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I am so thrilled to have heard back from the Winners of my Fall Giveaway Draws.

So now, I can reveal what was in the Surprise French Box.



There were 12 items that I personally purchased — and thank you, one and all,  for applying for the draw.

Your continued support means the world to me.

12 Gifts from Paris

Here is what I put in the box:

1. A cream-coloured chiffon shawl scarf (5 by 5 feet square/1.524 metres by 1.524 metres)

2. A Paris-Themed Wallet



3. A Silver Paris-themed Make-up Mirror (perfect for traveling)


Makeup Mirror


4. A Refillable Perfume Atomizer from Fragonard Paris (also great for traveling)


Fragonard Perfume Atomiser


5. A Lavender Sachet (for your lingerie drawer?)

6. Lavender Salt (a great seasoning for chicken, fish or lamb)



7. Paris-themed Chocolates (yum and so pretty!)


8. Paris Notes and Envelopes

9. A Wine Stopper from Château de Chenonceau

10. Hand Soap

11. A Pink and White Linen Dish  Towel that has a quote from chef Julia Child:

“If you are afraid of Butter use Cream.”

12. Paris-Themed Table Napkins

Giveaway Draw Winner

The winner of the French Box is Carol Cavell  is from Indianapolis. She received the box this week.

“The WONDERFUL Paris box was such a treat to open,” says Carol. “I honestly absolutely LOVED each and every special surprise.”

“I have longed to visit Paris,” Carol adds,  “Reading your educative, enlightening blog posts has prioritized my desire big-time. I definitely see a 2020 adventure, with my daughter, to this fascinating city!”

Bonus Draws

And because I cannot resist adding some bonus Draws,  I did two.

Susan Mallinos from Ajax, Canada received one of my favourite books —

New York Times bestseller Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod.


Janice Macleod’s romantic story of finding love and a new career in Paris!

You may remember me mentioning that Janice’s book was, in part, the inspiration for writing this blog.

AND this lovely Paris-themed pink and cream scarf  below is going to Christine Peisley from Canberra in Australia.

That package is still winging its way there!


Paris-themed scarf or “l’echarpe” in French


So what will be my next Giveaway? Hmmmm… any ideas for me? Always love to hear from you.

Paris Pot Pourri


You all remember by dear friend and French teacher extraordinaire, Christine Camm, creator of Simply French Online.

Some of you have even signed up to take her very effective and fun online French classes.

I have given away Private Lessons with Christine in the past.

Well, stay tuned, because Christine is generously offering a Surprise Giveaway for one of my subscribers coming soon!

You can read about Christine in an earlier blog at:

French Lessons with Christine


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  1. Carol Cavell on November 9, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    The Surprise French Box was AMAZING – and oh, so much fun to open! Brought back memories of Christmas-time suspense as a child. And each surprise put a big smile on my face. THANK YOU Diana!

    I urge everyone to “keep your eyes open” for the chance to win the NEXT surprise box. Share with your friends too – have fun being a kid again!

    • Diana Bishop on November 10, 2019 at 10:27 am

      We are all so happy for you Carol – and I am so glad you enjoyed the little gifts. I want to thank you again for taking the time to enter this contest and for commenting on my blog. It means so much to me. Diana

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