Month: January 2014

La belle Mèche………………………………..

So we finally decided to go for the Figue and Rhubarb scented candle from ‘La Belle Meche’ ! It wasnt easy deciding which candle to go for as there are 12 original and inspiring scents to choose from.

Each candle is made from 100% vegetable wax and is MADE IN FRANCE – (handmade in the South of France and that is why they are a bit expensive ! I decided to treat myself though ).  Each candle will burn for up to 50 hours and our Figue and Rhubarbe candle has brought a wonderfully light and delicate fragrance to our living room.

When the candle has finished burning the outer glass casing can be reused as a drinking glass – Love to reuse and recycle !

Now I am looking back at La Belle Mèche website as I write this blog post, I think if I buy another candle in the future I would go for the Peppery Ceder wood  scent !

Have a look at the lovely La belle Mèche boutique to see more lovely candles from France !

New In: Feiyue x Milk on the Rocks SS14

Following the success of their previous collaboration, Feiyue and Milk on the Rocks teamed up again to launch these super original and stylish Leopard sneakers for children. If you liked the Feiyue tigre then the Feiyue Rock Leopard will be right up your street !

These fantastic Feiyue shoes have the image of a roaring leopards head printed on the oversize tongue.  The leopard print runs down the front of these sneakers while a bright neon trim edge provides a cool finishing detail.

The shoes come with both plain white laces or leopard print laces (I like the leopard print ones personally) The shoes go up to size 35 so we have more than a few disappointed adults here in the office :-)

Have a look at these fun shoes here – Feiyue Leopard childrens shoes

It's time for a GIVEAWAY !……………………………..

Our first giveaway of 2014 is a real cracker ! We have teamed up with French designers ZU, Rose Minuscule and My Lovely Thing.  One person will win a the lovely Marcel bear poster and set of 4 vintage bear postcards with envelopes from ZU, the delicate handmade decorative doll from Rose Minuscule plus a limited edition signed print ‘Douceur de Printemps’ from My Lovely Thing.

So how do you enter to have a chance of winning this group of prizes ?

1.  LIKE the French Blossom Facebook Page  ~ here ~
2. Leave us a comment below

For an extra chance to win

3. Join us on Instagram (here) or Twitter (here) and hashtag #coucoursFB


The contest will end on Sunday 26th January and the lucky winner will be announced on Monday the 27th January.

Louise Misha Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Coming soon…………

We will shortly be receiving the new Spring/ Summer collection from French childrens designer Louise Misha !   Above are just a few exciting pieces from the collection.  Filled with light pastel colours and fun delicate patterns, this collection from the Parisian based designers is a must have for any little girls wardrobe.  Stay tuned as we will let you know as soon as the collection arrives at French Blossom !

UK storms ! Rough seas and ferocious waves ……………….

We took these photos over Christmas during our holidays in Wales.  The ferocity of the waves as they broke over the lighthouse and breakwater was quite something to see !  It was hard to stand up as the freezing winds were literally blowing us off our feet.  Foam was flying from the sea so much it looked like snow and peoples faces were bright red with the cold even though we were all wrapped up with hats, scarves and gloves.

It was definitely worth being at the seafront to witness some of these really spectacular waves!

The lighthouse in these photographs was the last in the UK to be powered by coal and gas and is over 150 years old.  Even though it stands several metres tall, it’s completely dwarfed by some of these waves.

Its Epiphany! What is traditional today here in France?…………

In Northern France the tradition today is to eat what is called a ‘Galette de Rois’.  This sweet treat is a crusty pastry filled with frangipane flavoured with almonds.  Tradition has the youngest person at the table cut the cake and then serve it to the others.

One lucky person will find a little gift in their slice!  This little item is usually a small figure or object made from porcelain.  The person to find this figurine in their slice of galette is then pronounced the King and wears the paper crown !

Troizenfants – french clothing for babies and children…………

We created this little moodboard inspired by items from the Troizenfants Autumn/Winter clothing collection.  As well as some really adorable baby dungarees and girls dresses, we love the super little winter hats, scarves and bags.

Founded in 2004 by Valérie et Virginie, this French brand for babies and children is based in Paris.  With simple yet elegant designs each piece is stylish yet practical !

Discover the Troizenfants collection here – Troizenfants

Chocolate covered almonds, Yummy !……………………

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to try to eat less chocolate !  Its only the 1sty of January and I have a problem, I just opened up a box of almonds covered in rich delicious chocolate and dusted in cocoa (a Christmas present from mum).  I think these really have to be one of my favourite sweet treats!

One of the only problems with the internet is that I just cant tell you how good these taste.

The brand is called Charbonnel et Walker and was established in 1875.  It seems the Queen of England even puts seal of approval on them as there is a little crest on the box ‘By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen’.

Happy New Year everyone !