! Great exercise I say!

St Germaine Luxe:

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To find this and similar apartments in the slightly more luxurious budget category go to: Haven in Paris

And if your as in love with this city as much as I am you will relish Carla Coulson’s work: Carla Loves Photography follow her blog, Pinterest and all scial media forums for a regular dose of Paris inspiration. Enjoy!

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