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14 juillet 2020


 

14 juillet 2020
Credit: Christian Hartmann

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a symbolic Bastille Day parade in Paris, France today Tuesday July 14, 2020 highlighted by jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France flying past the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel to celebrate the heroes of the fight against Covid-19, including medical workers, cashiers and postal workers.

 

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These are the times we live in 2020

 

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French Take-Out, Curbside, Delivery Orders in DFW Metroplex


Local restaurants have taken a huge economic loss due to the coronavirus shutdown. Let’s support our local businesses during this difficult time for everyone in Texas. On the French side, we have found a couple places that offer Take-Out, Curbside or Delivery in the DFW Metroplex when you have that special craving for French goodies like bistro foods, French bread & baguettes, croissants, crêpes, or macarons! (more to be  added)

Some of our favorites in the neighborhood:

Main Street Bistro and Bakery 

316 S Main St
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Highlights info row image To Order

Grapevine: 817-424-4333 | Plano: 972-309-0404 | Rowlett: 469-969-0883

Bisous Bisous Bakery 

3700 McKinney Ave Ste 150
Dallas, Texas 75204
Highlights info row image To Order
(214) 613-3570
From “Freezer to Oven” assortment, including the favorite pain au chocolat!

 

Whisk Crêpes Café

888 Sylvan Ave
Dallas, Texas 75208
Highlights info row image To Order
(469) 407-1899
Ultimate Crêpe Package
French Wine Package

 

Village Baking Company

Dallas
Highlights info row image  Call for Info (214) 951-9077

Also,  Metroplex Social has compiled an extensive list of  Restaurants Offering Curbside and Delivery for when you’re stuck at home in Lewisville, Frisco, Lewisville, PlanoProsper, Denton, GarlandMcKinney, and Flower Mound!

More restaurants will be added or please suggest your favorite.

Stay safe and healthy!

 

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Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight – COVID-19 Update


Due to the unprecedented outbreak of Covid – 19 (Coronavirus), the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) has announced that the annual event will now be held August 6th – August 13th, 2020 in and around Newport Beach, CA.

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In the meantime check out the program and stay healthy & safe!

 

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LVMH French Perfume Houses Manufacture Free Hydroalcoholic Gel


In the midst of the global pandemic COVID-19, the world leader in luxury LVMH and the parent company of French luxury brands such as the Christian Dior, Guerlain, and Givenchy are standing together in solidarity and “corporate philanthropy”. 

Since earlier this week, these French Perfume Houses have halted perfume production and are busy manufacturing & providing free hydroalcoholic gel hand sanitizer in very large quantities to help the public health authorities, doctors, and nurses on the forefront of the Coronavirus battlefield.

LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics says “it will continue to honor this commitment for as long as necessary.” This very in-demand hand sanitizer is being delivered to authorities including a network of 39 teaching hospitals treating millions of patients each year.
 

As per Financial Time “This project came together at lightning speed, a mere 72 hours after the French government issued a call to industry on Friday to help fill gaps of key medical supplies as the spread of the virus accelerated. It showed how billionaire Bernard Arnault, who built LVMH into a luxury giant and France’s biggest company, can marshal resources quickly and draw upon informal yet powerful networks of influence.” 

In the United States and worldwide, hand sanitizer has disappeared overnight from the shelves as people hoarded on the stuff or others bought for resale but don’t despair good old fashion soap and water is still the best way to wash our hands! 

There are also homemade recipes to make your own hand sanitizer gel by using aloe vera gel, alcohol solution 70% and a few drops of essential oil for fragrance.

Stay Safe! Stay Well! Stay Home! 

The Best Natural French Soaps: Savon de Marseille


The best natural French soaps have been made for centuries in Marseille. The Genuine Savon de Marseille soap cube is 100% natural, made only with vegetable oils (72% olive oil), with no added fragrance, coloring, and additives. It is free of petroleum-based products and animal fats, unlike most of the other soaps and shower gels on the market.

