Sunday, 11 August 2013

Things Bought in Venice

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As I mentioned before, there were quite a selection of good designer shops in Venice, really I could have spent a fortune. But I have a New York trip to save for, so didn't buy too much. The Chanel card holder was a birthday gift from my boyfriend and the MiuMiu key case I bought with some birthday money from my parents. I really love designer small leather goods at the moment, so I spent quite a bit of time in these two shops, deciding which I liked the most. 

I decided on the dark blue pearlised lambskin card holder in Camelia print, part of the new collection at Chanel. And instead of buying another dark coloured piece (usually as I think they will look newer for longer), I went for the pink Matelassé leather key case from MiuMiu. The staff in both shops were so lovely, the lady in Chanel invited us back the following evening to view the new Boy collection, but sadly I decided my boyfriend had done more than his fair share of shopping with me.

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And I can't help myself, when in a foreign city, I really enjoy looking at the tourist shops. I bought a fan for myself which was an absolute life-saver with the hot and humid temperatures we experienced while in Italy. And a few souvenirs to take back home for friends.

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And finally, I bought this small trinket tray when in Murano (you'll see that visit in a future post). Murano glass has been a favourite of mine for years, so when given the chance to visit the factories and the island where it was made, I wanted to buy a little souvenir of my trip there.

20 comments:

  1. What gorgeous buys, physical memories of your trip :)

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  2. Oh my goodness I love the masks! You should host a ball! Also for the title, for some reason I found myself singing it to 'Things we lost in the fire' by Bastille ahaxx

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  3. That card holder is so beautiful! What a nice boyfriend :D

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  4. The Chanel card holder is the stuff that dreams are made of. WOW!

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  5. on your pictures even the most simple items look amazing. even if I don't comment very often, it's always a pleasure for me to check what new pictures have you added, where have you been and what have you bought

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  6. Beautiful buys! I completely relied on a fan when I was in Venice a couple if years ago and I loved visiting the glass factories. I am looking forward to seeing the photos.

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  7. What lovely finds, and strikingly photographed. My 4 year old son gasped in admiration at the Murano trinket tray. "Is dat made fwom ICE???

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  8. my nan used to collect those mask brooches, we still have them knocking about I think. Lots of memories.

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  9. You bought some gorgeous things!

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  10. Oh, beautiful! I always enjoy seeing what other people bring home from trips abroad. Loving the hats! The designer items that will never go out of style are worth spending so much money on if you ask me, they are both lovely. Welcome back! x

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  11. Thanks for your comments everyone! x

    Minka - thank you for taking the time to comment, much appreciated x

    Cloud of Secrets - your little boy is so cute! x

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  12. Such pretty buys! The Miu Miu key case is my favourite - such a stunning colour!

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  13. Oh, I'm now so exciting to (hopefully) go next Summer!

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  14. Just been catching up with your Italy posts. Your trip looked amazing.. I love the little designer pieces you picked up too!

    HELen

    pierrelecat

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  15. Hi P, thanks so much for thinking of me, I love the Venice gifts, they really brought with them a feel of Italy. I thought my jb doll suited the hat perfectly!
    Be in touch, love k xx

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  16. Hi P, thanks so much for thinking of me, I love the Venice gifts, they really brought with them a feel of Italy. I thought my jb doll suited the hat perfectly!
    Be in touch, love k xx

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  17. The Miu Miu took my breath away. Beautiful!

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    x

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  18. Hi Paula,
    just been catching up with you, lovely photos as ever. I know it's late but Happy Birthday! You know how to celebrate! I was hot on your heels we went to Venice the week after you and had the most amazing time, it was very hot.I love the treasures you brought back, the glass dish is my favourite,I have collected glass for years. Squeal, hope you have a great time in NY, that's next on my list too. Sharon xxx

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  19. Pastiglie Leone are such a good buy, right? :-)

    Raffaella

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