Take a peek at photographer Carin Olsson’s lifestyle blog Paris In Four Months or her jealousy-inducing Instagram feed, and you’ll quickly realize why the Glitter Guide team is constantly admiring (and yes, sometimes envying!) this gal. The Stockholm native moved to Paris with plans to stay for just a few months, but ended up making the city her permanent home — and who could blame her? She uses her freelance photography and writing skills to beautifully document her travels, her hometown and the Parisian life we’d all love to step into. We were thrilled when Carin kindly agreed to share her home, and some insights into the city she fell in love with!
Photography: Grace Alyssa Kyo
Tell us about your blog, Paris In Four Months.
I started my blog, Paris in Four Months, when I decided to pack my bags and move to the French capital for four months in January 2012. That four month plan is the basis of my blog’s name. I wanted to share my experiences with my family back home and I also wanted to improve my photography. I saw the blog as a great motivator for this.
Later the blog turned in to so much more than that. It was through the blog I met some of my dearest friends, got some of the most exciting jobs I’ve ever gotten and it was through the blog that I discovered my love for photography. Today the blog is my creative outlet, and a place where I challenge myself to constantly improve my photography, and continue finding interesting and beautiful details wherever I go.
“I love storing my jewelry in empty Ladurée boxes. They’re too cute to throw away and they make such pretty decorations. They’re like small treasure chests! For some Parisian inspiration I recommend the book ‘Paris, My Sweet’ by Amy Thomas.”