Monday, 29 August 2016

My Favourites

Hello ladies, hope you are not to sad now that the holiday season comes to an end. Honestly, I am excited to welcome September…

For today, it is an article composed of a small selection of beauty products/cosmetics that I truly adore. Clarins remains my favourite brand since my eighteens but from time to time, I let myself be tempted by new products.

Notably, Melrose Skincare-Multipurpose Skin. This British efficient cream/balm is not known by the majority of you. It is to be applied on the rough skin, for inflamed, sore, flaky, painful split heels and for softening hard skin. It is through Sweetheart I discovered it because the women in his family use it.

Jean-Pierre Rosselet, a fabulous peeling mask (exfoliation and nourishing mask) – I will review it soon. 

Caudalie The Elixir serum (review done on May 20th).

Chanel n°5 which I have been using over a year now, has the most sublime scents.

As I do not wear make-up, a lipstick is all I need. I love the Rose Envy by Estée Lauder. For a touch of fantasy this Brazilian Andreia red nails polish.

Last but not least, because I love books, this tiny cute book is full of truth; it has practical advice to learn how to seduce, after all seduction is the first step to find love. I have offered it to a friend of mine, a heart to take. Fingers crossed that it works…In the picture it says Do not fear failure…

Et voilà. I wish you a gorgeous week.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Duingt, a picturesque village

This beautiful “village fleuri” was a wonderful discovery for me. We came here one Sunday to visit and escape the crowds in Annecy (Haute-Savoie). We sat in the sun by the lake to relax and admire the view. Afterwards, we walked around the village to discover its true soul.

As you can see, it looks like it emerged from a fairy tale story... at least that's how I see it... I am completely in love with this place; each little nook and cranny, the church, the Chateauvieux castle, the panoramic view from the chapel next to the cemetery (it may sound macabre, but, believe me, it is a beautiful and peaceful place!!).

Everything in this village with the unpronounceable name is overwhelmingly charming.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

An excursion to Annecy

Last July we visited Annecy, one of the most beautiful small cities in France, situated in Haute-Savoie.

The town is famous for its very clean and large lake. In fact, it is one of the cleanest lakes in the world and its entire 40 kilometre circumference is accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.

I wanted to document our getaway with as many photos as possible. At every turn we were blown away by the picturesque beauty of the old town, the lake and the surrounding countryside.

The good news is that this little town is full of exquisite bistros, restaurants and gorgeous boutiques...colourful houses with flowers on their balconies. I guess it is just the way tourists imagine France to be!!

A fresh local produce market is held on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday mornings. We strolled around the market and we bought some homemade jams, a pretty fouta and a cute Provençal basket to carry all of our finds and our picnic!!

A cruise and a pedal boat (pedalos) ride on Lake Annecy are activities not to be missed. You can rent a boat by the half-hour from the park behind the Hotel de Ville.

Place Notre Dame....Here is the Eglise Notre-Dame de Liesse after Mass

The charming old town with flowers in bloom on the balconies

Many buildings have arcades that provide welcome shade on sunny days and shelter during rainy ones....Very narrow streets and alleys...

Palais de l'Isle

The River Thiou running through Annecy

Pont des Amours

Château d'Annecy

We were overwhelmed by the gorgeous Basilique de La Visitation. The interior, as you can see, is considerably more beautiful than the exterior.

I really hope that you enjoyed this tour and I wish you a lovely day!