I am so excited and honoured to be writing this post and supporting so many small businesses who are taking part in what has to be the best local Christmas giveaway ever! I am genuinely jealous of the person who gets to snag the 11 amazing gifts that are up for grabs.
I want to share something I am really excited about discovering. A gorgeous and exclusive line of handmade beauty products made here in Cyprus! Hermann Gourmet Cosmetics. Doesn’t the name alone sound absolutely divine?
Well, it’s finally here! Christmas trees are popping up in malls and coffee shops and I’ve already heard Jingle Bells playing on the radio twice so let’s do this! This year, I have decided to start a gift guide of sorts with a special focus on local businesses/shops/artists. I urge you to hold off on your international Christmas shopping as much as you can because you’ll be amazed to see what our little island has to offer. So keep your eyes peeled for great recommendations, original and unique gift ideas that will help support small local businesses.
I like my boy in t-shirts and sneakers. I love him in cut off jeans and I cannot resist a superhero t-shirt. I am pro-tomboy all the way. It’s hard to understand why I ever worried about dressing a boy. It is an absolute uncomplicated joy. Yet sometimes I catch myself walking straight into a heap of tutus and frilly bows and smiling. I am drawn to the cuteness of a little white dress, an embroidered flower and fine fabrics. This does not happen often but when it does it’s usually worth mentioning, so if you have a little girl who you just love dressing up, take yourself down to Marasil. There are stores in Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia. They stock truly gorgeous dresses in lovely fabrics and a number of christening options without the tulle overload. Basic, everyday clothes in breathable materials are available here. Everything is made in Europe, which I appreciate and there’s a cool boys collection too with the coolest croc swim trunks I’m thinking of grabbing.