Le Scrunchie

In the 90’s a girl couldn’t live without her scrunchie. Well, guess what? That trend from my childhood is emerging. I pinky promised with girlfriends that I would never go down that road again. After that trend died, we mainly used them for a while to pull our hair back to wash our face or put on makeup or a workout. It was totally a hair accessory that we scoffed at if worn out in real life.

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Yet another reinvention.

One of the things we hear most at the shop is “ Wow! You’ve moved things around again!”  It’s so true. We are constantly changing things up. Anyone who has been around us long enough knows that we are constantly changing. Why? Well isn’t that fashion? Style? Design?  To constantly change and evolve?  I love all of our adaptations. 
 

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Behind The Scenes at Davines

Behind The Scenes at Davines:

I had the privilege of visiting Davines main headquarters in Parma, while me and the fam were traveling around Italy last week. 

I met the lovely Laura Luciani, who is one of there chemist.  We had an expresso ( so Italian!) and exchanged pleasantries before donning funny paper suits and rubber croc like shoes to tour the manufacturing plant and distribution area.  
All of the chemist are women with the exception of one man, and I had the chance to meet them all. 

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L'Abbye

On the way down from Paris, we spent the night in an abbey that was built in the 1400's. Kinda incredible! (The hallway where our room was looked like we were in Beauty and The Beast.) 
The next morning we went downstairs for breakfast and saw this unbelievable spread! The breads, jams and yogurts were all made by the monks and nuns that live nearby in the Loire Valley. 

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Panic Packing

Every time we travel I always try to be smart about packing. I think about weather first, then if something is multi-purpose to help stretch out its use.  I pride myself on organization. Packing cubes, pockets, zip locks, mainly just things to put things in. Then I read the weight restrictions for Norwegian Airlines and it sent me straight into panic packing...

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This Adventure

Most people that know me or frequent the shop, know that I’m a bit of a Francophile.   It’s no wonder that our shop’s name has a french spelling.  ( Remember French Fridays?) 
Before our sweet boys came along, my husband and I spent quite a lot of time in France. We have a connection with the culture and desperately try to speak the language. 

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