Travel is one of the things I’ve been missing most these last few months, especially to France. So for a little treat, here are some of my favorite images from prior trips.
That last photo is from our stay at Sharon Santoni’s lovely guest cottage in Normandy. During our visit, Sharon gave us a tour of the area, including her favorite farmer’s market, and we even toured a farmhouse for sale nearby. (I’m not going to pretend we weren’t tempted!)
My Stylish French Box from Sharon Santoni
Over lunch that day, Sharon told me about an idea she had for subscription gift boxes featuring unique items from French artisans and local brocantes. I thought it sounded formidable, and a few months later, My Stylish French Box was born!
The contents are kept a surprise in advance, as half the fun is discovering what’s inside. I don’t know how Sharon does it, but each My Stylish French Box seems to surpass the one before. Above, a lovely eyelet linen table runner from Charvet, an olive oil jug by Digoin, and bamboo handled salad servers from Sabre Paris. (The jug looks black here, but it’s actually a deep blue.)
Rolled beeswax candles from Apis Cera. (I LOVE beeswax candles!!)
On this pretty toile print serving tray, an antique brooch, a small roll-on vial of lavender oil (an extra gift for annual subscribers) and a jar of Pommery Moutarde de Meaux. (We always buy French mustards when we visit, so this was also a welcome treat!)
There’s also a charming botanical painting by Pierre Yves Bonnet. I already have a spot in mind for this one, just need to find a frame.
Though I’m missing France this year, My Stylish French Box has been a welcome “French fix,” and keeps me looking forward to our next visit.
The August box is sold out, but you can still order the November box. The theme is “Holiday Chic,” and these boxes make wonderful holiday gifts!