It's not too late to send our French Christmas Box to your loved ones this Holiday Season. Choose shipping by Fedex and we will expedite your package, so that it arrives in just 2-3 days =)
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
They are back in stock! These adorable chocolate Sardines are a French favorite and are very popular in France around Christmas time. This package of 6 "like real" chocolate treats is a cute French gift that will delight all chocolate lovers.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
What happens at Halloween in France? A couple years ago, in the mid 1990's, Halloween came fully into the daylight. In stores all over Paris and France, counters had been covered with pumpkins, spider webs and witches, and French kids tried out a new custom: trick or treating.
However, after its initial impetus it gradually lost much of its attraction. The whole Halloween ritual never really caught on, and "la Toussaint" (All Saints Day) still remains the widely honored national holiday. All Saints Day, on November 1st, is deeply set in French minds, and many French families go to cemeteries with fresh flowers and tools to clean the graves and honor their dearly departed.
Of course, some bars and restaurants maintained their special Halloween nights, mostly in Paris, but "celebrating" Halloween in France remains very commercial. If you are looking for a spooky costume, some Halloween-style candy to give to trick or treaters, or even a fairly-sized pumpkin, you will really have to scout around!
Friday, October 4, 2013
Less is always more - simpler is always better. This could be a French motto. French women like neutral colors, staple clothes and basic items. You want to look French? Follow these 10 simple tips:
1- Use basic colors - black, beige, camel or white
2- Invest in quality - choose good quality basics that will last forever
3- Keep it simple - just one eye-popping accessory, that's it
4- Yes, jeans and sneakers (Bensimon or Converse style) are okay to wear everyday. Even for middle-aged women
5- Please, don't ever wear tennis shoes. Tennis shoes and sweat pants are a no-no - except if you are on your way to the gym or tennis court
6- Wear a scarf somewhere on your body - around your neck, your hair, your waist, or even tied to your purse
7- Pick a piece of jewerly for a stylish accent - a fancy bracelet or necklace, or earrings
8- A stylish, good quality leather purse will make a difference
9- Apply light make up - do not over do! French women never apply makeup with a heavy hand
10- Dress for your body type. Understand what shapes flatter your figure and stick with them. Always.
Inès de la Fressange, Paris style icon
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Our Summer Suprise Boxes were a success! They are now available to purchase online. Whether you prefer French BBQ or Provence accessories, take your pick and transition smoothly from summer to fall =)
"French BBQ" theme
"A Summer in Provence" theme
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Vivre Coté Sud (Living in the South) is a famous French Fair where hundreds of exhibitors meet under the Provence sun. We were there, in a beautiful and stylish environment...
Each booth decorated in its own style...
Great ambiance, in the bustling alleyways...
And we are now back with lots of ideas and new products =) Stay tuned!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Foutas are the ultimate fashion accessory in France. Classier than regular cotton throws, those wonderful Fouta towels (or footas) will decorate your patio or illuminate your interior with their vivid Provence colors. They can be used as towels for the pool, throws on a chair or couch, tablecloth or shawl, picnic blanket or sarong... This chic and lightweight accessory has it all!
We carry Fouta Towels in a variety of colors - check out our selection here!
Monday, May 27, 2013
Our catalog is constantly extending and we are working on sourcing new unique French items, as well as popular French Classics that are hard to find in the US. Check out our website regularly to find out more about our new products! And we now offer those great items by the case, at wholesale price with a $8 flat fee, so that you can stack up and save!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
We have just sourced for you those gorgeous soaps, handmade in the French Alps area. Danielle, the soap-maker, uses only natural products from her garden to make those unique soaps. Their delicate scents include Lavender, Honey, Vanilla, Pumpkin... and many more to come!
Monday, April 1, 2013
Our March Surprise Box is now available for purchase.
Our theme for March was Paris, and this adorable Paris Box contains 5 great Paris items:
- one Eiffel Tower replica, medium size
- 6 Paris coasters
- one Paris keychain
- 3 rubber stamps
- one Paris card holder
- 6 Paris coasters
- one Paris keychain
- 3 rubber stamps
- one Paris card holder
And you'll get free shipping for most countries =)
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Carambars have always been a French classic and one of the most popular French treats. Very convenient for goodie bags, they are also known for their "Blagues Carambars", a joke or riddle that is written on the inside of the wrapping.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Just sharing with you those paintings that we fell for recently. They feature trees, flowers and plants - especially mediterranean ones that can be found in Provence. The vivid colors, the somewhat naive design, along with the captions on most of them ("Le Figuier", "Arbre de Provence", Laurier", "Herbes de Provence"...) give them this unique touch that we absolutely loved.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
New at Saveur du Jour: a French Surprise Box... Imagine getting a box filled with authentic French products for a period of 6 months. One month would be Paris month, next would be French food month, next would be Provence month etc.Box? That's a surprise, so we won't tell you in advance! What we can tell you is that you will receive 3 to 5 authentic items from France, with a different theme every month.
How about offering a Subscription Box as a gift? This Surprise Box would be the perfect gift for any French fan. You will be given the option to add a personal message when you check out. You can even choose to add a different message for your recipient every month, we will take care of it for you!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
At Saveur du Jour, our team is constantly serching to offer the freshest must-have accessories that are typical of this famous French touch. Paris women love to wear chic and classic pieces of jewelry, but more and more of them enjoy relaxed accessories like trendy bracelet, cute rings and scarves that are easy to wear. That is why we created a new "Paris Fashion" category, with a great selection of those little accessories that look great and are fun to wear yet affordable. Check it out!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
If you are looking for a special way to celebrate Valentine's Day, how about a Paris themed evening for your sweetheart? Simpler than taking your loved one to Paris, try surprising him/her with a French romantic dinner, Parisian style.
The setting: French music, a French style dinner table with fine china and an Eiffel Tower Replica as centerpiece. Then, a 3 or 4 course meal: appetizer with Champagne, starter (how about a quick and easy mini quiche?), main course, then French bread and cheese. And, last but not least: a typical Paris dessert, like those delicates Parisian Macaroons... You can try making them with our recipe, or simply have them delivered right to your door on V-Day! The final French touch: set up the Macaroons in a pyramid shape and hide his/her present under them.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
January has been an exciting month in Provence, as Marseille and the region kicked off a year of festivities, with 400 cultural and artistic events (contemporary dance, music, plastic arts, theatre, exhibitions, street art, litterature, digital art, cinema, etc.). The official opening festivities which took place accross the region unveiled many astounding exhibits, such as this one (by Yayoi Kusama), in Aix en Provence: the huge sycamore trees along Cours Mirabeau (Aix' Champs Elysees) have been wrapped in a red and white polka-dotty fabric, giving this beautiful perspective that king Rene of Anjou seems to enjoy from his pedestal.