Winter is coming, with lower temperatures in December, the fog, the rain and the snow. It is the season of long and lovely nights by the fire, if you have a fireplace. They are the best moments to relax in your favourite armchair with a hot drink and a good book. To accompany your evening or weekend readings, we offer you the December herbal tea. It is a gentle and warm herbal tea that has the advantage, as well as being good, of strengthening your immune defenses and preventing colds and other unpleasantness of winter.
Blackberry season has arrived. They can be collected between august and september. You will find them anywhere in the country or in your gardens if you let blackberry bushes grow within your hedges. But as these bushes have formidable thorns, you will rather find them on the sides of dirt paths in the country or in forests.
Lune Bleue Bijoux is a brand of handmade jewels taking inspiration from different cultures around the world. They are made from stainless steel, silver, or gold-plated. Right from the launch of her very first collection, her style seemed very promising. And that’s why in May 2018, we had introduced you to her brand in one of our articles which contained an interview with the creator of the brand, Alix. If you missed the article you can go read it here.
A new website
Mid-July 2019, Lune Bleue Bijoux launched her new website. We had all been waiting for it impatiently and there it is: www.lunebleuebijoux.fr.
It’s one of the major trends at the moment: needle knitting or crochet, a way to make your own jumpers, scarves, hats or home accessories. Women, men, children, everyone gets into it. But what’s with the sudden enthusiasm for knitting when it had fallen out of favour?
That’s what we’ll see.
With the holiday season fast approaching, it's high time you find gift ideas for Christmas.
It's much better to plan ahead so that you don't end up in a crowded store on Christmas eve, and you can take the time to relax and make it much more enjoyable.
It's not easy to find the best gift to please your loved ones.
So, if you are looking for gift ideas, here are some to delight your family:
Finish your Christmas shopping and prepare unique gift packages, make your own Christmas wreath, go on with the planting of trees, shrubs or fruit trees if you have a garden, ask for books for Christmas, cook forgotten vegetables such as Gold Ball turnips.
Make your own creative Christmas wreath.
Prepare unique gift packages.
Cook forgotten vegetables as yellow Gold Ball turnips.
Finish your Christmas shopping
You still have time, but it’s better to finish your shopping as soon as possible to avoid the Christmas rush. And the purchases will be more enjoyable. Furthermore, you will more easily find the items you have identified, and you will benefit from a large choice in the stores.
A tree bath, or forest bath, reduces the level of stress. It improves health by reducing blood pressure and heart rate, while strenghtening the immune system. This connexion with nature calms us and helps to put things in perspective, allowing us to revitalise ourselves. It is clearly better than being connected with our phones, and screens.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms! It's a beautiful day to make them happy in a thousand ways: flowers, kindness and attentions ... If you are lucky enough to have a garden, you can make a beautiful bouquet mixing old roses and wild flowers. Otherwise, you will always have the possibility to arrange yourselves a natural looking bouquet at a florist's shop.
Do you like to give gifts? Personally, my answer is yes! But who doesn’t like, you may say… It’s always a pleasure to choose and to offer a present to someone. Jewellery always gives pleasure: colored, funny or sober, they add a note of fantasy.
As we are rapidly approaching Mother’s Day, it’s time for us to find great gift ideas. It is the reason why I am pleased to introduce Alix, creator of high quality ethnic and oriental jewellery: Lune Bleue Bijoux...
Lune Bleue Bijoux
Entering Alix’s world creates very quickly an addiction: you begin to look at some pieces, and you want it all! You choose a long necklace, and you discover earrings: the perfect match! Then another necklace attracts your glance irresistibly, not to mention bracelets…
When we think about Claude Monet’s paintings, the first images that come to mind are landscapes, gardens, flowers, Water Lilies, but initially, we don’t think of buildings or monuments…
Tables and nature
Spring is there, bringing us back beautiful colours in nature, in the woods and gardens.
With Easter approaching, the days getting longer, and the sun trying some openings between showers, it's time to bring the colors of spring to our tables, decorating them with flowers, branches or fruits, and why not, by changing our plates. It's not necessary to purchase a dinner service, but just a few plates, which we can mix with the plates which we already have, to have something new!