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Giveaway: My Stylish French Box “Holidays In Provence”

My Stylish French Box Giveaway (theme: Holidays In Provence). Details on how to enter at une femme d'un certain âge.

I’m so thrilled that Sharon Santoni of My French Country Home has offered one of her gorgeous My Stylish French Box subscription boxes to give away to one of you! The theme of the August box is “Holidays In Provence,” and it looks fabulous!

My Stylish French Box subscription box "Holidays In Provence" giveaway. Enter to win at une femme d'un certain âge.

Sharon kindly gifted me the premiere edition of My Stylish French Box earlier this year, and you can read my review of it here. It’s truly a special collection of unique items hand-picked by Sharon to bring a little bit of France to your doorstep.

Lifestyle blogger Susan B. reviews the first My Stylish French Box at une femme d'un certain age.

Each box includes 4 principal gifts and 4 small indulgences. I can’t wait to see what Sharon has chosen for this “Holidays In Provence” theme! These boxes also make fabulous gifts, and you save by subscribing for the full year.

farmhouse guest cottage in Normandy, details at une femme d'un certain age

French country cottage kitchen in Normandy, details at une femme d'un certain age

Last summer we had the pleasure of staying at Sharon’s guest cottage in Normandy for a few days, and it was really a delight. Sharon spent a day showing us around the area. We stopped at the local farmers’ market, some antique shops, and even did a little house hunting. It was a wonderful opportunity to experience the French country lifestyle firsthand!

How To Enter The My Stylish French Box Giveaway…

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  1. Adele Miller
    July 11, 2017 / 3:59 am

    I try to carry a little bit of French sensibility with me every day, whether it’s by using and wearing things that I love, or taking an extra few moments to enjoy the view, scent, sounds and tastes of my surroundings. Plus, I try to channel Audrey :~).

  2. sandydh
    July 11, 2017 / 4:17 am

    I don’t do it now but would love to. I’ve reached an age in my life in which I’m tired of always being practical and would like some indulgence around me. Thank you for the opportunity!

  3. Amy
    July 11, 2017 / 4:32 am

    It seems to me that the French influence, more than any other culture, has always captivated me. The language, cooking, fashion, decor, and lifestyle have a magical appeal!

  4. Jan Parker Gidman
    July 11, 2017 / 4:46 am

    My husband and I are currently practicing our French in preparation for our 30th anniversary trip to Montpellier and the south of France later this year! (I think we’re going to need a lot more practice 😉 ) I’ve always loved the French style in clothes, food, flowers etc – It makes me feel happy! 🙂

  5. Nancy
    July 11, 2017 / 4:51 am

    I am reading even more about France after a week in Provence and working on eating less/buying less but really loving what I do purchase be it food or clothing etc

  6. July 11, 2017 / 5:05 am

    Our home is basically an homage to Bonaparte’s summers in St. Trop and EnSues and winters in Paris. Lots of photos from his grandfather, Jacques Henri Lartigue and his dad Dany’s artwork. It’s very chill! This give away is epic!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  7. Carlin Miller
    July 11, 2017 / 5:05 am

    Lovely candles, bold lipstick.

  8. July 11, 2017 / 5:14 am

    A little piece of French country style in my Virginia country home would be such a treat! And Susan, I enjoy your style sensibilities! Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. July 11, 2017 / 5:15 am

    I love reading and watching films about France and the French, and all the little details that go into the outfits, food and decor to perfectly set off the larger parts!

  10. Bonnie
    July 11, 2017 / 5:21 am

    Each morning I awake in my antique french bed in a bedroom that I decorated to look like a boutique french hotel room. I then make myself a cafe au lait with my french press and add a tartine. Now I am ready to face the day…

  11. Catherine Shepard
    July 11, 2017 / 5:26 am

    Good food, flowers, experiencing peace vicariously through lovely blogs like both of yours!

  12. Susan D.
    July 11, 2017 / 5:32 am

    I collect French wire ware and find ways to use it in my kitchen and around our house.

