Orange is the happiest Colour – Frank Sinatra

Koningsdag, King’s Day in Amsterdam

On Wednesday, it was Koningsdag, King’s Day in Amsterdam. It truly reflects Dutch way of life, it isn’t a pompous ceremony but a simple and warm holiday overflowing in the city and a chance for everyone to have fun. The whole city and inhabitants adorn orange, Dutch King’s color, for the event. From children stalls to classical music concerts & boat techno parade, everybody is welcome in Koningsdag and each will find the perfect place to feast. (more…)

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A week in Amsterdam, first day in NDSM area

Some readers who subscribed to the newsletter guessed it; thanks to a home exchange, we’re in Amsterdam since Saturday. From the living room, we count barges passing on the canal. In the kitchen, we can great cyclists riding in the street & lying in bed daydreaming while watching chestnut tree pointing upwards. And stepping outside ? We just have to get on bikes to discover this amazing city. (more…)

Heading 2016

Thursday night, lying in the grass facing the bay, we watched Auckland fireworks illuminating 2016 first minutes. We had the chance to see Sydney fireworks 4 years ago, impressive and highly prized. To have a free grass square to install, we arrived there at 7:00 PM, but crowd was already compact. Some camped since the day before, bravely waiting clock to strikes midnight.


my paper crane masking tape mural decoration

How to make a large wall decoration with less than € 3 & 10 min?  

At the Be Frenchie house, most walls are white. It’s bright, relaxing and puts volumes in value. But, above all, this sober base allows to have fun. Decoration isn’t fixed, and, at the moment, I crave for origami. I bought a lovely handcraft paper crane patterned T Shirt on Etsy, a little present arrived from from Melbourne for Phileas, and we immediately wished to reproduce this pattern as a wall decor.

But how to trace a giant pattern on a wall without damaging it?

I racked my brain and found THE solution. It’s very simple, just take a roll of masking tape, a projector and your pattern. (more…)