We’ll celebrate anything that gives us a good reason to pop a bottle of champagne, and come Monday, that day’ll be here. July 14 is Bastille Day, the French National day, and if we can’t be in Paris, at least we can spend some QT with some French faves in NYC.
Really the only meal that could suit a day like Bastille Day is a healthy serving of macarons, and Ladurée has the most adorable pique-nique basket of tea sandwiches and French treats to share. Bon appétit, mon chéri.
Shopping basically is celebrating, so why not hit up a French store? Cremieux’s New York store is the brand’s only U.S. outpost, stocking exclusive items like hand-knit ties, ultra fine wool suits, and bespoke shirting, tailoring brought to you by a specialty tailor flown in from Europe several times a year. We say oui. (65 Mercer Street, New York.)
Great for celebrating the occasion and your new French wardrobe? A chilled bottle of Veuve. Points if you’re poolside.
Dean & Deluca’s Tattoo-esque Mother’s Day Cookies (Edible, and Less Permanent)
Mother’s Day is Sunday, have you picked out a gift for mom yet? If you’re drawing a blank, we’ve got you covered. Moms everywhere will be thrilled to get anything in our Mother’s Day guide. From beautiful jewels to sumptuous skincare and beauty goodies to the ultimate sweet treats, you’re good. Click through our picks below.
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Photography by Daniel Huskey; Creative direction by Vince Patti
Last Thurday, an array of top models, stylists, bloggers and editors swarmed 131 Greene Street to welcome cult-favorite Parisian fashion designer Vanessa Bruno to her first-ever pop-up shop in New York. Open now through February 26th, the concept space features an "à la française" theme and includes a well-curated collection of items from fellow French talents Laduree, Bernard Chaveau Editons, and MK2, in addition to Bruno’s effortlessly cool spring/summer 2013 and pre-fall 2013-2014 ranges. I stopped by to check out the digs and chat with Bruno.
This place is packed! Dig you expect the turnout?
"It’s amazing. I feel like I’m at a concert. I’m so glad people came, because I’ve been very excited about this project."
What are some of your favorite features in the store?
"Besides our collections, there are Diptyque candles and Laduree macarons, which adds to the shop’s French spirit."
Speaking of French spirit, what are your thoughts on the fashion world’s current obsession with Parisian style?
"It’s very sweet and the feeling is mutual. In Paris we embrance American culture as well. Style these days has a very international feel."
Is there anyone out there whose style you admire?
"There is a new model named Camille that I really love. Also, Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller."
Will this pop-up turn into a permanent store?
"We’re definitely going to open a future store in New York, but we’re not exactly sure where. Stay tuned!"