  13. Amy
    July 11, 2017 / 5:36 am

    I enjoy my garden flowers and incorporate fresh French herbs into my cooking whenever I can!

  14. Mary Claire Salerno
    July 11, 2017 / 5:41 am

    Fresh roses in our bedroom, glasses of rose from Provence, framed water colors from the market in St. Remy. Among my favorite reminders of a beautiful time spent in a beautiful place.

  15. Bea
    July 11, 2017 / 5:53 am

    Simple elegance in fashion, beauty and home. Taking time to enjoy the day…flowers, meals and friends

  16. Rachel Creel
    July 11, 2017 / 5:54 am

    I try to eat higher quality foods and take the time to enjoy them slowly in order to savor the experience.

  17. Mary Claire Salerno
    July 11, 2017 / 5:59 am

    Fresh roses in my bedroom, glasses of Provence rose, framed water colors from the market in St. Remy. Daily reminders of a beautiful time spent in a beautiful place.

  18. Roberta S
    July 11, 2017 / 6:03 am

    Garden flowers, candles and herbs. They all add a little french touch to my home.

  19. Ann C Holloway
    July 11, 2017 / 6:27 am

    I try to surround myself with things that are both beautiful and useful.

  20. Tanya Rapacz
    July 11, 2017 / 6:35 am

    Now that it is summer, I find myself reaching for mariniere-inspired fashion daily, from my favorite navy-and-white swimsuit to my red-striped beach tote to my go-to cotton tops. Still looks fresh, at least to my eyes,

  21. Patricia
    July 11, 2017 / 6:37 am

    Fresh flowers and wonderful French candles!

  22. July 11, 2017 / 6:41 am

    Flowers in the house. Fresh food in the kitchen. “Learn to speak French” tapes in a drawer. (Hope springs eternal…)

  23. July 11, 2017 / 6:44 am

    I use the beautiful things–every day.

  24. July 11, 2017 / 6:52 am

    I am taking a French conversation course right now, in preparation for our next trip, but in the meantime I try to find moments in my day to sit (usually on the deck), relax and savour — the garden, the sunshine, a glass of wine, the sound of the birds….and every few days I enjoy just one small square of excellent chocolate, making it last as long as possible.

  25. July 11, 2017 / 6:54 am

    My house has the theme of Eiffel towers and seashells, not one room without both! I would love to start speaking French again but I live in southern Ca and must use my language studies on Spanish! I wish the French fought harder in Mexico!

  26. Gigi
    July 11, 2017 / 7:00 am

    I try to begin every morning by looking at a beautiful photo of Paris and I learn one new French word or phrase.

  27. Lynn
    July 11, 2017 / 7:03 am

    Fresh flowers!

  28. Julie
    July 11, 2017 / 7:06 am

    i am most influenced by the attitude of French women! My first trip to Europe I stayed in a small rural town on the Italian/ Swiss border. There was a French woman at breakfast each morning – she was dressed with care and style everyday – but her coolness was beyond any other woman there. She left an impression on me – OWN it! Dress like you love everything you are wearing! And never overdue it – jewelry, makeup, hair – but most of all enjoy yourself!

  29. July 11, 2017 / 7:19 am

    I would like go bring a little French back into my new home to bring me that much closer to France and the memories of enchanted Paris!

  30. Judith
    July 11, 2017 / 7:21 am

    “I am now in the land of corn, wine, oil, and sunshine. What more can man ask of heaven? If I should happen to die at Paris I will beg of you to send me here and have me exposed to the sun. I am sure it will bring me to life again.” Thomas Jefferson 1787

    [upon arriving in Aix-en-Provence and swooning at the beauty of the countryside, excellence of food, joy of wine, as reported by John Meacham]

    • Susan B
      July 11, 2017 / 7:28 am

      Wonderful quote!!

      • Stormy Smith
        July 11, 2017 / 8:15 am

        Read America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray for a lovely glimpse into the time Jefferson spent in France, much of it with his daughter.

