Margaret Ann Gendreau from Vancouver, Canada, was the winner of my Giveaway Draw for the beautiful travel-themed pink and gray silk scarf from Green Scarf Boutique.
This week her gift arrived in the mail and it wasn’t long before Margaret Ann was posing for pictures!
It looks great on her doesn’t it?
Paris Times Three
Margaret Ann loves Paris. She has been three times. Her first visit was when she was backpacking around Europe like many of us did. She was 23 years old and remembers being mesmerized by the “joie de vivre” of Paris street life.
Two years ago, Margaret Ann returned to the City Of Light to celebrate 60 years of friendship with her BF, Bonnie. They both turned 70 years old that year.
One of their fondest memories was walking into Notre Dame Cathedral just before mass on a Sunday morning to the majestic sound of chanting. I bet she is grateful now that she did that!
And finally last year, Margaret Ann went to Paris with her husband, Pierre. (Her husband is a Canadian francophone and he had never been to Europe!)
They both loved the experience so much that whenever they see something that doesn’t measure up they look at each other and chuckle “Well, it isn’t Paris!”
Margaret Ann Recommends:
Here are a few of Margaret Ann’s recommendations when visiting Paris –
2. “Spend a day in Le Marais district (4th arrondissement).” I agree. So much to see, do and eat there.
3. “Take an afternoon stroll straight down from the Arc de Triomphe along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées to the Louvre. It’s a must do at least once.”
Margaret Ann was recommended to my blog by her good friend Juliette Wood, and that was what made her eligible to win my Giveaway. Thank you Juliette.
My SUMMER Giveaway Draw will be announced next week. So hope you will keep reading!
ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE NOTES
In my search to find a skin care line that I can get behind and bring to you, I have finished my 15-Day Trial of Riversol. This is a very good line that specializes in anti-aging, and they are really promoting their brand, hence the generous 15-day trial. I encourage you to try it.
This is the first line that I have tested with many more to go but I was impressed mostly with their “Anti-Aging Restorative Serum.”
It was very light, dries quickly and tightens the skin ever so slightly.
The next product I am trying is called BLISS Botanicals. This is also a Canadian line out of Saskatchewan. I like that they use minimal packaging and organic certified ingredients in each and every product.
I am trying their products for “aging and mature skin”. These include their “radiance serum”, “renewing nightly moisturizer” and “anti-oxidant sun screen.” They threw in a small pot of their daily moisturizer which I did not see on their website.
If you have tried this line, please let me know. I will be experimenting with some U.S. and French brands too in future.
And many many thanks to all of you who have been contacting me with your suggestions. Very helpful.