Little Pieces of Light
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- Eiffel Tower Tuesday no. 56: Finding Me, Myself and I 18 hours ago Image by KellyI've alluded several times to the feeling that the first few months of winter in Paris this year were especially tough on me (here, here, and here) but I have always been slightly enigmatic about it.
- A Daytrip to Ajaccio, Corsica 1 day ago At the end of our tram ride across the lovely island of Corsica, the Mediterranean capital of Ajaccio welcomed a few girls from Paris.
- Travelling by Tram Through Corsica 5 days ago During one of the days in Corsica, a few of the girls and I took the lovely tram from Bastia, the main town in the north, to Ajaccio, the island's capital city in the south.
- Beach Love in Corsica 6 days ago Here are a few shots from our sunniest day in Corsica, spent beachside at La Marana, ten minutes south of Bastia.
- Eiffel Tower Tuesday no. 55: Sparkle for Savannah 1 week ago This snapshot of the sparkling Eiffel Tower was taken last night near midnight and sent to me by one of my best friends who lives on that side of town.
ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: Gold Award!
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Website Reviews » There are 78 reviews on Little Pieces of Light
08:14 AM November 17, 2012
Congratulations for the nomination! Your blog is very educational, refreshing, and fun to read! The pictures are awesome. They really give me a glimpse of what it's like to live in all of those different places. I always end up wanting to travel to all of them after reading your blog, especially Paris. Your photos of the food and wine are my favourites! I can almost taste them!
08:24 AM November 17, 2012
For a Canadian who has been living in France for a short amount of time, this blogger sure knows how to live la belle vie in France. I always look forward to reading her posts about Paris' best-kept secrets; from the exclusive restaurants on Rue Gravilliers, to the must-see art exhibitions at the Pompidou. This blog is for anyone interested in travelling, and especially enlightening for those who want to live in France in the future.
08:31 AM November 17, 2012
love her photos and the way she blogs to educate us on how it is to live in paris!
09:40 AM November 17, 2012
nice places to visit soon..
14:01 PM November 17, 2012
Your blog is always very informative and interesting, making me miss my days of Worldwide Travel. Reading your Blog is always refreshing, like being greeted by daily sunshine!
14:07 PM November 17, 2012
Simpley love her fantastic photos!
17:13 PM November 17, 2012
What is not to love ? Paris and Little Pieces of Light !
17:22 PM November 17, 2012
My favorite daily distraction with little reminders about beautiful, cozy, comforting, thought-provoking things that surround us, which makes the blog equally interesting for those who are and aren't interested in Paris life. Lovely glimpses into travels and observations of an explorer of all that's keeps us going in busy lifes.
02:38 AM November 18, 2012
Love the blog's purity of thought.... Simple yet memorable
03:21 AM November 18, 2012
congratulations !...your blog is very interesting and informative..
03:27 AM November 18, 2012
This is one of my favorite blogs that I read over my breakfast.
08:33 AM November 18, 2012
Beautiful photos, inspiring quotes and some hilarious tips on how to succeed as a woman in Paris.....what's not to love?!
14:45 PM November 18, 2012
I always enjoy the photos on this blog. I get a rush of good feelings when I see a new view of the Eiffel tower, or any of the other photos portrayed here. This is a real gem.
09:48 AM November 19, 2012
As a Parisian who has been living around the world for the past 15 years, I think that Little Pieces of Light speaks to both expats and non-expats just as well. I go to Paris very often and always can't wait to check the blog's last posts for new places to try and exhibits to see. The pics are gorgeous, the writing witty, the quotes always perfectly chosen...What a refreshing and inspirational creation that always reminds us of opening our eyes to all the happy little things around us! Congratulations for the nomination and thank you for bringing light and joy to our daily lives!
15:14 PM November 19, 2012
This is one of my favorite blogs on Paris - I check in every morning!
17:33 PM November 19, 2012
I love this blog, because it gives you a really good image of the countries. I also really love the way everything's written and the beautiful artistic pictures!
21:13 PM November 19, 2012
I love reading this blog because of the insightful little insider tips into such a wonderful city. It's exactly the type of thing that I look for when I travel in order to really experience a city like a local. And of course, the writing and pictures are just as beautiful as the city itself. Such a wonderful blog!
21:29 PM November 19, 2012
Love this blog! It's always very informative and educational, and the pictures, especially, are always so appealling.
