Oh, how I’m missing travel, especially to France. I’m still hoping to be able to take a stroll through Jardin du Luxembourg again before the year is out, but in the meantime am enjoying some French treats at home.
A French “fix” from My French Country Home
The My French Country Home Box is a luxury subscription box filled with uniquely French items selected by Sharon Santoni. The boxes are issued quarterly (February, May, August, November), and each box has a theme.
When Sharon Santoni announced that the theme for February’s box would be “My French Country Kitchen,” I knew I was going to love it. And I was right…
Sharon keeps the contents a secret in advance so that everyone who receives a box can enjoy discovering the surprises inside.
Some of the gifts in this box include
- a hand soap and soap dish from Fragonard,
- confitures (jams) from Confiture Parisienne,
- a market tote from Charvet Editions,
- a gorgeous tea towel from Le Jacquard Francais,
- “Miss Maggie’s Kitchen,” a full-sized French cookbook and entertaining guide
- an antique silver serving piece,
- a lovely watercolor print of a sitting room with breakfast laid out,
- small porcelain bowls from Epure (perfect for nuts or candles)
The theme for the May box will be….”le coccooning” (enjoying time at home and self-care). These boxes also make wonderful gifts for Mothers’ Day or other occasions. You can reserve your May box HERE.
Disclosure: I was gifted this box.
I’m head over heels for this new fragrance…
As a birthday gift, le Monsieur ordered me a Diptyque “Feuille de Lavande” candle. (Ever the thoughtful husband, he overheard me telling a friend that I’d gone through almost all of my favorite candles.) Included with the candle were a few fragrance samples, which I didn’t get around to trying until last weekend.
One of the samples was this Orphéon eau de parfum. It’s been a few years since I’ve loved a fragrance this much at first sniff, and been just as enchanted two hours later. (And that was even before I read the “fragrance story” which is all about Paris!) I became OBSESSED with Orphéon and started searching online, only to discover it hadn’t been released here yet. 😫 Fortunately I only had to wait a couple of days, as it was released on Monday. 🥰
This is a lighter fragrance, and doesn’t have a heavy sillage, so it’s not going to enter the room before you do. (I find it stays pretty close to the skin.) It’s just the right balance of soft/floral/woody/spicy. Perfect for warmer months and day-to-night wear. Have you tried it?
Have you Zoomed with us yet?
I’ll be doing another live Zoom with Brian of Brian + MW tomorrow. We’ll be talking about some of my favorite skin firming treatments, and he’ll be answering your skincare questions. PLUS, he’s arranging a BOGO offer for those who attend the Zoom! It’s at 3p ET/12p PT, and if you’d like to join us, just click HERE to register.
This week’s sales…
Chico’s has their Best Sellers on sale starting at $29 (including New Arrrivals)
Eileen Fisher – Spring Event, get up to $100 off with code Spring21
Talbot’s has 30% off dresses, skirts, shoes and accessories.
Anthropologie – 20% off everything
Vince – 25% off sitewide with code MARCHINVITE
Saks Fifth Avenue – Friends & Family 25% off New Arrivals
Net-a-Porter – 15% off select new season items
Aquatalia – TODAY ONLY…30% off Spring styles with code VIP30