Category: French Fancies

French Fancies: Typology

This is where I tell you all about some of my and my beloved’s favourite French brands. This week I’m looking at a relative newcomer. Indeed, the company only recently celebrated its second birthday. Established by Ning Li, co-founder of Made.com, Typology is a… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Typology”

French Fancies: Picard

If you’ve spent any time in France, you’ve most likely seen a Picard frozen food store. Officially called Picard Surgelés, it’s France’s leading frozen foods specialist (1,000+ products) and one that I’ve wholly embraced. I particularly love their frozen organic prawns and Canadian lobster.… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Picard”

French fancies: Vilebrequin

My beloved husband loves this brand of French swimwear, it’s his go to for swim shorts and has been buying them since the late 90s. I have lost count of how many pairs he possesses but he’ll typically buy at least one new pair… Continue Reading “French fancies: Vilebrequin”

French Fancies: Laboratoires Pierre Fabre

You may not have heard of Pierre Fabre unless you’re a rugby fan – the company sponsors its local rugby team in Castres where its story begins. Even so, you may not know what the company does, aside from making some of my favourite… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Laboratoires Pierre Fabre”

French Fancies: Diptyque

I adore all this company’s products, particularly its candles. This year Diptyque is celebrating its 60th anniversary, providing me with an opportunity to immerse myself in everything that has inspired the House since its creation. Introduction Diptyque’s roots are in a rebellious 1960s Paris… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Diptyque”

French Fancies: Maille

Although this series is intended to celebrate long-established largely family-run firms, it’s almost inevitable that some will end up in the hands of multi-nationals. Such is the case with the manufacturer of my favourite mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar and gherkins, Maille, which was acquired in… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Maille”

French Fancies: Fragonard

If you thought this series of posts would be about delicious French delicacies then you’ll initially be somewhat disappointed because I’m starting with some of my favourite French companies. We’re not talking behemoths such as l’Oreal or Danone, but family owned and run enterprises,… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Fragonard”

French Fancies: Mariage Frères

If you thought this series of posts would be about delicious French delicacies then you’ll initially be somewhat disappointed because I’m starting with some of my favourite French companies. We’re not talking behemoths such as l’Oréal or Danone, but family owned and run enterprises,… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Mariage Frères”