Author Archives: sylvain@my-french-neighbor.com

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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How to make any interior look French and beautiful.

The French interior design trend is one that people just adore – the French style is one of simplicity, class and elegance. When you choose to decorate and theme your interiors around the Parisian and French style – you want … Continue reading

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Our new website for everything about French Food

In 2010, we launched www.my-french-neighbor.com, a website where you can find everything about French Country Decor. We were asked several times about French food because France is mostly known for it’s cuisine. So we started to sell French food in our shop … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Be “Made In France” ?

When something is “Made In France“, we think of exquisite products with impeccable quality. Consider Joy perfume. Known as “the costliest perfume in the world,” one ounce contains 10,600 jasmine flowers and more than 300 roses. Introduced in 1930 by … Continue reading

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Flawless French Holiday Gifts

The holiday season has arrived, and it’s time to start shopping! Why not be creative this year and surprise everyone on your list with one of our classy French gifts? At My French Neighbor, you’ll find delicious and delectable goodies … Continue reading

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Nougat from Montelimar

We have been asked a lot of time this question “What is Nougat ?” If you traveled to France, maybe you did the trip from Paris to South of France through the Rhone valley. So you went through Montelimar. This … Continue reading

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Dijon Mustard

Why is Dijon mustard so well known ? Whats is the difference between Dijon mustard and other mustards ? Dijon was a convenient place to produce mustard. The Burgundians and the Dijon folk in particular, have had the well merited … Continue reading

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Gift ideas for Mother’s Day

As Mother’s day is approaching, it is time to find a gift for her. At My French Neighbor, you will find unique gifts in a French spirit. First, I think to the French scented candles from Bougies La Française. Their … Continue reading

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Aleppo Soap – Savon d’Alep

You might be surprised : Why do i talk bout Aleppo soap ? It’s not French ! And you’re right but we also import this soap because it is very well known in France for its skincare properties and because … Continue reading

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