One of our favorite shops to visit in Paris is the Boutique Maille Paris on place de la Madeleine. We discovered it on one of our first Paris visits, and now make a point to get there whenever we are in town. They have an amazing assortment of mustards, vinegars, and other condiments, including fresh mustards “on tap,” poured into these ceramic jars and sealed with a cork and parchment paper. We always pick up a jar of the Chablis mustard, my favorite. Locals bring the empty clean jars back for refills, but we’ve picked up a fresh one each time and find they make lovely casual vases.
Maille also has boxed assortments of small jars of flavored mustards which make great gifts, and they’ll wrap everything in padding for the trip home. Mustards, vinegars and oils are all considered liquids, and must be stowed in checked luggage. We’ll often stuff smaller items inside of shoes or sealed in ziplock bags and then wrapped in bundles of clothes. We haven’t had one break yet.
These variegated roses are from our garden (I don’t know the variety) and the fragrance is intoxicating.
Kelli from Parisian’s Pure Indulgence very kindly sent me several of her organic skincare products to try. My favorite so far is this antioxidant night cream, which not only moisturizes, but also feels very cooling and soothing going on. It does have a little bit of fragrance, but it’s calming and natural smelling.
Peaky Blinders is back! Season 3 is now available in the U.S. on Netflix. We’ve watched the first episode, and it’s compelling, though a little difficult to follow between the time jump and plot developments from the last season (this one picks up two years after Season 2) and the heavily accented dialog. The costumes and sets are fabulous, and I’m sure as with prior episodes, more will become clear as we get a few episodes in.
I’ll be out doing some Eyewear Research today with my good friend D. She always has the coolest specs, and knows the good shops. Can’t wait!