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The Beauty and the Beast
The Beauty and the Beast | Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve
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MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise and the creators of the illustrated Jungle Book and Peter Pan, reimagine the beloved French fairy tale The Beauty and the Beast in this deluxe unabridged edition illustrated with stunning full-color artwork and nine 3-D interactive featurespublished to coincide with the release of the blockbuster Disney live-action musical film starring Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, and Emma Thompson. Generations of readers have been bewitched by the epic love story of a beautiful young girl imprisoned in the magical castle of a monstrous beast. Now, the classic fairy tale is brought to life in this spectacular illustrated edition as originally envisioned by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740. The Beauty and the Beast is packed with specially commissioned, full-color artwork and nine exclusive interactive features, including: a fold-out map of the rich French city where the Merchant (Beautys father) and his family reside; a fold out that reveals the interior of the Beasts enchanted palace; a series of flaps (similar to an Advent calendar) that open to reveal different entertainments; available to Beauty in the Beasts palace; a dial of the ring Beauty turns on her finger to return to the Beast. This unique gift edition takes readers on a captivating journey through a mystical land filled with enchanting inhabitants. MiniLimas imaginative artwork, exquisite detail, and engaging design recreate this timeless romantic adventure as never before in a lush unabridged gift edition sure to be cherished for years to come. Disneys live-action movie musical version of Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon (Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Dreamgirls), stars Harry Potter alumna Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.
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hannah-leeloo
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Here we go @Chrissyreadit my Beauty and the Beast collection not including ones in other sets but will send pics to anyone interested #beautyandthebeast #magic #flower #rose #castle #fantasy #enchantment

Chrissyreadit Ohhh! You have i couple I do not! Was Evermore good? 11mo
hannah-leeloo The only ones I haven't read there is Evermore and Loved by the Beast @Chrissyreadit both have good reviews though 11mo
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wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 11mo
Gissy 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
ozma.of.oz Yeah, like, is there an application form? 😉 11mo
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They also disseminated copies of it throughout the Universe, so that the world at large might never cease to talk of the wonderful adventures of Beauty and the Beast.
#TheBeautyAndTheBeast #GabrielleSuzanneBarbotDeVileneuve #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookblog #bookblogger #bookbag #bookbags #bookbinding #bookbeau #booknerd #booknerds #booknerdsunite #booknerdy #booknook #nerd #nerds #nerdy #Classics #Fantasy #FairyTales #Romance 💞💞💞💞

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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✨ Beauty and the Beast
🌟 Once upon a time you will be happy with your family and hugs to everyone 🤣🤷‍♀️

#Two4Tuesday

Have you played @ncsufoxes @MadelineMcCrae @eanderson ?? 💫

TheSpineView Yes hugs to everyone! 😊 1y
CaroPi Once upon a time when the pineapple juice was gone for a coffee or tea and bread.... Well this is weird... 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
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hannah-leeloo
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curiouserandcurioser @hannah-leeloo that is absolutely beautiful💜 hmm...i need to get busy coloring lol 2y
hannah-leeloo Hehe thank you @curiouserandcurioser I hope you find time soon 💓 2y
wordslinger42 Wow, you do such beautiful work!! 💚😍 I love the colors you used for the sky! 2y
hannah-leeloo Thank you @wordslinger42 I love colour blending. Have finished 3 pages now. Really enjoying it. Hope everyone is ok your way ❤🤗 2y
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JazzFeathers
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Mehso-so

#FairytaleReadingChallenge

It was very different from what l expected, but l liked it... At least half of it.
Not that the second part was bad, but there was such a piling up of convenient resolutions that in the end it just sounded too fake to me.

But l loved that this was a women story. Most characters are women and - what's more important - they are the true movers of the story. All the male characters seem to react to what the women do.

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JazzFeathers
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I'm reading this classic version of Beauty and the Beast for #FairytaleReadingChallenge and l'm really enjoying it.
It's very different from what l expected it to be, though l have vague remembrances of a version l knew as a kid.

