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J’adore #32

It's time for J'adore! My series where I share with you things I have discovered while off on my internet travels! As it's been a while since my last “episode” the list is getting rather long so I thought I better get this one out the door.

I've got lots of food, travel, and photography-related finds to share, there should be something for everyone!

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With all the mania over Instagram (I am addicted too!) I am taking a keen interest in some of the iPhone accessories out there, particularly some of the ones from Photo Jojo like this iPhone lens wallet which is a kit filled with what looks like just about any kind of iPhone lens you might need to become an Instagram rock star.


But then I also spotted this simple macro lens band in Travel & Leisure, also from Photo Jojo, being found macro it may just be the perfect starter accessory!


What better way to carry your iPhone equipment plus all your other “real” camera stuff than in a stylish camera bag? I love the ones from Kelly Moore but haven't had a chance to get my hands on one.

I am currently using a Think Tank bag, but always have my eyes out for something that is both functional and has a little bit of character. I have my eye on the Ari MarcoPolo bag from InCase (I use their laptop bag and it is awesome!)

No matter what the bag, I would try to make room for a few of these yummy-looking guys spotted on Oh Joy!  Chocolate and bacon-covered pretzel rods from Baconery. Yes, please! I have personally ordered these rods, chocolate-covered bacon, and bacon brownies to try out – I'll let you know if they taste as good as they look!


I am just starting to figure out American and French wine, but I have no clue when it comes to Italian except to say I love prosecco, that is why I adore this new guide from Charming Sardinia. It's a super easy interactive Italian wine guide. You select the food and it tells you the best candidates to accompany your meal – magnifico!

Maybe it's the fact that Mad Men Season 5 is starting soon, but I love these Vintage Dress patterns that are being released by Vogue. I spotted it as a news story in Pure Wow. I have always loved Audrey Hepburn's iconic clothing style, I should get the pattern and make sure I have it if I get to Vietnam where I will have several made!


And speaking of retro or recycled, I am digging on this furniture from 2nd Story Wood Company in Portland (spotted in Thrillist). The distressed/reclaimed look of all the pieces they make is super cool. This coffee maker is incredibly unique!


Nobody wants to look like a tourist, much better to blend in and try to get a local experience if you can. What if there was a quick and easy guide to assist you in your attempt to be incognito? Looks like there is, at least for some of the major cities in the world!

And there is nothing to buy – the info is free…available on the HNTBAT sites. Spotted on Prêt à Voyager, there is a link to the sites and a listing of the available cities – have fun!


We'll end with a fun one. The Simpsons have been around forever (although I have only seen a few of them!) which means they have had the opportunity to travel to many places around the world. You can see exactly where by character in this entertaining interactive map spotted on Slate.

Simpsons Map

That’s it for this edition of J’adore, a few of my recent favorite finds as I travel the web!

How about you? What are you currently adoring?

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  1. Looks like we subscribe to similar sites! Photo JoJO and Pure Wow enter my inbox daily 🙂 Great find on the macro band, I must have missed that one!

    1. @Lindsey, I think I am going to get that one to try out.

  2. ps. I think you’d like this app for your iphone!!

    1. @Lindsey, I have that post open on my laptop at home, was checking it out and want to look at it again!

  3. Very cool coffee pot. We had ah hourglass one growing up. I’m curious if that chocolate bacon pretzel thing is going to be any good.

    1. @Jennie, getting the bacon next week, I’ll let you know!

  4. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures says:

    Eeeeek love the iPhone accessories!

    1. @AndiP, I know I want to get them to try out, especially for Instagram!

  5. I don’t think I took your last survey, b/c I loved the photo of the day! But, I love this series even more. It’s my favorite. You find the best stuff. Each one of these things could be a post. I’m off to click the links! Thanks, Andi, for sourcing cool stuff.

    1. @Jen, thanks! Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland does too, keeps me inspired to discover more fun things!

  6. p.s. i’m glad you’ve only seen the simpons a few times. the first time i watched it the dad was considering killing himself. it was so awful. i never watched it again. =/

  7. The iphone gadgets are neat!

  8. Donna George says:

    Love the Pret A Voyager site. So much fun!

  9. Makes me want to have an iPhone. Lots of neat things you can do with it.

  10. I am loving Larabars… and I’ve found a bunch of homemade recipes!

  11. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    Great app; especially for a “photo” lover like me.

  12. Jude Skocki Kelly says:

    chocolate bacon pretzel rods! omgoodness just a little piece of heaven there!!

    1. @Jude, they arrived this week and you nailed it, a little piece of heaven!

  13. Doreen Riopel says:

    How sweet. I really love the Kelly Moore Camera bag and the Vintage Dresses.

  14. Leslie Galloway says:

    Wow, the Chocolate and bacon covered pretzel rods sound awesome, and I’d like to try out that macro lens… maybe a late bday present for myself. 🙂

    1. @Leslie, the pretzel rods arrived this week and they are yummy!

  15. That’s a nice bag – but not so cheap!!!!!

  16. Istin (@istin21) says:

    pretzel rods are awesome 😀

  17. WOW! The coffee maker is amazing!

  18. Those chocolate and bacon pretzel rods look surprisingly yummy, interested to find out how they taste!

    1. @Erin, they turned out to be really good!

  19. Been looking for a camera bag…nice!

  20. Theresa Rezler says:

    first time visitor. fun and different place to be. Looking forwaard to reading your posts

  21. angie lilly aka tofu fairy on FB says:

    I am currently adoring tea sets with cat themes like those found on ModCloth.com!

  22. That coffee maker is so cool!!

  23. I am a little mess when it comes to organizing my stuff so i guess this camera bag will be a great help!

  24. I love the camera bag its helpful for me because i am too messy in organizing my stuff.

  25. Lily Kwan says:

    The chocolate and bacon covered pretzel rods from Baconery look very tasty!

  26. Wendy Mastin says:

    I like the Ari MarcoPolo bag and of course the pretzel rods.