  31. Joan
    July 11, 2017 / 7:37 am

    I’d really like to have a fresh French baguette every day, but instead, I love to have fresh flowers, and lovely soaps and candles!

  32. July 11, 2017 / 7:37 am

    I always have a little bit of French style in my home via fresh flowers! And I am currently teaching myself the art of French baking via a wonderful (700 page) cookbook on the subject!

  33. Leona Gale Fox
    July 11, 2017 / 7:47 am

    I cannot imagine anything more refreshing than having something French and lovely in my home. <3

  34. Cathy Gaudet
    July 11, 2017 / 7:50 am

    I try to do some French cooking, and always enjoy my wine!

  35. Tammy E
    July 11, 2017 / 7:53 am

    I love lavender, wine, cheese, and I would love to visit France one day.

  36. Charlene T
    July 11, 2017 / 8:06 am

    I use Occitane products to remind me of my trip to Paris. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  37. Stormy Smith
    July 11, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Sunday morning croissants and café creme with my husband of 39 years.

  38. July 11, 2017 / 8:14 am

    Our guest bath is called PARIS….we have a ” salle de bain” sign on the door, a street scene in Paris shower curtain, a Bonjour clock, an Eiffel Tower print and soap dispenser, a print of a can can dancer and one of Shakespeare and Co. – as well as a little sign that says “There’s no place like Paris”! We love it…and since that is where our linen closet for the home is we can often be heard saying “Do we have more shampoo…check in Paris!” Would love to win this gift…was in Provence last year and loved it all. Thanks for the chance !

  39. Maureen
    July 11, 2017 / 8:14 am

    I wash my bras by hand with lavender soap. Reminds me of our trip many years ago, to Grasse, France.

  40. Kirsi-Marja
    July 11, 2017 / 8:27 am

    l enjoy watching lovely pictures of french houses, gardens, far i have planted my first lavander in my carden and have tried some lovely french shower gels.

  41. July 11, 2017 / 8:32 am

    We came back two weeks ago from Paris. Now we are figuring out how that lovely trip shapes our cooking going forward. Added some of my souvenir herbes de Provence into our polenta last night. 🙂

  42. Soledad Garcia Mullin
    July 11, 2017 / 8:33 am

    I’m French, it’s a little OTT to leave a comment on how to add a little France to my life. But I totally forget that Susan is not French when I get immersed in her posts. Ce je ne sais quoi, which she has, does it every time. And le chic, naturally!

  43. Beth Cole
    July 11, 2017 / 8:50 am

    Surround myself with lavender!

  44. Suz
    July 11, 2017 / 8:50 am

    I have some French background, my mom is from Quebec and her family came over from Brittany, France pre 1700. I lived in Montreal for many years so I think I come by a lot of French habits naturally. I use savon de Marseille, Fleur de Sel, enjoy fresh flowers for the house. When having a dinner with friends, we always have a cheese course pre dessert and often enjoy our salad after the main course. We have travelled to Paris, Brittany, Normandy and Burgundy.
    I’ll stop here, but now that you have given me time to reflect, I might be more French than I think…..hahaha….
    Thank you Suz from Vancouver

  45. Susan C.
    July 11, 2017 / 9:05 am

    Incorporating a little bit of France in my everyday life: A croissant and coffee at breakfast, fresh farmers’ market-bought flowers for my home on a regular basis, using fine silverware cutlery (antique-shop find) everyday, wearing the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look with bold red lipstick and messily-styled hair. Love your blog, thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  46. July 11, 2017 / 9:21 am

    I’m trying to buy less, enjoy more. Slow down and savor. Take note of beautiful things anywhere. Thank you for this opportunity.

  47. July 11, 2017 / 9:24 am

    The French way of living intentionally permeates many areas of my life. I take time to cook fresh food, eat small portions but enjoy everything, take care of my body (I’m loving L’Occitane’s Almond Body Creme), and I teach beginning French at a local high school!
    Sharon’s blog is beautiful and I’ve followed her for a long time. One of her boxes would be a sensational treat!

  48. rita
    July 11, 2017 / 9:36 am

    French perfume… croissants…champagne…What more can I say!

