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:

Noir/Or



 Noir/Argent

 
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.



http://maitaicollection.com/collections/organization/products/90-carre-scarf-book

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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76 comments:

  1. Très chère MaiTai,
    So many beautiful additions to your collection. I'm in love with your cat ;-)
    Catherine

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    1. Thanks so much, ma chère Catherine! My cat says miau and merci xx

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    2. Oh my, it's a veritable shopping wonderland! Everything is beautiful, and I love how the entire collection is so chic and cohesive - understated and elegant across the board. I love every thing; I want everything. But, I think I'll start with the travel jewelry case - genius!

      Now, Catherine, ma chère, back off the cat! She is mine. I've already ordered her. (Gosh, even the cat, with her lovely neutral fur coat, fits right into the collection impeccably.)

      Congratulations on these latest wonderful additions, MT. To the American swans, have a lovely Thanksgiving and to the "international" swans, peace, joy and love to all.

      Jerrine

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    3. Ma chère Jerrine,

      Ha ha ha, don’t worry, I have enough to do with my two devils!
      Happy Thanksgiving,

      C.

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    4. Yes, Catherine, cat = devil, but we love the little beasties anyway. What's a few clawed chair backs and snagged draperies between friends!

      Miu miu,
      Jerrine

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    5. Oh Jerrine you made me laugh! You are the funniest and wittiest swan on the lake <3 So thrilled you like the new additions. Your jewelry organizer is already on its way! Happy Thanksgiving to you too xx

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    6. Oh, goody. Thank you. I hope you filled it up with some lovely jewelry before you sent it, lol!

      All the best,
      Jerrine

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  2. :-) You've been quite active on Instagram, dear MaiTai!
    I've been following for a while.
    Wow, so many lovely additions to your MaiTai Collection. I had already started thinking about what I'd like to order…now I must re-think.
    Will get back to you.
    Have a very HAPPY week and Thanksgiving! :-)

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    1. It was a HAPPY moment to find you on Instagram, I've been following you since! So thrilled you like the new additions, many thanks. Have a most lovely week too x

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  3. I really love instagram, it's so much faster than blogging and very inspirational.

    Will def follow you.

    Meanwhile that jewellery case thingy is just lovely! xxx

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    1. So great to know that you are on Instagram, I just followed you <3 Love the Instagram format, looking forward to seeing you there xx

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  4. Dear Mai Tai,

    I DO LOVE THE NEW ADDITTIONS... so beautiful, simple, and serene...they are the eopitome of your style
    I like your new Instagram too, but I do hope that doesn't stop you posting in your blog...

    I do understand that there involve a lot of work but I feel that there is our meeting room for all your followers...

    Everyday I'm more convinced that you have think seriously about publishing a book, your photos are amazing, your taste impecable, and your generosity sharing with us incommensurable..

    Thanks again

    Warm regards from Barcelona

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    1. So beautifully put, Ilsa! I echo your sentiments, each and every one. Thank you!

      Azalie

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    2. I couldn't agree more! So far, I have avoided all those social media...too time consuming and too much personal information in public. It's a big thing for me even to comment here - but I really enjoy the community of all the lovely swans! Maybe I have to reconsider- missing out on more of MaiTai's beautiful pictures is probably my personal loss.
      The new creations are amazing and I also have to make up my mind what to pick...before everything is sold out! No luck for me with the cat then...first come, first serve😉
      Happy Thanksgiving and peaceful times for everyone,
      Katja

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    3. Dearest ilsa, - Thank you so much for the lovely comment <3 The blog will always remain the heart and soul of everything...no other place can replace this haven of friendship and camraderie <3 Not so sure about a book, I love the freshness of images on the current formats (especailly now that Instagram is filling the gap for snippets of life and everyday shots) and that everything is free for everyone. But if you girls talk me enough into it, I might change my mind! xx

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    4. Yay!!!!' How many times have I mentioned the book before? I wish you would make one!!!<3
      Good night hugs to you, Dearest! Manuela xx

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    5. Dear Mai Tai and swans...

      YES PLEASE we need this book!! In spite of the advantages of new technologies nothing can replace the physical sensation of having a beautiful book between your hands.. I can imagine all of us around the world in a quiet corner reading your book and everytime we turn page we will know that no matter what the future brings we have a core of friends around the world that share our wish for a life in which beauty, elegance and poise have its proper meaning!!!

