Fight cancer with Tod’s and Fcancer


Fcancer reached out to me to present an exciting event they are organizing with Tod’s. I will leave the signification of the F in Fcancer to your imagination (Fight? F***?). One thing is for sure: the founders of this charity had a genius idea.

Fcancer is an online service that matches people willing to give a certain amount of their time and skills to charities involved in the battle against cancer.

Though most of us have witnessed family and friends deal with cancer, we are not necessarily financially stable enough to make substantial donations. But here’s the thing: we all have skills that are more valuable than ever to charities when budgetary restraints are common. It can be writing, photography, web design, event planning, legal services, fundraising, accounting… By pledging hours and donating your skills, you will be rewarded in knowing that your work benefited a good cause (without breaking the bank). Do have a look at the Fcancer website to learn more on this charity and how you can make a difference.

Fcancer projects

Fcancer volunteers screenshots

Founded in November 2012, Fcancer acts as a matchmaker between 1,000 volunteers and 40 cancer charities. None of the parties are charged for their services. Fcancer has helped charities save 21,638 hours of work and estimated savings of $1,298,280 in costs on research, treatment and prevention of cancer. Fcancer’s next goal is to develop the marketing, engineering, design and operations needed to reach the key step of engaging 5,000 volunteers around the world to join the fight.

In order to reach it, Fcancer is raising money in partnership with Tod’s in Paris. 15% of the sales at the Faubourg Saint-Honoré store will benefit Fcancer until May 29th when you mention the charity at the till. I’d like to remind you that it is Mother’s Day on May 25th and that your maman would certainly be proud of you if her present benefited such a good cause.

To help you in your shopping, here is a selection of my favorite Tod’s accessories.

Tod's Fcancer day

Leather sandals €410 (€61 for Fcancer)

D.D.medium bowler bag €1,100 (€165 for Fcancer)

D-Cube micro bowler bag €975 (€146 for Fcancer)

High-top sneakers in leather €355 (€53 for Fcancer)

Tod's Fcancer evening

Suede slippers €315 (€47 for Fcancer)

Signature micro shoulder bag €765 (€114 for Fcancer)

Multi-card wallet in python leather €565 (€84 for Fcancer)

Leather cuff €460 (€69 for Fcancer)

Tod’s 21 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré Paris 8ème arrondissement

For more information on FCancer: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

Spring invasion at Merci

Merci Paris entrance

You might have noticed on Instagram that spring has sprung in Paris. The city is abuzz with blossoms and we are blessed to enjoy warmer temperatures and rays of sunshine. Cult charity store Merci decided to fully embrace this new season with its new monthly theme. Landscapists Les Mauvaises Graines (literally translating to “The Bad Seeds”) have taken over the place with beautiful arrangements that make you wish you had a green thumb and a terrace full of lush plants.

Vous avez sans doute remarqué sur Instagram que le printemps a débarqué à Paris. Quel plaisir de voir tous ces arbres en fleur et de profiter des rayons du soleil ! Le magasin Merci a décidé de célébrer cette nouvelle saison avec un thème sur le jardin. Les paysagistes Les Mauvaises Graines y sont installés pour tout le mois d’avril et ont complètement redécoré l’entrée.

Merci Paris entrance car

The courtyard has been completely transformed. The pavements are covered with grass. The usual red Mini is replaced by a yellow truck surrounded with colorful flowers. Goats, roosters and chickens will delight the children, young and old.

La cour intérieure est méconnaissable. Les pavés sont recouverts d’herbe. La Mini rouge est remplacée par un camion jaune. Les animaux raviront les enfants, petits et grands.

Merci entrance flowers

Merci entrance animals

A giant tree house welcomes you once inside. Do climb the few steps to check out the seeds on sale and let your inner rock star inspire your choice.

Une cabane géante vous accueille à l’entrée. Grimpez les quelques marches pour découvrir les graines en vente et inspirez-vous de vos goûts musicaux pour faire votre choix.

Merci tree house

Merci seeds

Merci rock stars

If you do not have the patience to wait for seeds to grow, mini-vegetable gardens and other plants and trees are available. The pots themselves are a fun change from the earthenware that you usually find in garden centers.

Si vous n’avez pas la patience d’attendre que vos graines poussent, des mini-potagers et autres plantes et arbres sont à votre disposition. On aurait envie de les prendre chez soi rien que pour les pots, une bonne alternative aux habituels modèles en terre cuite des jardineries.

Merci potager

Merci pots

Merci Mauvaises grainesMerci green

Merci trees

Merci upstairs

Merci tree house from upstairs

To learn more about Les Mauvaises Graines, you can read the designer’s interview on the Merci website here.

Pour en savoir plus sur Les Mauvaises Graines, n’hésitez pas à lire l’entretien avec le fondateur sur le site de Merci ici.