the november stylish french box – the reveal

by Sharon Santoni

my stylish french box november issue 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 to us, not just because they make us feel good but also because they help us identify the products you prefer, and improve our boxes each season.  Very soon we will have a review page on the box website where you’ll be able to leave your comments directly – merci beaucoup!

So without more ado, here is the big reveal, showing what our clients received:  First off,  this set of coasters, decorated with fine illustrations of Paris monuments ….

mariage freres tea

 …. the most delicious Christmas tea from Mariage Freres …..

 ….a divinely scented candle by Un Soir à l’Opera, we chose the Nutcracker candle because what could be more fitting for the holidays?! ….

… we just love these christmas tree decorations, that are mini portraits of eighteenth century children, ….

…. a beautiful table runner in French linen that works well for the holidays and the rest of the year too!

…. we are excited to  include this hand painted note book by Antoinette Poisson, who specialise in reproducing 18th century dominote papers.   This little book can be slipped into your handbag or kept somewhere in your home to be useful and be admired! …

….. a glass bead bracelet, because we all love a little extra bling for the holidays …

…. watercolours from Jeanne McKay who has accompanied the boxes throughout the year – merci Jeanne! …

… and because we love to include something old in our boxes, we sent you a couple of antique crystal tears, that can be hung on your tree or on a cupboard door and twinkle at you …  in French of course.

If you would like to gift one of our boxes to someone special this Christmas, then we are happy to take your order for the February box and send you a voucher that you can print out and pop beneath the tree.    Simply make your purchase and send us a quick email, with your order number and the words ‘Gift Voucher’ and we’ll send it back to you by mail the same day.

my stylish french box november issue reveal



Taste of France November 27, 2017 - 2:17 pm

Those coasters are truly adorable! You come up with such lovely samples of France.

Lori Widlicka November 28, 2017 - 12:18 am

I have received the beautiful box and cannot wait until my daughter opens it and discovers all the treasures enclosed. I am saving the opening of the Special Christmas gift box until Annie’s birthday in December. I love them all and so happy I got a preview before Annie saw it. The gift box is lovely.

Marilyn November 27, 2017 - 2:47 pm

An idea on the use of the crystal baubles…when we moved to our current home, one bathroom had a chandelier from the 1960’s. Last year we updated this bathroom. I dismantled the chandelier and saved all the baubles, crystal chains, etc. After Christmas, I discovered at the sales a lovely, four foot tall, white metal tree. This year is is covered with the baubles and silver snowflakes with a large crystal snowflake as a topper. We are receiving MANY compliments on it.

Katherine November 27, 2017 - 3:01 pm

I’ve just received my third subscription box and I love it. Some things I will keep and others I will gift to my friends….everything is fabulous so please keep the goodies coming!

Mary Anne Simpson November 27, 2017 - 3:13 pm

How can I receive one of these boxes?

Sharon Santoni November 27, 2017 - 3:41 pm

Hello ! you can sign up on , thank you

Audrey Friedman November 27, 2017 - 3:21 pm

Lovely as always. You are the best…..

Karen November 27, 2017 - 4:32 pm

Hi Sharon,
As usual, I couldn’t wait to see what goodies you chose for the Nov. box. As I unwrapped each beautiful gift, my excitement couldn’t be contained. This was the biggest and best surprise yet!! So many lovely things and each one a delight. I put the crystal bobbles in my kitchen window and today I saw a beautiful rainbow reflected on my wall! I look forward to My next Stylish Box with the glee of a child. Thank you.

Grace Settle November 27, 2017 - 4:50 pm

I love the crystal tears, putting them on my Christmas tree.

Emm November 27, 2017 - 6:08 pm

Love all the pretties, especially the crystals.
You had another small notebook, as I recall, in the first box as well. As someone who is never without bits of paper on which to scribble, I’d like to see a package of 2 or 3 of those. She said, hopefully.

Sharyn November 27, 2017 - 6:14 pm

Is the lovely beaded bracelet adjustable?

Sharon Santoni November 27, 2017 - 6:25 pm

Hi Sharyn, thank you for your message.

Enlarging the bracelet should be quite simple. The best method is to hold on to the central knot with your left hand, then gently pull the cord on one side of the knot, allowing it to slip through the knot and enlarge the width of the bracelet. You can repeat the operation on the other side, then slip it onto your wrist. To adjust the bracelet to your wrist hold the knot down against your wrist and gently pull first one tassel and then the other until the fit is comfortable.

I hope that helps!

kind wishes


Our French Oasis November 27, 2017 - 6:46 pm

Beautiful collection as always, the candle looks so pretty I can almost smell it from here. All of these goodies will make the most wonderful Christmas treat for anyone lucky enough to receive one.

VicKy from Athens November 27, 2017 - 9:20 pm

As always I opened my box very slowly, savoring each minute of anticipation. I love your choices for our Paris Noel. I can’ t wait to sip my tea and admire my new (and old) French Christmas ornaments. The lovely linen runner is already on my dining room table and I’ve been enjoying the fragrance of the beautiful candle. I could go on and on . . . Suffice to say that this box #4 is very special. Your attention to detail is awesome!
Thank you for selecting such lovely items for this special box.

Trish November 28, 2017 - 3:37 am

Everything was extra lovely! The best box yet! Merci Beaucoup et Joyeux Noel.

The Enchanted Home December 1, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Stunning Sharon, the two I have gotten were amazing…beautiful presented and such a treat to get a taste of France:) Hope all is well!

Carolyn December 1, 2017 - 6:47 pm

I just got back from vacation and opened this lovely French box! My very first and am delighted with it. Such an elegant selection of items.
Thank you so much!

Lynn Casper December 2, 2017 - 3:56 am

Hi Sharon! It’s Lynn Casper- just wanted you to know how much I love the latest box- and my special surprise! I was broken-hearted because my movers dumped mine in a box- and there was not a drop left! I hope you have the most lovely holiday season! Also- would you send me your address- I want to send you something! Merry Christmas! Lynn


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