  49. Nanette
    July 11, 2017 / 9:39 am

    French perfume every day!

  50. Liana
    July 11, 2017 / 9:42 am

    I try to buy or use fresh flowers on my dining room table and guest bathroom

  51. July 11, 2017 / 9:43 am

    I think everyone can use a little French in their life!

  52. Diane Bosch
    July 11, 2017 / 9:49 am

    I will be visiting France in September. Spending four days in the Normandy area and touring the Normandy Landing Beaches… Thank you for such an inspiring post on France. As I hang out in the Normandy area, I will be reminding myself of this post.
    Thats such a great quote by Thomas Jefferson. (From a previous reader.)
    I will be traveling through Europe with my husband and only a carry on. Your information for travel has really helped and inspired me. It’s been so much fun building a travel wardrobe.
    Thank you
    Diane from Palm Springs, California

  53. Karen Kurosky
    July 11, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I recently started following this blog a friend shared with me. France is one of the countries I definitely want to visit. I am starting to slow down and smell the roses as they say and trying to enjoy the simple things in life. I love looking at scenes of classic French homes and gardens with all the beautiful flowers. I am going to start following My French Country Home on Facebook and Pinterest. It all looks so lovely.

  54. Nancy McIlheran
    July 11, 2017 / 10:06 am

    I live a sensual lifestyle everyday by using all of my senses in everything I do. How it looks, how it feels, how it smells, how it sounds, and how it tastes. When I was in France several years ago I noticed that the pleasure of things…no matter how inconsequentialthese…is heighten by tapping into your senses. I use lavender diffusers, grow roses up an outside wall, cook French food, have an abundance of French linen finds, and listens to the sounds of Nature every single day. The combination of these things gives me a strong sense of calm in my life and pleasure in the smallest details.

  55. Liz Cherewan
    July 11, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Thank you (merci) for this opportunity. I can envision this gift touching each of my senses; from smelling the scent of a candle evoking joyous memories, to admiring beautiful art in awe and wonder, to the simple beautification of my small apartment. Liz from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  56. July 11, 2017 / 10:45 am

    I love to incorporate a bit of French sophistication in my home, and my means of doing so is by using Provence’s gift to the world – lavender! I grow it in pots and in our garden and bring the wands indoors, and whenever I can, purchase lavender-scented hand soaps, candles, laundry items, etc. I’m always transported to the French countryside whenever I smell lovely lavender!

  57. marsha calhoun
    July 11, 2017 / 10:52 am

    I recently returned from France, and have decided that beautiful yogurt must be a part of my day, with whatever perfect fruit is available, and a cup of strong coffee.

  58. Wanda Watkinsa
    July 11, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I so look forward to receiving my dose of French beauty whether it be flowers, horses, food and just the atmosphere it brings to mind.

  59. Deborah Lilly
    July 11, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I am happiest with fresh flowers, simply prepared, fresh food and a good bottle of wine. I just finished the wonderful The Little Paris Bookshop and was transported to some lush and lovely areas of France.

  60. Sharon King
    July 11, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    I am just beginning my journey to French Country Style. I bought a comforter with a beautiful grey floral design that I saw in a magazine. I have a little tray with a picture of the Eiffel Tower that makes me smile every time I see it. There’s a peace about French Country that I just enjoy so much and I’m looking forward to incorporating more of it in my life!

  61. July 11, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    I try to have a bit of their style and pared down ideas of femininity (a strong lip, but not a full done face or pairing a girly skirt with a button down etc.)

  62. July 11, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Parisian friend with Alzheimer Husband: I would love to give this gift box to my friend and condo neighbor three doors down – Husband has descended far enough into the disease that she can no longer travel back to Paris, yet he is not yet ready to move into a care facility. She is doing an excellent job in a very emotionally turbulent environment but is depressed. This would cheer her up. I follow you daily, love your blog and use it often. Thanks for this opportunity. Sharon

  63. July 11, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Here in Auckland New Zealand a touch of French Country suits our style, climate, cuisine and way of life. I work for a French inspired clothing company and love the opportunity to share the characteristic design and unique elegance with other women. My next trip to Europe will again include a trip to southern France to sytay with my cousins in their holiday home there. A treat indeed!