      Happy Thanksgiving for all our american sisters!!!

      By the way is a good omen that Mai Tai Dior lipstick it's called swan, isn't it????

      Warm regards from Barcelona 8 i spite of the cold wave)

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    6. Oh Dear! I thought I had you ladies convinced that a book isn't such a good idea ;-) You do make it sound irresistable, dearest ilsa! But at the moment I just wouldn't know how to do it... unless I find a way to cancel sleep! At least we always have this place to gather <3
      PS. I'm so pleased with the 'swan lipstick'. It has good staying power and feels lovely too.

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    7. Dear Ilsa,
      You beautifully wrote what we all feel here (I bet all the silent swans we don't know yet would agree too).
      I already know in which quiet corner I’ll be, reading MT’s bible.
      Silky friendly hugs to the core of worldwide friends.
      Catherine

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    8. Katja,

      I'm so glad that you heeded my warning regarding the cat. I really didn't want to slap anyone with a big swan wing, but I might have!

      I, too, think a book is a great idea - a lovely, big, glossy coffee table book. I will offer my editing and proofreading experience to move this project along. And, MT, you really don't think you need sleep, do you? :-)

      And, Catherine, I'll be happy to fly over and join you in that corner in case it's too lonely. Just loan me one of your fur beasties, and I'll be all set.

      Love to all,
      Jerrine

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    9. Jerrine,
      my two fur beasties and I are waiting for you, anytime you wish, with or without a book ;-) I hope it won’t take MT too long to decide if she jumps into this adventure, please please give her a hand so you’ll be with us soon!
      Love,
      Catherine

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    10. Jerrine & Catherine
      I generously leave you the cats- they might not get along so well with my black furry puppy anyway. But I should be pleased if you'd save me some room at the coffee table and let me have a glance into that phantastic book-to-come....but are you sure one would do??? I can imagine volume 1 with scarves and knots and all that, then I'd definitely vote for "The MaiTai's Planet" travel book as volume 2, plus "Best Marktes and Shops", a recipe book, and last but not least, "Style and Grace in Fashion"....there you go, dearest MaiTai, if you ever get bored, we have some ideas ready and your readership is already waiting impatiently...for the time being, I browse your Blog just one More Time!
      Happy 1st Advent, Katja

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    11. Jerrine & Catherine
      I generously leave you the cats- they might not get along so well with my black furry puppy anyway. But I should be pleased if you'd save me some room at the coffee table and let me have a glance at that phantastic book-to-come....but are you sure one would do??? I can imagine volume 1 with scarves and knots and all that, then I'd definitely vote for "The MaiTai Planet" travel book as volume 2, plus "Best Marktes and Shops", a recipe book, and last but not least, "Style and Grace in Fashion"....there you go, dearest MaiTai, if you ever get bored, we have some ideas ready and your readership is already waiting impatiently...for the time being, I browse your Blog just one More Time!
      Happy 1st Advent, Katja

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    12. Katja,
      I’ll pick you up at the airport together with Jerrine ;-)

      Well, MaiTai it looks like all the girls around are all standing to encourage you…
      Catherine

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    13. Katja, what a fabulous idea, the different books!!! I love the tittle of the last one 'Style and Grace in Fashion'!
      It would be wonderful to have the MaiTai's Picture Book always nearby to have a look at! <3
      Maybe we are lucky one day...
      Christmas hugs, Manuela

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    14. Oh goody, Katja, we've been invited to Catherine's house! When do you want to go?

      And, as a bonus, I don't have to share her beasties with you! We can work on an outline for MT's book(s). I like your idea of multiple volumes - maybe several slender books that would all fit into a classy slipcase.

      This will be fun!