22:28 PM November 19, 2012
I love her blog! It is very detailed, it's give you a little sneak preview on how it is to live in Europe ! Her writing, makes you excited and can almost exp how it's like to live there :)
01:12 AM November 20, 2012
Jewelries are the least of my concerns and I'm a novice with regard to their appraisal and appreciation, but this blog, Little Pieces of Light, awakened my interest and en kindle a fire of desire for them. Great pictures and descriptions of them. Thanks a lot to the writer, I am now to start my adventure to the wonderful world of "little pieces of lights."
03:06 AM November 20, 2012
Congratulations! This is a great blog, well done.
06:08 AM November 20, 2012
Congratulations! Such richness in information made me open my eyes and realize that the world I live in is bigger and lovelier than I imagined before.
07:44 AM November 20, 2012
I follow this blog avidly - and always refer to it for fun places to visit and eat at when in Paris! The food recommendations are always excellent, and I love the author's musings on life and the several beautiful things in Paris. I wish I could have been in Paris to participate in the Macaroon smackdown!!!
13:36 PM November 20, 2012
Haven't been to Paris but I have seen a lot of interesting photos and places of interest from there. I think that the French are very bourgeois though I would kill for a bottle of beaujolais, love the selections of your simple but elegant jewelries, they are like the pyramids in front of Louvre Museum when they catch the sunlight. I remember I purchased some blue topaz from my Lebanese friend who had her holiday in Colombia similar to those displayed in your blog and big,as in huge 135 karat amethyst. You got a very fine taste congratulations! its in the blood... Hahaha
16:49 PM November 20, 2012
Little Pieces of Light finds the interesting angles on expatriate life in France. Covering everything from homesickness to hole-in-the wall eateries, this blog covers it all in a touching and elegant manner. When people ask me about moving to Paris or living abroad, I direct them to this blog, which gets the highs and the lows just right. It really makes everyone want to live la vie en rose. Keep up the good work!
16:53 PM November 20, 2012
I love this blog ! Even though I feel I know Paris quite well already, Little Pieces of Light is always a source of new discoveries and hidden gems. The food always looks so good (and looking at those pictures always makes me so hungry!), and the other pictures are always genuine "pieces of light" in my daily routine. There is a lot of poetry in the writing. This blog irradiates a gentle sort of happiness. Keep writing and I'll sure keep reading...
17:35 PM November 20, 2012
Eiffel Tower Tuesdays are very nice, as well as the honnest restaurant reviews.
18:22 PM November 20, 2012
Amazing photos! Hope I get to go to Paris soon!
20:21 PM November 20, 2012
Little Pieces of Light broadens the mind of all readers around, and allows them to live vicariously through such a cultered journey!
04:18 AM November 21, 2012
I do not travel, so this blog takes me away at times. It is truly lovely as it muses on food/entertaining/dining and all leisurely activities to do with Paris. Thank you!
10:15 AM November 21, 2012
A refreshing stream of beautifully expressed consciousness about discoveries and experiences that each of us could be making. Maybe that's the reason for why it's so engaging to read-- there's Little Pieces of Light in all of us. And the wonderful pictures just make you wish you could carry the author with you at all times to document your life!
14:05 PM November 22, 2012
I'm always looking for information on the hidden gems of the cities I visit. I have relied heavily on 'Little Pieces of Light' when I come to Paris! The posts are fun, quirky and virtually transport me to the moment. I now recommend to friends and colleagues who are invariable grateful for the inside information!
15:00 PM November 22, 2012
A great daily break from the inevitable rain and cold of london!
15:23 PM November 22, 2012
I am obsessed with this blog! It;s fresh, honest and helpful! The wonderful little tips into such amazing cities makes this blog a first stop for any would be traveler! Little pieces of light is the perfect way to end the day. The photos and the writing are just as great as the blog. Get reading people - what are you waiting for!
15:58 PM November 22, 2012
Having visited Paris many times in my life and being fairly familiar with the city, I still find myself reading this blog often and learning new things. It never ceases to remind how beautiful Paris is, and all the hinden wonders that it contains. There are endless amounts of things to see and do in Paris, and this blog gives readers a little taste of what life in Paris is like. This blog does a excellent job of portraying the city for what it is. It is informative, fun, current, and easy to read! The pictures are very professional and appropriate.
17:57 PM November 22, 2012
Little Pieces of Light brings sunshine to my day on dreary Vancouver days! I love all the photos, especially the ones on food. Such a great blog to live vicariously through :)
18:35 PM November 22, 2012
I like this tips very much, they are well done, useful and when I need information, I always use this blog!