Savon de Marseille is an entirely natural soap made either from saponified olive oil or saponified vegetable oil (coconut oil) The nourishing properties of olive oil, helps the skin to keep a more natural moisture balance. The soap is gentle on all types of skin, even the most sensitive ones (babies, people with allergies, etc.). The soap is cooked in cauldrons for about 10 days using a traditional Marseille soap-making method.

In the old days, this soap was a staple in every French household, and women had multipurpose use for Savon de Marseille from handwashing laundry, dishes to personal care.

These are my top Amazon Picks for the Best Natural French Soaps:

 This Savon de Marseille cube by Marius Fabre artisanal soap maker since 1900, is huge weighing over a pound at 600 grams it will surely last a very long time.

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Each one of Marius Fabre bars of Marseille olive oil soap is traditionally made, cooked in a cauldron. Cut and stamped by hand, it is living heritage, produced by the traditional Savon de Marseille crafts secrets kept in the family for four generations. It is also the emblematic representative of the Marius Fabre soap factory beyond home frontiers. Japanese customers adopted it over 20 years ago for its gentleness and very delicate skin.

 

 

This Marius Fabre Marseille Soap  – To Cut comes with an old-fashioned butter slicing wire to easily and conveniently cut your bar soap into slices or cubes like our grandparents did before us:  thin slices of soap for cleansing face and body or just hand washing, larger cubes for the laundry.

Nowadays you can find a variety of excellent quality soap from Marseille made from pure olive oil and natural fragrances.  Others are made with French-milled soap and organic oils like coconut oil and crushed provencal flowers like rose, lavender. The soaps come in all sizes, some in the cube (as the original) and others even come in convenient modern refillable pumps. 

Renowned French brands include La Compagnie de Provence – This authentic liquid Marseille soap is saponified in a cauldron, in the purest tradition of master soap makers. Elaborated with organic olive oil, it gently cleanses the skin and can be used for hands and body wash.  The fragrance is created in Provence where the woody Lavender notes are magnified by the ambery scent of Incense.   It is  97,7%  pure ingredients, organic olive oil. Coconut oil. No parabens, no phenoxyethanol, no coloring agents, no animal fats. It comes in an elegant keepsake refillable frosted glass bottle.


La Maison du Savon- Enriched with shea butter, 100% vegetable base that nourishes, moisturizes, soothes and protects the skin thanks to its composition exceptionally rich in vitamins A, D, E, F. Shea butter has regenerative and repairing properties and helps to fight against skin dryness. It cleans, softens, nourishes, refreshes and moisturizes the skin. This perfumed soap is suitable for all skin types. The perfume used is of high quality, it comes from the city of Grasse in Monaco. Its fragrance in the heart of honey and Orange blossom melts in notes of Vanilla and Tonka bean.

La Savonnerie Le Sérail – La Savonnerie Le Sérail is the last remaining artisanal soapmaker located in the heart of Marseilles, France. Established in 1949, the factory is dedicated to the production of traditional Marseilles soap (or as the locals call it, Savon de Marseille) following methods established in the 17th century by the edict of Colbert.

This authentic French soap in the shape of a 300-gram traditional Marseilles cube is handmade from coconut oil and quadruple milled with the addition of rose petal aromatic oil and crushed pieces of Provençal roses for gentle skin exfoliation. Free of sodium Laureth/lauryl sulfate, phthalates, parabens, tallow, synthetic fragrance or artificial coloring, it gently cleanses the skin and rinses off completely without stripping skin’s natural oils. Like all wonderful good things from the good old days, the Savon de Marseille has been glamorized and everybody loves it. They even have been marketed for children called Le Petit Marseillais  #1 body wash brand in France with a full line of soap, body wash, shampoos, and body cream. 

An authentic French bath soap that brings the artisanal quality of Marseille to you and features a unique olive oil formula that is suitable for everyday use. This is a small 7-ounce bar of Le Petit Marseillais  72% Extra Pur Bath Soap enriched with olive oil, a natural skin-nourishing ingredient, designed to gently cleanse and nourish the skin. This iconic body soap is tenderly crafted through traditional, French-inspired techniques to transport yourself to France through the sweet, timeless fragrance of this nourishing bath soap and enjoy gentle olive oil skincare that helps moisturize the skin. 

 

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