French Summer Essentials

Nothing screams French style more than the traditional handmade French Straw Market basket or panier de paille which is used all year long in France especially for shopping at the market or faire les courses au marché and which makes the perfect summer beach bag.

Our selection is the Moroccan Basket Straw Bag Style from ArtOuarzazate,  French Market Basket shopping woven wicker beach basket with short tan leather handles and tassel handwoven in a Moroccan workshop located in Marrakech, Morocco.

The artisans selected carefully the best bio palm leaves to create this luxurious handbag. Handles were meticulously sewn from the finest leather to provide you a great comfort when you carry it.  A practical and stylish design perfect for everyday use and effortlessly adds a French touch to your summer wardrobe.

Complete the look with an extra large floppy straw sunhat!


This summer straw hat  is from Furtalkt made of premium paper straw. Breathable and comfortable, it is tightly woven for quality and durability with Sun UV Protection UPF 50+ along with  floppy wide brim providing a perfect shade to your face, help protecting from the sun’s harmful rays. It is also  foldable and crushable, easy to take and pack up. Great for beach, boating, vacation, park or pool, hiking, camping, gardening, vacation, tourism, weekend getaway, honeymoon and comes in many colors. 

Protect you eyes and give your look a French style with Be One Polarized Sunglasses Cat Eye Vintage Classic Retro Fashion Design UV Protection Lens

And don’t forget to lather the suncreen with La Roche-Posay Anthelios Cooling Water Lotion Broad Spectrum, Body & Face Sunscreen, Fast Absorbing, Water Resistant, 5.0 Fl. Oz
A unique sunscreen texture that transforms like water on the skin, while providing a cooling effect and advanced sunscreen protection. Formulated with Cell-Ox Shield antioxidant technology. Suitable for sensitive skin.
So now go enjoy your summer  with a chilled glass of  French Rosé !

With 15 estates with exemplary terroirs, Gérard Bertrand is the ambassador of fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the world. He has defended the wealth of his land with passion and enthusiasm for over 30 years. Producing great wines requires patience, maturity and rigor, but the same vision must be shared with one’s team. It also takes a healthy dose of intuition to bring out the soul of the terroir. And understanding the different steps – harvest, bottling, vinification and aging – and not being afraid of “the thousand and one details” that lead to Excellence.

So wherever you are you can always add a touch of French flair to your hot summer days! 



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