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Coconut water and sun

The sun has finally made it to France and so I got myself a stash of coconut water for hydration. Loaded with vital nutrients, coconut water is a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. It is rich in amino acids, enzymes, dietary fiber, vitamin C and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and manganese .It is also very beneficial as it has anti viral and anti bacterial properties. And it’s so delicious!

Le soleil est enfin arrivé France et donc j’ai acheté ma réserve d’eau de noix de coco pour l’hydratation. Chargé avec des nutriments essentiels, l’eau de coco est une très bonne source de vitamines du complexe B comme la riboflavine, la niacine, la thiamine, pyridoxine, et folates. Elle est riche en acides aminés, enzymes, fibres alimentaires, vitamine C et de minéraux tels que le potassium, le magnésium et le manganèse. Elle est également très bénéfique car elle a des propriétés anti-virales et anti bactériennes. Et c’est tellement délicieux!




I was inspired by a weekend in the countryside earlier this year and recreated something I had tried: cherries soaked in eau de vie.

J’ai été inspirée par un week-end à la campagne il y a quelques mois et j’ai voulu recréé quelque chose que j’avais essayé: cerises trempées dans l’eau de vie. MIAM!



Happy weekend!
Bon weekend!


Care Package from Melbourne

I just love getting packages from home. Australian products, things I miss, cards from loved-ones. It’s easy to feel as though you’re losing touch with your home town or country when you are away for so long. I am incredibly glad to be visiting Melbourne in September.

Two of my favourite people sent me this care package that arrived on a rainy day and it gave me a piece of home and brightened my day.




Russh magazine. A great Australian magazine that isn’t quite mainstream so you can read about interesting brands and people that are yet to be revealed in the mainstream culture.


This uplifting body lotion by Australian Bush Essences is just beautiful. Citrus is a very uplifting smell and opens up your chakras in the morning when you sometimes wake up a little foggy. All ingredients are Australian: Banksia, Billy goat plum, Five corners, Flannel flower, Mulla Mulla, Old man Banksia, She Oak, Wisteria. The earthy and natural smells make me miss my country.



And last but not least this Indah Organics meditation balm. Cardamom is such a winner. The founder of Indah, Teisha Lowry, is also a coconut oil lover like me.



Be sure to enter our giveaway here.

Happy Sunday 🙂

Friday things.

Spring has sprung! The sun is shining here in Paris today which makes the weekend even more exciting.
I am going to the countryside this weekend to breathe in the fresh air, walk, read and eat good food.

My lovely father surprised me with these shoes. He is such a rockstar, he chose them himself!

I just bought myself this too with the 10 euro discount when you sign up to the ASOS newsletter! Overalls remind me of Summer and my childhood and it’s a nice feeling when the sun is finally making an appearance.

I have started writing articles on Localers– check them out for tours of Paris and articles on what to do and where to do. I will be their food writer, giving tips on where to eat and how to eat like a local in Paris.

Here are a few photos to inspire you all for the weekend, my lovelies. xx







We are proud to announce our first Giveaway on Cleopatra’s Bling!

The piece we have chosen to give our lucky winner is a vintage bracelet that is very special and we believe will find a good home with one of you. This vintage Afghani agate cuff was made around 30 years ago by the Kuchi Pashtuns, a nomadic people in what is now Afghanistan. It is probably from the Logar region.

What can agate do for you in your life?

Agate’s most noticable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. Historically it was placed in water for cooking or drinking to dispel sickness. The Metaphysical and Healing Properties Lore of any specific type of agate depend to some extent on the color of the agate, but all agates have certain things in common.

Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength both and physically mentally.

Giveaway on Cleopatra's Bling

Giveaway on Cleopatra’s Bling

To be in the running you have to:

1. Like Cleopatra’s Bling on facebook

2. Tweet this giveaway post and follow us on twitter. (@Cleopatrasbling)

3. Comment on this post and tell us what your favourite stone is and why.

4. Follow us on instagram (@oh_la_la_livia) and repost the photo we posted announcing the giveaway and tagging us

5. Like our blog facebook page Oh la la livia.

6. Share the image post we posted on facebook with the link from your facebook account by clicking on “share” and leave us a comment telling us when you have done all of the above to go into the running.


Good luck 🙂

We will then pull the name out of a hat. Winners will be announced on the 6th of March.


Christmas and Cleopatra’s Bling

It’s been so busy here. Why at the end of every year does everything get so hectic? I don’t know why people think that the world ends every Christmas, it should be about having fun!

I absolutely adore wrapping presents. It’s something that I look forward to. I get very elaborate… rose petals, cinnamon sticks, dried Autumn leaves, handmade cards. I have been wrapping orders today from my boutique Cleopatra’s Bling. Then I send them off to loved ones and everybody is happy. I don’t know anybody that doesn’t enjoy receiving a present in the mail, do you?

Cleopatra's Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra’s Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra's Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra’s Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra's Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra’s Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra's Bling Christmas Wrapping

Cleopatra’s Bling Christmas Wrapping

To see the whole collection, like my facebook page and check out the album Live by the Sun, Love by the Moon. It’s so dreamy.

For orders processed before Sunday evening Paris time you get 50% off shipping worldwide! Don’t miss out.

In other news, we go to India next Tuesday- cannot wait to start updating you from there. I cannot begin to express my excitement.



A unicorn and deer afternoon in Paris

To make life sweeter, I love my afternoon latté and a little treat. On Thursday I decided to get myself a handful of choukettes (a delightful little puff of French pastry with sugar on top- not to be overdone in quantity). Coffee time is so cosy at the moment here in my apartment because the sun goes down early and I turn on the big lamp on our living room which gives a honey glow to the room and I sink into the couch with my latté.

I am so smitten with my new cups from Claudia from Superfumi.

Being Australian, I absolutely love European animals because my childhood was koalas, kangaroos and possums. I find deers so precious. Their big eyes! Obviously my unicorn obsession is just because I’m a girly girl.


I highly reccomend you visit her Etsy shop here because she has a new range that just came out. All of the products are handmade in the UK.

What treats do you have planned for the weekend?

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