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O espírito cool de Chamonix (PT)

Olá, meus queridos viajantes, Ano passado tive a oportunidade de conhecer a cidade de Chamonix Mont-Blanc, na região dos Alpes franceses, um pouco antes das festas de fim de ano. Como boa brasileira que sou, não aprendi a esquiar na infância como os europeus,  mas felizmente descobri a marcha nórdica que me não me deixou ficar com cara de loser nas montanhas. Mas, ainda assim, o local é um destino low budget e, melhor, sem a ostentação típica de outras estações, ideal pra todo tipo de turista. Vale super a pena a visita! A cidade, no departamento da Alta Savóia, fica a seis horas de Paris e é próxima da fronteira com a Itália e a Suíça. Pequenininha, é um charme nessa época do ano (apesar de a neve ter chegado por lá duas semanas depois da minha partida e de a cidade também funcionar muito bem no verão, com temperaturas de 30 graus e várias atividades como a escalada, por exemplo), com seu mercado de Natal no centrinho, suas lojas típicas, a gastronomia local (raclettes, tartiflettes, fondue, …

My favourite men watch

On last June 30th, Omega – partner brand of the blog <3 – has launched an atrium in Printemps, « Omega loves Printemps », dedicated to its watches while celebrating its 27th participation as the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games, which will take place in Rio 5-21 August this year. The big launches of the night were the changes in Seamaster Planet Ocean collection: all of its watches are now certified with chronometer for diving. Moreover, they gained new dimensions, thinner backs, innovative bezels, unpublished designs and new materials such as 18 carat gold Sedna, Liquid Metal, rubber and ceramics. My favorite? The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Deep Black Rouge, it is a male model, but it may well be used by a woman, do not you think? Its case is made from a block of black ceramics and its markers and their backs tiles were polished to win a shiny appearance. The strap is made from rubber, lightweight and super thin. I, who do not dive – and I intend not to do it …

Les Étangs de Corot: an impressionistic moment

This weekend I went to visit Les Étangs de Corot, a charming four star hotel with impressionism ambiance across Villa d’Avray region (historic heritage) near Versailles and 15 minutes from Paris. With a spa Caudalie, it had been a while that I wanted to visit it. A nice region of lakes known to have housed various artists after centuries, is a calm site, bucolic and perfect for jogging or make a picnic on the edge of its calm waters. Starting with the Caudalie spa, in which I’ve tested the classic Modelage Caudalie, which is simply à tomber! It tones the muscles and energiez the body, very good. Overlooking the étangs (lakes), the location is really privileged by silence, nature and the Caudalie products … I’ve noted a huge ten! In the evening I went to test Le Corot (name of one of the first Impressionists), restaurant with a macaron in Michelin. Guided by Chef Rémi Chambard, which prepares dishes that look like paint screens. I opted for the tasting menu « Menu en quatre étapes » with …

How well do you know Omega?

As many of you may already know, Omega is the official timekeeper of the Summer Olympic Games Rio 2016 (in fact, the brand has been doing this for exactly 84 years!). Thus, the brand times no less than 28 summer sports modalities and seven winter sports, not to mention the Paralympic Games and Youth Olympic Games. But, well why am I talking about this? Because Omega surprised me since I approached them due a partnership with the blog. And why? Because I used to have in mind a sport and men’s image brand and it is not so (or at least is not only that): they have an incredible jewelry line, female gorgeous and super feminine watches (also has for those who prefer something more sporty!), a wonderful social project called Orbis (in which they sponsor the project Orbis International and its Flying Eye hospital, who travels the world helping people with eye problems), and above all, a nice social work they are developing with associations in Rio because of the OG, the #OmegaViva Rio (which …

Watch the opening ceremony of Cannes festival today on the blog!

It starts today! The 69th edition of Cannes Film Festival begins today and you can watch the opening ceremony here on the blog starting from 19h15 local time (14h15 Brasilia time and 13h15 NY time).   Have fun and tell me your feelings about the opening ceremony! 69ème cérémonie d’ouverture du Festival de… par Cannes-by-Canalplus

Coup de foudre: Le Bazar Exquis

The other day I went to visit Le Bazar Exquis store created by designer Victoria de Bouchony  in 9ème arrondissement of Paris. Starting with the lovely décor, full of vintage furniture including a former pharmacist dresser that I love – great lighting, everything is calculated and decorated with love by Victoria. She is graduated in Graphic Arts and created this adorable space to sell her creations – that go from jewelry, cashmere scarves, handbags made in France with Italian leather and even design shape lamps. What delight is it to have a coffee with Victoria and get to know her jewelry line, a real coup de foudre. Highlights in these beautiful rings that are used in mix and match and accumulation, aren’t they lovely? She also sells online here, it’s worth a look here.   Em Português: Outro dia fui conhecer a loja Le Bazar Exquis da designer Victoria de Bouchony, no 9ème arrondissement de Paris. A começar pelo décor, cheio de moveis vintage inclusive uma cômoda antiga de farmacêutico que eu amo – iluminação ótima, …

Fine & Candy, lovely portuguese handmade stationery

I’m willing to talk about decoration today, you have already noticed, right? What about stationery, notebooks and diaries? I know everyone likes it <3 So, do you know Fine & Candy, this Portuguese family label from Porto? They design weekly diaries and notebooks which are just beautiful and classy.  Each schedule is created based on a delicate production process, with passionate and entirely handmade finishes. They have four collections, spring, summer, autumn and winter as well as limited editions and unique pieces presented throughout the year, like these notebooks from the photo above, a collaboration with the illustrator Hala Salem Achillas. A special attention is given to the quality of materials, design of products, finishes and choice of colors <3 What do you think about these two babies?