Unwrap Your Christmas Gift From Me Early This Year

 

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You have joined me on a year of health ups and downs and supported me in every way. It’s a been a great year to learn something about myself and good health and thanks for sharing your advice, tips and comments, it is so appreciated.

You have generously participated on a daily basis here, on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram and it means a lot.

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Place des Vosges Snow Copyright Carla Coulson for Departure Lounge

I want to give back, to say thanks for being there and I know many of you have been following along since Italian Joy was published in 2005, that’s a lot of years!

To celebrate your generosity I am giving away a print of the same size with every purchase from my print shop Departure Lounge. There are over 100 images of Paris, Italy, Australia, black and white and colour and some of my favourites. There are summer and winter, cats and dogs and places we would love to go but may never get to. Prices start at 24,78 Euro.

Here’s How To Do It.

1. Simply pick the two prints you would like here

2. Purchase ONE either regular or fine art paper. Then in the notes section after your purchase, copy and paste the link of the 2nd print you would like as a gift from me (it will automatically come in the same size and same paper) and I will send both of them to you at the same address for the price of just one print..(please note this offer only applies shipping to one address)

3. Offer valid only till 1st December 2014 9pm Paris time and then it will be gone forever.

4. Christmas shopping done in one click!

These are are just some of prints available.. loads more here.

PLEASE NOTE: INTERNATIONAL ORDERS FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY TO AUSTRALIA CLOSE 27TH NOVEMBER 2014

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY TO UNITED STATES CLOSE 29TH NOVEMBER MIDNIGHT EASTERN TIME 2014

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Amalfi Coast Copyright Carla Coulson for Departure Lounge

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Peniche along the river Seine Paris Copyright Carla Coulson for Departure Lounge

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Paris Snow Copyright Carla Coulson for Departure Lounge

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Pont Neuf Paris in fog Copyright Carla Coulson for Departure Lounge

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Sifnos Greece Copyright Carla Coulson for Departure Lounge

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 San Vito Polignano A Mare Copyright Carla Coulson for Departure Lounge

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Fabulous Cat Martina Franca Copyright Carla Coulson for Departure Lounge

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Australian cattle dog Copyright Carla Coulson for Departure Lounge

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Martina Franca Copyright Carla Coulson for Departure Lounge

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All Photos Copyright Carla Coulson for Departure Lounge

I hope this helps to make your Christmas shopping easy!

“Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy.” Fanny Burney

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Paris Paleo, Gluten Free and Organic

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Organic market Boulevard Raspail Copyright Carla Coulson

Ever since I wrote the post about going the natural route and having wonderful success with my auto-immune conditions I have been meaning to share with you some of my favourite addresses in Paris where you can eat gluten free, Paleo or organic.

I cook most days and even prepare my hubby’s lunch (gawd am I a saint or what!) and I shop organic as much as I can so I don’t spend a lot of times in restaurants but when I do I want to make sure I can eat something on the menu!

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Organic market Boulevard Raspail Copyright Carla Coulson

Here are some places I love to shop and eat in Paris:

Organic Market Boulevard Raspail

I love this market! The entire market is organic so you just need to make your way here on Sunday mornings and you no longer need to worry about what’s organic or not, it’s all organic! You will find it all here, raw milk and raw cheese brought in from farmer’s in Normandy.

I eat very little meat and refuse to eat meat from factory farmed animals (please be kind to our animal friends) so I appreciate that two farmers who raise grass feed beef, chicken and rabbit sell their produce here.

You will find specialists here who might just sell herbs they have grown or free range eggs, home cooked soup or baked goods. You can also find gluten free bread here.

There is an entire Italian stall selling everything from organic olives to parmesan. I start salivating on approach. If you can’t make it to the Boulevard Raspail market almost all markets have one stall that sells organic produce in each arrondissement so go check them out.

Marche Raspail

Boulevard Raspail

Metro: Rennes

Every Sunday

9am to 2pm

 

Noglu Restaurant & Epicerie

16, Passage des Panoramas

75002 Paris

This delightful restaurant also has a take-away across the way. It is located in a beautiful passage in the 2nd in Paris. The chef is gluten and lactose intolerant so this restaurant is heaven for celiac’s and those trying to avoid gluten. The menu is full of delicious fresh soups, fish, pasta and heavenly cakes and you no longer need to feel like you are in Paris and missing out on all those cakes that call to you from every Boulangerie.

Nanashi

57 rue Charlot

75003

Whilst Nanashi isn’t a gluten free restaurant they only use bio-dynamic fruit and vegetables. They serve Japanese/French fusion with Bento boxes of fish, meat or vegetarian and they will prepare you one that is Gluten free.

They also serve a Chirasi of organic salmon and rice. Hard to get a seat here so arrive early for lunch or dinner.

Cafe Pinson

6 rue du Forez,

75003

If you can’t get into Nanashi try the cute Cafe Pinson across the street. A warm relaxed New York style cafe with a delicious organic menu with gluten free options. Their philosophy is to serve nutrient dense delicious food.

Niji Sushi

15 rue des Archives

75004 Paris

This sushi restaurant on rue des archives in the heart of Le marais serves organic salmon and rice and is great for a quick casual lunch.

