Sunday, 13 November 2016

Christmas present ideas

I am very pleased because today I am writing one of my favorite blogs of the year: Christmas gift ideas under 30 euros.

Let's begin a lipstick; I don't know any woman who doesn't like make-up. Go for the Intense colour lip kit by Kiko. The make-up kit includes a lipstick and a lip pencil. It's a limited edition, only available until end of December 2016. Price for the kit: 15€ or 15£.

Kiko - Intense colour lip kit

My second choice will be a black choker from Balaboosté. Chokers are the must-have pieces of the season. Personally I have been wearing them for many, many years because I find them very elegant. But this year, chokers are definitely trendy and this black one, with a stone in the middle, is really nice. Price: 9,90€


My third suggestion is a soap and its gorgeous dishsoap from Fragonard. It's a very elegant present. The soap smells really nice and the colorful dishsoap will go in any home. Price: 16€


For tea and coffee lovers I would suggest a" lovely" mug from Hema. There are different ones, with different colours and different texts. I very much like the one below. I actually bought one for the office and I just love it. It's fun and the size is perfect. Price: 3,50€.

From H&M, here is a precious sandstone box both convenient and decorative at the price of 14,99€.

© H&M

A present which is always a good idea is a candle by Diptyque. Why Diptyque ? Because their products are made out of nontoxic, natural materials  In winter, my favorite candle is definitely "Feu de Bois" (Wood Fire). It smells so lovely. It's my Proust madeleine. It reminds me when I used to sit by the fireplace, when I was a little girl. Price: 22€ (22£), mini candle.

A box of chocolate from one of the most talented chocolate makers in France: Patrick Roger.
30€ the box of 27 pieces.

That's it for today. I will come up with more ideas very soon. Tacke care. Love you. XXXX
PS: in the meantime, if you wish to look at my suggestions from last year, just click here.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Christmas tree 2016

Galeries Lafayette unveiled their 2016 Christmas tree today. 

This year, and for the very first time, the christmas tree is entirely made of paper. What doesn't change is that, like each year, the giant tree has been set up under the department store magestic coupole. The tree is animated by a big wheel and cable cars.

The installation designed by French artist Lorenzo Papace is just gorgeous and puts us in the mood for Christmas. It's very different from last year's Christmas tree but it's just as magical. 

Galeries lafayette
40 boulevard Haussmann - 75009 Paris
Monday to Saturday (9:30am to 8pm)