Sweet Gift Ideas

December 04, 2014

Some sweet gift ideas for this season of love.

Laduree DIY.
A visit to the Parisian pastry shop Laduree
is guaranteed to enchant, and this new recipe book
presents for the first time the secrets to making
all 80 varieties of their delicious macarons!

Ladurée Macarons (Laduree)
Recipes by Vincent Lemains, Photography by Antonin Bonnet
Editions du Chene, 2014
(ACC Distribution).

Personalized Pillow - Shutterfly

Pillow Talk.
Think beyond photos to personalize these cushions:
a love poem, your child's art, or your original illustration
are all possibilities.

Portable charger - Shutterfly

Charged Up.
Charge your phone and tablet simultaneously with this
on the go charger, and personalize the faceplate!

Picture Book.
For design lovers or Francophiles who freak for
a good coffee table book, here is a yummy book I own:

Paris' Designers and Their Interiors
by Marie Farman
Photos by Diane Hendrikx
Luster, 2014
(ACC Distribution).

There is nothing like peeking into stylishly chic spaces
in Paris, and in this volume we're privvy to the designers'
own living spaces.


Photo Books - Shutterfly

The Story of Them.
The most popular gifts I have given?
Photo books, and for good reason.
A lot of us no longer order prints of our photos
and have forgotten the joy of the hard copy.

Happy shopping, friends,
and peace to you right where you are.

Click for a list of beautiful design books to inspire.

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  1. I think the photo book is a wonderful idea. As you say;) ordering prints is gone by the way-side with all of the digital options. I like the French design book and of course who can resist a yummy macaroon? ;) Happy Friday!

  2. Of the world to friends.
    Will present the Christmas music.
    Mariah Carey – “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Christmas In Rockefeller 2014 http://wp.me/p3YsMF-4z @Sakamoto2Ryouma

  3. Lovely and sweet gift ideas, Michele - just like you. I hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend! XOXO

  4. You always create beauty here Michele.
    I love your new header, and your first photo is so staged with beauty that draws you in wanting this look personally.

    What is your Christmas tree going to look like, and how is the gift wrapping coordinating with it. I am so looking forward to your style.


    1. so far just twinkly white lights in the tree, dore! i hope to add white felted ornaments soon! thanks so much for your kind words.

  5. Such original and lovely recommendations. Really love the cushions ;-)


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