Sunday, June 24, 2012

My Very First Hèrmes Scarf!

As an eternal lover of Paris, you can imagine that I have always wanted an Hèrmes scarf.  Such an item is the epitome of luxury and when making such an investment, you want to ensure that the product you choose be timeless...something to cherish for a lifetime.

On my last trip to Paris, I visited the flagship store on rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré.  As you might have guessed, the store was reaming with tourists hoping to purchase their little bit of Paris.  It was so packed that, in my opinion, it was almost impossible to move, let alone spend the time to scavenge through the wondrous array of scarves they have available.  Alas, the time was not right for me to purchase my long-awaited scarf.

Flash-forward nearly a year to the present day.  I have been spending more and more time online searching for my perfect Hèrmes scarf...and then I stumbled upon it.  The Cheval de Mer.  

In my mind, the perfect Hèrmes scarf has always been white, with accents of blue.  The Cheval de Mer fits this description almost to a T.  It's actually more of a cream colour, but still perfect in my mind.  When I was younger I used to spend a lot of time sailing, something that I very much love to do, so having the ship on the scarf brings even more meaning to it.

As you can see, these photos were taken with the scarf just being taken straight out of the box...the fresh creases in the silk are still intact!

...And how could you forget the quintessential Hèrmes horse? Another must if you are going to be purchasing one of their scarves.  Equine features make any Hèrmes instantly recognizable to the educated eye ;)

Cheval de Mer
Silk Twill Scarf, Hand-rolled
36" x 36"

I have to thank my amazing husband for purchasing this beautiful scarf for me for my birthday! I love you ;)

xo Ceilidh

Monday, June 18, 2012

Eiffel Tower Charm

You may remember a post I wrote a while ago showing you the Eiffel Tower charms from Tiffany & Co.  Well, yesterday was my birthday, and I received one of the charms as a gift!

I've recently decided that I wanted to start one of my own Tiffany & Co. charm bracelets (you can see my favourites on Pinterest), so this is a perfect way to start my collection.  Which are your favourite charms?

xo Ceilidh

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ladurée Celebrates 150 Years!

Famed bakery Ladurée is celebrating 150 years this year and what better way to celebrate than with one of their Chantilly candles in a limited-edition gift box?!  
Photo courtesy of
Two-thousand and twelve also marks the ten year anniversary of Ladurée's perfumed candle line, so the choice of the Chantilly candle to celebrate such a landmark is really quite appropriate.

Also of note, Ladurée has opened a pop-up shop in the Carrousel de Louvre.  What could be more perfect than a visit to the Mona Lisa followed by a few macarons while shopping around the Carrousel? If you're in Paris, check it out at:

Ladurée Carrousel du Louvre
99 rue de Rivoli

ParisTel : +33 (0)1 42 61 58 89
Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

xo Ceilidh

Monday, June 4, 2012

Papyrus Macaron Bag

Papyrus is one of my favourite places to purchase stationary.  A little while back I found the cutest macaron bag there that I just had to share!

I thought it would be the perfect bag to use to bring my lunch to work...especially since it has a little fork and spoon embroidered on the top edges.

I absolutely love the embellishments on the macarons.  Aren't they fun?! Only Pierre Hermé  macarons could be as sweet!

xo Ceilidh

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Les Misérables Movie Trailer

Have you seen the new movie trailer for Les Misérables? I am so excited to see it! It is coming to theatres December 14, 2012, so we have a bit of a wait, but I'm sure it will be well worth it.  

The cast is quite superb, including the likes of Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.  Doesn't Anne sound beautiful singing I dreamed a dream?

I actually bought the Les Misérables book a couple of years ago but haven't had a chance to read it yet.  Now that the opportunity has presented itself, I think I'll have to start reading it though.

The author of Les Misérables is Victor Hugo, the literary genius who also brought us The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.  I visited Hugo's house, near Place des Vosages, when I was in Paris in 2010 (see picture below).

I hope your weekend is off to a good start!

xo Ceilidh