Spring and summer inspiration !

Winters never last very long in San Diego but if you need anything to brighten your day or your home ….We have it ! Colorful , airy and fresh new linens have arrived so you can already plan your new table setting for this Summer.

Trio Hand Creams in collector’s tin box $27.50 , Scented wax botanical sachets $24.50 box of 2

Glass soaps dishes and pretty soaps make a nice little hostess gift ($13 ).

Check out our soap selection on the Soap Tab

New Melamine appetizer plates and dishes are perfect for patio eating.

Tones of new kitchen towels have come in too . Check out the entire selection of linens on our Linen Tab

Lavender and rose syrup are wonderful in Champagne but totally transform a simple fruit parfait or pancake into gourmet creations ! Treat mom to a special home made dessert !

Hand made cards by local artists Yvonne and Alice

Obi purses made by our friend Yukari in Tokyo are perfect for going out soon ! Read about our connection to Japan in our Travel tab and Japanese heritage tab .

Beautiful silk blouses made from vintage Kimonos

This was the book we were waiting for … from one very special Bistro : La Fontaine de Mars ! Until we can travel to Paris again , this is the next best thing !

Yellows and greens also have a fresh spring look ! Mimi Thorisson moved to Italy and this is her new cookbook . We have loved her 2 previous French books and the Italian one is just as fabulous !

Ode candles smell just like fresh cut grass …so perfect for spring ! Olive oil based balms , lotions and soaps all back in stock !

Love snails or fast food ?! Towels from Valentine $22.50

La vie en rose …

We see  “La Vie en Rose ” Celebrating spring and all Mothers !

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Just one of the many new scarves we just received from France  …

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Perfect little token , hostess gift … scented wax medallions have been a hit !

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Bright and colorful Garnier Thiebaut runner …loved it so much , we took it home !





All New !

It is almost the end of the summer …a busy summer for us with a trip back to France ( will post some photos soon I promise ! ) Lots of buying and unpacking to make the shop all new again !

IMG_2541 (Large).JPGOur saussissons are 100% knitted in France and ready to decorate your kitchen or trick a friend !

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Opinel the perfect picnic , hiking knife , Made in the French Alps since 1880 . A must have   ( from $12 )

IMG_2546 (Large).JPG  Opinel steak knives in Ash wood , new plastic plates in modern grey and taupe 

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Olives picking baskets

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Decorative tree trunk looking pots …make a beautiful cache pot for orchids !

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Whimsical lanterns to light up your garden party !

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Need help putting it all together ? This book has it all !

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IMG_2254 (Large).JPGNew soft Linen Scarves

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Indigo Canvas bag, linen scarf and necklaces from Parisian designer T.Gueta

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Plastic woven baskets , perfect for the beach or groceries ….light weight and easy to clean !

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Fragonard perfumes and soaps are all back in stock 

New scent  Rose-Lavender

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Men are also covered now with a whole new dedicated section with Eaux de toilette, Soaps, shaving needs

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Pour “Monsieur” masculine scents for his bathroom too

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Our all time best seller liquid soap from Marseille …the most gentle soaps for you hands with 72% of oil has a new light scent added to the collection “Olive Wood ”

Brushes from Andre Jardin , Made in France using high quality raw material Useful as beautiful

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Also new is the hand lotion matching the new modern bottles of Black or white tea liquid soaps

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Soft Laundered linen towels are the best to dry glasses !

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New Soaps from Mistral

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Lavender bath salts , exfoliating pouch, travel candle, cream, shower gel, sachets …these are made with the finest lavender oil , our best !

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Its all in the title ! Really All new Paris , young , Hip ….and yes there are some French Hipsters !

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It’s officially spring !

IMG_4868 (Large).JPGNew Candles from Provence in sweet Linden blossom, fresh Lavender, Mimosa from Nice, Pine trees from the Luberon, Fresh Verbena/green tea and soft Rose petals

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Flour sacks towels with delicate water color designs from Cynthia Dunn an artist who leaves in Washington State and has her designs made here in the USA . She loves French things and it shows in her line . We have about a dozen different prints including a cute little “lapin” /bunny for Easter !

IMG_4832 (Large).JPGFloral Elixir shower gels, Body lotion , Hand lotion, Eau de toilette in Preious Jasmine or Rose Geranium

Spring has arrived !

IMG_4831 (Large).JPGPeony – Magnolia soap …2 of my very favorite flowers in one bar of hard milled soap !

IMG_4814 (Large).JPGLinen and silk sachets with a button hole to hang in your closet : Rose petals , Cedar wood and Lavender

IMG_4817 (Large).JPGPlain simple refinement of linen and french lavender at its best !

IMG_4811 (Large).JPGWe are very picky when it comes to lavender and this one is now our most pure lavender line made  with essential oil . Candles are eco-friendly , renewable soy wax, paper core, cotton wick , diffuser will perfume your home , bath salts and shower gel will relax and soothe muscle tension…a spa at home !

IMG_5033 (Large).JPGAs easy as 1-2-3 ! Make your own whipped cream or fresh mayo in a less than a minute …Great hostess gift

IMG_5032 (Large).JPGNew line of kitchen accessories from France : the mini “cocottes” have a more modern look (still oven , microwave, dishwasher safe ) knifes blend rustic maple wood handles and modern steel blades .

IMG_5034 (Large).JPGSlate cheese boards,paring knives , new kitchen towels and pot holders …rustic chic !

IMG_4835 (Large).JPGShopping in style …French ! Made in France since 1860 , these “filets ” will go from the grocery store to the gym or beach …stretching and holding everything in your life! 100% cotton , machine washable and available in 8 stylish colors ! No excuse not to always have one on hand …

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IMG_5035 (Large).JPGColoring books, posters, cards , maps, placemats to keep the kids at the table ….get your pens ready !



Spring is in the air !

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DSCN0455 (Large).JPGNew Damask tablecloths in bright and fun colors are the thing this season !

Sizes 62 x 62 and 62 x 98″

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DSCN0454 (Large).JPGBright colors are invading the kitchen too ! So many fun kitchen towels are in …

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DSCN0461 (Large).JPGBeautiful new spring pattern from Couleur Nature . Available in squares , 86 ” and 106″

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DSC_2735 (Large).JPGJust a few of the Garnier Thiebaut spring-summer towels collection …

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DSC_2774 (Large).JPGLots of new scarves !

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