Ninon around the globe

It’s in the nice rue des Soeurs noires, in the heart of the historical center of Montpellier that you will find the shop Les Contes à Ninon.

This ethnic chic concept store has opened its doors in January 2015 in the neighborhood of Eglise Saint Roch, and the young Ninon just loves that area ! This place will make you travel in space and time, in America, in the Middle East and in India.

Les Contes à Ninon

photo credit : Ellie Lansing

Taste of travel

Ninon has a thing for travels and photographs, she loves the stories. With her photography diploma in the pocket she decides to open a space specially dedicted to the accessories for women, men and also for the house. She proposes photographs exhibitions with her travel souvenirs.

Ethnic & Chic

Her place, a sort of a revisited Ali Baba’s cave, is full of lovely things : I got a heart crush for the wonderful Berber carpets, the Indian clutches or luggages, the buffalo skulls, the dreamcatchers, the Albanese tableware and some splendid mirrors. And for the accessories side : I love her arms and cuff bracelets and the baby sleepers. Too sweet !

As for the clothes, the young globe trotter has selected some pieces from here and there ;  Mes Demoiselles….  the trendy ethnic label just fell in love with her shop to show their folk and oh so feminine collections. More pics on her Instagram.

Contes à Ninon

photo credit : Ellie Lansing

 

Les Contes à Ninon is first of all a family story ; Ninon and her mother select the designers, they love to complete their selection by some items that they hunt all around the year or that they bring back from their travel. Their next destinations ? Turkey, Morocco and Bali.

Les Contes à Ninon

photo credit : Ellie Lansing

Ninon can help you decorate your house but also places like shops, restaurants or hotels. Do not hesitate to contact her !

No doubt you will dive in happiness when entering into the half dreamlike half ethnic universe of her concept store !

Les Contes à Ninon, concept store on facebook and on Instagram

15, rue des Soeurs noires

tel : 04 67 84 87 67

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My urban sweetnesses in the (very) big apple

I’m back from New York, go and see my foodie guide on Townske !

Townske is a a social media publishing platform that lets people share and discover any city on earth. Its mission is to help you uncover cities through people like you.

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Townske is a great website if you want to discover a city before you leave.

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I created two guides one on Montpellier, the city where I live, and the other one on New York (mainly Manhattan and Brooklyn). These two guides are about coffee shops, food trucks and restaurants that I like in these towns. All of them are healthy spots where you can find a cuisine made with fresh and healthy (sometimes organic) ingredients.

Ventured out at Sunday smorg #smorgasburg #newfork #nyceats in #prospectpark #breezehill #prospectparkalliance ! #ldw2015

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If you think about coming to visit Montpellier, do not hesitate to follow my city guide with all my sweet spots on Townske !

 

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Two secret adresses for your summer

The first one is Le Saint Barth (link in English) in Marseillan and the second one is Joséphine en ville a Maison d’Hôtes just a few minutes walk from Montpellier city center.

These two different spots have one thing in common ; they are both owned and very well managed by two couples with a lot of savoir faire.

So first, Le Saint Barth, a place for excellent sea shells in an exquisite place on the étang de Thau. The Ets Tarbouriech are very well known for their excellence and quality in their sea food production. There you can choose your “plateaux d’huîtres spéciales Tarbouriech” or “brasucades” served with top local wines, you can have a drink on the wooden dock or a handmade dessert in the wooden hut with a view… and what a view !

How sweet is that view ? #dinnerwithaview #lesaintbarth

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#latergram #etangdethau

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How I love this kinda Sunday evening ! #dinnerwithaview #lesaintbarth

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#seafood at #sunset #lesaintbarth

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Joséphine en ville, (that’s the second top address I share with you) a charming Maison d’Hôtes hidden in a garden very close from the city center in Montpellier. You will find there a house with a lot of vintage items and two rooms (one double room and one en suite room) decorated with such an elegance by Franca. During these warm and sunny days breakfasts are served under the old olive tree. There again Franca et John are such a nice and welcoming couple ! In their garden I have held my last Apéro Blogueurs Montpellier (a bloggers monthly rendez-vous in Montpellier), bloggers just found that moment gorgeous ! We have been treated like prince(ss) !

