Les Mémoires collection: bracelets and necklaces

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We’re eternally bonded to memories. In all our life, we try to hold on to the memories that bond us to the past, to what it’s been, and gave shape to what we’ve become. All of us is the result of all the experiences that we had and all the feelings that we felt, of all the small and big actions we took, all the relationships that we weaved and the people we met, together with our origins and the history of our families. All of this shape our character, the choices we make, the roads we take. Our memories are essential tiles that allow us to remember where we’re coming from, giving us the tools to build our present and give a direction to our future. They’re colours with millions shades and intensity that bring our personal painting to life.

For me, the season that bring the most memories is Summer. Often, to identify a certain year and remember at what point in my life I was in that moment, I think of the correspondent Summer and how I spent it that year.

Two whole months in the mountains of my childhood; my cousin helping me out with math homework and the white choc wafer biscuits we were eating while taking the mid-afternoon break; the Summers with all the tribe of cousins and the first taste of freedom; the two Summers when my life changed forever; the first holidays with my friends; the Summer spent working in a deserted city; the first swim in the ocean and the most beautiful sunset from the cliffs of Sagres in Algarve; and camping with one of my best friends, eating only sandwiches and food tins because the camp stove was broken…

Each Summer shapes the whole year, defining it and connecting more memories, smell, feelings, freeze frames.