Last weekend you might have been a spectator of Paris Marathon if by any chance you occured to be in the French capital with about 57000 runners from all over the world going for 42 km! But if you’re not a professional athlete or a daily runner there is some other alternative for you too and this is one another thing why I love Paris so much!
It’s called Color’run and it’s being held since couple of years now (first Color’run took place in USA in 2012) in partnership with Sephora and sponsored with many other brands. The objectif is to run 5 km through color foam (made from the flour I guess) crossing each of these four “gateways” where you are litterary being showered with the colorful powder (1 color per passage as shown above).
Why? This is called the happiest 5km of the Planet because it is so much fun. Indeed, it was a healthy and funny athmosphere gathering happy and joyful people making a course and having fun while getting those bursts of color throws all over the body.
First we had to suscribe to be added on the list of participants. Once the confirmation received they kept us informed about the rules and giving us the approaching countdown. Each of us had a kit with T-shirt, glasses and some other accessories that we had to put on. The idea of a possible costume show-off made me go creative and customize my outfit. So I thought of a tutu skirt – a rose tutu skirt the idea of which seduced my team girls and we decided to wear it all and come closer to our team name “Vesna” (“spring” in Russian) though atfer watching the pictures I think we should have called ourselves “Swan Lake chics” 🙂
Music, dances, photographers, a lot of colors and a concert right in the middle of Trocadéro in front of the Eiffel Tower…all this and a lot of “happy faces” as I called it yesterday were available in Paris. Not mentioning THE amazing chance of running in the middle of parisian streets or even in the tunnel as if we owned the city. I think we did.
Many thanks to my friends for talking me into this and for the perfect company. See you here next year, ballerinas 🙂
Last Saturday there was a special operation called “Paris qui sauve” / “Paris who saves” in Paris organized by Paris City Hall in collaboration with French Red Cross. During the whole day in each city hall you could find basic trainings for first aid where the Red Cross volunteers shared all the necessary information for emergencies during two hours and for which you had to suscribe in advance to get in the list.
We can be confronted in every day life to different emergencies in the street, transport, work, at home and at every single spot where there are people. This can happen to a stranger, a friend or to your family and this is really important to know how to react correctly and effectively to help someone in need or even save his life. What number you have to dial? How to be efficient on the phone when giving the information to the emergency assistance? How to know if the person is still breathing? How to make a cardiac massage? All these questions are emerging in our mind and may lose time in panic not knowing what to do. This is why it is vital to know the responses.
At the end of the training everybody got a certificate of participation signed by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.
A special thank you to these guys from the French Red Cross who did a great job with us!
Well today it’s a special post – “a birthday issue” that I dedicate to my lovely colleague and photographer Salomé. Salomé’s the one who takes most of the pictures of me that you can see in my blog. So today it’s her birthday actually and I’m posting some pictures of her that I took this summer during our lunch break (as usually)!
Speaking of the dress which was a good alternative to hot summer hours in the office but also a very beautiful centered one marking the waist with a V neck collar on both sides. The reason why I liked this dress so much it’s that you can adjust it to any style you want. You can put a leather or denim jacket on and turn it into a elegant casual version or leave it simple and act on your hairstyle or accessories to make it look medieval, royal or princess dress.
P.S. Happy birthday, Salomé! Have a great one and hope we will have as much fun as we did this year collaborating!
photo by Nare
It looks like this when Velib organises a competition on the Instagram for the best photo with velib in Paris. For those who don’t know what the velib is listen up here. Velib is a public bicycle in Paris with a lot of stations all over the city where you can rent a bicyle, change (30 min is free so you can change your velib every 30 min if you are suscribed) and return. The system is easy to use, cheap and convenient for a big city like Paris.
So when Velib started the competition, not even for trying to win it, but for fun I пrabbed my colleagues and made a little photo shoot during our lunchbreak.
You see our faces? We were happy like kids 🙂
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same”. Coco Chanel
I don’t know how these words came to my mind, but she’s actually right. We need to have our own style but be different and not get annoying. Two months ago I was flying home with my boyfriend and there was a French Monsieur sitting next to us. I’m not too much the kind of person to start talking with the neighbour easily but I guess this time I knew that the French Monsieur was wise and full of experience. We chatted almost during the whole flight. It was constructive. The French Monsieur was a journalist and a writer. He told me that we should do what we really like and be different in our actions, approaches and tools. Now you ask me what’s the point with Chanel’s quote? The point is that I love fashion and being fashionable. But the fashion changes every season and the style – never…
photos by Victor http://www.v2mstyle.book.fr