      Best,
      Jerrine

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    15. ...and it goes so well with the Kelly *lol*...
      Yes, I put my hopes up high that one fine day there will be a printed hardcover version of MaiTai's treasures....maybe when we're too old to keep up with the latest technology. Speaking of which- I need to ask my kids for an Instagram tutorial:)) I did actually join, against all my principles...! For now, I'm just following (or is it stalking?!:)
      Sticky hugs with cinnamon star fingers,
      Katja

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    16. Hah! Instead of slaving away all night, I'll bring a couple of bottles of champange and join you girls around Catherine's coffee table. Get ready to party! :D

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  5. Just adore your blog, always something new to see and very inspirational with the scarf tying
    tricks ! Waiting for your book also.
    Greetings from South Australia,
    Irene

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    1. So happy to know you enjoy the blog, many thanks! All the best from France to S Australia.

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  6. Lovely additions Mai Tai, shall put the scarf book on my wish list! Following you on istagram (Picklepepperpot) it's great isn't it, little snippets. Love your pictures. KJP (West Sussex) x

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    1. So happy you like the new scarf book, many thanks KJP! See you on Instagram!

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  7. Yippie, Instagram, that means more of your beautiful photos!

    Congratulations on your newest additions to the MaiTai Colltion, they are so lovely.
    Simone xx

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    1. Oops, I meant collection :-)

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    2. Thanks so much, dearest Simone. The collection is such a source of joy to me, and I'm so happy you like it too <3 Happy Thanksgiving xx

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  8. Très chère Maitai

    Que de belles nouvelles choses et j'adore plus que tout le collier argent il est magnifique tellement simple tellement chic et classe Bravo!!
    Bravo pour instagram j'ai beaucoup aimée tes photos de maquillage maintenant on sait avec quoi tu te maquille
    Bises bonne fin de semaine
    Myriam

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    1. Myriam,

      Pour le collier je n'ai pu résister ;-) et pour le rougedior in #263 swan, c'est un signe non? Bonne soirée.

      MaiTai,

      really, even your lipstick is linked to the swan gang? Quelle chic!
      C.

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    2. PS Désolée pour les francophones, ce sera Quel chic bien sûr!

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    3. Bonsoir les filles, merci pour la chaleureuse bienvenue pour les colliers argent. Trop rigolo, cette coinicidence avec #263...c'est bien notre couleur alors! Bisou et bonne soirée xx

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    4. Oui le 263 est vraiment un signe lol Myriam

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    5. Nouveau mot de passe pour notre club: 263!

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  9. I'm now following you on Pinterest! Thank you for your inspiring blog! Have learned lots of new scarf knots, thanks to you :)
    Also, I'm copying your organisation-system for care tags and receipts for my scarves - it's really clever, and the scarves look so much better without the tags!

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    1. Aww... so happy to know your scarves are tag-free and ready to play in every fold and direction! Thank you also for following me on Pinterest, it is such a great and fun place.

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  10. P.S. Thank you also for sharing your thoughts on how to select a scarf. I tried your method, and it really did help me narrow it down :)

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    1. Absolutely thrilled to hear, thank you!

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  11. Très chic! I'm headed over to Instagram to follow you now!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Alabama--Greta xx

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    1. Thank you dear Greta, and a very happy Thanksgiving to you! xx

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  12. Such beautiful new things, dear MaiTai! The hot water bottles look so cozy and warm. And you are now my motivation to try out Instagram. How do you do it? You must have an awesome staff/assistant to help with your growing business. And thank you for making your new pendant necklace in Argent! With much aloha,
    Fifi

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    1. I agree, Fifi, aren't they adorable? If they'll work with ice water for a chilling effect, Trudye and I will be ordering immediately!

      Happy Thanksgiving,
      Jerrine

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    2. Amen to that, Jerrine! Anything to simulate a chill! I am starting to feel a little unbalanced myself given our wild swings in temps;) Oye!

      Happy Thanksgiving to all near and far, T xx

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    3. You poor wilting Swans! I can't remember what hot feels like. I'll be running my second 5K on Thanksgiving morning in very chilly weather (but sunny, yay). Very best wishes to you both for a happy and cool Thanksgiving!

