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“Je suis fou du chocolat Lanvin!” Dali

In 1968 in France, there was a tv commercial for the LANVIN®   chocolates starring Salvador Dali and his infamous mustaches saying: “Je suis fou du chocolat Lanvin! I’m crazy about Lanvin Chocolate”. I am also crazy about this chocolate especially the Lanvin “Escargot! I remember receiving a huge box of Escargots as a gift from my childhood Bestie Christine and devouring these big scrumptious “snail-shaped” chocolates stuffed with a creamy praline center.

LANVIN®  was originally a chocolate factory founded in 1921 called “Sucrerie Bourguignonne”. L’Escargot LANVIN was created by Etienne Lanvin in 1934 in Bourgogne and comes in milk, dark, and white chocolate. This treat comes out during the Christmas season or Noël dressed and wrapped in festive gold foil. Bite into the thin layer of chocolate and savor the smooth ultra-creamy rich almond and hazelnut praline filling. The chocolate factory is still located in Dijon now owned by Nestlé under the name of “Chocolaterie de Bourgogne”.

Today you can still find Les Escargots Lanvin all over France or order them online in the US. Enjoy!

Je suis fou du chocolat Lanvin! Dali

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French Inspired Gift Guide 2020

Best Holiday Wishes – Meilleurs Voeux 2020 

“Il y aura des jours meilleurs! There will be better days!”

This year we celebrate the indomitable French spirit with a sampling compilation of French-Inspired Gift Ideas from French A L.A Carte Blog that you can easily find online for your family, friends, and/or favorite Francophile. You’ll find a variety of ideas for every taste to bring France a little closer to your heart and feel a little bit more French. From Made in France items featuring traditional skills of the French artisan to more classical and luxurious items, gourmet foods, exclusive French wines, and other original and fun ideas as well!


Food & Wine

French Wine Club Membership from SomMailier

Raclette & Fondue Grill Sets

French Press Coffee

French Macarons

French Candy & Chocolates



French Educational Board Games

French Gift of Music

French Language Learning Program

French Cookbooks

French  Stress Release 3D Puzzles


For the Home

Rigaud Candles and Home Fragrance Diffusers

Luxurious Diptyque Candles

French Shabby Chic Items

French Chef Cooking with Le Creuset


Beauty & Luxury

Savon de Marseille Luxurious Soaps

Classic French Perfumes


Made in France

French Gifts for Bébé

French Cliché Gifts

French Inspired Apparel and Face Masks

Made in France Gifts Ideas

Other Gift Ideas

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Sommailier French Wine Club

It’s like having your very own French Sommelier making the best French wine selection and shipping them to you right at your door step! Welcome to SomMailier French Wine Club founded by Laurent Yung from Bordeaux, France. Laurent comes from five generations of winemakers, and his passion for wine developed at an early age.

Today, Laurent works with his brother Patrick in Paris, France who owns a wine distribution company to source the unique wine club wines. Laurent explains that “Every wine that we import are very representative to their respective region. France has very unique rules around wine making and the diversity of wines is immense. There are about 27,000 distinct wineries and our mission is to give our members a glimpse of some of the best boutique wines we can find over there.

One major goal of SomMailier is to spread the family tradition of French wines across the USA. Along with our family, we’ve also established deep connections with some of the finest small-batch wineries across France, they are all part of this adventure. Not only do we offer you unique French wines, but the chance for you, your family and friends to join us in this adventure, for this unique human experiment.” says Laurent.

SomMailier is a French wine club offering exclusive and affordable artisan French wines. The concept is very simple. Members can select between 3 or 6 wines every 3 months (red, white or mix) which are delivered directly to their house. Each shipment comes with wine cards to accompany each wine’s region and history as well as great food pairing ideas. Of course the wines are also available as gift selections.

SomMailier is the importer, the distributor, and the retailer. No middleman. This is the most authentic wine club you can find in the US to discover unbelievable artisan boutique French wines. With SomMailier, you will discover unique French wines (and their stories) that are not sold anywhere else in the US. And all this, in the comfort of your home! Gift yourself or give as a gift. Join the club!


SomMailier will deliver to you or on your behalf 3 or 6 exclusive bottles of French wine to your friends or family for them to enjoy and think of you every time they open a bottle!


Cheers! Santé!

“La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin.”





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