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!
September 30, 2012
This week I met up with the awesome Caroline of Sweet Caroline in Paris for noshing, gossiping, and discussion of the state of musical theatre in Paris (conclusion: meh).
But before that, I stumbled upon this adorable and eclectic boutique called Les Fleurs just east of the Bastille. I am not exaggerating when I say I wanted to take home everything in this store. Can’t you just imagine waking up to these whimsical paper decorations floating above your bed?
dining out, paris |
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