Thursday, December 25, 2008

La France quelque part, partout

France anywhere, everywhere or what to buy a Francophile wherever you are for wherever they are... for New Year's.

Here's a selection of four of my favorite "French" things in no particular order:

Paris dans un sac
Pick up "Paris in a bag" from the japanese store Muji. These cute wooden blocks lets you set up your own mini Paris.

La tour eiffel emporte-pièce
Add a parisian flair to this year's seasonal cookies with the Eiffel Tower cookie cutter from Sur la Table.

Coffret parfumé
Let Estéban perfume your home with their scented boxes. Each box contain different scented materials (ceramic, glass, metal, cedar, stones) in beautiful shapes and colors. My favourite of the moments are Aube irisée and Esprit de thé.

Les premiers jours par Eglal Errera et Marjane Satrapi
The Iranian and French graphic novelist of Persepolis fame, Marjane Satrapi is also an illustrator. Her illustrations drew me to Errera's book, The First Days. Errera's heroine Rebecca emigrates from Egypt to France as he did.

Joyeux Noel! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas.
Sing-a-long: Vive le vent (Jingle Bells)

La photo: En route à Harlem, New York. Décembre 2008.

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