Sunday, December 26, 2010

Joyeuses Fetes !!

Hello everyone, 

We finally made it back home to France after a crazy crazy trip through the madness at the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (trust me, it's worth a post of its own !)

So here we are now, enjoying my adored Pays Basque, my family and my mom's awesome cuisine :) 

I wish you all a fantastic holiday, I hope you all have a great time with your friends and family.
I also want to thank everyone who read this blog for making my day every time you leave a comment.
I'm so grateful for all the amazing people I've met through blogging so far, it's been great !

I'll be back to more regular posting after the holidays

Bonnes fetes everyone !

Bises xx

Photo credit : Pinterest

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sous l'eau

In French, when you're super crazy busy, we say that you are 'sous l'eau' (underwater literally) and that would pretty much describe my life right now...

Hopefully I'll be back to more regular posting soon (like after the Holidays) but in the meantime, I'm gonna go look for a mask and a tuba cause I'm going to be here for a little while...

Bises xx

Thursday, December 16, 2010

American gift guide 2010

 A poster of Breakfast at Tiffany's because every girl loves NYC and Audrey Hepburn (and cigarette holder...but that's just me)
Sparkly shoe clips to brighten her days

 A big old school Timex watch to look effortlessly cool
A pair of the American classic Sperry  
Also an awesome bloc party DVD...

A LeSportsac 3 zips pouch because they're so practical and they always come in the best prints
A pack of 4 Essie nail polishes because variety is always good

An American classic : the lunchbox and these are adorable 
An authentic woolrich cap from South Boston to look like a cute little newsboy

A photopad... the best idea since the photo calendar (and I've ordered a couple this year for my folks)
A yummie pancake mix and maple syrup from the one and only William Sonoma

A good hand cream (everybody needs one)
Not your traditional Xmas card with the NYC skyline (it will look cool on her desk too)
Oh and of course, New York City in a bag

And finally a little gift for yourself to enjoy with a hot cup of tea (or glass of wine) after the crazy madness of the Holidays :
a good old Snuggie in leopard print (ugly yes but damn comfortable on a winter night) and a  Real Housewife of New York City DVD (my numero uno real TV guilty pleasure)
Enjoy !! 

Monday, December 13, 2010


Cutest brooch ever...

Sorry I've been so silent lately, the weekend has been crazy and I got a nasty cold that is completely slowing me down in everything I do. So blogging again took forever...
Hope you've had a lovely weekend

Bises xx

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

French gift guide 2010

Anne Hubert's craft book for the great ideas and gorgeous pictures
Macarons key holder for Ladurée because we all need macaroons in life, fake or real  

A pair of the iconic Spring Court, the French equivalent of the Chuck 
France cheese board (along with the authentic Laguiole folding knife)
Edit 12/9 : France cheese board + knife available here

My favorite book at the moment, a guide to navigate corporate America by the former CEO of Veuve Cliquot, Frenchwoman Mireille Guiliano. (GREAT book !!)
Chanel nail polish in Dragon, because red nails are sometimes all you need to feel beautiful

Diptyque candle Feu de Bois, because it smells divine and looks gorgeous on your coffee table
A 'plié' Longchamps bag that you can fold and take with you as a cool extra bag every time you travel (guess who's gonna hold all of O's Xmas gifts on our way back home this year?)

A classic unisex Saint James stripe tee from CrewCuts, do I need to say why ?
Ze Super Zero Zebu the Zebra plush toy, a zuper cool gift for baby 

Some French cahiers to take notes in meetings
Paris in a bag to see the Eiffel Tower from her desk

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gift guide 2010 - coming soon

For those of you who don't live in the US, here's the latest Target holiday commercial and I couldn't think of a better way to tell you that I will be posting my very first gift guides later on this week.

It will be in 2 parts : first, French gifts for Americans and then, American gifts for Frenchies.

I realized that doing an introduction for it will make it look all fancy when really it is not, but I can't wait to share it with you...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Roller Coaster

Wow, such a great way to illustrate a great piece of music...Génial !

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Monday bits

Hello everyone, this week my 'bon weekend' post is turning into a 'Monday bits' one... Same concept, different day. I've been so busy these past two days I didn't get a chance to sit in front of my laptop until now.
How was your weekend ? Nice and relaxing I hope (unless you got caught up into the Xmas shopping madness)

So, without any further delay, here are a few lovely things that caught my attention last week :
1. Super cute animal ornaments from Terrain (via Unruly things)
2. Gorgeous faceted green glass necklace 
3. I love this Madewell outfit, effortlessly cool 
4. Great print ' anatomy of love', it would make a sweet gift (via Quiet like Horses)
5. Lovely handmade necklace (I love those colors)
6. One cool bookshelf

Bon début de semaine, happy Monday !

Bises xx

Friday, December 3, 2010

Mickey chez Colette

Since November 15th the French kids brand Absorba is featuring a retro Mickey Mouse (little O's number 1 obsession lately) in a limited edition kit sold exclusively at Colette (the quintessential cool Parisian store).
How cute are those kids seriously ?
Ok, I need to send one of my friends back home on a mission to rue St Honoré today to find this Mickey tee and scarf ! Any volunteer ?

Via Milk

Thursday, December 2, 2010

US of A

I absolutely LOVE this new print by the very talented design collective Bold&Noble...
I've been looking for a cool print of the US for a while but this is it !
Also available the UK, Australia and New Zealand...
I hope they keep coming up with new countries, such a great concept ! Which country would you like to see ? 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


23 days to go before seeing my dear Pays Basque again... Can't wait !!
Where are you spending Christmas this year ? Any fun travel ?

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