A Slice Of England...France...Italy

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

England. France. Italy. Australia. Asia. I've never been outside the US, but I've always been charmed with all they had to offer. As a child I was enamored with Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory etc. In my teen years, I loved watching the latest fashions on CNN's Style w/Elsa Klensch. I loved 80's British/International bands such as Duran Duran, Culture Club, Wham, Bananarama, Men at Work and Kajagoogoo. In my adult years, I fell in love with the tv show Downton Abbey (hate to see it go ~ no spoilers please ~ the last season hasn't started in the USA LOL) and British actors such as Daniel Craig and Idris Elba. My first year of blogging, I talked so much about OTHER countries PR people thought I lived in those countries! LOL Well NOW, I love SHOPPING internationally online! I think it is so cool how it's becoming more accessible to purchase goods from other countries. Of course it's even more awesome if you can actually go there (which I plan to do), but this makes the wait a little more palatable. PLUS, you find the coolest things that you can't always find in your own country and it introduces you to new brands! Do you like buying and trying things from other countries? When you get something from somewhere else, doesn't it feel extra special?

1. Colette Laduree Vitrine Notepad 2. Fortnum & Mason Nesti Dante Blooming Gardens Soap 3. Colette Le Chocolat des Francais Andre and Les Chocolat des Francais  4. Colette Les Secrets Laduree Pen (Pink), Gourmandises Laduree Pencil Set and Les Secrets Laduree Pen (Black) 5. Harrods Carolina Herrera CH L'Eau Christmas Set 6. Peggy Porchen French Kiss Cake and Love Layer Cakes 7. Fortnum & Mason Merry Go Round Musical Biscuit Tin 8. Liberty London Primal Elements Waffle Cone Soap 9. Fortnum & Mason Victoria and Albert Museum Grace & Sophia Notecards

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Imogen said...

I want absolutely everything here! I couldn't choose a favourite. You totally must come to Australia...then you can visit me! I also haven't been outside my home country.

Tania Franco said...

Yes, something that is made in another country is extra special to me. Makes me feel like I have a little piece of that place with me. I hope you get to visit your dream places soon. Such cute stuff!

Xx,
Tania
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

In danger of sounding like an absolute snob, I order my perfume from Paris... Apart from being extra special, it's the only way for me to get it at the moment. Not that I am complaining... :) And yes it would be fab to get things from Australia, Canada or the States if only they didn't come with a dose of added shipping fees and taxes (such a killer!)
x

B Ramida said...

Great stuff!

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Jackie Harrison said...

This is to adorable to not want to purchase love your selection great picks.

Anna - Alina said...

Love these cute stuffs!!!♥

Emmylou MW said...

Kim, I always tell my hubby that in my head, I'm British...bwahaha...love everything about England especially the show Sherlock:D And yes...Daniel Craig....mmmmmmm
And so agree that bringing things back from abroad always makes them more special. There's a scarf I bought when I was in Paris (the one and only time) that I still fondle once in awhile even though I don't wear it:)
PS That Laduree notepad is too cute!

Rari Moon said...

Macaroons forever! I want everything on this list! <3

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Cee said...

I remember those first years of your blog - and that's what makes blogging so much fun, how it exposes us to things we don't otherwise have access to and makes them feel so accessible! I hope you'll get to see all of the fabulous countries you dream of one day soon Kim :)
xox,
Cee

Miss Val's Creations said...

It is so much fun trying products from other countries. I always love the labels! You'll have to make it a goal to take a European vacation. You will love it! I went a number of times in my 20s with girlfriends when we had disposable income. That disposable income seems to have decreased with adult responsibilities. LOL!

Shireen L. Platt said...

I've never been to the USA but I plan to in the next few years once Little Tyke is older and hopefully we can meet up then, Kim! I have travelled to a few countries, Germany, China, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia but I usually go trekking in the mountains so there's pretty much zero opportunity to purchase pretty things. I usually come home looking like I need a good scrub! LOL!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love how international shipping can really open up the world and it's definitely so much easier these days. The last time I was in Europe, I couldn't stop buying food and beauty goodies. I don't actually order internationally that much cause I hate paying for shipping and the long waits but I do cave in for Asian beauty products I really covet occasionally.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

very pretty post dear! lovely!

Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

AHHH Kim you are making me have a serious longing to go back to London!!! Fortnum and Mason is seriously one of my fave places in the world!!! And I can't wait for Downton Abbey to come back either!!

Kay Cake said...

I have been to a few countries, but non of the cool ones like France, the Europe and America, these are my most wanted to visit countries, then I would love to go to Japan and Korea, I love their makeup brands and Taiwan's food are amazing!! ♥ Absolutely adore the Laudree note book, it's so adorable, so is the pen; I can imagine eating all the biscuit in the cute Merry Go Round Music Biscuit Tin and using it as a makeup brushes holder!

