We have the perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day

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Calissons for your Valentine ❤️ Specialty from Aix en Provence , these are made with almonds grounded with candied orange peels and candied melon …not very sweet ,they are delicious with Champagne

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Direct from Paris … Most romantic card to keep

16386863_1520649334615184_3335384809582885315_n.jpgHeart hair clips from France kiss

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Sweet heart ❤️ linen sachets filled with lavender

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Lilipo : Delicate jewelry made by my friend French Designer Lisiane

 

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Very unique jewelry from Parisian textile Designer Tsuri Gueta 

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And these are just a few ideas !! So much more has come in …

 

Happy Mother’s Day !

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     New line of purses designed and made in Tuscany just came in ! 

 Made out of washable paper, they feel like leather and have a casual washed look . Accessorize it with a super soft scarf for spring . I just love my cross body bag ; it’s been the best thing to use on trips or on walks when I don’t want a big purse …

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The iconic ” Mariniere” from Marseille made famous by Picasso and Jean paul Gautier is in!

Wear it with a red beret and a scarf to perfect your French look !

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Dainty Jewelry from my friend Lisiane is always a great idea for Mom !DSC_6447 (Medium).JPG

One of the new perfumes from Fragonard  ( comes in the bag with a soap in the same scent )DSC_6435 (Medium).JPG

Bonjour !

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Christian Lacroix Designer is originally from Arles in Provence and his Stationary , journals , cards are very much inspired by the imagery from the area  . Simply gorgeous !

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DSC_6099 (Medium).JPGColoring books for adults are a huge trend right now . We’ve got some this spring and this is our favorite !

 

It is Valentine’s day !

 Valentine’s Day is our favorite Holiday and  the most beautiful time of the year because we celebrate LOVE ! I have to say that in France sadly only couples celebrate …I love that here we actually celebrate LOVE with all the ones we LOVE …this is the most precious thing we have and always nice to say it and show it again and again to all the ones we LOVE !

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IMG_9736 (Large).JPGWe are all stocked up with the cherries in Armagnac dipped in dark chocolate again !

IMG_9734 (Large).JPGSay it with a card or some heart shaped soaps …

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IMG_9726 (Large).JPGOr a lavender sachet …

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IMG_9723 (Large).JPGWith the cutest heart shaped sugar “cubes” or some perfume…say “Je t’aime ” or ” I love you ” but say it !

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Le 14 juillet a San Diego

This year the entire neighborhood joined us in a big Bastille Day Celebration !

Every business decorated and had some French offerings : from a French menu to a special on French manicure , cheeses , wines … It was a great success and we plan on growing the event even more next year with some French Movies at the outdoor theater ” Cinema under the Stars” and more artists along the streets .

We hope you will be able to join us again and ” Be French for a Day ”

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Our little Photo “booth” was fun and people really play with it and dress the part !

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DSC_3568 - Copy (Large).JPGAlice , Yvonne and Marielle

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Liz showing her paintings ! ElizabethWFineArt.com

DSC_3506 (Large).JPGYvonne selling her photography  http://www.yaphotos.net

DSC_3510 (Large).JPGLisa and her stained glass http://www.VerreDesigns.com

DSC_3511 (Large).JPGDana and her silk scarves, pillows  http://www.danamosser.com

DSC_3512 (Large).JPGAshley and her pottery
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DSCN1143 (Large).JPGButtons made specially for us by Alice .

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DSCN1164 (Large).JPGPetit “Cadeau surprise” …little gift bags with purchase 🙂

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DSC_3523 (Large).JPGFrench menu at Brooklyn Girl : The sweat breads and Duck a l’orange my favorites!

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The celebration even spread all the way to the West Lewis street !

 

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DSC_3514 - Copy (Large).JPGSomebody told us ” You look so French” I guess it is easy when you are !

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