I adore this paper!! This pad of 50 sheets of G. Lalo Éclats d'Or was sent to me by a friend and correspondent. I'm pretty sure it was sent in response to my comment on how pretty the paper he had used was and asking about it. So imagine my elation when I open the package and found this.
You have to look very closely at the following two photos but if you do, you will see the little specks of gold for which this paper is named. Éclats d'Or means "sparks of gold" or "golden flashes". It is much more obvious in person and was EXTREMELY difficult to try and photograph.
This paper is gorgeous and very smooth. It is also, unfortunately, not available in the United States. Shoot, I couldn't even find it online anywhere in this pad format, so I'll have to inquire as to where it was purchased, as I'm sure that I will want more when this is gone. So I will have to be sparing with it for the moment.
I have also asked Karen at Exaclair about this paper; and if there is any possibility of it coming to the US. Apparenly this paper was introduced into the US in 2010 but there was no demand from suppliers, I honestly do not understand why because it is lovely and I sure would buy it.
So I'll just enjoy dazzling my friends with this lovely paper and bug my UK friends when I need more.