Full disclosure right off the bat, Frenchie kittycats. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + I Miss Cheese is an excuse to revisit a few personal photos of a wedding shower, browse for French inspired gifts, and randomly reminisce about days I could eat cheese as if there was no tomorrow. Cheese?
Charming Francophile Gifts for Mamas, Brides, Birthdays & Easter + I Miss Cheese!
It does seem that everywhere you turn cyber-wise, you see a delicious cheese board or graze board or charcuterie spread, and I used to devour it like the French do.
Then my diet had to change (so it’s very-low-fat, high fiber as a means of survival now).
Me and cheese were like peas and carrots. Wait. What?
I Miss Cheese!
I haven’t eliminated cheese entirely from my diet – a little sprinkle on pasta or pizza (this Chicago girl could eat Lou Malnati’s almost every night) still happens.
But my grilled cheese days are essentially history.
So while I couldn’t enjoy the wondrous dishes with cheese at this fete a couple of Aprils ago, I DID soak up all the love, laughter and romance.
The wedding for these two was held at an art museum and was a beautiful affair.
Bridal Shower Highlights
What a stunning bride to be! Since she is a true Francophile, there were delicious macarons and many Frenchy details at the shower.
Did I ever get around to telling you what I wore to the shower? A simple tan shift dress from HERE, a shrug with sparkle from HERE, and edgy modern sandals. Oh and pantyhose. Have you noticed they’re all the rage? (Update: no idea whether hose are 5 minutes ago in 2021).
It is always epic to be with my sisters. We are (left to right) Lala, Mimi, and Jo-Jo to all of the cousins.
My mom and niece Sofia are darling, aren’t they? Sofi’s natural hair color is FLAMES and so unique…comes from her daddy’s side since he is 100% Italian.
The nieces were able to visit shortly after this shower, and it is always a treat since they are musicians/songwriters too. We gather around my vintage piano to harmonize just like me and my sisters did for so many years.
My family piano still serves me so well, and in seasons of high anxiety, I am known to write awful, one-off, CHEESY songs about serious topics (like menopause) which I share only with the women in these photos.
Did someone mention cheese? If you are able to enjoy cheese – blissfully consume it for your pal here. Maybe one day I’ll be able to enjoy it again, and until then, here’s your permission slip to eat my portion.
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Gift Ideas for Francophiles
What I’d Love to Receive (The Perfect Gifts for Yourself)
Wrap your gifts with this adorable gift wrap with French bulldogs:
To label your Frenchie things:
Madame & Monsieur Tumblers
I spotted these glasses on the Francophile author of Petite Haus, Angelina’s patio!
Madame & Monsieur Wine Glasses
I’m thinking about personalizing these great customizable wine glasses with MADAME and MONSIEUR instead of the “Queen…” way it is displayed here.
Artwork Featuring Paris
My framed Paris print (below) looks gorgeous no matter where I place it.
Reversible Madame/Monsieur Pillow
DIY Personalized Gift Ideas
After seeing the Madame & Monsieur tumblers, I got to thinking about lettering on stemware. Are you good at hand-lettering? These may come in handy!
Can we even stomach more images of cheese? Y E S we C A N.
How sweet and simple does a little marker make things?
Gifts for French Lavender Lovers
Practical Gifts For Homebody Types
Did you know the beautiful blog Dreamy Whites is also a shop (Dreamy Whites Atelier)? Wonder what wondrous French farmhouse treasures you’ll discover!?!
For Coffee People
Gifts for Lovers of Wine & France
Do PIN THIS POST for future reference!
For Traditional Style Types
Gifts for Cocktail Enthusiasts
Gifts for Francophiles Who Indulge Their Pets
Who Could Forget Puddy & Pippa’s Wedding?
If you’re in the mood for more civilized interior design inspiration and less cheese, do mosey on over to THIS.
Peace to you right where you are.
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