  64. Cathy
    July 11, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    Love this site and so happy to be part of it all! Crazy about anything French from decor to food to people! Tres Jolie blog

  65. Wendelah
    July 11, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    “Leave a comment on this post, and tell us how you like to incorporate a little bit of the French lifestyle into your everyday life.”

    I eat stinky cheese and good bread and drink wine, at least occasionally.

  66. Nicole
    July 11, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    I love to use my blue and white dishes that daily remind me of my French upbringing (and collected for me by my mother). I am reminded each time I smell French lilacs, make my mother’s crêpe recipe or watch a French movie!

  67. July 11, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    I love the French ethos of valuing the everyday, and filling everyday with things that matter – too often we rush and just don’t notice the little things around us. I intend to use the perfume hidden away, wear the jewellery I keep in the box and just appreciate the extraordinary ordinary.

  68. July 11, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I have lavender bushes, roses and foxgloves in my garden and I find the flowers remind me of lovely times spent in the french countryside, especially the lavender which I harvest and dry and makeup french printed lavender bags to keep the moths away from woollens. Somehow the lavender recalls beautiful memories.

  69. Deb
    July 11, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I’ve just started incorporating the French lifestyle into mine.

  70. Colleen
    July 11, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    i love the beauty and simplicity of lifestyle.

  71. Sharon A
    July 11, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    My French moment is sitting in a cafe enjoying a latte, taking time to savour and do a spot of people watching ☕️

  72. Amy
    July 11, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Over the last year I have incorporated a more French sensibility in the way I live – more cooking a home with fresh food, when I buy clothes I buy fewer and better quality and in general try to adopt a more French way of living.

  73. Janet
    July 11, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    I love the charm of French style and incorporate it through displaying the black and white photos I took during my too brief stay in Paris. I occasionally have a go at baking French breads and desserts, but not in the summer, that’s a fall/winter indulgence!

  74. Jean S
    July 11, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    Everyone’s responses are lovely, but I eat French macarons whenever I can get them!

  75. Marsi
    July 11, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    French perfume, bright lipstick, nice shoes and bag, good tea in a bone china cup, and making space in my day for leisure and pleasure.

  76. Phyllis Hughes
    July 11, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    To me the French lifestyle is one of beauty, elegance and simplicity. That is what I would love to have in my life.

  77. Madame Tut
    July 11, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    I try to make my daily list and my journal entries in French.

  78. Julie Walker
    July 11, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Growing fragrant lavender in my garden and making tiny bouquets all over the house for that perfect French scent.

  79. Caroline
    July 11, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    For a few weeks right now we’re watching the Tour de France which (intermittently) gives wonderful views of the French countryside. One of my favorite ways to incorporate France into my life is to read French mysteries, especially ones set in cities or regions that I know well.

  80. July 11, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I’ve recently discovered your lovely blog. I’m a California beach baby (in my 60’s) who moved to the Seattle area 2 years ago. I love having your SoCal connection. I’ve always enjoyed and admired the French culture, style, food and sensibility. A bit of France is always incorporated into my home decor. Such a beautiful country and culture.

  81. Joana
    July 11, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Lots of French movies. They are my favorite and I own a lot!

  82. Emily
    July 11, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I try to carry myself like French women do. Tall, proud, confident, self assured.
    When I travelled to France 2 years ago, I was in awe of the women- so beautiful, sophisticated, gorgeous.

  83. karen morin
    July 11, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    I went to France several times many years ago and have been fascinated with it ever since. I love the way French women carry themselves and dress!! I love the history and beauty of France! I love French food and French wine too!!

