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Quick Gift Guide

My home made wreath

My home made wreath

For those of you that've left it really late to get your gifts together, here are a few ideas to get it together in time! According to your budgets, there are lots of different ways to please your loved ones, or simply those that one has to gift and has no idea what to give! 

Don't break the bank, or crack your brain, do not stress, here are the solutions!

Sophisticated or practical gifts for everyone... 

My favourites...

Remember gifting shouldn't be a burden, if you're stuck, try a couple of simple pairings that just say, " I'm thinking of you" such as : 

  • a bottle of good Portuguese red wine, a typical cheese from your region and a box of chocolates to finish it off!
  • a box of fancy tea, a tin of delicious biscuits, and several jams
  • or how about a huge bag of Basmati rice, some Indian spices, some papadums, and several jars of chutney!
  • perhaps a pile of books, only easy reading, and a box of chocolates
  • gardening gloves, mini gardening implements and a bulb to plant in the spring
  • a lovely mirror tray and a candle

Anyway, love, harmony and happiness is all you reallyneed,

love

Isabel

xxx

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Barbie eats macarons from Ladurée...

Yes she does!! She's almost human apparently, I mean who can resist a macaron from LadurĂ©e... and she still looks like her old self, perfection. But you know Barbie, the multifaceted fantastical fantasy doll,  or maybe you don't? She's now got her own Instagram page, @barbiestyle, with 1,8 million followers, and has just launched a book showcasing her impeccable style. 

Barbie style, to die for!

Barbie style, to die for!

The Art of @barbiestyle by Assouline, was launched last week at Barbie's favourite glamourous eatery in Lisbon, JNCQUOIThe enchanting and very pink event, where guests sipped luscious decadent raspberry-poppy macaron topped cocktails, (a real sugary decadence), and paged through the engaging book, highlighting a life only some of us could imagine! 

To celebrate this festive occasion, LadurĂ©e, the famous French patisserie, concocted the raspberry-poppy macaron in Barbie's honour and a beautiful coffret (it looks like the book!!) filled with a dozen exquisite macarons. 

So for the friend who has everything, but not yet reached Barbie's lifestyle status, these are the perfect gifts from the Assouline boutique and LadurĂ©e at JNCQUOI. 

With love from Barbie, Ken and I, still eating macarons, 

xxx

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