Here are our “Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas”
The Holidays are around the corner and to celebrate and to get in the spirit we’ve compiled a list of some last minute nifty Holiday Gifts with… a French Twist, of course!
#1 Candles!!! Des bougies!!!
Nothing makes the atmosphere a little more festive than luxurious candles! We found the biggest lavish collection of candles at Candle Delirium ! Our pick: Cire Trudon ‘s Spiritus Sancti Incense candle. Cire Trudon Candles are known as the “Rolls Royce” of candles. The oldest French manufacturer produces the world’s most prestigious candles of the highest quality. Cire Trudon Spiritus Sancti (Incense) Candle flickers of crimson, gold and olibanum, a holy perfume of altar candles. Luxurious wake of censers filled with burning amber and under the nave the choir jubilates, heavenly scents caress their souls with aldehyde, incense vapors, lily of the valley and incense. Enjoy the whole season ( up to 80 hours!)
#2 Natural Lavender scents! Des senteurs naturelles de lavande!
Our other heavenly scented pick is “L’Occitane en Provence” with its rich Lavender for head to toe. L’Occitane uses lavender that is exclusively sourced from farmers’ cooperatives on the Plateau de Sault in Haute-Provence. Their Lavender products include luxurious body care and home fragrances emanating scents that capture the soul of Provence to calm and soothe the body and mind. ( by the way did you know that the expertise of Lavender producers from Haute-Provence is now protected on a European level by the Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O) label, which guarantees the exceptional quality and the traceability of the essential oil. To learn all there is know about lavender, the “blue gold” of Provence, visit Occitane’s online magazine, FantasticProvence.com
#3 Real French Chocolates! Du chocolat français!
#4 Books! Des bouquins!
Cuddlle up next to the fireplace this holiday with books by inspired French authors in LA! ( Listed here are the French versions of the book …click on the websites to find the US or other languages) I’ll be catching up on my reading and getting back to you with upcoming exciting author interviews in the New Year!
#5 The Movie of the Year ! Le Film de l’année!
#6 A Get-Away weekend! Un week-end hors L.A!
Get away for a week-end at Calmada Resort ! More intimate than a hotel and more sophisticated than a typical vacation rental, Calmada is a Boutique Hotel in a private, versatile property in the heart of high desert, near Joshua Tree National Park and Pioneertown (Yucca Valley area) that lets you fashion your stay in the desert to be whatever you want it to be!
#7 A Magical Show! Spectacle magique!!!
#8 Chic Photo Art ! De l’art chic!
Here’s an original artsy idea! A numbered and signed photograph by the artist for your chic interiors by French photographer Emmanuelle Choussy – Order your art here! or better yet… book yourself a very personal photo shoot with this talented photographer!
#9 – For the Little Chef! Pour votre Petit Chef!
A little something naughty, for those on your nice list. An exclusive Bouchon Bistro item: Vic Firth maple rolling pin and Bouchon Bakery tart shell ingredients. Part of Bouchon’s exclusive limited-edition Chocolate Tart & Port Experience or go all our with a unique experience at the Bistro! “These are foods that represent the most important kind of cooking there is because they’re rooted in tradition. So when I thought of opening a restaurant that’s more casual than the French bistro food is my favorite – steak frites, a two-inch high quiche with bacon and onions, a salad with an egg on top finished with a perfect vinaigrette, a croque madame, some oysters and a glass of champagne.” says Thomas Keller
#10 – Let them eat Macarons! Des macarons parisiens!
Happy Holiday with a French Twist in L.A!