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French inspired fall baking & entertaining

fall entertaining table settings

French inspired fall baking & entertaining

Cool weather and beautiful fall colors are rolling in which make us crave the warmth of sweet and savory breads baking in the oven, gorgeous fall tablescapes, gathering with friends and family over the holidays and heartfelt creative gift-giving. Do it all in {French} style this season with our vibrant, festive striped napkins and matching table linens.  Each set of four striped napkins or eight cocktail napkins arrives in an authentic all-natural and reusable aspen baking mould with parchment paper by Panibois, perfect for gift giving and ready for your favorite fall bread and cake recipes, or try this recipe for savory French olive bread! This savory bread studded...

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A little spring cleaning and coloring…

A little spring cleaning and coloring…

 We love springtime at home.  We have been out planting, pruning, cleaning and getting ready to live outside.  Our patio becomes our living room for the summer.  So our Fermob patio furniture is ready to entertain all season long.  The vibrant colors, the easy to maintain finishes and the sturdiness of the materials make our patios chic, happy and always ready for an impromptu party or a casual dinner.  

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French Apéritif Time

French Apéritif Time

The weather is starting to change here in Santa Fe.  The air is crisp and the smell of burning wood fills the morning air.  Makes us start thinking about staying home, being cozy around the fireplace and entertaining during the upcoming holidays.  We are going to fill our home with our favorite stripes this year from Bon Marché.  The colors are rich and deep and create a sense of warmth and sophistication to our holiday decorations.  One thing that we use all the time is our fun cocktail napkins.  They are the perfect size to serve with appertif (the French...

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A Taste Test Worth Talking About (Banyuls–Sur-Mer)

A Taste Test Worth Talking About (Banyuls–Sur-Mer)

Now I know this comes as no surprise, my love for things of quality that is, but I couldn’t resist tasting my way through the quaint village of Banyuls–sur–Mer. Departing from its neighboring village of Collioure, Banyuls is known for their vineyards along the mountains that touch into the sea! So every grape is kissed by the salty air and sea breezes. Magnifique!! You may be familiar with this coastal village through our vibrant red, orange and blue striped fabric named after this very village, and I can assure you this pattern is one that reflects accurately. Even the grapes...

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Along The Rolling Foothills

Along The Rolling Foothills

Picture the rolling hills in the Catalan Pyrénées – how gorgeous my trip to Collioure has been. A village lying on the Mediterranean in the south of France is completely idyllic for me. I was able to have the best of both worlds being only 15 miles from the Spanish border - oh the color, the life and culture! Truly a postcard perfect village in between the rolling hills of the Pyrénées, and as I stand at the foothills looking into this tiny village I can see why the beautiful stripes of Bon Marché’s fabric Collioure is named after such...

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