Pousse Pousse

5 & 7 rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette,

75009 Paris

Pousse Pousse is a delightful small restaurant in the cool SOPI (south of Pigalle) that is raw, vegetarian, gluten free and organic. They have daily menus that are often lactose or egg free as well so no matter how fragile your system is there is something to eat at Pousse Pousse. Not open for dinner.

Chambelland

14 rue Ternaux

75011

Even though I don’t eat many grains, every now and then I feel like a little bread and so does hubby.  Chambelland is a gluten free bakery in the cool 11th and offers fabulous breads and simple cakes and has a little cafe that serves their products.

Eric Kayser

8 rue Monge

Paris 75005

One of Paris’s best bakers, Eric Kayser is gluten intolerant. That’s a bonus for all of us as he has developed a gluten free bread that is delicious and has a range of gluten free cakes that are wrapped.

Helmut Newcake

36 rue Bichat

Paris 75010

A girlfriend of mine swears by this place. This is what she has to say “wow the desserts are unreal. Not very paleo but as a gluten free girl I’m beyond happy to eat their lemon tarts, eclairs and anything else I can get my hands on…great pastries for a treat with a pot of tea they do beautifully….”

Other food notes:

France is a pretty good place to eat Paleo. Even if you can’t get to these addresses you can walk into any local cafe and order an omelette and salad, or if you like your meat, an Entrecôte. The menu is heavily weighted towards meat and 3 vege but do insist on telling the waiter if you are intolerant to anything. I have found all restaurants very helpful and they always have something they can whip up for you.

France’s most famous dessert at the moment, the macaron is wait for it, GLUTEN-FREE. If you buy your macaroons at the best patisseries such as Pierre Herme you don’t have to come all the way to Paris and miss out.

If you can’t make it to the market Paris has many Organic supermarkets such as Bio C’Bon (I go to the one on rue Vieille du Temple, Naturalia and Bio Coop.

If you know or eat at any other favourites please let me know below so I can spread the word.

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” Cesar Chavez

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And The Winners Are….

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Luxembourg Gardens Photo Copyright Carla Coulson

I am sending these virtual flowers to each and everyone of you entered the competition to win one of my large prints. Such a heartwarming response and so much great energy.

I adored all your comments and enthusiasm for my pics and I wish I could send you all a photo.

But drummmmmrrollllll… the two winners of the choice of their print from the Departure Lounge

up to 20 x 30 inches (50 x 75cm)

Heidi Barker

Leah Rayner

If the winners could get in touch with me at carla@carlacoulson.com that would be grand.

Oodles of thanks to everyone who participated and to the lovely Sharon Santoni of My French Country Home for sharing the love.

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Louis Stevenson

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You May Have The Universe If I May Have Italy

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The Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi wrote “You May Have The Universe If I May Have Italy“. In one short phrase he sums up how I feel about Italy.

The minute I cross the border into Italy something magic happens for me. I go from the invisible to the visible and the chaos, chat, food and surroundings set my soul on fire.

We all have a love affair with different places for different reasons, the memories they provoke, the dreams they inspire and the extra dimension they bring to your life.

Italy and travel has given me so much that I have put some of these memories into prints called Departure Lounge.

To celebrate my love of photography and travel I am giving away a giant print.

Here’s how to enter:

Check out Departure Lounge and favourite the image you like so I know! (there is a little heart at the top of the image)

Or you can favourite my shop Departure Lounge and let me know the photo you like in the comments section below.

Subscribe to my website

Leave me a comment below.

Share this post on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or your blog with the hashtag #departureloungeprints for extra chances to win.

The lovely Sharon Santoni of My French Country is also giving away a print so hop on over to My French Country Home (her post will be up at 1pm Paris time today) You will love her site full of French gorgeousness!

Winner Drawn: Friday 14th 2015 6pm Paris Time

“Every dreamer know that is is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to. ” Judith Thurman

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Win One Of My Giant Print’s of Paris, Italy or ?

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Baroque Window Martina Franca Copyright Carla Coulson

For the past 10 years I have been receiving a steady stream of requests to sell prints but I have never managed to get myself organised.

I have great news today and thanks to those who asked all your great energy finally manifested itself here and I have put together a collection of prints from my travels called Departure Lounge.

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The Departure Lounge has been a place where I have spent a lot of time over the past 12 years.  My love for travel photography and travelling has never dimmed throughout the years and I adore the feeling of excitement, hope and the unknown that travelling brings.

To celebrate I am giving away a large print up to 20 x 30 inches (50 x 75cm) of your choice shipped to you anywhere in the world. Yes, you get to choose the image!

Here’s how to enter:

Check out Departure Lounge and favourite the image you like so I know! (there is a little heart at the top of the image)

Or you can favourite my shop Departure Lounge and let me know the photo you like in the comments section below.

Subscribe to my website

Leave me a comment below.

Share this post on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or your blog with the hashtag #departureloungeprints for extra chances to win.

The lovely Sharon Santoni of My French Country is also giving away a print so hop on over to My French Country Home (her post will be up at 1pm Paris time today)

Winner Drawn: Friday 14th 2015 6pm Paris Time

 

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All Images Copyright Carla Coulson

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucius

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