Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Elusive Marie Claire Idees

This magazine has had me in a spin for about a month now. I've been wanting it but unable to find it in many of our large bookstores and newsagents. While downtown yesterday, I found it at the World's Biggest Bookstore. I did try and subscribe to it online but it is in French. My French is elementary level and I am sure there is a subscription for this magazine going to some unsuspecting granny in Poland right now. I was clicking buttons all over the place. I know sells this subscription but many of the reviewers had problems with amazon so I didn't really want to order it through them. But, now I have it and am very pleased. Beautiful colours, interesting projects and innovative designs you just do not see here in North America. Worth the wait.

While looking for sheets online yesterday, I came across two of my most favourite bedding shops. Pine Cone Hill is absolutely divine. They have the most darling prints and cosy fabrics. I particularly love this green and fuschia pink duvet. Just smashing, don't you think?

I am also partial to Garnet Hill. They also sell clothes, children's items and other household goodies but today, it is the rugs that I love. The turquoise and pink ones are to die for.

Aren't we all in the mood for linen shopping now. Go, treat yourself. I just may.


Amongst The Oaks said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm enjoying yours and want to know if that is your bed in the title block, because I have the same bed! We got it many years ago from Macys.
Laura from Amongst The Oaks

Leigh said...

The pics are gorgeous. They totally give me the "I wants"!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

I have that picture that I have saved from around '92-94? It came with the Ralph Lauren bedding that I still use. The pattern is "Charlotte" and I still love it today. But the bed is gorgeous, how about a picture on your blog?
(How weird am I to keep a picture of a room I love for like, oh, say 15 years!?)


Isn't it more "I need"?

Thanks, girls, for dropping by,

Lisa xo

Pascale said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
about the Marie Claire Idees, I used to receive it thru the post in England, but as I go back to France quite often, I will just buy it there. You can subscribe, but of course the mailing charge is almost the same as the price of the magazine. It is worth it though, as they are very original, and I guess, different from what you would get in Canada.

Anonymous said...

so glad you got the magazine. I am always on the hunt for American magazines over here. Luckily a friend just sent me one and I drooled over the beautiful houses.

Anonymous said...

Oh I have wanted to find that magazine too. Perhaps my subscribing to it will help me brush up on my French! LOL

Agnes said...

I love this magazine too. There is indeed one bookstore here carrying it but it is not always there when I visit. So, I am thinking of subscribing online too. Try and see if the shipping is acceptable to you. :)

maire'smoustache said...


I live in France and am completely addicted to it. I could send you copies if you want to pay paypal

Anonymous said...

You can subscribe to Marie Claire Idees and many other foreign magazines using this website.
A direct linke to Marie Claire Idees is:
I prefer this service as service at Amazon has been spotty, with some issues never arriving. Kate