Friday, December 9, 2011

Our Pop Up Shop

The pop up shop was held at this beautiful home in Highland Park Texas
Dining room table stocked with linens
Absinthe glasses with their silver spoons containing sugar cubes which the absinthe passes through
We served individual bottles of champagne sipped through red/white striped straws
Gorgeous old cutting boards
Lovely old jam jars and ancient keys
Fun enamelware
Old wine and beer bottles and glasses
Chateau linens
Old grain sack upholstered chair
Grain sack cushions and chateau sheets
Antique grain sack pillows

Last weekend was a very exciting time for me. We had our first pop up shop to introduce French Vintage Home to friends and family in Dallas. We had a record turnout at the house we used on Lakeside, the most prestigious street in Dallas.

The sale was a huge success and people seemed to love the things I brought back from the brocantes (flea markets ) in the Perigord region of France where I have my home.

We sold lots of kitchen towels, Quimper pottery, cutting boards, pillows and more.

Our website isn't quite ready but when it is you can click on and see all the treasures.

Above are pictures of the event. My partner Laura did a beautiful job of styling the merchandise. I hope you enjoy.

A bientôt,

Monday, October 31, 2011


Here he is in full dress

Dinner the last night
I enjoyed a bit myself
The Grand Master
Chris, Liz and their guests
Yum Yum tasting vintages from 2000-2011
Barrels of Chablis
At the wine cellar of Lynn
Banquet celebrating Chris Watson
Gulp, gulp, gulp.....
Wine tastings took place in these kiosks

What a wonderful weekend I just had celebrating with Chris Watson and his family and friends. A fabulous time was had by all.
A Bientot

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Week in Biarritz

Yummy club sandwiches at Blue Cargo

Gorgeous Donia, my friend for 30 years

Another beautiful friend, Jackie

Getting ready for the first big bite

Crowded restaurant in the sun

A few people on the beach

More friends at the Blue Cargo, Nicole and FaFa.

Nicole spotting us when we arrived

Even Skye had a few friends to play with. Here she is with Toutee, Jackie's dog

Perfect, isn't it?

I just returned from a week in Biarritz and it's surroundings. It's an amazing beautiful place with all things wonderful. Sun, Sea and Beauty.

First night I had dinner with my friend Donia and her lovely daughter and granddaughters. We had great organic pizza, yum!!!

The next day we went to St. Jean de Luz a beautiful seaside resort area with lots and lots of tourists including us. On the way there we stopped at the beautifully chic Blue Cargo restaurant to meet up with friends and enjoy the absolute best club sandwich. The restaurant is located on the beach and is full of gorgeous people and their dogs. Skye had a wonderful time. So did I.

We went to San Sebastian Spain the next day for lots of tapas and wine. Of course, we included shopping as you cannot go to Spain and not stop at the Frontera to grab some bargains.

I thought I would get a good rest from the hugely popular social life here in the Perigord but lo and behold I continued doing all the same things near the sea. La bonne vie.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Parties, Parties, Parties

Beautiful airshow for our Italian family lunch

Assortment of Ottolenghi salads

A Table

Good friends

Sunny day for family lunch

French chef for Australian barbecue

Lovely lamb chops

Ready to eat

I brought Proseco which all seemed to enjoy

Beautiful gift of blue flowers

I made some good old American donuts, yummy!!!!!

August is the month for parties here in the Perigord. Just this week I went to an evening lakeside picnic, an Italian family lunch and an Australian barbecue.
I would like to share some photos of the wonderful time I had at these fetes.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Les Source de Caudalie Martillac France
A tribute to the grape
Menu for Le Table du Lavoir
Menu for Le Grand Vigne
Beautiful Peppers stuffed with creamy potato fish filling
Gorgeous cup of coffee
Heirloom tomato salad
Platter of charcuterie
Wildflowers wherever you look
Entrance to the Spa
Rain, rain go away so the guests can come out and play
Lunch overlooking the lake
Swan couple in the lake
One of the beautiful houses with guest rooms
Guest cottage
Cottage where my room was located
Caudalie is located on the grounds of the Chateau Smith- Haut Lafite a grand cru vineyard.

There is no more beautiful spot than Les Sources de Caudalie, the Vinotherapie Spa not far from Bordeaux.

I just spent a few days there being pampered and getting lots of rest. The location is absolutely beautiful and the treatments are sublime. Everything is related to the fabulous Haut- Smith Lafite vineyards as the spa is located on its premises. Many of the treatments relate to the vineyard such as a grape seed gommage, and wine bath. I treated myself to a couple of different massages, baths, and a soothing facial. It was glorious.

There was a beautiful and interesting guest list including Jean Paul Gauthier and his friends. A star studded group.

There are two different dining rooms as well as a lovely area near the pool for lunch. The chef,
Nicholas Maase, does a magnificent job in the gourmet dining room Le Grande Vigne as well as the more casual La Table du Lavoir.

I highly recommend this Spa for an experience you can't help but think is fabulous.

Above are pictures of this amazing place.