I'm halfway through and l'm expecting g it will keep surprising me.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That artwork is stunning! 2y
JazzFeathers @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego l agree. It's beautiful. 2y
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Powered_By_Plants
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Firstly the #minalima edition is so beautiful , all the illustrations and gorgeous little pull outs really made this come to life.
I thoroughly enjoyed the original retelling it is quite different from the Disney version we know so well, the second part of the book was the story of the fairy who was involved in bringing Beauty and the beast together, I must admit that was a bit hard going at times
#fairytalereadingchallenge #bookspinbingo

Charityann I‘m reading the same one!😊 2y
Powered_By_Plants @charityann isn‘t it a lovely edition , I found the second half a bit hard going with the language. Hope you enjoy it 💕 2y
TheAromaofBooks I read this edition last year - so lovely!! I also found the second part to be a little odd and didn't enjoy it quite as much. 2y
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Charityann
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Reading this tonight for the #fairytalereadingchallenge😁🌹📖

Powered_By_Plants 🤩 ooh enjoy! This was such a wonderful read and those pictures 😍😍 2y
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‘ He invaded my kingdom with a formidable army. The Queen hastily raised one to oppose him, and , with a courage beyond that of her sex, placed herself at the head of her troops, and marched to defend our frontiers. ‘

#fairytalereadingchallenge

😂😂 can you tell this was translated in 1858

Charityann 😆 2y
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Powered_By_Plants
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Really enjoying the original Beauty and the Beast story so far , especially this #minalima edition 🤩 , so beautiful .

#fairytalereadingchallenge

Charityann Pretty!😊 2y
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JessClark78
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My February picks for #FairytaleReadingChallenge 🌹

abookdragonsretreat I loved Beauty and Beastly by Melanie Karsak, her retellings are really great! 2y
Charityann The cover of Beauty and Beastly is gorgeous!😊 2y
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AbbaZabba02
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Book 88 - eyeball

The longer this book went on the less I liked it.

The first 6 chapters are the Beauty and the Beast story I know and love. The last 2 chapters are a complex soap opera of fairy politics all written in arcane verbiage that was difficult to understand.

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With its illustrations and extras, this book is really a joy to read. But holy cow is it verbose.

My attention wandered off 4 times in this sentence that never ends. I walked back through it several times before getting down to want it was trying to say.

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Tianarose
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**sqeauls of delight** I am in love with this edition of beauty and the beast! So many beautiful elements.

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Texreader Love it! 3y
Come-read-with-me Gorgeous! 😻 3y
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wordslinger42
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I loved reading the original versions of one of my favorite stories 🌹 This book had the versions written by Beaumont and Villeneuve (it even had the story printed in French as well!) and I honestly can't decide which I prefer. They're pretty different and Villeneuve's definitely has more detail, but both versions were lovely to read, and I'll definitely be revisiting them!

#BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! I read the Villeneuve version last year and was intrigued by how much more story there was than I usually hear! 3y
wordslinger42 @TheAromaofBooks Me too! I do think the extra detail in her version really added to Belle and the Beast's relationship and the way it grew over time 3y
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wordslinger42
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This is my #bookspin for March! 🌹 I was enchanted by this set (the packaging looks like a book) and it comes with a puzzle that matches the cover! I also love that this book has both versions of the story

BookishMe Looks amazing! 3y
robinb Gorgeous ❤️ 3y
TheAromaofBooks Love it!! 3y
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Jasxnicole
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Happy Valentine‘s Day! ❤️🌹

Suet624 Same to you!! 3y
hannah-leeloo I have this beautiful and the beast book 😍 nice taste 3y
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hannah-leeloo
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Love this picture and reminded me of Belle

Hey littens sorry I haven't been posting lately. I'm so behind on my reading of Pan's labyrinth it's terrible. I've got to get back into it, been struggling with migraines. Hope you're all OK. Happy reading ❤️📖📚🙃

NeedsMoreBooks Take care ❤️ 3y
hannah-leeloo @NeedsMoreBooks thanks hun, hope you have a good weekend ❤️ 3y
Butterfinger Hope you start feeling better soon. 3y
hannah-leeloo @Butterfinger thank you ❤️ 3y
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One of my favourite illustrated editions...featuring one of my favourite fairytales...The Beauty and the Beast ❣️❣️❣️
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#fairytale #illustrated #illustration #beautiful #edition #socksunday

