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

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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

We are going to the Orange County Mining Company Spring Bridal Show on Sunday, March 29.  The event is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 if you reserve ahead of time, or $10.00 at the door. There will be a menu tasting and raffle prizes as well. We’re donating a Bougies la Francaise scented jar candle for the raffle. 

We will be showing our tableware, tablecloths, candles, and children’s clothing (adorable French styles for flower girls and ring bearers). 

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We’re going to be displaying our products this Sunday morning at the Dinosaur Dash benefit for Tustin schools. This event takes place at the Tustin Marketplace from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Look for our booth in the Exhibitor area in front of Chick’s Sporting Goods. Also, look for our ad in the Goodie Book. See you there!

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Thank you to all our friends and family who came to our debut! We were so happy to see you all. After the months of planning, trips to L.A., and loads of boxes, it was great to finally show you what we’ve been working on. It was also really nice to meet all the new people who saw our products and our business for the first time.

Brett and Jean-Michel behind their table of French wares

I Dream of France makes a sale

Most Popular Products…Click Photos to See Them on IDreamofFrance.com

Compagnie de Provence Olive-Lavender Soap

Hands down, the Olive-Lavender line from Compagnie de Provence was the big winner of the day. Liquid soap, bar soap, hand cream — everybody wanted it. We had a jar of free sample soaps, and a few people  picked through the samples to take this soap over the others.

The infant and toddler girls’ outfits from Berlingot and Alphabet drew many sighs. You can see them hanging in the second photo above. (The woman on the left is checking out the embroidery on a skirt.)

The Quimper faïence pendants from HB Henriot got a lot of attention. Our very first sale included a pendant design that was so new, it’s not even on the French company’s website yet. People liked the unique designs that are also easy to wear.

Almost everyone flipped through our basket of Vent du Sud teflon-coated tablecloths. At one point, when I was away from our table for a few minutes, I even overheard one woman telling another to go look at our tablecloths. Wow! I think a teflon-coated tablecloth is a great boon, and am glad other people think so too.

We also sold multiple boxes of Apiana Honey soap.

All in all, we had a great afternoon. Can’t wait for the next show!