  84. Kim Akey
    July 12, 2017 / 3:32 am

    I love to be surrounded with candles and flowers. I have a painting of a french cafe hanging in my guest room. It reminds me of my trip to Paris. I love wearing Chanel No 5, striped tops and berets. Smelling fresh cut Lavender brings visions of the French countryside to mind. The charm of the Eiffel Tower, reminds me of the views of the city as I walked around the iconic structure! J’adore Paris!

  85. Charlotte Broome
    July 12, 2017 / 4:45 am

    I have long admired the French approach to life – paying attention to the small details that make eating and getting dressed so enjoyable.

  86. Belinda Manley
    July 12, 2017 / 5:15 am

    Lavender is the scent of my home,closet sachets,room spray

  87. Bilqees Bano
    July 12, 2017 / 5:42 am

    to be honest .. I don’t do it yet but i really want to <3

  88. Elizabeth
    July 12, 2017 / 6:20 am

    I keep a French euro coin and a business card from a beach club in Nice in my purse.

  89. Jenifer
    July 12, 2017 / 7:41 am

    I had been to Nice two years ago briefly (which I loved) and then decided to go to Paris last summer. I am completely in love. I don’t know what I thought it would be like but I didn’t think I would be so blown away by it. It was transformative, like I found a piece of my soul over there. I travelled alone so had lots of time to sit and watch and think. What I try to do every day is remember my confidence. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the “French style” and what I came away with is that the best thing women wear is confidence. it makes every outfit look fabulous! Be confident in who you are and what you are wearing, and even in where you are going. I so miss France and can’t wait to go back.

  90. July 12, 2017 / 8:53 am

    Moi? Je suis une étudiante française. Je prends des leçons chaque semaine!

  91. Christina L Magueyal
    July 12, 2017 / 9:15 am

    Bonjour! I’ve been a Francophile since I was a teenager. Finally, at 48, I visited my beloved Paris (in May). Joie de vivre is right! Since visiting, I’ve been able to think about nothing else. The biggest lesson I learned and one I live everyday now is, don’t take myself so seriously! Just be and enjoy the moment. From the hot cup of tea in the middle of the day while listening to French music on Pandora at work to simple details in my wardrobe and home. Calgon, take me away and take me away to Paris! Everything is just better when it comes from France – soap, tea, bread, books, art, clothes …
    I really enjoy your social media accounts!

  92. Mireille
    July 12, 2017 / 9:58 am

    I actually grew up in France and have vacationed in Provence a couple of times. I love my French soaps and like incorporate some French country style through framed prints. Planning a family trip back in a couple of years so will have to bring back some small things to add to my decor. Been following your blog for the last 6 months or so

  93. P T
    July 12, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    I open my freezer every day and gaze longingly at my frozen croissants.

    • Susan B
      July 12, 2017 / 12:49 pm


      • Shirley Campeau
        July 15, 2017 / 6:29 pm

        My husband is French so that says it all. I enjoy your blog very much – Thank you.

  94. Chrissy
    July 12, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    I incorporated a french theme in my bedroom. Love your blog Susan.

  95. Sandra
    July 12, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    J’aime bien la France ! Et votre blog aussi !

  96. Barbara
    July 12, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Love reading your blog. I’m married to a French man and love listening to his accent daily. I use my mother-in-law’s French dishes and silverware when we entertain. Makes a beau table.

  97. July 12, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Simple-I surround myself with beauty, delicious scents , music and art.

  98. Fee Browne
    July 12, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    We use our French dining table for each meal, setting it with the beautiful silverware and dishes bought on our trips.

  99. Marian
    July 12, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    When I first became fascinated with all things French I thought that shopping with a market basket, mastering the art of French cooking, and becoming a devotee to good skin care would kick start my transformation. I soon discovered that I was missing the ” je ne sais quoi ” – that certain, inexplicable something that can only come from within. Now I approach each day with joie de vivre; living mindfully and taking pleasure in the beauty of every day life.

  100. Kim
    July 12, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    I’m trying to learn French as I plan to celebrate my 60th birthday in Paris. Plus, I have my French blogs I read and I am working towards more francophile things: great cheeses, simple food, great friends.

