Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sea Glass and Sunlight

Summer’s dazzling palette of azure blue, aqua and shimmering sea glass ~ seductively bathed in sunlight, always paints an intoxicating picture.
When you see these brilliant water colours set against dramatic sunsets, sandy beaches and frothy sea foam, you can’t help but be awe-struck.
Of course, we chose aquas and turquoise as our featured hues to spotlight in the shop this summer.
From decorative accessories and accent pieces to furnishings and décor ~ we have coastal chic in abundance for le maison et le jardin.
Come on in and soak us up ~ by the sea, by the sea.
Fabulous finds arrive daily!

Countdown to Claudia Strasser ~
We have both her books in stock for you!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Letter Perfect!

The age-old art of elegant hand-lettering and creating elaborate monograms has been reclaimed and perfected by our in-house, artistic genius,
Karen Lampard of Café Paperie.
She has started a gorgeous line of products (that are growing!) that can be customized for you, your home and weddings that all have an elegant,
old world, Gatsby-esque look and feel to them.
A modern day line that beautifully represents and re-invents ~
  La Belle Epoque.
And there’s more to come!...
All will be unveiled at our
18th Anniversary Soiree on Saturday, September 28th.
that celebrates all things French ~
featuring Claudia Strasser!
Don't forget to mark your calendars!  
Here's a sampling of what's in store right now.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

She’s The Toast of Paris!

The countdown has begun to Claudia Strasser’s arrival here for our 18th anniversary soiree on
Saturday, September 28th!
Parlez - Vous EXCITED?
Claudia fell in love with the Parisian way of life years ago and
parlayed that love into a thriving industry that has included her famous New York shop, custom furniture design and manufacturing, the creation of the first mobile phone app to navigate the Parisian flea markets (“Keys To The Fleas”) and her wildly famous ~ customized shopping tours to Paris!
A seasoned travel expert, she’s been studying the lay of the land in Paris for decades learning the ins and outs of savvy shopping, best kept trade secrets, dealer markets, warehouses and container shipping. She was recently featured escorting the co-owner of One King’s Lane on a private Parisian shopping trip. (Check out the video on One King’s Lane ~ it’s swoon-worthy!)
She's the uber go-to girl on everything Paris and has just published her long-awaited second book,
Paris Flea Market Style.
Already going into its second printing and back-ordered on Amazon, this book has Claudia’s legions of fans (especially us!) ecstatic with its 100’s of photos, (all photographed by her) that takes readers on a magnifique tour throughout Paris and all the Parisian flea markets. We have this book in stock for you!
See the glowing book reviews in the July issue of
San Diego Home and Garden Magazine and the August issue of Romantic Homes.
We are so honored to be her
only California book-signing stop!
Come and meet Claudia on Saturday, September 28th for a celebration of all things French, romantique and timeless!
Passports Are Optional ~
Free Flowing, Lavender-Infused, French Champagne Is ~ Mandatory!
Mark Your Calendars!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cabana Chic

We love the look of black and white stripes!
So tres Francais.
Come see all of our summer stripes now on display.

Count down to Claudia Strasser!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Easy Breezy

It’s beautiful here on the coast with those cool, salt air breezes all day ~ picture perfect weather to soak up and savor every minute of this shimmering, glimmering summer.
Come in for a splash of our unique seaside accoutrements ~
there’s everything you need, both petite and grande, to add the sizzle to your maison et jardin.
Whether your home is on the coast or you want to put the coast in your home ~ we have beaucoup summer splendor, set up and ready ~ to go.
Come visit us ~ by the sea, by the sea.
Heureux 4th de Juillet!

Countdown to Claudia Strasser!