Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Betty & Me In Paris

Today's post is totally French-inspired. And no, I'm not in Paris at the moment (I wish I was, though!) - but I did feel a bit like a Parisian after my visit to Paul today. I always wonder if Paul truly is a Maison de Qualité Fondée en 1889 or if it's just a huge Czech patisserie chain & a clever marketing ploy. Seriously, does anyone else have Paul in their country? OK, I guess it doesn't matter because their stuff is pretty good (apart from the macaroons... I guess one really needs to go to Paris to get the real thing). Today I treated myself to a raisin snail and it was trop bien (today is also National Cheesy Post Day, didn't you know?). I'm such a sugarholic. Like I need something sweet after every meal. :(

Anyway! I thought I could combine my French-pastry-eating endeavours with a lovely French-themed video (which also features food!). I came across 'Betty in Paris' last week and immediately fell in love. If you love Paris, Amélie, macaroons and/or are a bit of a dreamer, you'll adore this video. It reminded me of my own visit to Paris in 2011 - as cliché as it may sound, it really was one of the best holidays ever. It's actually funny that I'm saying this because I was always one of those 'hmm, Paris... it's a bit overrated, isn't it?' people. Turns out I had to visit it twice in order to fall in love. And yeah, when I was in Paris 2 years ago, I really did feel like Betty (National CPD all over again...). 

'Betty in Paris' is part of the Olive Us series - the latter is made by Ben and Gabrielle Blair and features their six(!!!) kids. The Blair family is American and they've been living in Normandy for over a year. You can check out Gabrielle's blog, Design Mom, here

Betty In Paris from Olive Us on Vimeo.

Video via Prêt à Voyager


  1. Actually, Paul is just around my corner - I now live in Paris for two months!

    I will copy the video as well because I love it! Thanks for you happy Parisian post and have a nice day,


    1. Thank you for the comment! :) And it's nice to know that Paul is actually a real French place (phew)!! :D xx

  2. Paul je francouzskej, vsechno mrazi a posleze rozpejka. Ale aspon je lepsi nez typickej prazskej fastfud :)

  3. Stepan ma pravdu,pracovala som v Brioche dore(konkurent Paul tu vo Francuzsku,rovnaka ponuka,rovnaky styl prace. Vsetko sme dostavali zmarazene,dalo sa to nakysnut cez noc,rano do rury,pocukrovat,ozdobit ovocim a sup do predaja.Mozno v Ceskej republike je to ine.
    A nie je to chutovo najhorsie,uz sa mi stalo ze som zahryzla do croissantu z original pekarne a hnus,aj vo Francuzsku nie vsetci vedia robit croissanty.

  4. French-inspired - suits me well! I love the video, it immediately got me thinking of Amélie (which happens to be my favorite movie of all times).

  5. Ceresnicko, v cr je to uplne stejne. Dokonce to na tom musi byt napsano, takze Paul ma na kazdem jednotlivem kousku napsano "vyrobeno ze zmrazeneho polotovaru" :)

  6. Hehe thanks for sharing this! I love it.

  7. Perfect combo for breakfie!!!! ah, you have a pretty blog ,... XXD


  8. that is so cute.. i don't think i've seen a Paul in my area..

  9. Tohle mi vážně zvedlo náladu. To je tak milé video! :)