And the winner is…

The winner of the Minishop Confetti giveaway is:

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Congratulations Marilia and thanks to all of you who participated! Have a great weekend guys! ♥

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lovely tea towels

Who said that tea towels don’t need to be pretty? The kitchen is one of my favorite places at home, so it’s always good to keep it beautiful and full of little things that fill my heart with joy. Don’t you agree?

With this selection of tea towels, it’s impossible to have a bad day in the kitchen:

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Handy and Use my beehive, lovely tea towels from Donna Wilson.

panos-de-prato_H&M100% cotton tea towels from H&M.

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Love these cute tea towels from Keep Calm Gallery.

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Charlotte Farmer Collection from New House Textiles.

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H&M website.
Donna Wilson shop.
Keep Calm Gallery shop.
New House Textiles shop.

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Paradis pâtisserie

Paradis Pâtisserie

Paradis is a yummy-pâtisserie, headed by pastry-chef Pierre Cornet Vernet in the heart of Copacabana. You have to stop by if you’re ever in Rio! The pâtisserie specializes in macarons – that small light biscuit made with ground almonds and filled with ganache or cream – and the store has more than 30 flavors available (try the red berries and lemon flavours!).

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Paradis also has delicious truffles, made ​​with Valrhona french chocolate, produced with just cocoa butter, no hydrogenated fat and is used by the great chefs of Europe, such as Paul Bocuse and Alain Ducasse. Does anyone doubt that they’re oh so good? Another highlight is the macaron sandwich stuffed with ice cream – they’re like giant macaron popsicles. Beautiful!

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I’m dying to visit Paradis again and try new flavors! Who’s going with me?

* The beautiful pictures of this post were taken by photographer Charlotte Valade, check out her website.
 

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Paradis, Rua Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 776. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. (55 21) 2255-7654
Paradis website.

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love yo-yo

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Cross my heart yo-yos, from Something’s Hiding in Here, packaged in lovely printed cotton gift bags. I like the cross “stitched” heart (but I was never very good with yo-yos)!

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Something’s Hiding in Here etsy shop (ships to the US and internationally).

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paper doll fun: Delia & Ollie

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Delia and Ollie are characters in Oddfellow’s Orphanage, Emily Winfield Martin‘s cute book. Delia likes drawing and dislikes books without pictures. Ollie likes comic books and dislikes stern voices. Download Delia and Ollie paper dolls here and have lots of paper fun!

Anyone else loves paper dolls? #nostalgiafellings

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Oddfellow’s Orphanage, published by Random House Books for Young Readers.
Emily Winfield Martin’s website & blog.

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cute prints: Helen Dardik

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Helen Dardik makes the cutest prints ever! Brew Happy is an absolute favorite. ♥

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Helen Dardik’s Orange Studio & blog.

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minishop Confetti + giveaway (closed)

*Update: This giveaway is now closed, thanks for participating. The winner is Marilia Sestari, as generated by random.org.

minishop Confetti

Minishop Confetti is a temporary pop-up shop in the centre of Rotterdam, that will be open until the 27th of May. However, for those who haven’t got the chance to visit the shop, the products are also available in the online shop, which will stay open after the pop-up shop closes. Minishop Confetti ships internationally, so, no mather where you live, you can buy one of the amazing works of:

* Iefke de Roos (handmade, handdeyed clothes, scarfs & bags)
* Elke van den Berg (unique porcelain cups, bowls & buttons)
* Lennebelle (fine silver & gold plated jewellery)
* Mari(e) (awesome everyday leather shoppers)
* Miga de Pan (pretty knitting from Adriana from Buenos Aires)
* De Draad (to brighten up your kitchen, handwoven towels and more)
* Niche (for the love of fresh flowers – available instore only)

A few of my favorites:

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1. Tassel bracelets, by Lennebelle.
2. Handmade bowls, by Elke van den Berg.
3. Giraffes, by Miga de Pan.
4. Heart rings, by Twinklebird.

The great thing about this shop is that all the designers have a true passion for their work and for handmade products. Lenneke (from the lovely Lennebelle jewelry) conceived this project thinking about unique and small designers, whose creations make her heart jump with joy. There are so many beautiful items, it’s impossible not to fall in love!

minishop Confetti giveaway

Want to win a single tassel bracelet gold plated or a little charm necklace silver from Made by lennebelle? All you have to do is:

* Join minishop Confetti on Facebook.
* Leave a comment here with your favorite item in the Confetti online shop.

You can also share this giveaway via your blog, Facebook or Twitter (let me know!) for more entries. The winner will be chosen randomly (via random.org) on friday, june 1st. Good luck!

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favors with love

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Have you ever came back from a party or event with a dull and useless party favor, that ends up going straight to the trash can? That would never happen if the favors always came from Favors With Love. There are so many great options, it’s hard to pick the best ones. My favorites are:

- “Sweet as can Bee” ceramic honey pot with wooden dipper
– “Cute as a Button” scented button soap
– “Scoop of Love” stainless-steel ice cream scoop
– “Two Peas in a Pod” ceramic salt & pepper shakers

So cute!

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Favors With Love website.
Via Once Wed.

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SkinCeuticals AOX+ Eye Gel

Yesterday I went to the L’Oréal headquarters for the launch of a new SkinCeuticals product: AOX+ Eye Gel, a antioxidant serum-in-a-gel for the eye area that combats photoaging and signs of fatigue.

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The event began with a delicious breakfast and lots of chit-chat, followed by a presentation about the product. AOX + Eye gel prevents signs of aging, reduces the appearance of puffiness and it’s suitable for all skin types. I’m eager to try it and see the results!

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Besides AOX+ Eye Gel, we were able to check out other SkinCeuticals products, like Hydrating B5 (moisture-enhancing gel) and Retexturing Activator (resurfacing and replenishing serum). I’m also very interested in the CE Ferulic, elected by InStyle magazine as the best anti-aging antioxidant for two years in a row.

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Do you guys know SkinCeuticals? Do you use and recommend any anti-aging treatment?

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SkinCeuticals website.
L’Oréal website.

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Visit France

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Beautiful posters illustrated by Paul Thurlby and art directed by Ruan Milborrow for the French tourist board. The imagery was inspired by Jacques Tati film posters from the 60’s. Love it! ♥

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Paul Thurlby website.
Ruan Milborrow website.
Visit Western France website.
Via CreativeRoots.

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