Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Regional Farming

While walking my dog today in the small village close to my home in France, I saw people walking into the local bar/restaurant and I was curious why there were so many.  

It turns out today was the day for the local "BIO" (organic to us) small farmers to bring their boxed seasonal hand picked fruit and vegetables to be picked up.  
Apparently one places an order for each week and whatever happens to be available is packed up and put in a nice box for you to pick up on Thursday afternoon. There is also hand made goat cheese and gorgeous loaves of bread for you to order and pick up too.

I think it is such a wonderful idea and it reminded me of Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, New York.  In the heart of "the Hamptons" this farm has attained great success over the years because we are all understanding buying local. 

Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin are the founders of Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, New York. The pair have been farming together on the east end of Long Island since 2008 when they met during a  season-long farming apprenticeship at Quail Hill Farm, also in Amagansett. They are part of the national movement of young people committed to revitalizing America’s food system by helping people become empowered and excited to make thoughtful food choices through a deeper connection to their food and the people who grow it. Katie and Amanda have been featured on the Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and many local publications for their work at Amber Waves Farm.

Eating healthy and eating what is grown close to where you live is now available almost everywhere. They say if you eat the honey that is from your region, you will avoid some allergies. Try it, if you haven't already, it is all good for you.

Bon Appétit


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

French Chocolate

I love the French, they eat chocolate for breakfast.  Yummy chocolatines with a cup of hot chocolate, what could be better.


Green and Black's Organic Hot Cocoa Mix

If you and your friends love chocolate here is a great gift for any occasion.

Basket of chocolate goodies

Just click on the blue letters for more information about these items.

A Bientôt


Tuesday, June 4, 2013


The first mirrors used by people were most likely pools of dark, still water, or water collected in a primitive vessel of some sort. The earliest manufactured mirrors were pieces of polished stone such as obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass. Examples of obsidian mirrors found in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) have been dated to around 6000 BC.

I love mirrors and whenever I see a pretty one I buy it for the web site.  

To see these two mirrors in French Vintage Home's Etsy store just click on this link:

The mirror pictured below is not mine but just a beautiful one I found a picture of and wanted to share with you.  Nothing gives a room more personality than a gorgeous mirror.
Nothing says it better than the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles
      A bientôt my dear friends.