  101. Kathleen
    July 12, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Love your blog!
    Thinking of our trip to Paris a couple of years ago, our visit to Giverny was a highlight
    Fresh flowers, croissants & lattes,Chanel No 5 and slim black ankle pants!

  102. Nasimeh t
    July 12, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Enjoying a croissant with butter and jam, of course 😉

  103. Debra
    July 12, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Wine and lavender. Need I say more?

  104. Nancy H
    July 12, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Lavender! I use lotion everyday and think of my last visit to Provence and my upcoming trip to Normandy in September.

  105. Lori
    July 13, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Fresh food, fresh flowers…. and enjoy simple things!

  106. July 13, 2017 / 8:39 am

    I have a small lavender farm in Washington State on Vashon Island- my little Provence heaven. I love all things French and especially Provence.

  107. Sarah
    July 13, 2017 / 9:29 am

    I’ve started incorporating French style into my life by wearing only things that I love and which make me feel put together. I’m following trends less often in favor of time-tested favorites 🙂

  108. Dennis Bales
    July 13, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    My scents of lavender with soap, body spray, lavender filled bags remind me of my many trips to Provence.

  109. Lenka
    July 13, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Yes it´s true I am a real commercial girl. Nothing makes me feel more French than put on some Chanel and wear chic clothes. But after loving and reading blogs and books about French culture I realized that I subconsciously found my joie de vivre in my small walks in the nature, cooking my homemade meals, talking with my family and finding a peaceful time for me.

  110. Den
    July 13, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Lemon verbena!

  111. Donna
    July 14, 2017 / 5:07 am

    Lavender sachets in every drawer, lavender linen spray, lavender essential oils, dried lavender in a small vase… constant, daily reminders of time spent in the French countryside. I eagerly anticipate my French blogs and yours , of course, to help round out my wardrobe sensibilities. I’m not there yet, but am working hard at channeling my inner Coco!

  112. Chicki Atwell
    July 14, 2017 / 6:41 am

    I sleep in my antique French bed with French nightstands. And use my fine sterling flatware and fine crystal glasses daily as a treat to me! I live alone so I do indulge myself with the lovelies I’ve saved my entire life!!! And next is a river cruise across Europe!

  113. Mechele
    July 14, 2017 / 7:24 am

    Fresh flowers!

  114. July 14, 2017 / 7:37 am

    With my morning Kusmi tea, Bouquet de Fleurs, a lovely floral earl grey.

  115. Kathy
    July 14, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Gorgeous flowers, great wine, and an overall rustic yet refined decor!

  116. Valéria Chociai
    July 14, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I guess the GPS was wrong when I was delivered, because I feel I´m totally French ( Parisian, in fact… ), although I´m Brazilian on my Passport… I love the culture, behaviour, gastronomy… but guess what? Exactly in the wardrobe is where I´m more French! Not that I´m that blasè, but with them I´ve learned how to figure out a very smart, kind of elegant and not full of useless stuff wardrobe. And that´s exactly what I feel it´s the idea of this blog that I admire the most when fashion and style is the subject, even not being at that certain âge yet. Beauty, comfort, style and joy are for all of us! Congratulations for the wonderful blog, for introducing me to amazing French Kande and now to this cute place to stay next time I go to Normandy! Hope it´s soon!

  117. Nicole Ackerman
    July 14, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    I love to try to cook an authentic French meal every once in awhile!

  118. Patti Cichon
    July 14, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I try to incorporate a little France through cooking – I loved the way they served a little salad with breakfast in Normandy, and I try to do that too. Also, I am scouring window manufacturers for those French tilt & turn windows!

  119. July 14, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I try to have fresh flowers on my table every day, which I imagine is what it looks like in a French cottage!

  120. July 14, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Having lived in Paris for a year several years ago, we have many ways of incorporating a little bit of France into our daily lives, but my current favorite is the pot of lavender I have growing on our front porch. I love to sink into our comfy, cushioned chairs there with un verre de vin, enjoying the warm sunshine, the gentle breeze, the aroma of lavender, the lovely flowers blooming in the jardin, and hearing the sounds of my children and the neighborhood friends playing at the park across the street. It’s especially good with a wonderful book–like the one I just finished, “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr, about France during la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. I dream of returning every day.