21:05 PM November 22, 2012
Paris is one of the loveliest European cities I've visited so far, and this blog does justice to it! Beautiful photographs, and some tongue-in-cheek, humorous prose keep this blog fresh.
21:58 PM November 22, 2012
I lived in Paris for 10 months and I learnt about the blog about half way through my stay. I must admit it is funny to what extent an internet blog can improve your real life. My definitely favourite category was the social calendar where the author did the job for me when it came to weekend planning. Finally, I felt really sad when the post about foreign food restaurants in Paris came out after I left the city. I think I am just going to visit all of them by the list next time I am in Paris. Simply SPLENDID!!!!
01:24 AM November 23, 2012
A genuine pleasure to read! Been an expat my entire life, lived in 10 countries to date including Paris, and your blog has been the greatest tool to exploring Paris' true character. There is a plethora of stuff out there (travel shows, guide books, etc) all which cover the same basic things. Your approach has been refreshing. Smart, witty, romantic, poetic, beautiful...heck all the reasons why we fall in love with Paris and the French. Thanks for the laughs!
19:06 PM November 23, 2012
Camilla's personal charm really comes across in her writing. I always felt like I was reading my best friend's dispatches from Paris.
17:10 PM November 24, 2012
Love those photos of Paris, make me want to go back there one more timne.
12:12 PM November 25, 2012
Nice blogs... I'm wishing to visit all the places in the world, especially France. :)
02:55 AM November 26, 2012
I haven't travelled the world so much, but the last 3 breaks I had in the last 2 years, I spent at least a week each in Paris. What an enchanting place to be. Reading your blog makes me feel as though I never actually left the city.
15:45 PM November 26, 2012
Am so grateful for the social calendar every month!! Her museum/music/food/culture reviews and recs are always spot on.
18:24 PM November 26, 2012
Love this blog! Makes me want to return to Paris. Very informative, and definitely not lacking in great photography.
00:52 AM November 27, 2012
Makes me hungry and reminisce and about French/European food every time I read this blog. It's my mini vacation between trips.
23:46 PM November 27, 2012
Being a world traveller myself, it's always great to find the insider's guide to what's fabulous in certain cities. Camilla's insights on Paris from a North American perspective is fantastic.
06:17 AM November 28, 2012
I loved the post about the Macaron Smackdown. It was such a unique and fun way to learn about Paris' best macaron houses. I'll definitely be visiting Carette and Pierre Hermé the next time I'm there.
06:40 AM November 29, 2012
I'm impressed with your positive, can do message. Each of your photographs is stunning, very professional. Your musings are sprinkled with warmth, wit, and positive energy. I'm definitely a big fan!!!!!
23:02 PM November 29, 2012
I recently discovered this blog thanks to (ahem) this whole Expat's Blog Award and have to say that if there was one reason to be involved in this, it was to discover this blog. Little Pieces of Light is informative, creative (excellent photos!) and a good read. Plus, I adore the blog title. I wish you the best of luck! I look forward to more of your posts! You have yourself a new cheerleader! #me
04:23 AM November 30, 2012
Reading Little Pieces of Light always makes me take a step back from my day to day life and dream of my next adventure. The writer has a lovely way to express (both in photos and text) their love for food, wine and life! It is hard to not walk away from reading each blog without a smile on my face!
08:04 AM November 30, 2012
this blog is enlightening and informative...the entries capture the side of paris and buenos aires that are not often read in tourist guides or common write ups on the net. it showcases gastronomic finds that sound epicurean and worth every single penny. i love the fact that the blogger presents a fresh perspective on familiar sights in both cities, insights that warm the heart and pictures that entice me to hop on the next plane ride to both destinations. i've been to paris before and would certainly go back there and explore the places featured here. and buenos aires? yup, it surely is on one of the top ten places to see for me and my hubby.
