Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais King

On Saturday, January 4, 2020, Beaujolais, France, and the wine industry lost one of their most passionate advocates with the passing of Georges Duboeuf the founder of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, a family affair which started in September of 1964. Georges Duboeuf aka The Beaujolais King was 86 years old. Georges Duboeuf’s love affair with Beaujolais is no secret. His legendary palate, his ability to spot … Continue reading Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais King

Les Petits Macarons

It wasn’t until the early 1930′s that the “macaron” took on a Parisian flair as it is known today when an enterprising young baker called Pierre Desfontaines, an employee of the legendary Ladurée Maison founded in 1862-  bakeshop and tea salon, thought of creating two macarons or almond-flavored meringue with a sweet almond ganache cream filling in between. It’s amazing how such a delicate and popular melt … Continue reading Les Petits Macarons

5 Items to Bring out Your Inner French Chef

Made in France since 1925, Le Creuset has been making joy in the kitchen for over 90 years with its signature range of iconic cast iron cookware, tableware, kitchen tools and more.   Now with your very own Le Creuset French Cast-Iron Dutch Oven, you’ll be better equipped to make your famous Coq au Vin or Boeuf Bourguignon in no time! You can find simple to follow recipes … Continue reading 5 Items to Bring out Your Inner French Chef

French Gifts for Bébé

French Gifts for Bébé This has got to be my ultimate favorite selection! Every baby deserves to experience a bond with Sophie and to smell so yummyliciously Frenchly good (how would you say that in French? 🙂 I could go on and on about Mustela Product Line which has been thriving for over 60 years. (more to come on this brand) In France, I don’t think … Continue reading French Gifts for Bébé

The Ultimate French-Inspired Gift Guide

Bonjour my Francophile readers, I had fun selecting some French-inspired gift items for you. Some are humorous and totally cliché (although truthfully I really wouldn’t mind an authentic Laulhere HeritageBérêt in my favorite color Fushia 🙂 some truly celebrate the Made in France artisans, others are more practically French, and still some are just deliciously luxuriously French. You’ll find ideas for your Francophile French-loving friends, … Continue reading The Ultimate French-Inspired Gift Guide

10 Classic French Perfumes

Perfume is a luxurious necessity that has the power to uplift, inspire, comfort, arouse. captivate, intoxicate and seduce…  it makes me feel good and I miss it terribly when I am out. I’d rather just wear an essential authentic oil than a cheap perfume.  Perfume is a powerful trigger of emotions and a myriad of feelings and nostalgia. One whiff and I am transported back … Continue reading 10 Classic French Perfumes

Top 10+ French Cliché Gifts

Sometimes it’s better to be totally ridiculous than totally boring. I think it was Marilyn Monroe who said something like that. In this case, I’ve compiled a list of totally ridiculously stereotyped and cliché French items that would make the perfect gift for your Francophile French loving friend.  Some of these items are pretty cool and totally French and would make fun gifts. So here’s … Continue reading Top 10+ French Cliché Gifts

Made in France Gift Selection

This selection of items is specifically Made in France to promote French savoir-faire and sustain our French Heritage and economy. Most are old traditional French Maisons that represent the best of France’s artisanship and craftmanship and are still operating in France. Others started manufacturing in France and import also all over the world. Made in France gift items come in all sizes and prices, here’s an … Continue reading Made in France Gift Selection

Monoi oil or “Fleur de Tahiti” is summer in a bottle !

To me, nothing says Summer like the sweet fragrant Monoi oil of Tahiti or “huile de tiaré ” also known simply as “Fleur de Tahiti”.  Monoi de Tahiti is a precious and exotic cosmetic oil manufactured in Polynesia following traditional methods. The oil is created by soaking/macerating 10 Tiare flowers from French Polynesia in one liter of refined coconut oil for a minimum of 10 … Continue reading Monoi oil or “Fleur de Tahiti” is summer in a bottle !

France is in the air!

Air France new campaign launched early this month in April, “France is in the air”, brings back the fun and excitement in airline travel advertising with a fresh social media outreach created  by French agency BETC with a series of  elegant posters featuring the amazing photography of Sofia & Mauro.  “France is in the air” in the making video!  Play the #Franceisintheair  travel game on Facebook  and start your travel throughout all … Continue reading France is in the air!

L’ Envol!

L’envol, Air France’s new International Advertising Campaign Created by choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, Air France’s new international advertising campaign (2014)  was filmed on a mirror reflecting only sky and dancers. Benjamin Millepied and his dancing partner Virginie Caussin deliver a poetic metaphor of flight to express Air France’s brand promise: «Making the sky the best place on Earth.»   Le chorégraphe Angelin Preljocaj signe le film de … Continue reading L’ Envol!