June 4, 2013
They’re calling us “The New Guard.” A little group of Parisiennes who have been around just a year or two, and who met through our mutual love of blogging, food, photography, and this beautiful city we get to call home.
I was flattered to be interviewed by Amy Thomas, author of Paris, My Sweet, and all-around lovely person, as part of a series of interviews with this group of girls (who happen to be some of my favorite people in Paris). Take a look here to get to know me a bit better! It’s not every day that someone calls me sassy, after all.
Additionally, Amy is kindly offering a copy of her delicious book to a lucky reader. Her memoir of her time in Paris has guided me to some of my favorite spots, and her words can’t fail to whisk you off to the best patisseries and chocolateries the city has to offer. When I move back to the States, I know I’ll pick up Paris, My Sweet again and again to live vicariously through past-Amy.
Photo above courtesy Paris in Four Months.
Every person may have up to three entries:
- Comment on this post with your favorite spot in your city or town for sweet treats, and what we should sample there, for one entry;
- Like Diane, A Broad on Facebook for another;
- Post a link to this giveaway on Facebook for another!
You must leave a separate comment for each entry). If you’ve already liked or followed before this contest, great! Just leave a comment saying that you did so.
DEADLINE & FINE PRINT: The contest will close on Tuesday, June 18th at 11:59pm Paris time. This contest is open to residents of the US, Canada, and France only (shipping included, VAT not). The winner will be selected by random number generator and announced in a subsequent post, as well as notified by email. If there is no response from the winner within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Rules subject to change without notice.
Bonne chance, friends!
April 25, 2013
I mentioned meeting the charming Olivia of Cleopatra’s Bling on a recent post. I’ve been admiring her jewelry boutique for quite some time, and after having tried them on in person, I’m even more enamored. Her pieces are stunning and so unique — each is inspired by the jewelry of Turkey, Afghanistan, and India, and handcrafted by artisans of those countries.
Says Olivia of her beautiful pieces: “I started the business in August last year because I had always been enchanted by other-worldly jewelry. I love the aura of crystals and clusters and travel has been a big part of my inspiration for starting this business. I draw the pieces (apart from the vintage Afghani pieces) and they are created by Turkish and Indian artisans. Each piece has a unique story and no piece is the same.”
I love this jewelry so much that I want to give everyone a chance to experience it. So, to celebrate my recent blog redesign, I’ve decided to host a little blog contest/giveaway for my readers!
April 19, 2013
As you might already have figured out if you’re reading this on dianeabroad.com instead of a RSS reader, the blog has gotten a little facelift! We’re still tweaking things here and there, but so far I’m in love with the new look. Come check it out!
Additionally, my first article for the HiP Paris blog went live this week. The HiP Paris team asked me to check out a chic concept store and café in one of my favorite neighborhoods, the NoMa. If you’d like to know what I thought of the place, head over to the article on HiP Paris to take a look!