every new city i travel to, i always try to buy a ring while i am there. whether it’s a ring from a cracker jack box or a nice gem from a vintage store. the hunt for that city’s ring brings me to new places i might not have gone if i wasn’t looking for something. this recent paris trip i made an exception and got a bracelet instead. i fell in love with the tiny leather hearts and delicate chain.

photos by jen gotch, who was sent over the sea with me by mailchimp



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  • 1. Lisa  |  March 13th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    What a precious bracelet! I like the tradition of getting something from each country to remind you of your travels. I have a silver ring with a Celtic wraparound design that I bought in Ireland, it was cheap, but it brings back so many wonderful memories.

  • 2. Joy  |  March 13th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I love this tradition you have for yourself — like a contemporary take on the charm bracelet (but better). Some of the things I’ve purchased during my travels are about to fall apart, but I just can’t bear to give them up.

  • 3. jaimie  |  March 13th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I have a paris necklace and every time I wear it I’m brought back to that trip…one of the best ever! love the bracelet and your tradition. :)

  • 4. Ruth @ My Love Wedding Ring  |  March 13th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    What a very pretty and unusual bracelet, and what a lovely thing to do, a wearable momento – a nice way to do it!

  • 5. Heather  |  March 13th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Oh my gosh I love this! I would have gotten the exact same one. If it’s available online, let us know!

  • 6. Gaby  |  March 13th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    that’s such a sweet idea. i wish i had thought of something like that before… perhaps in the future.

  • 7. Marie  |  March 13th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Super cute! I love wearing things that bring me back to when I first got them. :)


  • 8. bri  |  March 13th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    heather i bought it at this store in paris!

  • 9. bougiehippie  |  March 13th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I like that phrase

  • 10. adele  |  March 13th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    It’s gorgeous Bri & something I would definitely wear!
    Happy Tuesday hun xoxo

  • 11. Victoria@VictoryPaper  |  March 13th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    What a beautiful sentiment! As a kid I would collect snow globes from vacations…this seems like a much more practical idea

  • 12. Audrey - This Little Street  |  March 13th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Oh my! I love it – this bracelet is just gorgeous!!!

  • 13. diane  |  March 13th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I’m heading to Paris tomorrow! What a lovely idea.

  • 14. Pegah S  |  March 13th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Oh that is a lovely bracelet, and what a pretty photo. I would love to have one of those.

  • 15. niki  |  March 13th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I try to do the same, but with necklaces :) it’s a great way to remember a special place and good times. It’s also such a good way to add some uniqueness to your wardrobe!

  • 16. Candace  |  March 13th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    the bracelet is ridiculously gorgeous! it’s so feminie and cute!<3

    xoxo – candace

  • 17. Clare  |  March 13th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    That bracelet is beautiful. I love the idea of cultivating a specific memory through something ostensibly non-touristy.

  • 18. Liza  |  March 13th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    That’s exactly what I do! I have rings from South East Asia, Turkey, Morocco, Europe and Africa. Not only are rings my favourite item of jewellery, they are also (usually) very tiny, something to be considered when luggage space is an issue (and it generally is when travelling). Your bracelet is absolutely gorgeous though! Metallic leather! I love it. xxx

  • 19. Laura Bear  |  March 13th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    so pretty and delicate <3 love the idea that trying to find it takes you places you might not have gone. <3 glad you are back safe

  • 20. Jasmine  |  March 13th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    what a cool idea. There’s nothing worse than getting gaudy horrible souvenirs that you don’t want to display! I collect magnets … but try to get ones I would be proud to display (not always do-able.. there’s so much tackiness out there!)

  • 21. kelly ann  |  March 13th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    That is pretty much the most perfect bracelet. I love the colors of the hearts!

  • 22. diane @ a spot of whimsy  |  March 13th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    so adorable! and a great idea for your travels, i try to do something similar – one special thing rather than a bunch of junk i want to get rid of a year later!

  • 23. aimee  |  March 13th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    who is the artist who made this?

  • 24. xanthe  |  March 14th, 2012 at 2:36 am

    SO pretty x.

  • 25. Lottie Really Loves  |  March 14th, 2012 at 5:42 am

    This is so pretty–I was hoping you were going to say it was from somewhere in London so I could have tracked it down and got myself a similar one.

  • 26. Emily Reinhardt  |  March 14th, 2012 at 7:12 am

    how sweet!

  • 27. erin  |  March 14th, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Such a lovely piece.

  • 28. Mariah  |  March 16th, 2012 at 6:56 am

    That is such a fun idea! I’m in love with this bracelet.

  • 29. eat my shorts  |  March 16th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    So very pretty

  • 30. amy  |  March 17th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    who is the artist? it’s really helpful when the artist is noted, especially in blogs like these!!

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  • 33. Jen  |  March 30th, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Yes, please tell us who makes these!



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