Sponsor Spotlight: Meet Jess, Charlotte, and Arnaud!

Guys, I'm so stoked on my clutch of sponsors this month. They're all LOVELY people and I've had a blast going through their blogs/shops to find my favorite things. By all means, take the time to learn a bit more about them. :] 

About Jess and Bookworms in Dresses:
Hello again! It's Jess here and I'm excited about this awesome sweater weather that's finally begun! I have a lot of books on my reading list, so drop by my blog to hear about those! 

Two books I want to read: 
Right now I'm dying to read The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, one of my coworkers can't stop talking about it! Another book I really want to read is Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. A lot of my friends talk about his books and I've only read two of his books so far. 

Favorite time to read a book: 
At night! I love reading books in my bed, wrapped in blankets with a cup of tea in hand! I also read during my breaks at work, but that's not as fun. 

Z's favorite posts: 


About Charlotte and Midnight Caramel:
Hello! I'm Charlotte and I blog over at Midnight Caramel. I'm a 28 years old actress-turned-literary-translator, translating YA books from english to french. I was born and lived in France until last month, when my boyfriend and I moved to England! We now live in Devon in a little log house. Blogging is my evening treat. My blog is my happy space, where I share my adventures (travels, daily life, running, etc.), but also lovely things I stumbled upon on the internet, recipes I tested and, since recently, tips and stories on leading a more simple life.Midnight Caramel will soon celebrate its first birthday!

Why did you start blogging?
Actually, Midnight Caramel is not my first blog! My first blog was called The Book on the Hill, and was dedicated to... books! I wrote in there from 2009 to 2012, until I decided that writing about books was too close to work for me. I wanted to write about other things. That's how Midnight Caramel was born. Now, I can write about anything I fancy without being off topic. At first, I though it would be a food blog more than anything (actually, my first post was a recipe!), but it turned out to be so much more! I'm very happy of the direction my blog is taking, and I am not feeling any pressure out of it, which was not the case anymore with my old blog. I love blogging, I love meeting new bloggers and I think the blogging community is amazing. I've met wonderful people along the way, and I'm sure it's only the beginning!

I heard you're going through a big move, how is that?
Like I said up there, I recently moved from France to England, and I'm loving every second of it! I've always dreamt of moving here. I am half-French half-English, but I've always felt closer to my english roots. We've been here for a month now, so everything is still fairly new, but we can already say how amazing this experience is! We live in Devon, near Dartmoor National Park, and the countryside is stunning over here. Honestly, we feel like we live in The Shire. People are warm, welcoming and lovely (which is definitely often not the case in France!) and I couldn't be happier. I'm sharing bits of our expat life on my blog, of course! 

Z's favorite posts:


About Arnaud and La ForĂȘt Des Gemmes!My name is Arnaud, I am a French jewellery maker living in Devon, England. I've been making stone jewellery since 2011. I sculpt necklaces, earrings and hair accessories in soapstone, alabaster, rough stone and pyrolite. All my creations are sculpted by hand, making each one unique. I am a nature lover, and my jewellery collection reflects my attraction to simple, organic shapes and colours.

What gave you the idea to start your shop?
I started sculpting stone a long time ago, way before the idea of a shop came to mind. The more I sculpted, the more I liked it. At that point, I only worked on big sculptures and abstract shapes. When I discovered soapstone, which is a delicate stone with beautiful pastel colours, I fell in love with the process even more. I started experimenting jewellery making... and my shop was born!
What's your favorite part about the creation process?
My favourite part of the creation process is the sculpting part and, most of all, the moment when I start sanding the stone: it's only during that last step that the stone's veins and colours reveal themselves, and I absolutely love that mysterious and magic feeling! In my opinion, that is when each jewel's identity is born.

Z's favorite picks:

SHOP //Arnaud is kind enough to be offering readers 10% off with the code: SOMETIMESZ

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