Thursday, September 30, 2010

Shabby Cottage Shops

Belle Inspiration e-Magazine is pleased to announce 
new partnership with Shabby Cottage Shops.

Shabby Cottage Shops is a unique community of online shopping boutiques.   Debra is the delightful proprietor of Shabby Cottage Shops,  and works incredibly hard to give her members the best possible service.  

Member boutiques enjoy many benefits designed to get your business noticed.

All subscribers of Belle Inspiration now have the opportunity to take advantage of special membership rates at Shabby Cottage Shops to help establish and market your boutique. 

Contact Debra and be sure to tell her you are a Belle Inspiration subscriber to enjoy these exclusive rates on her member benefits.  

It has been a pleasure for me to meet a business woman who believes ethics,  and 'doing the right thing' is definitely not passé!   I would highly recommend you talk to Debra if you wish to increase your market visibility, sales,  and draw traffic to your website.  

Take a moment to visit and stroll through the beautiful boutiques of 
and tell them Mimi sent you!

For more info, see the Shabby Cottage Shop page on our Navigation bar, or click here

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Salon du Thé & Venus

The Musée du Louvre is showcasing the new Greek Salon

Venus de Milo is waiting for you...

French Honey and I were having tea at a new Salon du Thé in Paris called, 
 "Tea by Thé",  (yes, it has the English and French spelling), 2 Place du Palais Royal

 Fashioned very much like Starbucks, but for tea lovers
It overlooks the north side of the Musée du Louvre, 
under the watchful eye of Miss Milo...

Stop by the website,
and sign up for our free Newsletter.  
Updates and Giveaways!

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Are you Ready for the weekend?

Are you ready for the weekend? 

I found the perfect spot...

Musée Carnavalet, Paris

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

'Over the Moon'

I am still 'over the moon'  with excitement from the 
I must thank everyone once more for taking time to send 
your unbelievably positive comments about the online magazine  
I cannot begin to explain how much each one means to me.  

We have already starting on Issue 2 - out on November 15 - The Holiday Edition!

We thought we would spend today enjoying these last days of Summer.  

Ranalagh Gardens, Paris, 16

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Launch Party Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 

Belle Inspiration  Launch Party yesterday.

It was a spectacular day for everyone involved.  

The HUGE response is still making our heads spin

Merci Beaucoup!

 New features and pages are being added to the website, 
so check back often.

If you would like your own online copy, just head over to 
Belle, and order one now!

Now onto the giveaway winner - Random generator has chosen 

#36 - Alison

Congratulations Alison! 

  Please contact me with your mailing info, 

and look for your Waterman pen in the mailbox.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Time to Celebrate - A Launch Party for Belle Inspiration!

 To celebrate the launch of Belle Inspiration e-Magazine
 we are planning a launch party of sorts.  

 A fête to mark the occasion.

 The location is Blogland

A big MERCI BEAUCOUP to all of you
 who have made this Launch party such a special day!

The online magazine actually went out at on the 14th, at 11:20 p.m. - Paris time
(not that I was keeping track or anything).

I dearly appreciate the flood of emails (nearly 300 and counting!) from happy readers.  
Everyone has been so complimentary and supportive

Perhaps now you know why I have been so excited - each and every contributor is so incredibly talented.   
This would have never worked without you! 

I know I speak for everyone on the team - a BIG MERCI BEAUCOUP!

Go to to reserve you copy!

Also, you still have time to get your name in for the special giveaway.  

A Waterman fountain pen. 

A special edition pen with a pretty band of Swarovsku crystals,
 and a blue case.

The winner will be announced on the evening of the 15th.  

Bonne chance!



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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sneak Peek Week & a Video

This is Sneak Peek Week, 

as we continue the countdown for the September 15th launch of 

(As you can see, I was not exagerating about the 
wonderfully talented ensemble of writers and photographers)!!

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Photo: Yvonne Pratt - Stone Gable Blog

Friday, September 3, 2010

Belle Inspiration Launch in Two Weeks!

Another Sneak Peek of 

The September 15th launch is less than two weeks away!!

Visit the website and reserve your subscription

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Photo: Dario & Kezia Ferrari - Dario Ferrari Photo Blog