KayCakeBeauty

JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

Absolutely, Kim! I love to disover new things especially I can't buy over here. ;) I'm a huge fan of french treasures.

xoxo Ira
JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

Lauren Carter said...

You always have the most interesting finds, Kim! That's so wonderful. It's so fun to find new things from other countries. I hope you get to travel everywhere that you want to go!

Mica T said...

Love the pens and pencils from Laudree Paris! I'd love to go there one day - to Laudree and Paris!

It is great being able to order so much online to get a little piece of another country!


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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

I really enjoy shop online, hoy hace reason I feel very especial when my shipment arrived, Culture Club and Duran Duran also are one of my fav banda of 80's Kisses!

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Pamela RG said...

The places you mentioned here on your post from London to Paris are my favourite places to visit. You will enjoy visiting Harrods, Fortnum and Mason, Colette and Laduree.

Ashley said...

Ive always wanted to travel and visit all those cool places Kim! I'm fascinated wit different countries and cultures. I love getting international beauty items too, but I only have a few Asian beauty products that I purchased off of eBay, and some things from Australia that I got from a swap! All the things you showed are adorable!

jo said...

Hey Kim, yes, I love buying stuff outside Canada. I'm sure one day you will step out of USA. I've been the countries you mentioned except Australia. That's on my bucket list.

xo Jo

http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

Andrea said...

so true! I have bought some jewelry from england and barcelona, and they just feel so special because they are unique and can't be found here! hehe I guess things from abroad do have a special meaning, because not everyone here will have them! you totally should travel to europe, it is amazing! :D have a wonderful week Kim! xo
Andrea
www.phdfashionista.com

Coco said...

Amazing selection darling!!!
Baci,
Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

Lilli said...

Yes I definitely agree with u Kim, actually is what I love to do when I am abroad. So why we dont make an exchange, I came there and u go here!:) Btw, I do love the Laduree notepad and pens, I need them! xo

wierd things said...

fun post. Love to read it. I also never went out of my country. But want to.
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LBG said...

I would love all of these! I love anything from France, and England too (Daniel Craig please!) I adore the Laduree items. Thanks for sharing these

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Gabrielle said...

I seriously couldn't say how much time I spent browsing your beautiful suggestions in this post Kim - everything is so prettily packaged! I truly hope you find yourself wandering through Europe sometime soon by the way, I've no doubt you'd love all the counties have to offer! :)


Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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Nerline Germain said...

Good morning, Kim!
I am very cautious when it comes to international shopping. But, you have to admit that you get the best deals. I have been lucky so far. Great post, doll!

Darcy said...

This is SO fun! I haven't been over ot Europe before but I am going for the first time in the spring and I am beyond excited!!
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Dora Toubanaki said...

This Marry Go Round Biscuit kit looks amazing!! I love your picks!
Dora www.bangsbang.com

FASHION TALES said...

Great selections Kim. That's why I love being able to work with different brands and purchasing online as well. But, for me I'm fortunate to have family on both sides of the world. Otherwise, I have to ship things myself. Australia is usually the most costly to anywhere for us. Hopefully you can travel to Europe in the near future. /Madison
Luxury Accessories

Cheryl van den Berg said...

You have to get out and see the world. There is so much goodness out there! Loving all of these by the way.

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Jessica said...

These items are adorable! I want all of them.

Ellese Launer said...

These are all such great picks! That is so funny that PR teams thought you lived in the countries you were talking about!! I always love getting international packages. Reading the stamps saying it is from the UK feels special. Xo, Ellese
Rock.Paper.Glam.

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

I haven't visited those places either (though I would LOVE to). Funny how the PR companies thought you lived abroad. hehe. And I'm with you...I hate to see Downton Abbey go.
xo,
nancy

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Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kim,
Sorry I haven't visited you in a while as I have been so busy! I love international products too. The macaroons must be amazing from Lauderee and we a few stores in the city that I must get too in the future. Thanks for sharing these items with us.
I hope you are doing well and enjoy the rest of the week.
Julie xo

little luxury list said...

There really are such great dessert and beauty options everywhere. You have to travel and hopefully you can visit my corner of the world too!

xoxo,
little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

The Dragonfruit said...

Ahhh, there are times where I just want to up and quit this traditional "college" thing and go travel and live a vagabond life. Then maybe one day I'll come back and be a proper citizen :P
Haha, I daydream so often about traveling and experiencing different cultures it may just happen...
Loved the inspiration, and yes, gotta love online shopping for that reason!

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Diva Desle said...

I would love to go to Italy and France one day. The Laduree pen set is so pretty.

oomph. said...

love seeing what brands other countries have. it does feel special to have things from other places.