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Have you already visited the La Vie Parisienne in Lahug? I’d say you’ve been hiding in a cave if you have not. Le Petit France (the little France) opened another branch for wine dining experience in Ayala Center Cebu where hundreds of people visit for shopping and dining experience. Bringing La Vie Parisinne in Ayala where market is big and place is good to venture into something not common in a certain area is really a huge step. Was it a risk opening another branch when you’ve already created a mini French world that brings people the one of a kind Parisian experience in Lahug? Yes, of course! I myself have been imagining a grandiosity of a colorful pink cherry blossom tree or Moroccan dooms inspired ambiance, but when I saw the place, it did not even exceeded half of my expectation of the place that I considered magically luxurious.

 

I was once again invited for the Grand opening of the second branch of La Vie Parisienne. The place is located at the third level, new wing of Ayala Center in between JB Music ad Healthy Options. Just like the first branch, they have all variety of French bread, Deli, cheese and wines. But just a heads up, they do not have a wine cellar as big as the wine cellar in Lahug.

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The place may be small but it did not lack the splendid ambiance that the first branch has. The interior is not the common interior that you see on places such as coffee shops and patisseries. La Vie Parisienne will always take you away from the Philippines and will allow you to take a glimpse of the place you can only see in your dreams.

 

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It’s time to have a look at what they have. French Boulangerie (bakeshop) will not be complete without macaroons. I’ve tasted all types of macaroons from all other patisseries and I was able to distinguish the difference of those macaroons from what they are offering in La Vie Parisienne. I do not intend to stereotype but La Vie Parisienne has French bakers that know what real macaroons taste like. I am amazed that there is a balance of flavour and sweetness that will make you ask for more, next thing you know? You already felt robbed. “Too small and too pricey?” that’s what people will commonly say, and this is what I will say “have a taste and you will know the answer”.

 

04All types of cheese.

 

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And all types of Deli’s.

 

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Mini cakes and tarts.

 

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Breads! My most favorite is the croissant

 

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Wines. They do not have a lot here, but they have the best sellers.

 

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The place has eight tables and can approximately hold 30-35 people at a time.

 

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Food samples.

 

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Among the guests are Madame Amparito Lhuillier, Rosebud Sala and friends.

 

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The men behind La Vie Parissiene success, the owner Michel Lhuillier and the manager Louis Thevenin.

 

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The power couple and other guests.

 

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The party was full packed for the small place, but I would still say that they made a wise decision of opening a branch in Ayala Center Cebu since not everyone has the time and the opportunity to visit La Vie Parisienne in Lahug. Some people would also love to sip some wine after a long day of shopping.  The place may not be alike as the first branch but all products are the same.

 

Congratulations La Vie Parisienne!

 

 

 

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Outfit Details:

 

Dress: Belle Jean Clothing

Shoes: Parisian

Necklace: Swarovski

Other Accessories: Beads and Pearls

 

Today, I will be posting a really #throwback post. These photos were taken last year when I was still super skinny with black shinny hair and full bangs. I literally lost this file from last year because I forgot to what folder I saved the file. Last week, I cleaned my computer and transferred my files to my newly bought external hard drive since I have been having issues with my laptop. It was really “slowding” as I have so many pictures stored in my laptop for more than a year of blogging and it accumulated so much space for large photos I have. I was arranging files and categorizing photos when I opened this file from last year. I inspected the photos and felt this nostalgia taking over. I was like “oh my god, I totally look and feel different from what I was before”. So yes, I totally am different before. I was a perfectionist and very organized. I always wanted everything in order, I even have a to- do list of my daily activities and my upcoming activities. I go to gym 5 times a week for cardio and yoga and kept a really healthy lifestyle. I watch what I eat and drink and try to get at least 8 hours of sleep. Ever wonder why I changed? Maybe it will come a point in your life when you will just get tired of routine or rather you have found a reason for happiness that will not require you to be perfect. I guess I have chosen the latter course. Changing my habits did not change the way I am. I’ve kept the same circle of friends and even gained more. I am happy looking at my old photos because just like the theory of Charles Darwin, human do evolve, this time, not from being an ape but from being just a human.

 

 

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Outfit Details:

Top: Ozoc

Blazer: Collection ToKo

Skirt: Belle Jean Clothing

Flats: Katrina

Accessories: Beads and Pearls

 

This is definitely my no-brainer outfit that I could easily pull out from my closet in cases that need to go somewhere that requires less than 30 minutes preparation time. I know that I would always require a longer preparation time when going out since it is always mandatory for me to look good and always be on my best self when going out. I have this mantra for quite some time now. I know that everyone of us have already had this experience that you went out less prepared and suddenly you bumped into a high school friend, an ex boyfriend, a crush or perhaps an old colleague in the street and you look as horrible as you feel. That is why, regardless if I do not have plans on meeting someone I would still want to be on my best self by gearing up with this on the dot outfit transformation.

 

This is what I always do every time I go out with so little preparation time :

1. I usually grab the most comfortable top I could find in my closet (preferably a tank top or spaghetti strap)

2. A blazer will be my best cover up for all weather condition and if the place that I will be going to would require me to be at least conservative.

3. Skirt is excellent for any occasion, may it be meeting a friend, going to church or a dinner date.

4. You will never go wrong with a good pair of comfortable flats.

 

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