The garden bugs (Les insectes du jardin)

I am spending Easter together with my family in Lyon and as the weather was fantastic this afternoon I went around in my parents garden trying to find some Easter eggs! But instead of eggs I discovered some strange “bugs” (des insectes) hiding in the trees or behind plants and flowers. Those bugs just looked like some of my favourite skincare products!

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The first bug is “Solution micellaire Crealine” from Bioderma. This is the best make-up remover in my opinion. It is not aggressive for the skin and very efficient. I am very careful  when it comes to my eyes and this product is just “The One and only”! You can find the product in small bottles in nearly all French pharmacies which is perfect when you are travelling.

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A bug called “Cleansing oil” from CAUDALIE was hiding in the majestic olive tree of the garden. It is made of grape and almond and after using it as make-up remover your skin is soft and not dry at all! I must admit that I am a big big fan of Caudalie products!

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One bug was found under those big leaves and it is the night replenisher from the brand Ahava. I got it from my mother in law who was in Israel a few months ago and I use it for my face and hands in the evenings just before going to bed.

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The last bug I found was hanging in a tree at the back of the garden. It is “Le lait-creme from Embryolisse”. I use it as daily moisturizer for my face and sometimes as hand crème. It is rich but not greasy.. buy it and you won’t regret it!

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Amazing what you can find in a garden!

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Happy Easter!

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The frenchic look of the month: March 2016

There is a tree across the street that is reminding me that spring is nearby. It is slowly blossoming….and it is beautiful.

OUTFIT 7 The look of the month focuses on a beautiful lace skirt I bought recently. It is from the French brand Claudie Pierlot and I wear it with a very simple black top and of course high-heel shoes. The lace and the straight shape make it very feminine. It is a little bit stretchy so very comfy to wear!

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“Through the pages…”

I introduced you to this new category last month and today I would like to share with you an extract from ELLE DECORATION UK MARCH 2016.
The article is about the home of the French couple behind design consultancy and interiors brand Maison Hand. Pierre-Emmanuel Martin and Stéphane Garotin live in Lyon, my home town and their apartment reflect their classy taste!
You can also see one of their projects in my previous post
Enjoy the pictures!

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Windows reflection

Oh I have been away for too long! Last week I got very spoiled as I turned…… years (no need to mention the age!!!) so I had the week off and I went to a spa retreat in Gand in Belgium. It was a “première” for me in this city but what a beautiful surprise! I will share more of it with you very soon but in the meantime….I let you admire the architecture of the beautiful buildings of Gand “through the windows“!

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A frenchic place to visit: Le Musée de l’Orangerie

I recently visited a Museum we do not hear a lot about (compare to the Louvre or Le Musée d’Orsay)….and that is Le Musée de l’Orangerie. It is located in the beautiful Jardin des Tuileries and as you can see on the picture here below I was nearly alone (it was early in the morning), the sun was shining….so basically perfect timing to take pictures without people!

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The Museum is known for Claude Monet’s famous “Water lilies”. There are two big oval rooms containing the paintings . Monet donated “Water Lilies” to France after the first world war. He wrote about his work: “nerves strained by work would relax in its presence following the restful example of its stagnant waters, and for he who would live in it, this room could offer a refuge for peaceful meditation in the midst of a flowering aquarium”.

It is very peaceful I must say. Wen you sit down in the middle of those rooms contemplating the paintings it feels like you are in the middle of a giant garden. Nature embraces you with its peace and beauty!

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The Museum has a beautiful collection of Renoir, Cézanne, Modigliani, Derain, Utrillo, Soutine, Picasso, ….

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The painting here below is from André Derain and is definitely my favourite. This woman is just elegant and “frenchic”!

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