French Inspired Gift Guide


Best Holiday Wishes - Meilleurs Voeux "Il y aura des jours meilleurs! There will be better days!"Tweet 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 … Continue reading French Inspired Gift Guide

Le Black Friday Made In France!


Black Friday in the U.S is typically the day after Thanksgiving or Le Black Friday aka Vendredi Fou (Crazy Friday). This year with the Coronavirus Confinement Lockdown in France, we have compiled some Made in France online shopping ideas to get a head start on your holiday gifts. From Savon de Marseille to LU Chamonix … Continue reading Le Black Friday Made In France!

La Maison Rigaud Made in France Smell Good Gifts


La Maison Rigaud founded in Paris in 1842 is one of the oldest perfumeries in the world. All of their products are manufactured in France or Made in France. Rigaud home fragrances are timeless, for example, the Cyprès candle – the first one created by Rigaud in 1960 – remains an international luxurious timeless and … Continue reading La Maison Rigaud Made in France Smell Good Gifts

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 Heritage Bérêt in my favorite color Fushia 🙂 some truly celebrate the Made in France artisans, others are more practically French, and still some are just … Continue reading The Ultimate French-Inspired Gift Guide

The Art of French Gift-Giving


There is an art of gift-giving in France,  faire un cadeau is an exquisite art built in the French lifestyle, etiquette, and savoir-vivre. For example, it is still considered lacking manners to show up at someone's house as a guest "Les mains vides" or empty-handed without a little something to bring for the hostess: a bouquet … Continue reading The Art of French Gift-Giving

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 … Continue reading Made in France Gift Selection

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! 2019


Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! It's that time of year again, Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived! The 3rd Thursday of November at exactly 12:01 AM marks the launch of the newly harvested wine the French call "Beaujolais Nouveau"  just in time to enjoy and celebrate with the  Thanksgiving meal! In the US, the most popular Beaujolais … Continue reading Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! 2019

Sweet Childhood Memories: Candies of France


Did you know? French confectionery is full of regional specialties. Every region of France has its own "bonbon".  Ahh, sweet and beautiful France! It is an art to make old-fashioned candies with artisanal methods. Candies of our childhood, the real candies of France with natural flavors ( that we could safely give our children as most have … Continue reading Sweet Childhood Memories: Candies of France

Tarte aux pommes


French apple pie has nothing to do with its American patriotic cousin from the Vermont state.  In France we call apple pie: "Tarte aux pommes" and it is more of a tart than a pie. The difference is that a pie usually has another layer covering the filling, while tarts leave it open. It is a classic, … Continue reading Tarte aux pommes

Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup


Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup French onion soup anyone? Soupe à l'oignon gratinée,  SVP! Here's a little background: originating back in the Roman times, onions were readily available and this was a popular cheap daily soup... because the French know how to make wonderful things out of nothing. So easy to make... … Continue reading Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup