A Special Book Inspired This Post, Starting My Holiday Shopping Now

Recently I was scoping out books on Amazon and I came across a book that looked amazing and was available to be pre-ordered. Extraordinary Voyages combines our love of fashion, particularly Lous Vuitton fashion, as well as our love for travel. That makes a lot of sense since Louis got his start in 1854 making beautiful trunks designed for travel. How wonderful it would be to own a vintage or antique LV trunk!


Extraordinary Voyages is a big, big book, 448 pages, and it is due out in just a couple of weeks. I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t sell out immediately. I ordered a copy for myself and I’m seriously thinking of going ahead and ordering another copy to give as a gift at Christmastime to a friend who travels extensively and shares my love for Louis Vuitton handbags. I think I’ll go ahead and do that today because I’ll be upset if they all sell out and I can’t get one for her.

Notice the edges of the pages! I wasn’t sure what to call this special edging, but after a bit of research, it appears it’s called fore-edge painting. Some fore-edge painting on books is only visible when the pages are fanned out, but this particular fore-edge painting is visible when the book is closed. Love that so much! I think it’s so pretty! From this angle, I can see planes, ships, cars, and other forms of travel. You can tell a lot of thought went into this book to make it really beautiful, a feast for the senses!

Gift Idea for the Louis Vuitton Fan


The preview showed several pages…

Gift Ideas for the Louis Vuitton Lover


Love these old historic images!

Gift Ideas for the Those Who Love to Travel


Do you think the Wright could have ever envisioned planes large enough to hold hundreds of passengers for non-stop, 10-hour flights over the ocean? I sometimes wish our great inventors from the past could spend just 24 hours back here on earth to see where their amazing inventions have taken us!

Book Gift Ideas


This book should arrive around the middle of September and I can’t wait to hold it in my hands and read all 448 pages! If you’re looking for a great gift somone who loves to travel or loves fashion, this book can be pre-ordered here: Extraordinary Voyages.

Gift Idea for the Louis Vuitton Fan


Speaking of gift-giving, the Pottery Barn throw that I shared recently is still on sale around half off and makes a wonderful gift for Christmas! It’s my daughter-in-law’s favorite throw so I ordered her a couple so she would be ready for winter.


If you’re looking for a great gift, I very much recommend this beautiful throw, it’s available on sale here: Cozy Throw.


This is the time of year when I really start getting serious about my winter holiday gift shopping. I have found in the past that if I focus on knocking out the Christmas shopping early in the fall and getting all my gifts wrapped, that takes a tremendous amount of stress off during the holidays. Over the next few months, I will be sharing gift ideas as I complete my own Christmas shopping.

Christmas Tree & Plaid Wrapped Gifts


I’ll leave you with one last awesome gift idea for the puzzle lover in your family. I cannot recommend a puzzle board highly enough–it is a game-changer for those who love doing puzzles. I love mine so much, I bought one for my home here in Georgia…

Adjustable Puzzle Board, Tilts


…and one for my son/daughter-in-love’s home. Now my grandsons love to use it! Periodically my daughter-in-law will text me a picture of one of them sitting on the floor or at their dining room table working a puzzle on the puzzle board. It really is the most fun, back-saving way to do a puzzle. You’ll find this puzzle board available here: Puzzle Board.

The Cat Library Puzzle on Puzzle Board


Looking forward to sharing more gift ideas with you over the next few months as I complete my holiday shopping.

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  1. If you actually had a bag you wouldn’t be able to use it. Imagine it st the airport on the luggage carousel!

    • Karol, do you mean a Louis Vuitton trunk? Agree! If I ever splurged on a vintage LV trunk, it would strictly be for decoration here at home. Doubt I’ll ever do that since they are super pricey. A YouTuber I follow has a large LV trunk that’s often in the background of her videos and it’s so pretty! I def wouldn’t trust the airlines with any LV luggage. That’s why I don’t own any for travel. They are sometimes even brutal to your carry-on luggage when it goes through the scanners. I’ve had them slam down my carry-on handbag on the conveyor thingy like it was a piece of trash.

  2. Just ordered! Thanks!

  3. We have started Christmas shopping,too. Love those puzzles.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  4. Mary Deckert says

    Susan, I agree with you 100-percent regarding the puzzle board! I absolutely love it and tell everyone I know who enjoys puzzles about it. Thank you for sharing your great finds with us!

  5. If you find any great advent calendars could you share them with us as you found some fantastic calendars last year and they tend to sell out early. Thanks

  6. Michelle B says

    Ordered the puzzle board a few months ago for my husband and he absolutely loves it. Going to get him the sorting trays for Christmas to go with it. Love all your gift ideas and recommendations! 🙂

  7. I’m confused about the puzzle board. Where do you put the loose pieces when you are first starting the puzzle? It doesn’t seem like there is enough space for both a puzzle in progress and all of the remaining pieces. I’d love to get this for my mother, but most of the bad posture/bent neck time is when she is scanning all of the loose pieces to find one that fits. Thanks for any help.

  8. Terri Santiago says

    On the puzzle holder, will I be able to do a 1000 piece?
    Is there enough room for all the pieces on the board before assembly?

    • No, because a 1,000 piece puzzle will almost fill up the board–the 1,000 White Mountain puzzles with the “larger” pieces will definitely fill it up which I really love. I love doing those and seeing the whole board filled with the image. I always, always use puzzle sorting trays, even if there was room on the board, I prefer sorting them into the trays and then I just place the pieces from the tray.


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