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L.A. Made: Flores Lane Candles
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   There are few things I love more than yummy smelling candles, so it's needless to say I was excited to discover a new candle company called Flores Lane that is hand-poured in L.A., made with soy wax, and run by two lovely ladies. I met these girls at the Venice Arts and Fleas a couple months ago and my friend and I bought a couple of candles from them because I fell in love with their "Venice" scent : a subtle blend of sandalwood, musk, and light/fruity notes. It's extremely important to me to support local female entrepreneurs, not to mention they promote a low carbon foot print by offering their customers a 15% discount if you repurpose your jar.

Each candle is named after a different neighborhood in L.A., and includes longitude and latitude coordinates, which is super cool and makes for great gifts for out-of-towners. Current offerings include :

  • DTLA: mellow and woodsy with a hint of freshness
  • WEHO: a bright blend of orange with a hint of grapefruit (reminds me of the Volcano fragrance which I've been a fan of forever) 
  • Beverly Hills: a floral combination of lilac, rose, and magnolia 
  • Silverlake: Fresh with hints of bergamot, jasmine, and mandarin
  • Malibu: earthy and rich
  • Venice (my favorite-and no it's not because I live in Venice!): a subtle blend of sandalwood, musk, and light/fruity notes
Flores Lane Candles via The Style Sauce fashion blog
Flores Lane Candles via The Style Sauce Blog with Coton De Tulear
Flores Lane candles via The Style Sauce fashion blog

While you can't smell the photos, check out the cute jars and should you want to buy some candles from an awesome up and coming Los Angeles business,  you can order at www.shopfloreslane.com . Major perk- they're extremely well priced at just $18 dollars!

xo,

Genevieve

Le déjeuner avec Le Petit Paris
Some of the delicious brunch offerings at    Le Petit Pari  s . (From Top- Croque Madame, Lobster Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon Tartine, Salmon Gravlax, House Potatoes)

Some of the delicious brunch offerings at Le Petit Paris. (From Top- Croque Madame, Lobster Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon Tartine, Salmon Gravlax, House Potatoes)

In Los Angeles in 1913 a luxury hotel called Hotel Stowell sat in the Financial District of Downtown on Spring Street and 4th. Flash forward to 103 years later and what was once the lobby of this grand building has been transformed into one of the most genuinely French experiences I've had, well, anywhere. Le Petit Paris is this French restaurant situated in an art deco lobby that makes one feel as though they are noshing on Croque Madames onboard the Titanic. Trés Chic, non?  I had a lot of fun practicing the French I've learned in l'ecole with my waitstaff- everyone from the chefs to the management is authentically Parisian. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch which consisted of such delicious plates as Lobster Eggs Benedict and the most amazing Croque Madame I've EVER had. Le Petit Paris also has an extensive cocktail menu with a full bar, and great wines by the glass and by the bottle. 

The decor at Le Petit Paris has neutral, rich tones with pops of red and a distinct art deco style.

The decor at Le Petit Paris has neutral, rich tones with pops of red and a distinct art deco style.

The Le Saint Germain cocktail at Le Petit Paris: Grey Goose Le Poire, fresh lemon juice, champagne, and St. Germain liquor. Refreshing, well balanced, and served in a vintage style champagne flute. 

The Le Saint Germain cocktail at Le Petit Paris: Grey Goose Le Poire, fresh lemon juice, champagne, and St. Germain liquor. Refreshing, well balanced, and served in a vintage style champagne flute. 

The Croque Madame with mixed greens at Le Petit Paris is a must try.

The Croque Madame with mixed greens at Le Petit Paris is a must try.

Salmon Gravlax with chive cremé and house made blinis.

Salmon Gravlax with chive cremé and house made blinis.

Lunch at Le Petit Paris The Style Sauce I love LA Blog
The Style Sauce Le Petit Paris Atmosphere Blog

Le Petit Paris also has an adorable boutique next door appropriately called "La Boutique" that carries assorted French chocolates, macaroons, candles, specialty oils, and other assorted gifts. They carry one of a kind treasures, some of which can mostly only be found in France. I highly recommend checking out their adorable boutique before or after your next lunch or dinner there!

Le Petit Paris Parisian Boutique The Style Sauce blog
Ladybug getting a lick during our shopping trip! Sandals by Sam Edelman, bag vintage Malesherbes Louis Vuitton.

Ladybug getting a lick during our shopping trip! Sandals by Sam Edelman, bag vintage Malesherbes Louis Vuitton.

Le Petit Paris Boutique The Style Sauce fashion blog

For the day I opted to wear a mid-length casual dress in a blue and brown floral pattern from Free People. It unintentionally matched the wallpaper, woops! Here I'm holding a specialty olive oil from France called L'huile de D'Olive by Château d'Estoublon in their Art Deco spray bottle design. It is packaged in a beautiful crystal perfume bottle but actually extremely delicious olive oil! A great buy to showcase in your kitchen or to give as a gift, I plan on tricking a few friends into thinking I've given them perfume as a gift in the near future ;)

All photos in this post courtesy of Brian Gove, copyright The Style Sauce 2016. 

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