Bienvenue, Welcome, Kia Ora !


My name is Viviane, a.k.a Vanille.

I’m French and with my Hungarian husband, a.k.a Paprika, we lived in Wellington, New Zealand for five years, and now in Sydney, Australia.

Vanille & Paprika refer to our respective origins. Names that coincidentally correspond to our own initials.
Paprika is the Hungarian spice par excellence and vanille – vanilla in French- is cultivated in the tropical island where I grew up, La Réunion.

The blog was initially set to record our life in this part of the world and has morphed since. I like to call it my creative outlet. I blog about what I like to do, where I go and the natural environment that never fails to inspire me.

The blog has been listed as one you should read by Saveur and you may want to read more about me in this SBS Food interview.

With the blog I have developed a passion for photography. And I now freelance as a food photographer.
I have contributed to New Zealand magazines and my work was exhibited in Hungary in 2012.
Here’s my portfolio.

Feel free to drop me a line at: vanille{at}

You can find me on Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr too.