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Enter to Win a Trouvailles Provence Box it’s a Lucky Find

Born with wanderlust in her veins, Tina Sequeira now lives in Canada after a time in the Middle East. Having travelled extensively from a young age, she says that traipsing around airports is feels like a second skin. Many travellers will never fly from Toronto to Dubai, but Tina undertook the journey at age 15. Covid-19 lockdowns and a new baby allowed Tina to launch her subscription box company – Trouvailles (trou•vaye).

The current Trouvailles box is a Provence theme, and Tina is giving one package away to a lucky winner. Scroll down for details on how to enter this contest before August 16th.

Win Trouvailles Provence Box

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Gift Box Idea

Trouvailles in French means a happy discovery – a lucky find.

Tina shared that she wanted her subscription boxes to elicit the feeling of chancing upon items on your travels that are novel or unfamiliar and yet delightful. It might be something you unexpectedly find at a market stall or a small corner shop. Just imagine the feeling when your best friend returns from a trip, bringing you a hoard of strange and beautiful gifts from a faraway place. Trouvailles launched in October 2020, and the first box – a German Christmas – was released in November 2020.

Trouvailles Provence Box logo

“Last year when pandemic lockdowns were announced in March 2020, I was 7 months pregnant with serious cabin fever and sympathetic to hear everyone talking about their travel plans being cancelled. I wanted to help people experience travel and foreign cultures in a real tangible way, so I started researching and planning. Even once my baby was born, I couldn’t let go of the idea, so during countless nursing sessions and late-nights, I’d do bits and pieces of work on my phone. I’ll never forget the time I was negotiating terms with a Turkish supplier on speakerphone while changing a diaper!” ~ Tina Sequeira

Trouvailles is currently a bi-monthly service with a total of six boxes per year. Subscribers can choose to sign up for a bi-monthly plan, a half year plan, or a full year.

Win Trouvailles Provence Box

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Provence Box Giveaway

One lucky person will win a Trouvailles box filled with goodies from Provence.

Trouvailles subscription boxes contain a mix of delightful full-size food and lifestyle items, such as home decor, bath & body, kitchen tools, wearable accessories and more. While we don’t want to spoil the fun of opening the box, here are some clues. First, there is a promise of some sweet treats typical of Aix-en-Provence – calisson. Second, you will love the traditional soap, savon de Marseille, from the region. And a sachet of the fragrance that is typical of summer in the area.

Win Trouvailles Provence Box

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How to Enter:

#1 Follow these Instagram accounts to be eligible

#2 Like this post on Instagram and tag a friend in a comment: Every time you tag a friend = 1 entry

#3 (Optional) Share this post in your story for more chances to win 😊 , but please make sure to tag us.

Contest Rules:

This giveaway is open to anyone based in Canada or the United States.

The contest runs from August 11-16, 2021 and closes at 18h (Mountain time).

Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is not sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram Inc. Entrants confirm that they release Instagram of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

The winner will be randomly selected from all that qualify and announced after they have been contacted.


Win Trouvailles Provence Box

©Noël Norcross

Product Selection

The products that Tina curates for the boxes are of high-quality items, representative of each destination, and authentic.

Trouvailles boxes contain a mix of food and lifestyle products, such as home decor, skincare, and accessories. The aim is an immersive experience for subscribers. Tina sources products directly from various companies, which includes manufacturers and local artisans. Another essential criterion for Tina is that all the things must be useful or consumable – there are never cheap trinkets or junk. The items in the Provence box are all produced in the region.

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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