To Beaune We Go on a Mustard Adventure

Recently, we’ve been hearing about everyone’s summer travel plans, and it got us thinking about a great trip last year to Beaune, France. Not familiar with Beaune? It is a small town in the Burgundy region of France. Beaune boasts idyllic French countryside views, amazing Chardonnay, and is home to Fallot Mustard! In honor of National Mustard Day on August 5th (yes, that is a real holiday!) We’re sharing our journey to the Mustard mecca.

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Oodles of Poodles

Bonjour mes amies!

At CarefulPeach we host a lot of events. We host wine tastings, shopping nights, we’ve had French lessons, our bastille day party, benefits, and even a bachelorette party! As fun as these events are, one of our favorites is the annual Poodle Parade! After all, who wouldn’t want a parade of the cutest pups around!

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Favorite Parisian Books

Summer is the best time to get lost in a good book. One of life’s simple pleasures is to sit on my favorite park bench or the beach (if I’m lucky) and escape for a few hours. So, whether you’re planning on enjoying a holiday this summer or just want to unwind with a good read on your patio, we’ve got the French books that will keep you in a sunny mood all season long. So kick back, put your feet up and get lost in another world.

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Sur La Mer 2017

Well this weekend was a total blast! We just wrapped up our 10th annual Bastille Day party at the shop- we can’t believe 10 years have flown by just like that!

Since this weekend was so much fun, we thought we’d share some highlights and behind the scenes pics from our Bastille Day celebration…

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Why Do We Celebrate Bastille Day?

Happy Bastille Day, mes amis!

Annually, CarefulPeach hosts a large party to mark Bastille Day. Each year we look forward to hosting this enjoyable summer party and inviting our friends and neighbors around Oak Park. However, sadly, last year there was an attack in France on Bastille Day, and we reflected on the gravity of the day.  It got us thinking a lot about community, why we love France, and what is Bastille Day really all about? Continue reading “Why Do We Celebrate Bastille Day?”

Go Reusable!

At the Peach, we work hard on being as eco-conscious as we can. We recycle whenever possible, limit our use of plastic and disposable products, and research goods that promote sustainable and responsible practices (more on that later). So, when we heard about the new plan to cut down on shopping bags in an effort to be less wasteful, we were excited to learn more about being part of the solution rather than the problem.

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4 Quick Tips for Hot Summer Days

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Summer is a time for impromptu get togethers, BBQs, and wine nights. There is nothing more annoying than coming home from a long day of work and opening some wine to realize that its not chilled!

Here are four tips to enjoying a glass (or two!) of refreshing wine in no time!

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A Perfect Picnic at Pleasant Home and Park + Giveaway!

Summer, is that you?

Now that Chicago summer is almost in full swing, we chose to celebrate this beautiful weather with a small picnic at Mills Park Pleasant House with our friend, Sanem. In our opinion, there isn’t a better way to spend a summer day than in the park with friends. A little wine doesn’t hurt either. 😉 Continue reading “A Perfect Picnic at Pleasant Home and Park + Giveaway!”

Our First Trips To Paris…

Here at the shop, its no secret we love all things French and Parisian. We spend our days looking for new products made in France and over all just day dreaming about drinking a glass of rosé along a cute cafe. Most recently, the youngest member of the Peach team just got back from a school exchange trip to Paris, and we all started dreaming and reminiscing about our first trips to the city of lights… Continue reading “Our First Trips To Paris…”