  121. Nicole Kowalski
    July 15, 2017 / 1:12 am

    Lavender throughout the house, “backyard bouquets,” good wine and my St. James tee that I wear every other day. Great, fresh food on beautiful platters!

  122. Jane Nash
    July 15, 2017 / 1:53 am

    I fell in love with France when we visited Versailles a few years ago. It was for a wedding, which was the epitome of French chic. I loved everything about our visit. We went back the next year and skimmed the surface of Paris. But it was the images of Versailles and emerging myself in French life for a little while that have stayed with me. I need to go back! Fresh flowers indoors, a rambling garden, lavender, French cooking, appreciating life, I try to do all that x

  123. July 15, 2017 / 5:56 am

    I love France, when doing anything I try to have the joie de vivre they do!

  124. Denise L
    July 15, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I eat croissants as often as possible!

  125. Kate
    July 16, 2017 / 4:46 am

    It is the “joie de vivre” of the French which I try to aspire to during the daily routine. Just little things such as the fragrance or even color of lavender can uplift one and quickly make one feel special!

  126. janb37
    July 16, 2017 / 6:13 am

    Lavender everything! I embrace fresh whole foods, simply prepared and enjoyed over a glass of wine and conversation with my husband. And I incorporate simple small indulgences in my life and at least one bouquet of fresh flowers in my kitchen. In my wardrobe, less
    Is more.

  127. JulieAW
    July 16, 2017 / 6:32 am

    I wear floral scented body lotion every day. It makes my skin feel great and is a good way to start the day.

  128. Laura W.
    July 16, 2017 / 8:02 am

    Sunflowers, Lavender and chilled Rose’ were everywhere in Provence last year when I had the good fortune, good sense, and close proximity to visit. Bringing home a bounty of soaps, olive oils, lavender products, linens, etc was one way I could keep a little bit of France lingering in our home. Since then, we have also planted several French lavender plants right outside the front door. Maybe one day I will plant an entire field… When we moved to Colorado last summer I was searching for cooking classes that helped me with this new high-elevation issue. Who did I find but a French-born cooking teacher. No kidding, and she is originally from Lyon! And now I can make real baguette! I try to walk more than before, cook a few simple French dishes, rarely hesitate to uncork a bottle of French wine (ours were mostly from Alsace), have a new appreciation for good cheeses, read “France” magazine longingly, and keep my photos and memories of our trips to France so close to my heart. Our travels really were life-changing. Oh how I miss it…

  129. Frances Tauber
    July 16, 2017 / 8:04 am

    I have had the opportunity to shop in French markets, cook in a few French kitchens and linger at table with friends. Each day is a gift – share it with loved ones and take time to enjoy your own company.

  130. Maureen
    July 16, 2017 / 8:06 am

    I love to use lavender scented soap and sachets. Love the occasional croissant and cheese. My goals is to have something blooming in the garden to bring inside all spring summer and fall. I am enjoying all the comments!

  131. July 16, 2017 / 10:31 am

    My name is Claudette. So every time some one says my name, how can I not think of the France?

  132. Carletta K. Stevenson
    July 16, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    My mother was born in Nancy and was a teenager in Paris during WWII. Being raised by a French mother taught me a lot about the culture, food, and history of France. The stories that she told fueled my imagination and love for the country, language, and all things French.

  133. KristineB
    July 16, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Always wearing a delicious fragrance!

  134. manda
    July 17, 2017 / 11:54 am

    I have a butter dish that says “beurre” 🙂

  135. Judy Biddy
    August 9, 2017 / 4:37 am

    I have always wanted to go to France. Having four kids and working all of the time put that dream out of reach. A car accident for my son put it permanently out of my reach. BUT, that has not stopped me from doing French things–buying wine,, parfum, handbags and CDs that are all made in France help me feel like I have almost made it there!

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