paris in a box is my fave

February 28, 2012

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The second installment for in the box is wrapped in a striped scarf for the francophile in your life. Tip: when packaging this up, buy extra macarons so your friend isn’t wondering why several of them have bite marks.

Paris stamp set from Yellow Owl Workshop, Paris Versus New York, French card set from Rifle Paper Co


  • On February 28, 2012 , Christi said:

    What a lovely idea! Yes, those macarons look to die for πŸ™‚

  • On February 28, 2012 , molly said:

    my goodness, where do you find all of these adorable things?! i love this idea.

  • On February 28, 2012 , Sarah said:

    That box is awesomesauce.

  • On February 28, 2012 , Emily said:

    What a great idea! Now you have me brainstorming what I could put into a Dublin box! There’s not nearly as many well-designed Dublin bits out there. Must change that! So sweet to wrap it in stripes as well!

  • On February 28, 2012 , abby said:

    obsessed with everything in this- especially those cute little rifle cards!

  • On February 28, 2012 , Marisa said:

    This is fantastic! I just sent a box of goodies to my sister that contained a bag of dark chocolate vanilla caramels from Trader Joe’s and it took all of my self restraint not to eat them before sending. (It’s not like she would have known, right?)

  • On February 28, 2012 , simplyblythe said:

    this is darling.

  • On February 28, 2012 , LatteLisa said:

    Paris anything is my fave!

    Love this πŸ˜‰

  • On February 28, 2012 , Lemanie said:

    I’m in love w/ all things Paris. That city is on my Bucket List that I must see one day!! =)

    Lemanie’s Randomness Blog

  • On February 28, 2012 , Francine said:

    I’m no francophile but I’m totally in love with this. Can’t wait to see more ‘in a box’ posts!

  • On February 28, 2012 , Alison said:

    Love love love this idea!!!!!!

  • On February 28, 2012 , courtney @ larking. said:

    J’adore this box! I so wish I were headed to Paris to get rid of this persistent case of the late winter blahs…

  • On February 28, 2012 , Susan said:

    This series is so fun! I’d love to see an ‘off to camp’ box. My 11 year old is heading off to sleep-away camp this summer & it would be fun to put something together for her.

  • On February 28, 2012 , Gloria said:

    Tres mignon! I’d love to find this box of loveliness on my doorstep any day πŸ™‚

  • On February 28, 2012 , The New Diplomats Wife said:

    oooooo !love! i actually just got back from mexico and was putting together a “mexico in a box” for my grandmother since I always remembered your parties in a box – so glad to see you do destinations too! i’ll have to send over the pics once i get them snapped!

  • On February 28, 2012 , sha said:

    you should really compile all your “in the box” creations into a book….i think it would be great.

    thank you for being so creative.

  • On February 28, 2012 , Lexy @ The Proper Pinwheel said:

    Très chic. Love this box series.

  • On February 28, 2012 , Viviane said:

    Loved it! So very much!

  • On February 28, 2012 , Diana said:

    I love this series so much! I like sha’s comment about making this into a book. So please do that. And don’t think I didn’t forget about you opening that party shop! You better get going on all this, it sounds like lots of work.

  • On February 28, 2012 , emily said:

    i love it and i love this series! can’t wait for the olympics edition this summer!

  • On February 28, 2012 , Lena said:

    How impossibly perfect!

  • On February 28, 2012 , Karen said:

    I also love the idea of turning this series into a book! Now you know how, thanks to ALT. Love everything about this, but especially the baguette that makes a few appearances…

  • On February 28, 2012 , Amy @Picture It said:

    I want the “Bon Voyage” card and the “Paris vs. New York” book (I wonder who wins??). πŸ™‚

  • On February 28, 2012 , natalie @ The SoHo said:

    Greatest box ever.

  • On February 28, 2012 , sherri @ the life of a wife said:

    I want this box!! But I should be a wonderful friend and send it to my best friend who is going to Paris in a couple of weeks for her 1st wedding anniversary…this would be perfect!

  • On February 28, 2012 , lcb | on the park said:

    really, really adorable. one of my fave places in the world.

    “in the box” is a great series, and i’m thirding the idea for a book or maybe a standalone site. so many possibilities for this idea, and so much room for reader personalization. it would be cool to do “(year)in a box” or “(decade) in a box” for birthdays or anniversaries. it would be fun to hunt down things that were reminiscent of a time or era in someone’s life…

    hope you and baby blodgett are doing well!

  • On February 28, 2012 , Victoria@VictoryPaper said:

    I’m gonna love every installment of this series!!

  • On February 29, 2012 , Madilla said:

    I’ve lived for 9 years in Belgium right next to France. And I didn’t visit Paris! I know! It’s a shame and I regret it so much. Well I was still young, only 16 when we returned to Hungary but still. Since then I long for Paris “the City of Light”.

  • On February 29, 2012 , Erin @ BowandArrow said:

    This is so cute. I love it!

  • On February 29, 2012 , What I Learned From My 1st Alt Summit Channel Class – Content Is King said:

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  • On February 29, 2012 , Chris Olson said:

    Hi Melanie,
    I love your “In the Box” series. I love anything connected to Paris too. (I even linked to your post today on my blog.) Also, thanks so much for both of your recent classes on ALT. Had a blast today at Content Is King. Fun and inspiring!
    Chris O.

  • On March 1, 2012 , Jenn said:

    These boxes are so fun Melanie. Can’t wait to see more. Thailand in a box? Sweden in a box? I’m not joking, these would be so cool.

  • On March 2, 2012 , Melissa - Keith Pitts Photography said:

    Makes me wish our trip to Paris was here faster! Can’t wait till July. Love that scarf.

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  • On March 3, 2012 , Dana F said:

    I think this would be a lovely way to encourage my daughter in her French lessons. Merci!

  • On March 3, 2012 , Stefanie Grace said:

    What a very cute idea! πŸ™‚

  • On March 3, 2012 , Punctuation Mark said:

    i love the color palette of this post! happy weekend!

  • On March 3, 2012 , Helena - A Diary of Lovely said:

    just brilliant and super sweet!

  • On March 3, 2012 , Tan said:

    mmm macarons!
    I’ve developed the filthy habit of going to a bakery/cafe duo near home once a weekend to try a different macaron. They’re just so yummy!

  • On March 4, 2012 , doublexuan said:

    This box makes me so happy I feel like tearing up a little. That baguette looks so delicious too!

  • On March 4, 2012 , gina said:

    Thank you for this sweet spread. Is there nothing more perfect than Paris in the Springtime. OR Rifle paper?! Thank you!

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  • On March 9, 2012 , Charlotte said:

    This is such a lovely idea!I’m so impressed with you right now.. this has earned you a new follower x

  • On March 9, 2012 , Dani said:

    Really great idea! Do you realize you could sell this package and I would probably not be the only person in line to purchase it?

    Brilliant. Hope to put something together just as lovely.

    Dani //

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  • On March 23, 2012 , irene said:

    love the scarf!! any tips on where i can find one like that?

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    Just saw this on Glitter Guide. J’adore!

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