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our marie antoinette box and a giveaway for you

The February edition of My Stylish French Box is all about Marie Antoinette.  Iconic figure in her own time, and still now over two hundred years later, the epitome of feminine self indulgence, amid beautiful 18th century design. Eighteenth century images seem to please, no matter which fashion we go through.  The attention to detail, the colour palette, the craftsmanship.  All qualities that have inspired so many subsequent periods and eras. I love to visit Versailles.   Because it’s...

my christmas shopping lists

The lead up to the end of year holidays is always pretty hectic here.   Besides the blog and the box, which keep me busy  full time, I love to find a few  special moments to shop.  I always used to handle the gift purchasing on my own, but lucky me, since we are empty nesters, my husband likes to get involved , and we set aside occasional afternoons for shopping sprees!  Who knew he’d ever want to do that?! So here are some ideas that I think would make great gifts, all either French...

which colours for your christmas?

Every year at this time it’s the same debate – what colour for Christmas?   It’s not an earth shattering decision, the result will never affect world peace, or the curves of the stock market, but for me it is important. Goodness knows I have decorated for many many christmasses.   I have boxes of decorations sorted by colour, size and style, but the colour of christmas is all about the mood. This time last year saw me sending the last photos for my entertaining book to my...

a historical home for sale

And just supposing this year,  Santa was really really nice to you and slipped a 15th century French country home into your stocking?   Surely that’s not so much to ask?  …. I know that many of you like to dream about buying property in France, and here is something very special, that a friend of mine is selling. This property was built between the 12th and 15th century, has seen knights in armor, simple farmers and regional lords.  Today it takes the form of a house and barns...

the november stylish french box – the reveal

I am so excited to reveal to you the contents of our November issue of My Stylish French Box that was delivered to our clients all around the world last week.   This box was called Noel à Paris, or Christmas in Paris, and we spent a lo-o-o-o-o-n-g time searching for some very special, and very French treats to include, that would feel special and festive and quintessentially French. The response from our clients is overwhelming, thank you so much!   Your comments and emails are very precious...

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