Dans le jardin

Joséphine en ville – Chambre d’hôtes – photo credit : Céline Navarro

9:00 à Montpellier Breakfast time #pimpmybreakfast

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#aperoblogmtp #josephineenville

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Discussion blogging dans le jardin avec @celinenavarro #diyer #scrapbooker #blogger #josephineenville #aperoblogmtp

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This is my second English post, please help me to bring you good news from Montpellier and around by leaving a comment just here ! See you !

 

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Crafts + blog + travel with Céline

Crafting, blogging and travelling ! That’s the hectic everyday life of Céline Navarro, a young woman born in the South of France. Céline is a « multi-task » woman ! She’s more than a  Professional Scrapbooker and a lifestyle blogger. 

Céline’s diary is full of activities and city names from all over the world !

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Scrapbooking and Mixed Media workshop in San Diego

Every year, in January, she goes to CHA Conference & Trade show in Los Angeles. There she can meet buyers, distributors, manufacturers… . Céline selects her new suppliers and new products, she also finds during that huge event some new craft techniques. She attends conferences and workshops and gets the opportunity to connect with the international media.

Publisher, she has created a magazine : Scrapbooking et Loisirs Créatifs {entr’artistes} and propose on line workshops with Ali, Karine and Gaëlle.

If you are a big creative leisures fan, discover here their Eshop.

Scrapbooking, Mixed Media and photography training organizer, this activity which was first a hobby is now a real fantastic job for her. She travels in France and Europe and also on the five continents to meet women in their own country.

Blogger for her own blog she loves to talk about her own universe, scrapbooking, but also e-scrap, photography, decoration, knitting, cooking…..

Kingsley Cushion Cover by Céline Navarro

Hey wait a minute ! it’s not done with that young woman ! She is also a freelance designer for Studio Calico and Ali Edwards Digital Creative Team in the USA. She has a collab with  Nokia, through Nokia Connects.

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Scrapbook kit by Céline Navarro for Studio Calico

Céline is one of the reknown lifestyle Pinterest Influencer with more than 270.000 followers for Hello Society.

She is the author of the book  Scrapbooking : Inspiration et Techniques published by Le Temps Apprivoisé.

When she travels abroad she knows that her workshops are a sort of « laissez passer* » for reaching other people and she just loves that !

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When I ask her what is her favorite destination, she answers with a big smile on her lovely face : « Braaaazil ! I love Brazilian, their latino side, their singing accent, they are so cheerful !”

Céline has a very enthusiastic and authentic way to reach people through her workshops. As she says “for those who joined them these workshops are a very good way to meet people and discover new friendships !”

 Céline is also a memory keeper, how lucky she is to have such magic fingers !

For more info about Céline and her activities : www.celinenavarro.com

* travel pass

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5 fresh terraces in Montpellier

Today I’m a bit feverish because I have decided to write my first post in English ! Yes, YOU, readers from United Kingdom, USA, Australia or wherever on the planet you will now have the pleasure to read my posts about Montpellier (France).

First topic : my “terrasses-bonheur” (happiness terraces or patios) with bars or restaurants terraces in Montpellier and its close surroundings.

So let’s not wait any longer, come along with me to discover these little hidden gems where I like to give my interviews to the creative artist or designers !

Tea room & restaurant Chic et Bohème

Tea room & restaurant Chic et Bohème

Here are some Instagrams to give you an overview !

For lunch : what about the huge terrace of the old “mas”, at Le Folia, restaurant inside the  Château de Flaugergues site.

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For a sweet little snack in the afternoon : you have the Nook café terrace for an iced-coffea, an iced-tea or a fresh smoothie in the mythic rue de l’Ancien courrier.

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For a sweet snack again : the sweet Chic et Bohème patio in the Beaux-Arts hipster neighborhood to drink some fresh home made lemonade. For a break or for lunch, Chic et Bohème is always a good idea !

To sip a cocktail at the end of a hot sunny day : Papa Doble terrace on the nice Place Sainte Anne in the historic Eglise Sainte Anne district.

Club Saint Germain au #papadoble #aperoblogmtp

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… … or in the patio of  Le Parfum , a famous Cocktails & dimsums bar in the Beaux-Arts district.

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Now I hope summer won’t be too long so that I can give you my best cosy winter addresses in Montpellier !

Do not hesitate to leave a comment just below, I will be more than happy to read it !

Au revoir, à très bientôt mes amis !

 

 

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