July favourites

Hi Everyone! I hope you’re doing great and that you’re spending a wonderful July? Here in Belgium the weather is finally warm and sunny! We can’t say how happy we are and there is a feeling of Summer vacation in the air. Perfect time for dinner alfresco, naps in the garden, ice creams and so much other little pleasures! Speaking of little pleasures… I wanted to share with you some of my July favourites.

I’m leaving for a girl trip in a few days with my Sister and Mother for my Mother’s 60th Birthday. We’ve planned a nice surprise trip to celebrate with her just the 3 of us. Girl power is not dead! ūüôā I’ll share with you the details of this trip when I’ll be back.¬†In the meantime, here is my first July favourite.

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Do you recognize it? It’s the cristal and siver plate I’ve mentioned previously in my post “How a French flea market looks like“. I did’nt had the chance to use it already but I know it will be perfect for entertaining!

My second July favourite is the Karite butter from “Nature & Decouvertes”. I’m officially a fan of Karite butter and it’s a life saver in Summer. And Winter. Every season actually, as it is perfect for dry skin. If you haven’t tried it yet, don’t hesitate!

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Another find : this beautiful little handbag that I’ve found at Massimo Dutti’s. I was looking for a small¬†handbag for a while and this one looked perfect¬†to accessorize¬†any casual chic Summer outfit.

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I also recently bought a new perfume. This is kind of a big deal for me because I’m usually very loyal to my usual perfumes, Which are: Flower Bomb, from Viktor & Rolf when I feel sophisticated; and Tommy¬†Girl on a daily basis. I fell in love with the Summer perfume from Guerlain: Terracotta, inspired by the Terracotta make up line of the brand that just celebrated its 30th birthday. This perfume has a very sunny, beach-y scent but on a very subtle and refined way (which was kind of a challenge too). It’s the perfect way to feel on vacation even if yo’re going to work.

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What about the house then? Well, I’ve also bought 4¬†new chinese blue and white jars for my collection. My husband has warned me that I could’nt buy one more chinese jar anymore because my quota was over. Poor thing. I could’nt tell him…;-)

These fabulous new jars are coming from Laura Ashley¬†and Sia and I’ve got them at a very reasonable price thanks to the sales. The two white chinese dogs are also from Laura Ashley.

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Final July finds: as you may know, I love to buy my gifts and especially Christmas gifts year round as it gives you wonderful occasions to buy the appropriate gift for everyone without being in a hurry. Sales are the perfect occasion to keep your eyes open for great gifts at a reasonable price. I found a nice gift kit for my father with three different aromatic blends to cook your own vin chaud (“hot wine) yourself. It’s a French and German very traditional recipe for Christmas: you warm up red wine with sugar and spices and it gives a very comforting drink. I know he’ll be glad with this find!

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My second Christmas gift is a beautiful Tartan plaid that I intend to give to my grand-mother who is a Tartan lover. I hope she’ll be glad too with this one. I even hesitate to buy one for our own home. These last two finds are also from “Nature et D√©couvertes”.

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I hope you enjoyed my little July’s favourites. Don’t hesitate to share yours too in a comment below!

 

 

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