The New Jewelry Case that Almost Wasn’t

Even though our store has been open for 10 years now, we’re constantly looking for great display pieces. We have such a soft spot for antique and vintage, when we discovered this gorgeous jewelry case from the 1920s, it was love at first sight!

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A Week in Burgundy

Shortly after our Bastille Day celebration, Karen & Pete spent a week in Burgundy, France (followed by a few days in Paris because who can stay away from Paris?). Though they have been to France on a few different occasions, Burgundy was a new destination for them. They spent most of their time in Beaune touring  some of our favorite wineries (more on that later, as well as discovering some new ones! Karen was able to fulfill one of her dreams by going to the Fallot Mill (more on that later as well!)  Here’s a few photos from this phenomenal trip:

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Our Bastille Day Celebration: Fraternité.

At the Peach, we just love a good party, which is why we do a huge Bastille Day bash every year. We start the planning months in advance (usually just after New Years!). As this was our 10th annual celebration, this party would no exception. First, we start the planning with a theme for the day. In the past we have done Provence, 1920s Paris, New Orleans, and this year we decided on hot air balloons in Paris. Spotted Kettle Studios designed a fabulous image for us (and if you haven’t yet checked out her work look on her website HERE). We hired not one but two live bands, filled the shelves with specialty French finds, stocked up on lots of new jewelry, had macaroons flown in from Paris, hosted a fun sidewalk sale just outside the store, raffled off a gift certificate every hour as well as an absolutely GORGEOUS (and totally stacked) picnic basket, and of course serve champagne. What could possibly go wrong?

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Our Latest Obession: Faux Bois

Faux-Bois

Faux Bois (pronounced fah-oh bwah) translated from French meaning “fake wood.” Faux Bois can be made of any material-plastic, resin, painted concrete, even fabric! It is made to look (and sometimes feel) like wood. Plus, it’s often a more sustainable and economic  alternative to using real wood. Now why is a French inspired boutique in Chicago obsessed with all things fake wood? Well, I’ll tell you!  Continue reading “Our Latest Obession: Faux Bois”

Hello World!

Welcome to our blog! While we have been in business since 2007, we’re new to the world of blogging, but are very excited for whats to come! Located in downtown Oak Park, IL (just west of Chicago), we are a boutique with a love of all things French. We can’t wait to share with you our favorite tips, tricks, and thoughts on decor, entertaining, styling, travel, and so much more!