Jolies Choses – the perfect Christmas gift list to channel your inner French girl

Jolies Choses – the perfect Christmas gift list to channel your inner French girl

It’s a balancing act to remain French when you have been living in the UK for a while. Everybody is influenced by their environment and while there are lots of great things about London and a definite sense of design, I am trying to retain my inner Parisian with the help of some fabulous brands or online sites.
So today, for those of you who are French living in London or who are not French but wish they were (!), here are some Christmas gift ideas.

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Hotel Fontevraud – how to make both parents and kids happy in a design hotel

Hotel Fontevraud – how to make both parents and kids happy in a design hotel

So you have planned this cultural trip to the Loire valley for the kids so that they learn about chateaux and French history. This might not appeal to them that much but what if you tell them that they could stay in a hotel where an ipad mini is given at check-in ? And that they can explore information about an old abbaye by touching a table and playing games?

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Cozy and sweet Paris hotel -le lapin blanc

Cozy and sweet Paris hotel -le lapin blanc

With the cold days now with us, don’t you feel like cozying up in front of a fire, in soft lounge pants, a hot cup of chocolate and a great movie on TV ? Well, this new hotel in Paris delivers perfectly on this atmosphere. The pastel tones of the decoration, the wooden desks, the central location in the student quarter, it all speaks to my heart.

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Where to spend a magical Christmas in the UK

Where to spend a magical Christmas in the UK

What if we were going to a hotel for Christmas ? An unusual thought probably as Christmas is for families but treating yourselves to a relaxing stay in a hotel could be the perfect Christmas present !
Imagine: having nothing to do, eating delicious food, not cleaning the dishes and just relaxing. Given that Christmas is also often a time where rows happen, a neutral environment may diffuse it all !

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Jolies choses 30 november – beige and wood

Jolies choses 30 november – beige and wood

Amazingly, some houses around our neighborhood have already put up their tree ! And yesterday, the Northcote Road was in full Christmas market swing. November and its in between Halloween and Thanksgiving weeks is truly over.  Next week, I’ll also get in the Christmas spirit with a couple of related posts. In the meantime, here […]

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Le Mas des Oules – an estate in Provence for all the family

Le Mas des Oules – an estate in Provence for all the family

“Where could we go that would allow all of us to be together but not on top of each other ? Grandma wants to come, the kids will need to play around, and our friends Franck and Lucy would like to join us. Gosh, this is not going to be an easy search !” I hear you say.
Tell you what, I got you sorted ! Le Mas des Oules in Provence is a vast estate with several houses of various sizes to rent and a lovely style. So you can be together without being together if you see what I mean !

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