"My Little Box" of surprises - Someone is thinking of you!

My Little Box - Someone is thinking of you!

When you were in elementary school, did you ever receive the adventure boxes that featured a different country every month? Not only were they stuffed full of tangible items like activity sheets, postcards, stickers and traditional toys, they were also overflowing with dreams. In the days when far away lands captured my imagination yet travel seemed as illusive as a unicorn in an enchanted forest, I eagerly awaited the arrival of the postman to discover where the items in my box would take me next. Spain, Malaysia or Kenya?

Fast forward to the Special-T event at the Shangri-La Hotel when I heard from one of the other guests that My Little Paris offers a monthly box full of surprises - I immediately knew that they were on to something good. As it was too late to sign up for February's "My Little Flirt Box", I've eagerly been awaiting the arrival of the postman ever since I returned from Boston. To intensify the suspense, I received an email saying that My Little Box was on its way along with a special playlist of songs about New York City ranging from Madonna's "I Love New York" to Billie Holiday's "Autumn in New York".


Feeling like a little kid, I shouted "My box is here, my box is here" when the gardienne rang our doorbell on Saturday morning. Stéphane, who didn't know that I had ordered a present for myself, was confused as to why I was so excited about the arrival of a mere package. In between explaining to him, ripping open the cardboard box and trying to remember to take photos, I marveled at all of the products that it contained.

The Little New York Box:

  • "I Love N.Y." - A non-permanent tattoo designed by Kanako
  • Nail polish created by the New Yorker, essie
  • Package of Oreo cookies (Yummy!!!)
  • "Essence", eau de toilette by Narciso Rodriguez, a New York fashion designer
  • "Essence" scented body lotion by Narciso Rodriguez
  • A city guide to NYC with secret addresses, illustrated by Kanako
  • Redken professional shampoo
  • Five large cards to frame from the book, Paris vs New York by Vahram Muratyan
  • A gift from My Little Paris designed by Kanako
  • My Little New York Book


Do you speak "New Yorker"? I don't - so it was kind of fun to see that "flying rats" means pigeons and "Dumbo" refers to a hip neighborhood in Brooklyn. 


According to the My Little New York Book, the height of heels in New York grows with the passage of time starting at 0.5 cm for sprinting to the subway in the morning to 5.5 cm for lunching in Central Park to a staggering 12 cm for sipping a cocktail in Manhattan in the evening.

If you would like to experience the excitement of receiving a monthly box of surprises and beauty products for 15.50 Euros, visit My Little Box. I can hardly wait to see what will be in My Little Spring Box in April. They're also an excellent gift idea for friends!

Comments

  1. What a fantastic idea...too bad they don't ship overseas!

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    1. I know! Wouldn't it be great to receive a "My Little Paris Box" stuffed full of Parisian surprises in between visits!

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  2. What a wonderful idea, always fun to get presents in the mail. BTW, DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhatten Bridge Overpass, I learned that on a Selling New York HGTV episode. No denying it, TV is educational.

    Barbara/Austin, TX

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    1. Thanks for the additional explanation about Dumbo. I wish that I had access to HGTV! Someone recently sent an email about a "House Hunters International" episode that featured a family looking for an apartment in Paris that I would have liked to watch. It seems that they ended up buying one for 4.3 million dollars.

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  3. what a great idea! and fun. really clever and well done. my friends would enjoy the shoe-heel information so I'll be sending that along. I'd be all anticipatory until April too.

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    1. Now that we're living in Paris, even Stephane is starting to notice high heels. While walking down rue Saint-Honoré on Saturday, he stopped to look at a pair of shoes in a window because he couldn't believe how high the heel was! What also amazed him is how many men were in the store actively shopping with their wives/girlfriends.

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  4. What a fun idea. I might treat Caiti to the April box for her birthday.

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    1. If Caiti likes fun surprises and beauty products, it's a great gift idea!

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  5. I love getting parcels! It seems like a good deal too. Let me know what you think of the nail polish, I've seen Essie in Monoprix being advertised as the next big chic product from the US, so I've been meaning to ask my American blog friends if it's any good. I just painted my nails yesterday for the first time in ages, I'm now a cheerful shocking pink :)

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    1. Let me know if you want a change from cheerful shocking pink nails to bright red and I'll happily give you the Essie nail polish the next time that you're in Paris. As I haven't painted mine in about 20 years, I don't expect to use it anytime soon.

      Otherwise, I've noticed that French beauty bloggers write reviews of every single product contained in "My Little Box". Just google "My Little New York Box" and you'll see them. People have also made YouTube videos about the contents of the boxes.

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  6. I love this and am signing up RIGHT NOW. Im so sad I missed March... clearly right up my alley! What a great idea and it's pretty cool stuff. Thanks for telling us about this MK! I can't wait to see what April is!

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    1. I'm sad that you missed it too because I would have loved to hear a NYer's thoughts on the items in the "My Little New York Box"! You'll have to let me know what you think about "My Little Spring Box" in April!

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  7. This is pure genius! What will they think up next? 15euros for a box bursting with cute joy? That's a deal and a half! So, so, so cool...thanks for sharing, MK! : )

    ...and kbh - I know Madge's "I Love New York" is what really sold you on this! ; )

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    1. Who would have thought that 15 Euros could buy so much joy!? I was tempted to try to figure out the individual prices of all of the items but decided to just enjoy them instead! In any case, it feels like it was a very good deal.

      The playlist of NYC songs made me think of you, as did the list of the top 10 movie scenes of New York. I'll have to show you the City Guide that came with the box to see if you agree with their list of secret addresses!

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  8. I absolutely love this box! Anyone who wants to sell the new york city guide and my little new york book to me? pleasssssse??

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  9. I wish this was in the US. I am really bummed at some of the boxes here. This is totally what I have been yearning for.

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