Alphabet Girls Silver & White Dress and Cardigan from I Dream of France

Alphabet Girls Silver & White Dress and Cardigan from I Dream of France

On the day of the Parenting OC Kids Expo, Jean-Michel staffed the boutique and I attended the Expo! It was terrific fun. I met the model who walked our ensemble down the runway (and her mother as well, who gave me permission to snap this photo). Look how adorable she is in the sunshine!

I also browsed the exhibitor booths, visited with Ana Brandt Photography, had ice cream from Johnny Rockets, admired the District’s pretty fountains, and enjoyed a SoCal summer day.

–Brett

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This Saturday, August 7, Parenting OC Magazine is hosting The Parenting and Kids Expo at The District in Tustin, where you can watch a back-to-school fashion show featuring an ensemble from I Dream of France! The magazine did a preview photo shoot with Ana Brandt Photography (an Old Town Tustin neighbor of ours).

Alphabet White Dress from I Dream of France

Alphabet White Dress from I Dream of France - Photo by Ana Brandt

See the white dress in the center? That’s our Alphabet Silver and White Dress! We offer it in sizes 2 through 5, and a matching white cardigan with crocheted roses is available. (Both dress and cardigan are made in France of fine cotton.) You can see both pieces go down the runway together at the Expo fashion show. We’re told the model LOVES her outfit!

–Brett

Live in Tustin or the western portion of Irvine? Check your mail this week for a coupon book called Savings in Tustin or Savings in Irvine (West Irvine edition). I Dream of France is in it! The offers are different from the other ads we’ve had in local papers (Foothills Sentry, Tustin News – Orange County Register). This is our first time buying ad space in a coupon mailer so we can’t wait to see what the response will be! The company that makes the coupon books sent a photographer to our boutique and designed the ad for us with a collage of different photos, including our coated tablecloths and French children’s clothes. We think it turned out very pretty and eye-catching.

Breaking news! ALL of our children’s clothes for girls and boys are 40% off their original prices! Shop French brands Berlingot, Alphabet, and Sophie Catalou, in size ranges 3 months – 24 months, and 2 years – 8 years.

Alphabet Princesse d'un Jour Dress

Alphabet Princesse d'un Jour Dress

Sophie Catalou Kartoons Airplane Romper

Sophie Catalou Kartoons Airplane Romper

The Pantone Color Institute announced this month that their Color of The Year for 2010 is Turquoise (specifically, their color Pantone 15-5519). From their press release, “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”

Here is a selection of I Dream of France products that contain turquoise…

Garnier-Thiebaut Spa Wash Mit Washcloth - Curacao and Mint

Garnier-Thiebaut Spa Wash Mit Washcloth - Curacao and Mint

Alphabet "Car Collection" t-shirt

Alphabet "Car Collection" t-shirt

Sophie Catalou "Grasshopper" dress

Sophie Catalou "Grasshopper" dress

Beauville "Ocean Blue" cotton-linen towel

Beauville "Ocean Blue" cotton-linen towel

Garnier Thiebaut "A La Mer" jacquard towel

Garnier Thiebaut "A La Mer" jacquard towel

Garnier Thiebaut coated apron "Mille Couleurs Paris"

Garnier Thiebaut coated apron "Mille Couleurs Paris"

Roger & Gallet Bleu Lotus soap

Roger & Gallet Bleu Lotus soap

Tomorrow, Saturday December 5th, I Dream of France is exhibiting at a Holiday Bazaar benefiting the Beckman High School Vocal  Arts Boosters. Event is from 9-3 in the parking lot at Beckman High. Free admission and parking. We will be selling a selection from our boutique including the very popular “herbes de provence” mills and other ceramic pieces, kitchen towels, aprons, soaps, candles, and baby items (Sophie the Giraffe, Baby Cie melamine dinnerware and bibs).  

Beckman High
3588 Bryan Avenue
Irvine, CA 92602

Beckman High Holiday Bazaar in Tustin

French Holiday Gifts

The holidays are back! Having a hard time finding gift ideas? Well, we have you covered! I Dream of France is full of unique, high-quality gifts and you are sure to find something for everybody on your list. From Limoges porcelain plate sets….to hard-to-find cult French perfume brands….to handmade Quimper Faience jewelry…to children’s toys and clothes…we have something for everybody!

We also have a dedicated Christmas category on our website for items that are themed just for the season…including kitchen towels, and our Quimper Faience ornaments, which we have in three patterns this year. Last year we sold out of our ornaments, so order early!