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    4. Way to go Fifi! Sounds like you have caught the 5K bug and what a wonderful day to do a turkey trot...no guilt calories following!
      Jerrine has thick curly hair that frizzes in this weather and I have thick straight hair that starts looking like a helmet in the humidity! However, if you put us together we might make one perfect swan without a ruffled feather in sight!
      Have a great run and a wonderful Thanksgiving! xx

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    5. Dearest Fifi, I'm so proud of you.. another 5K race! You go girl!! Hope to see you on Instagram soon <3 It should come with a warning though, as it adds easily an hour to your day ;) Happy Thanksgiving weekend xx

      Jerrine and Trudye, - Must develop a cooling device next, which at the same time smoothes out hair/gives volume, depending on needs! Mwahs to you both <3

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    6. Fifi, if you get too fit from all this running, we might have to kick you out of the Swan Pond. I'm kidding, of course. Congratulations on your accomplishments. I might try running, but I can barely walk and stay upright!

      Yes, MT, please get on that cooling device you've promised Trudye and me. I'll take one even if there is no benefit to the hair.

      Love,
      Jerrine

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    7. Darling MT, if you can conjure up one of these I will buy a case;) xx

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  13. WOW... what fab new items... spoilt for choice... I guess it's also time for me to join Instagram, my son has been nagging me for months to join. Time to embrace this new technology...

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    1. Your son is right, Instagram is really good fun! Hope to see you there :-)

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  14. Such beautiful new additions for the MT Collection, friend! As I was scrolling through, I found some great Xmas gift ideas! I will pop over for a closer look!
    So fun to follow along on IG! It is a very easy,fun place to stay in touch!
    Warm Thanksgiving wishes to all celebrating in the U.S.! May we all give thanks, especially during this turbulent time!
    Heartfelt hugs to all, T xx

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    1. Thank you for the lovely welcome to the new additions, darling Trudye! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. Wish we had a similar holiday here in Europe, where only family, friends and food matters! Have a happy weekend ahead! Mwahs xx

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  15. Joining all the ladies in my fascination and joy for the new members of the Mai Tai collection. I love all the items, dear friend <3 and will definitely order some of them.
    So happy to follow you on Instagram! Big hugs to all of you, Manuela xx

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    1. Dearest Manuela, Thanks so much for the lovely comment. So happy you like the new additions, and it is wonderful to be friends with you on Instagram too! xx

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  16. Madly in love with that toile insert, mine has been a godsend, all bags should have them.

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    1. So very happy to hear, many thanks!

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  17. After lurking and reading your blog (and on FaceBook, and now Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest) I have just sprung for my first scarf and shawl rings and am spending the holiday weekend learning new tricks for my old Hermes friends! Many thanks, and I look forward to exploring the new items in your Mai Tai collection in coming months. Happy Thanksgiving, Victoria

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    1. A very warm welcome to our chat corner, dear Victoria! Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving too, and hope you have much fun exploring new ways to knot and tie your Hermes scarves!

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  18. Love love your IG site! Especially loving the cavalleria d etriers blue beauty. If you have a chance, please let me know the CW and if this one is available this season. The H website does not have this CW. Blue is and always has been my favorite color *and* you are my inspiration :)

    Xoxo
    Jane

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    1. Dear Jane,- Thanks so much for the lovely note! The CW is 03 indeed (bleu/violet/parme) and the shawl is from the current AW collection. Wishing you the best of luck!

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  19. Okaaaay, you really have inspired me with this Cavalleria d Etriers design. After searching on the Canadian website, I think I found your CW -- 03, correct? Also, I saw cw 05 -- another beauty! I wonder if these are in the USA yet.....clearly I need to check in with my sales associate.

    Thanks so much,
    Jane

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    1. Jane,
      if you look for particular CWs, try and check out http://all-en.hermes.com - this is like a catalogue which shows all available colours of the current season, plus at least the last one or two seasons (but don't fall in love with the old ones...most of them are no longer available...)
      I saw MaiTai's CW in real - very beautiful (!!), but unfortunately not made for me and my wardrobe...sigh...
      Good luck,
      Katja

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing the catalogue link, dearest Katja <3

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  20. Fabulous new additions. Each family member here has his/her own hot water bottle and they are splendid in the winter. I made squash soup following your sweet potato soup recipe and it was delicious! Thanks for all the inspirations.
    Tanja

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    1. Awwh.. the comforts of winter! Same here, everyone has their own 'hottie'. Enjoy a happy and cosy festive season ahead x

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  21. Hello §
    Interesting to see how you can make nodles with hermes Scarves
    But do you like other brands...Have you ever tried Chanel Classic bag which should fit you..I was just wondering

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