Monthly Archives: May 2012

French Style Outdoor Furniture and Accessories

Amateur decorators are becoming increasingly savvy about home design. We know that establishing the right mood and atmosphere within our homes is just as important as choosing the right furnishings and accessories. When it comes to designing our outdoor living … Continue reading

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Edit of Colbert (1688): the reason why Marseille soap is so natural !

  Famous though it is, Savon de Marseille does not have an official French AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôllée). In 1688, an edict by Louis XIV codified its production. It stipulated that no butter or other animal fats could be used in the soap mixture, but “only pure olive oil – “anything … Continue reading

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