Monday, October 08, 2012

postcard from paris


My cousin Katie jetted off to Paris a few weeks ago for a magical school trip. She came back just recently and brought back some really beautiful gifts! They are all so gorgeous and I'm so excited about owning something all the way from France! It included some mints with Marie Antoinette on the cover, as well as some floral badges, two bejewelled pencils from Versailles, a macaron brochure spritzed with a delightful scent and a postcard with a gorgeous drawing on the front and a sweet message on the back. If you're reading this Kate, thank you so much, they are so gorgeous!

Paris is so perfect! I wish I could go right now :) Have any of you been? What did you see? Did you have a favourite place? Tell me about it ♥

21 comments:

rodarterebel said...

Paris is such an enchanting place. It's so difficult to pick favourite spots there but I definitely loved the Palace of Versailles. Gorgeous interiors & gardens & of course the Laduree Macarons there. Also the Luxembourg Gardens are the perfect place to stroll, look at the gorgeous flowers or find a chair to people watch/write pretty notes.

-Nana Wintour

Carina said...

I have always wanted to go to France! Gosh it has been a dream of mine for so long, I even have guide books on the best places to visit. If only I could hop on a plane right now!

These are such beautiful little gifts, and your cousin is so lucky! While of course I haven't been to France, I did go on a school tour to Italy which was fantastic. I think you would love Venice Maria, it is the most marvelous place!

Do you learn any languages at school?

xx carina

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

how lovely to be brought back such thoughtful gifts <3 hope you get to go to Paris yourself someday! xxx

Mie Nielsen said...

Aww that is so sweet :D I really want to go to Paris as well it is so pretty there.

Have a great week

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Carina said...

Hi Maria, I think next Friday would be a brilliant time to Skype! Hope that's okay with you.

In answer to your question, I went to Florence, Rome, Lucca (which is a really really charming medieval type place near Tuscany) sorrento, Capri (another favourite place of mine.) Venice and Napoli! It sounds like a lot but a couple were just day trips. Even so, italy is a truly beautiful and culturally rich country. I will always remember breakfasts in the terrace and afternoons wandering the scenic squares...stuff dreams are made of! The year 12 trip sounds amazing, you really must go it will be a life changing experience. All the hard saving is worth it <3

Sigh, you have me all dreamy about travelling (which I already am about 94% of the time haha)

Georgia said...

I'd love to go to Paris! Every photo I see somehow looks amazing, no matter what it is of. What lovely gifts, the little mint tin is lovely!!
Georgia x
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sabrina maida said...

how cute stuff do you have !! and your blog really nice.. mind to following each other?

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Katie Aman said...

Wow, lovely treasures! I've never been traveling but my sister went to France for two months when she was in college! Everything about it seems just breathtaking :)

Chyrel Gomez said...

Paris still remains a dream for me! Oh, how I wish someone sent me a postcard all the way from Paris too!

Lens & anything Else said...

J'adore Marie Antoinette's things!

Isla (Small Town Fabulous) said...

Those are such cute things! I went to Paris about 8 years ago, so I don't remember it very well. We saw all the tourist sites (Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees etc) and we stayed at the Disneyland hotel! It was so much fun!

Is France a long plane ride away from Australia?

Beautifully Pure said...

So gorgeous! I really want to go to Paris, but I want to go to London even more! I love anything and everything involved with English! <3

Laura said...

You have such an amazing cousin! My best friend is studying abroad in France all this year and I miss/am soooo jealous of her so much. I wish that I could visit her with all that is in me. *sigh* If only...

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Greta said...

Those are all too lovely!!<3 Paris is truly enchanting, and the best part is simply walking around the Marais or along the Seine and just looking and listening...cheeeese I know, but it's true!

Greta xoxo
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Belle Tran said...

aw, these gifts are so pretty! I really want to visit Paris as well, my brother went last month and brought back some very cliche berets haha
belle xx
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Kyla said...

What a pretty package of gifts! The Marie Antoinette mints are so beautiful. I've always wanted to go to Paris, hopefully I will some day :)

Liliana Cardoso said...

Really nice gifts. I haven't gone to Paris yet but I dream about it.

xxx
Lily
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Katie Frank said...

Oh, my favourite place is Paris <3 seriously. I totally love your photos :)!
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Emma said...

Oh my gosh, so classy! ♡

Veena said...

I went to Paris this summer, and it's literally such an amazing place. I enjoyed my time there so much! It's so sweet of your friend to send you all these gifts.

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a. said...

lovely!;)