Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This and that, and a scarf booklet give-away

A couple of weeks ago I finally joined Instagram. I don’t know why it took me such a long time to discover how much fun it is… the format is perfect for snapshots which capture little snippets of life along the way and wouldn’t  necessarily fit into the blog format or any of the other formats. Hope you join me on Instagram!

The other news is that I am so happy and excited to introduce some beautiful new additions to the MaiTai Collection. Some are extensions of existing product lines, while others have been dream projects for some time, now finally coming true. 

Luxurious hot-water bottles have been on my list ever since the one I owned for many years finally gave up.  They are the epitome of cosy and chic winter cocooning and make perfect gifts.  The ultra soft cashmere cover has a beautiful cable knit detail and comes in three fabulous neutral shades: grey, taupe and light camel. Available here

A new member has joined the Tassel and Pendant necklace family, the minimal Double Anneau necklace. It is easy to wear and makes a simple, chic and effective statement. The Double Anneau's organic shape is an expression of a free artistic flow and gives an instant stylish touch to any basic wardrobe piece. Made by hand and available in two colors:



Scarf booklet give-away - 10 Autumn/Winter 2015 scarf catalogues

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The long-awaited jewelry organizer has finally arrived.  I have been wanting one forever for myself, as traveling with jewelry always involves multiple velvet drawstring bags to make sure that fragile items (particularly enamel bracelets) don't chip as a result of clinking against each other. 

The organizer has six individual pockets which ensure perfect jewelry protection and organization while traveling or at home.  The pocket's dimensions are custom made to fit most Hermès enamel, silver and leather bracelets, but they are also great for storing necklaces, earrings and other small jewelry items. In addition, you can store up to four more bracelets or other small items in the spaces between the pockets or in the back. Made in France from the signature MaiTai Collection embroidered French linen. Available through here in gris, rose and taupe.

Lacquer additions:

The new 'Light Beige' is a warm light neutral and comes in all scarf ring sizes and styles (Classique, Anneau Infinity and Shawl ring)

The soft and beautiful Ivoire has already been out for a while in the Anneau Infinity and Shawl rings, and is now also available in the Classique scarf rings  (Petite, Moyenne and Grande)

A beautiful deep charcoal color has joined the sequinned stoles.. it effortlessly dresses up a simple outfit into an evening look, or adds a discreet and fun sparkle to a casual day time look.

Sequined stole in Charcoal

The sequined stoles now also come in a plain version. The fabric consists of the same wonderfully soft to the touch wool/silk blend and is entirely woven and made by hand.

Plain stole - available in dove grey ombré, taupe and taupe/beige ombré

A luxurious new Scarf book compliments the range of scarf travel and storage pochettes. Each scarf has its own compartment made to measure to hold a Hermès 90 carré. The compartments are stacked, so you can view all scarves stored within at a single glance, which makes the Scarf book perfect for organizing and curating your collection. Made from my signature exquisite embroidered linen, it holds up to eight 90 carrés. Available through here in gris, lilac, rose and taupe.


And last but not least, the Birkin 35 insert is now also available in the much loved taupe/violine/ecru Toile de Jouy  fabric

Wishing everyone a beautiful and happy Thanksgiving week xx

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Saturday, November 14, 2015


Words cannot express how horrific last night's attacks on Paris and the free world are.

I took this picture of the lion below just a couple of days after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo's offices and staff in January this year. The lion seemed shocked, sad and wounded as he looked down in disbelief at his city, against the somber winter sky.

This Wednesday I saw the lion again. It made me happy to see him roaring with seemingly regained strength and confidence against a perfect bright blue Autumn sky. This was just two days before the attacks.

A lion is a symbol of strength and courage. These qualities will stand against those who commit horrendous crimes and cowardly acts against innocent people.

My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Nous sommes Paris.