Gambettes Box by My Little Paris

Gambettes Box My Little ParisGambettes Box 2Gambettes Box My Little ParisGambettes Box My Little ParisRecently I discovered a monthly box subscription which I just might consider sticking to a little while longer! Having tried beauty boxes and even tested a wine box (that was so good, it could seriously have become dangerous!) I decided a while ago to sign up to My Little Paris‘ discreetly launched Gambettes* Box.

To my surprise, the first box was a beautiful collaboration with Diane von Furstenberg in which I received two pairs of DVF x Gambettes Box tights, one was a  plain black 60D for winter, the other was a patterned 20D with a cute spotty print. Of course, with a designer collaboration, I was hooked and couldn’t wait to receive the next month’s edition which was inspired by all things wild and exotic. Cue yesterday’s parcel which included two warmer 60D tights both with a fun but subtle pattern – python print for the wild, symmetric print for the exotic.

The subscription costs 13,90 euros each month and you can stop at any time… though you probably won’t want to once you’ve started. It’s a great way to mix up your winter outfits and it’s made a big difference to my style as I would never usually think to experiment much with tights! This month I also received a little sample of Talika’s best-selling face oil and a discount voucher for the brand so there are also some little beauty treats included from time to time.

Visit Gambettes Box online for more details or to subscribe.

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L’Atelier d’Amaya in Lyon

L'Atelier d'Amaya

The  month of May in France is definitely a favourite of mine thanks to the many, many bank holidays and a fabulous little concept called ‘les ponts‘.  This literally means ‘the bridges’ with the idea being that if a bank holiday falls on a Thursday, most people will then take off the Friday to bridge the gap and make a long weekend!

So rather than waste this opportunity for a mini-holiday, I headed south to Lyon with a group of friends to catch some warm weather and spend some time discovering a new town. I’ll be posting a full catch-up from the weekend later in the week but first I wanted to share one of my favourite discoveries whilst out shopping, L’Atelier d’Amaya, a beautiful jewellery boutique which exists only in Lyon, Toulouse and Bordeaux (except for the magic of the internet making it accessible to all)!

Drawn in by the stunning colours and designs, it was impossible to resist all the beautiful rings and long-length necklaces which were perfectly suited to the sunny weather outside. If it hadn’t been for my lack of funds at the end of the month I would have walked out with half the boutique but I managed to stay sensible (or at least, I didn’t have a choice!) and chose a gorgeous gold-plated bangle with a unique clasp and pretty detailing which makes the metal very shiny in the sun.

Heading to Lyon, Bordeaux or Toulouse? Make sure you drop in to L’Atelier d’Amaya but if you’re not over in France you can still check out the online boutique for some unique accessories which are very affordable.

L'Atelier d'Amaya

L'Atelier d'Amaya

L'Atelier d'Amaya

Depuis que j’habite en France, le mois de mai est devenu l’un de mes périodes préférés grâce a la quantité de jours fériés et du super concept des ponts que je viens de découvrir et qui n’existe pas du tout en Angleterre !

Du coup, plutôt que de perdre cette occasion de mini- vacances,  je me suis dirigée vers le sud avec un groupe d’amis pour un weekend ensoleillé à Lyon en profitant de la découverte d’une nouvelle ville.  Je publierai bientôt un post complet sur ce super week-end mais en attendant, je voulais absolument partager une de mes plus belles découvertes du weekend, L’Atelier d’ Amaya , une très belle boutique de bijoux qui n’existe qu’ à Lyon, Toulouse et Bordeaux (sauf pour la magie de l’Internet qui rend cet atelier accessible à tous) !

Attirer par les magnifiques couleurs et créations dans la vitrine, il était impossible de résister à toutes ces belles bagues et sautoirs qui étaient parfaitement adaptés au beau soleil d’été.  Dommage qu’en fin de mois mon budget ne me permettait pas de tout acheter car j’ai tout de suite repéré une dizaine de bijoux qu’il me fallait absolument et je serais surement sorti avec la moitié de la boutique mais j’ai réussi à rester raisonnable (en tout cas, je n’ai pas eu le choix !) et j’ai choisi un magnifique bracelet plaqué or avec un fermoir unique et des très joli détail qui rend le métal super brillant au soleil.

En route pour Lyon , Bordeaux ou Toulouse ? Je vous conseille très fort de visiter la boutique L’Atelier d’ Amaya, mais si vous n’avais pas l’occasion tout de suite, vous pouvez toujours consulter la boutique en ligne pour des accessoires uniques qui sont très abordables .
L'Atelier d'Amaya

L'Atelier d'Amaya

L'Atelier d'Amaya

Vintage Shopping by the Kilo

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The Kilo Shop in Paris is one of the best experiences for vintage lovers! For starters, the concept of this store goes against everything we love about our favourite designer boutiques. No carefully styled mannequins or colour-coordinated rows of fashion to draw you in, The Kilo Shop is all about the rummage. The layout reminds me a little of a treehouse design (remember the home of the Swiss Family Robinson?) with stairs leading up to various levels and mezzanines, each filled with vintage goodies. I actually spotted a gorgeous burgundy Chanel bag but when I saw the label ‘enquire for price’ I quickly realised it wasn’t going to fit into today’s budget!

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Petit Bateau Blogger Event & Exclusive Discount Voucher!

Petit Bateau Blogger Event

Seems like just yesterday I was sipping champagne and feasting on passion fruit macarons during a private blogger’s evening for the launch of an exclusive Petit Bateau sale with vente-privee. What is it about bank holiday weekends that make them speedier than a normal weekend?

During the evening, I met several fascinating bloggers including the stunning Peony Lim, gorgeous blogger duo Emilie and Courtney of Babyccino Kids, Angloyankophile, Emma Louise Layla, SmudgetikkaFrench Girl in London and the lovely Rachel of The Nude Stylist.

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Mansur Gavriel On My Spring Wishlist

Mansur Gavriel

How beautiful is this Cammello Mansur Gavriel bucket bag? This is certainly a case of love at first sight for me as mere moments after visiting the website, I knew this bag was to be mine! I haven’t quite worked out the details of how exactly I am going to justify the purchase of this bag (£495!) but I just know this bag and I are meant to be.

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