Paris: la deuxième partie (part 2)

I love the colours of Paris.

Black smoke. Whenever I look at this photo I get Ladyhawke's song "Paris is burning" running through my brain. This was taken from the top floor of the Musee d'Orsay through the clock tower window. The view is always incredible (even if you need to elbow off the tourists to get anywhere near the front) but on this particular visit it was even more memorable. Great plumes of black smoke-filled the Paris skyline.

This blue door leads to the apartment my sister and I stayed in on my last visit to Paris. That's Mr Ukulele, snapping away as ever, taking far more interesting pics than I do.

Cold skies and grey branches almost about to burst into Spring growth.

And the roses. The glorious roses of Paris. What is it about Parisian florists and the explosion of colour pouring out of their stores that is so spell binding?

Parisians just get colours so right. The pale stone buildings. Red lipstick. Pastel toned macaroons. Pink roses. Creamy cheeses. I've been spying Parisian colours everywhere since we came back from our mini-break.

And have you have seen The Little Paris Kitchen yet? I'm in love with Rachel Khoo's brightly tiled kitchen, red lipstick and pale green enamel cookware. Even if she does cook far too much meat for me (I'm a vegetarian but it doesn't stop me being obsessed with all cooking shows). I highly recommend, totally worth a watch.

Where do you find colourful inspiration? Is it the Spring flowers that are popping up everywhere at the moment or the shade of a favourite lipstick? I'd love to know what colours inspire you.