As a regular feature on this site, we plan to post brief information about some of our favorites in France and in the States: talented people, beautiful shops, our picks for places to grab a bite or raise glass, and lovely boutique hotels which we discover. Allons-y!
Octobre, 2022 October, 2022
B. Stuyvesant Champagne
From elegant, sophisticated bottling to visually-pleasing effervescence and crisp, satisfying flavors, B. Stuyvesant champagnes are instant winners. Whether you be a seasoned champagne officionada or a first-time sampler of these French jewels, B. Stuyvesant champagnes hold their own against some of the finest established labels we know. Created and produced in Epernay, France, under the aegis of a true champagne lover, New Yorker Marvina Robinson, her inventory list runs from the dryer bruts to blanc de blancs and demi-secs, as well as rosés. Our recent informal Folie tasting event drew rave reviews for the Grande Réserve and Rosé Prestige.***
We look forward to adding B. Stuyvesant labels to our personal wine cellars for autumn entertaining and “just because!” We encourage you to do the same!
*** See Le Style Iconique—Autumn for more on Robinson and the story of B. Stuyvesant Champagne.
World Food Paris, Heritage Recipes for Classic Home Cooking by James Oseland with Jenna Leigh Evans
One of my favorite gifts from a dear friend, this book is chock-full of recipes, shopping tips, and superb photographs of the incredible food scene of Paris. You’ll find detailed “how-tos” from French home cooks, and you’ll discover restaurants and bakeries frequented by Parisian culinary devotees. We love the visuals and explanations of the various types of French breads, cheeses, wines and even salad ingredients! Keep this book in your kitchen as a reference for menu selections, ingredients, and gorgeous presentations.
From the dinner table to the picnic table to your personal spaces, antique French linens never fail to add a touch of elegance and charm to your décor. As simple as boudoir cushions on your bed or chaise longue, or cocktail/tea napkins at your next afternoon gathering, antique linens help set the stage for a true one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests. Visit the website of our favorite spot for antique French treasures in fine linen and cotton, La Boutique de Francine in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the heart of Provence.