Category: Lifestyle

French Fancies: L’Éclaireur

A bit like last week’s post, Paris is full of surprising shops. Here’s another one! Located behind a huge black door, only Parisians with a keen sense of fashion know this address since there is no other indication that it exists. Considered the first… Continue Reading “French Fancies: L’Éclaireur”

French Fancies: Au Bain Marie

I don’t think it’s any secret that I love, love decorative items, particularly those for my dinner table. If you’re similarly afflicted, you need to check out this website and/or visit its treasure-trove shops in Paris. Honestly, I can spend hours and hours in… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Au Bain Marie”

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French Fancies: Hermès

We’re back from our trip across the pond and once again embracing some of my favourite French companies. Today’s the turn of Hermès, a name I’m sure many of you will know. This luxury fashion brand known for its leather goods and lifestyle accessories has been… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Hermès”

French Fancies: Astier De Villatte

As you know, I love one of a kind ceramics, pottery, candles and glassware particularly those from so-called carefully curated concept stores. Here’s one I’ve more recently discovered and I can honestly say I covet all of their wares! Benoît Astier de Villatte and… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Astier De Villatte”

French Fancies: Cristaseya

We’re staying partly with fashion in Paris this week but today’s brand doesn’t have the same accessibility of those of the last few weeks. Rue Ambroise Thomas is not just a quiet Parisian dead-end street. Up on the first floor of number 7, unmarked… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Cristaseya”

French Fancies: Maje

Last week, I looked at Parisian fashion brand Sandro. This week it’s the turn of sister brand Maje. Paris has always been the fashion capital and Maje is a certifiably Parisian brand. But, first and foremost, Maje is a family business……. Judith Milgrom’s, to be specific.… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Maje”

The house where Jean lived

What would you do if you invited someone to spend a week at your holiday home and he decided to redecorate it and then he decided to stay – indefinitely?  Sounds like the stuff of nightmares, mine at the very least. But hostess Francine… Continue Reading “The house where Jean lived”

French Fancies: Sandro

It’s the time of the week when I showcase French brands, generally those I love and whose products I use. As you know, I’m particularly fond of family-run companies. This weekend I’m turning my attention to fashion brand Sandro whose DNA is resolutely Parisian –… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Sandro”

French Fancies: Jacques Genin

In the run-up to Easter, I’m going to be celebrating all things chocolate. After all, who doesn’t love chocolate? Today I’m featuring a chocolatier whose shop I frequent when in Paris and order online. These are sweet treats to linger over, to appreciate and… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Jacques Genin”