Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Saint-Valentin Tea!

 Happy Hearts Day!

Since it's Valentine's Day...
I'm drinking Mariage Freres Saint-Valentin tea today,
teacup & saucer.  

Would you care to join me?
I wish you could!

 Saint-Valentin Tea

This is the first time that I am trying Saint-Valentin tea.  
I stocked up on French teas at Mariage Freres last year 
on my trip to Paris.
I've been saving this special tea blend for today.

Mariage Freres describes their Valentin tea as:
"A romantic tea in which bergamont encounters mallow.
Exquisite flavour!"

#937 Saint-Valentin Tea

The Saint-Valentin tea has a lovely 
floral bouquet 
and makes a special cup for Saint-Valentin's Day!

If you're ever in Paris,
I highly recommend treating yourself to 
the wonderful teas at Mariage Freres,
which by the way,
there are over 500 teas to choose from!

(In the photos:  Emma Bridgewater Hearts Tea Cup & Saucer, 
Heart Sugar Cubes by Sugars by Sharon and 
Valentine Card Collection, mine.)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Go Red for Women!

Collection Amelie 

Tomorrow is 
will you be a lady in red tomorrow?

I love this cause Go Red for Women 
for the fight against women's heart disease.

I've been racking my brain
what I can wear tomorrow to show my support.

Then, it dawned on me...
I have a "tres chic" accessory set 
that I picked up in Paris in 2003,
my Lancel Amelie purse and scarf set.  

127 Avenue Des Champs-Elysees 

I fell in love with the Amelie Paris map print collection in a French magazine
one night at our hotel in Rue Cler.
The next morning,
I asked the nice desk clerk where I could find the collection.
So that morning,
before leaving Paris,
 we made a mad dash to the Champs Elysees
and the Lancel boutique.

At the  Lancel boutique
I couldn't speak French and the Lancel sales clerk didn't speak English.
Somehow we managed and I came home with the
limited-edition Amelie handbag and scarf...
and we made it to the airport on time!

I think tomorrow is a perfect day
to bring them out of my closet.

Red is Lancel's trademark color, afterall!

(The photo of the Lancel boutique on the Champs Elysees
is a recent photograph from our May 2011 trip...
I just love the Brigitte Bardot billboard.)