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They also disseminated copies of it throughout the Universe, so that the world at large might never cease to talk of the wonderful adventures of Beauty and the Beast.🥀
#TheBeautyAndTheBeast #GabrielleSuzanneBarbotDeVilleneuve #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookworm #bookworms #bookwormlife #bookwormproblem #bookwormproblems #bookwarm #bookwarmth #bookwhore #bookworld #bookword #epicreads @EpicReads #Classics #Fantasy #FairyTales ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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DivineDiana
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coffeeislife1416 Is this a bit different from the movie? Like it has a bit of a dark side to it? Prime example is Wizard of Oz, had a lot of dark things that happened in the book that nowhere reached the movie, I get it though, supposed to be family friendly 😋 3y
DivineDiana @coffeeislife1416 Not sure. Haven‘t actually read it yet. Only looked at the clever pop ups and illustrations! 🤦‍♀️ 3y
coffeeislife1416 Ohh got it! Sorry I'm new to the community as well, I didnt know what the 7 days of 7 covers was until now.. hehe. Can't wait to see your feedback on it when you do get to it!! 😊 3y
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writerlibrarian So pretty... 3y
DivineDiana @coffeeislife1416 If you have not joined in for the challenge yet, I invite you to post a favorite book cover for 7 days. No comments and you can invite another member each day to join in the fun! Include #7days#7covers and #coverlove! (edited) 3y
sudi Pretty 💖💖💖 3y
DivineDiana @sudi I wish you could see the inside! 3y
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mariaku21
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Thanks @SerialReader
In Villeneuve's version, the beast is more of a conversationalist, although all conversations leading him to ask her the same repetitive question which leads to her constant refusal. 😅
This doesn't change his attitude of her or how he treats her - there is no anger or disappointment but there is respect there as he allows her to say what's on her mind even at refusing him.

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@MrsMalaprop next to bookshop is an op shop. There I found this beautiful interactive edition for $5. A good day.

JennyM Great find!!!! 4y
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Some wine and fairy tales on this Valentine‘s Day ❤️ The Beast‘s library in this edition reminds me of Trinity College Dublin with its double rows of shelves.

AllieLovesBooks 😍😍😍 That‘s my kind of Valentines Day! 4y
iread2much That‘s a lovely illustration 4y
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AllieLovesBooks
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Thank you for tagging me in #HelloThursday ! I‘m new to Litsy, this is my favorite book couple and flower!!

emtobiasz I‘m reading this edition right now! Welcome to Litsy! 4y
AllieLovesBooks @emtobiasz It‘s Beautiful! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 📚🥀 Thank you for the welcome! (edited) 4y
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 4y
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AllieLovesBooks @CrowCAH Thank you so much! 4y
Megabooks Great pic! Welcome to Litsy! 📚👋🏻 4y
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 4y
Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family. 4y
CampbellTaraL Welcome to Litsy! Beautiful edition of the book. 😊 4y
AllieLovesBooks @Lynnsoprano @taraWritesSci Thank you so much I can‘t believe how nice and welcoming everyone is on this app it‘s like coming home. :) 4y
bookseller_cate Welcome! 📚😊 4y
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Perfect choice!! ❤️ 🌹 4y
zsuzsanna_reads Welcome to litsy 4y
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This incredible edition came out last spring pairing Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villenueve‘s original text w/ brand new illustrations & interactive elements by MinaLima design studio. The design does a great job of feeling neither out of sync with the story because it‘s too contemporary, nor out of sync w/ the reader because it‘s too old fashioned. Tough to hit that sweet spot, especially when reimagining something that‘s been done so many times

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ju.ca.no
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I‘m close to the Top of Mount Ararat 😊 three more books! I should reach the peak next month 💪🏼 #MountTBR #MountTBRChallenge @DivaDiane

AnneCecilie Well done 🎉👏 4y
ju.ca.no @AnneCecilie thank you😊 4y
DivaDiane Well done! That‘s awesome! 4y
ju.ca.no @DivaDiane thank you! It‘s nice to see some progress with my massive tbr pile😊 (edited) 4y
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Sarah83
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While I was looking for something completely different ( @IamIamIam 😉) I found this gorgeous jigsaw. 😍

IamIamIam Haha, 😉😉😉, that's absolutely gorgeous!!! 4y
Sarah83 @IamIamIam I already bought some items. 😊 You wanted to send me the pictures. 😊 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Beauty‘s #father was terrified when the Beast caught him plucking some roses.
Artwork by Edmund Dulac

#coolbooks #fairytale

Linsy Love this illustration! Definitely one of the scariest beasts I‘ve seen, but he also looks so sad! 4y
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DivineDiana
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A gift from my daughter. Beautiful illustrations. #beast #coolbooks