13:40 PM December 03, 2012
Cada semana espero con emoción leer las ocurrencia de Camila. Sus detalles , sus comentarios y su manera de ver la vida es en realidad increíble. Mi primera opción cuando quiero probar algo nuevo en Paris es consultar con las recomendaciones de Little Pieces of Light y con toda sinceridad siempre son experiencias inigualables las cuales recomiendo. Comparto con la escritora el amor platónico que tiene por Paris y por eso disfruto tanto como ella y me identifico con con el blog. Sin embargo espero con ansias visitar las demás ciudades de las cuales se comentan para seguir descubriendo las maravillas de Little Pieces of Light. *** Google translated: "Each week I hope to read emotion occurrence of Camila. Your details, your comments and your way of seeing life is really amazing. My first choice when I want to try something new in Paris is to consult with the recommendations of Little Pieces of Light and always sincerely unique experiences which I recommend. I agree with the writer that platonic love is Paris and enjoy so much like her and I can relate to the blog. But I look forward to visiting other cities which are discussed for you to discover the wonders of Little Pieces of Light." ***
20:11 PM December 04, 2012
I am just so excited to have found this amazing blog -excellent in terms of content, gorgeous photos, interesting and informative posts and personal communication! In just 2 days I have visited it 5 times and I'll keep coming for more :-)
13:04 PM December 06, 2012
I voted Congrats! I just love Paris! I so want to visit there and would be nice to vist in December! Looks as that would be the best month! I invy you being able to travel as much as you do! Thank You! Happy Holidays, June
03:55 AM December 10, 2012
I love this blog!! One of my favorite posts was reading about the amazing macaroons Paris has to offer!!
04:05 AM December 10, 2012
What a fantastic blog!! Very interesting and informative! Love all the details. Definitely makes me want to see all these exotic places for myself!!!
04:08 AM December 10, 2012
When I plan to travel, most often than not, I choose a culinary destination. I normally would consult online travel guides and check out their food haunt suggestions. What do you know? Little Pieces of Light may just be the travel guide I need for when I plan my trip to France. Being a foodie, I await with excited anticipation Camilla's Où Bruncher entries. I also check out her Ideal Social Calendars because she gives you a fairly good choice of things to do when you opt to visit Paris on a particular month. I hope she writes about Paris's famous marchés aux puces (*hint hint*) and worthy bookstores to visit. And perhaps she can sell her high-res images of the Eiffel Tower on Etsy (*another hint hint*)? I'd love to have one of them hanging on my living room wall...or in the kitchen...or in the bedroom. :)
17:30 PM December 10, 2012
I have been following this blog since its inception, and even today, I am still surprised by the sensibility in its writing and always welcome its invitation to a journey into arts or gastronomy. Considering myself as a core Parisian, this blog remains a source of inspiration for my day-to-day discovery of the old French capital. Please never stop, I want to be amazed again.
07:59 AM December 13, 2012
Excellent blog! Top notch content and LOVE the pictures
08:09 AM December 13, 2012
Great blog! I visit often and always leave feeling rejuvinated! The lovely photos allow me to experience "little pieces of light" through the eyes of another! Perfect to read over a nice sip of coffee on a beautiful warm day..
08:10 AM December 13, 2012
Seems exiting! Wish i could try out these places.
08:11 AM December 13, 2012
Great blog! Very interesting, and fun to read! The photos are awesome too!
08:11 AM December 13, 2012
Love this blog! Cute layout and beautiful pictures :)
08:13 AM December 13, 2012
love the work on the blog =) !
08:15 AM December 13, 2012
10 things I hate about Paris. Genius. Something about reading about the bad things about the place makes me feel really happy. Excellent blog!
08:16 AM December 13, 2012
Awesome read, love the style of writing! Keep up the lovely work!
08:18 AM December 13, 2012
08:23 AM December 13, 2012
Congratulations! This is a great blog, well done.
08:29 AM December 13, 2012
Amazing read! As a person whose never been to Paris this is the next best thing! Feels like I've been to Paris already! Great job! And congrats on the nomination :)
08:30 AM December 13, 2012
Awesome blog! I will be going to France next year and this was definitely an enjoyable read to further add to my excitement
17:02 PM December 13, 2012
Awesome blog! Definitely really eye opening posts about France and in general just a great read!
18:18 PM December 13, 2012
I'm a foodie and a photo junkie! I LOOOOOVVEE this blog!! Knowing we come from the same place gives me hopes for my prospective future abroad.
18:40 PM December 13, 2012
I love this blog! So informative!! Congrats on your nomination!
00:46 AM December 14, 2012
Amazing photos!! Congratulations!! =D
06:49 AM December 14, 2012
I'm so jealous. I'm totally missing on the Paris experience.
12:19 PM December 14, 2012
Your blog takes me away to Paris in every post. I started reading when I was first planning to visit and have not stopped since. I love Eiffel Tower Tuesdays - there can never be enough pictures of the lady!