Photography from Sweet Style blog
Another month before it’s holiday time. Yesterday, one of my friends sent me a print screen of the weather in Texas this week, exactly where I was in April and where I’m going back to in August. Sunny skies, thirty degrees celcius, not a cloud in sight. I dreamt about this all night but it wasn’t enough to clear the Parisian skies at dawn this morning. What hell. Never has the month of June been so depressing. Even the school fair was sinister in this rain. I’ve been hounding through pretty pictures and homemade patisseries all weekend to console myself. Not sure it’s the best strategy just before the bikini season. But at least it elevates your mood. I’ve been doing a tour of the web and I discovered This Makes Me Happy, a new blog that compiles everything that makes its author happy. A kind of Pinterest comprising mostly of pastel-colors and delicacies that take you back to your childhood. Clicking on the links I came across My Little Fabric, an amazing French blog I already knew about. It would do me good to check it out more often. It is, in my view, the Everest for food styling. You should know that the woman behind the blog, Aline Caron, is an Artistic Director and already has several Larousse cookery books to her name. Every time I go chez elle, I enjoy every detail, like the raspberry marks on white plates, echoing the fruit drawings on the paper tablecloth (take a look at the charlotte recipe) and I’m an admirer of all her DIY deco. This Makes Me Happy also led me to Mrs A in the Cove that Leana, it’s creator, changed to Sweet Style. Mad about light pink and decorated shortbread, this Australian mother of four daughters got her business off the ground through her online adventure. Today she decorates big event buffets for her clients in Sydney. I don’t know why photographs of these table festivities, sweets and mini-cakes get me in such a trance. They cure everything. They put cotton where life is rough, and make me want to believe in miracles. I’d like to live inside these images for a day, and take my suffering grandmother and sick friend with me. And you, where will you look to for comfort when the ground cracks under you feet ?
Translation by Leonora Chance