Linsy I‘ve never seen this version. Love it! 💜 5y
DivineDiana @Linsy I wish you could look inside! 5y
rohit-sawant Such a lovely cover! 5y
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DivineDiana @rohit-sawant Thank you! It is a treasured gift. 💗 5y
Linsy Bet it‘s gorgeous in there! 5y
ManyWordsLater Love it! But does it live up to the movie(s)? 5y
DivineDiana @ManyWordsLater The movie(s) are enchanting true and they live up to the book! 😉 5y
DivineDiana @Linsy Yes, it is! 💗 5y
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Sarah83
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#bookishscenewithinaclassic #litsyclassics

So this is my last post for this photo challenge. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. 😊

Tomorrow I will announce the winners. 😊

@Bambolina_81

Tanisha_A I did not participate, but it was such fun to see everyone's posts! ♥🎈 5y
saresmoore Thank you for hosting with @Bambolina_81 ! I loved seeing the creative posts for this challenge. 5y
Sarah83 @Tanisha_A @saresmoore so glad you like it. 😊😊😊 5y
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batsy It was a lovely challenge and thank you and @Bambolina_81 for hosting 💕 5y
emilyhaldi Yay!! Wish I could have participated more, but either way I loved seeing the posts 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
erzascarletbookgasm Definitely enjoyed myself, and seeing everyone‘s posts! 5y
Ddzmini 😍📚📖 5y
youneverarrived I‘ve loved this challenge 👍🧡 5y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
BarbaraBB Thank you for hosting, it‘s been a great month! 😘 5y
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Kalalalatja
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A book with #roses you say? I present to you all, Beauty and The Beast! 🌹🥀🌹🥀

The plucking of a rose starts the whole ordeal, and a rose is used as a count down for when the drama is going to peak. Plus a rose on the cover 👍

#GetMovin

theresidentromantic Prreetttyyy 5y
jpmcwisemorgan What edition/publisher is this? 5y
2BR02B @jpmcwisemorgan I'd like to know, too. The design and typography are stunning. 5y
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Kalalalatja @theresidentromantic @jpmcwisemorgan @2BR02B it is from MinaLima, a design duo. They have editions of other classic children‘s books, too 👍 5y
UwannaPublishme Gorgeous cover 😍 5y
eanderson Perfection!! Oh I love it! 5y
Caroline2 Wowwwwwwwww 😯 what a beautiful edition!!!! 😍 🥀 5y
batsy A stunning design ❤️ 5y
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Sarah83
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I love to see all your posts for today's theme #lovestory. Even if I read the bookish version this year for the first time (after watching the Disney version for years), this is one of my favourite lovestories. 😉 Besides many other ones you already mentioned. 😍

So happy you enjoy our photo challenge @Bambolina_81

Bambolina_81 That Rose!!!! Such a lovely photo! 5y
MinDea I love these books! I just saw they did The Little Mermaid! 5y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 Thank you. I saw the two items at IKEA some time ago and I loved them. 💖 They fit perfectly for this theme. @MinDea yes indeed, they are gorgeous. @ju.ca.no told me some weeks ago, there will be more editions, but as I have the first two in German I will wait if the other ones will be translated aswell. Hopefully there will be an edition of 'the secret garden'. 😍 5y
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ju.ca.no @Sarah83 the secret garden should be published in english this summer, hopefully they‘ll translate it as well as the little mermaid quickly!😍 5y
Sarah83 @ju.ca.no I hope so aswell 😍 5y
JazzFeathers That's such a lovely edition! 5y
youneverarrived Lovely photo and gorgeous edition 💖 5y
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I missed #Aprilbookishmadness Day 4, so here it is: My favorite couple. I get that the romance in #BeautyandtheBeast is problematic in many ways, but nevertheless, I adore it and many of its retellings!

tammysue Me too 💜💜 5y
GripLitGrl 😍😍 5y
BiblioLitten The cover 😍 5y
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jwashreads @BiblioLitten the inside is even better! 5y
sudi Where did you get the book with that amazing cover 😍 and the bag's so pretty too 5y
jwashreads @sudi I know Barnes and Noble carried it, but it was a Christmas gift, so I don't know if that's where my husband actually got it. The bag is from Box Lunch 😊 5y
CoffeeK8 Beautiful bag! 5y
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