Our favorite indie bloggers keep one step ahead of the ever-expanding blogosphere with their original content, beautiful photographs and individual style. As a toast to them this holiday season, we have curated our own current Shop Latitude gift list that is just as global and beautiful to share as their blogs are. Here is to you Mimi, Bernadette and Pauline! Happy Holidays!
Images courtsey of Mimi Thorisson
Mimi Thorisson might be able to take the credit for putting Medoc, a sleepy wine region, North of Bordeaux, France, on the map. In 2010, Mimi, her husband and a band of beautiful children and dogs moved in and simultaneously changed not only their own lives, but those that are fans of food and photography when she started her heartfelt and gorgeous blog, Manger. Using the bounty of fresh product, seafood and proper farm to table goods, Mimi cooks up memorable dishes, recalling inspirations from bistro dinners in Paris to a particular evenings dim sum in Shanghai. Photographed by her husband, Oddur and mused about by Mimi herself, she inspires us to throw our own dinner party or start researching the quickest route to Medoc. Last month, Mimi's first cookbook, A Kitchen in France hit bookshops. (It is a perfect gift for any aspiring cook you have on your list!) As a congrats to Mimi, we would love to gift her ourselves! Our picks for Mimi...
Images Courtsey of nosyeux.com and Decade Diary
Known for her stunning and delicate illustrations, Bernadette Pascua is the face behind the strikingly elegant blog, Decade Diary. Her illustrations can be spotted everywhere from fashion magazines like CR Fashion Book, textile patterns for Lizzie Fortunato to clients like Valentino and Dior. We adore everything about Decade from showcasing Bernadette?s sophisticated decorating aesthetic, her dreamy editorial shoots featuring Dries Van Noten, Isabel Marant and Celine, to the beautifully illustrated city guides of Tokyo, Paris and Tulum, complete with the perfect picks for shopping, eating and art. Having just returned from a fall holiday jaunt through the south of France, we imagine, Bernadette is basking in her traveling high. Our picks for Bernadette?
Images courtsey of The Voyageur
Based in Paris, but always on a plane jetting off to somewhere exotic, Pauline Chardin, is a fashion designer cum jet setting photographer behind the blog, The Voyageur. Visit the site to see decadent Sri Lankan temples, the Saharan deserts of Egypt or ancient ruins of Sicily. With a penchant for architecture, Pauline often seeks out independent boutique hotels. Note her picks, she is on to something! As a Parisian, she also offers insight into the city secrets of Paris and around France. Knowing where she has been, we will venture to guess that Pauline is already planning her next destination and might need some Shop Latitude love. Bon Voyage, Pauline!