Luxe Provence Box Autumn Parcel Complete Spoilers!
Thanks Brooke, Angie, Caroline, Emily and Lisa for sharing these Luxe Provence Box spoilers with us! The first Autumn Parcel for Luxe Provence has been packed and is ready to ship! Details on shipping:
Your parcel has been received at our partner logistics facility. Thomas, our logistics coordinator for your international shipment, has sent along some information.
Your Luxe Provence Autumn boxes have been received 25th of September at our facility and the boxes will be loaded by our international carrier on the 28th of September. The transit time between our facility and the air shipment is about 3 business days and I have already scheduled the flight.
Your parcels will take off from Marseille Airport on the 1st October and will de delivered in the USA, Asia and Europe likely by the 5th of October. We will send DHL tracking information to you in the next few days so you can track the progress.
A Note About Customs & Duties Process
A reminder that your parcels will be shipped from France to your international destination and may be inspected by Customs and Border Protection and assessed for applicable customs duties, taxes and charges, if any. It is the importer’s responsibility, or buyer of goods, to account for any country duties and/or taxes, to ensure compliance with customs regulations. We wanted to make sure this is clear and try our best to avoid any additional costs for our clients whenever possible. Please let us know if any of your parcel items is assessed with any fees, as the tax is not applied consistently across items, destination countries and cannot be assessed in advance.
Here are the full box spoilers:
Platinum Rose et Marius Tumbler
Each parcel contains one of their gorgeous platinum finish tumblers made of porcelain from Limoges featuring intricate, exclusive Provençal patterns that are set by hand in France. The design and creation of the tumblers inside were inspired by the patterned cement tiles of the ancient Bastides found throughout Provence and we cannot get enough of them. Rose et Marius is one of the first luxury brands of Provence and we are always impressed with the impeccable quality and detail of each of their products.
A showpiece that is both functional and beautiful. Use as a refillable votive holder, prestige water vessel, or any luxurious way you see fit.
Rose et Marius Figue or Melon Basil Candle
These limited edition fragranced candle combinations capture the rhythm of this season directly transporting you to the hillsides of Provence in autumn. We’ve chosen to include our absolute favorite fall fragrances, fig. Each September to October, the fig trees in Provence are bursting with fruit. The fruit itself has a delicate floral aroma and fruitiness. Figs signify unity, knowledge, and faith, they epitomize the Provençale lifestyle and provide shade for the post lunch “sieste”.
Stone Washed Linen (Lin Lavée) Printed Tea Towels
These whimsical, luxe tea towels from Série Limitée LOUISE offers a taste of a simpler past in France, a “Madeleine de Proust”. These took my breathe away when I first laid eyes on them hanging elegantly in one of my favorite, local Aixoise boutiques. I knew we just had to have them for this parcel and phoned up the artist immediately. Featuring screen printed vintage photography on 100% stoned washed linen, these tea towels are entirely made in France with natural and sustainable materials. Designed by Louise Jourdan-Gassin, Niçoise in origin, and inspired to create this collection around the art of the South of France family meal traditions. We selected three of our favorite prints for this parcel.
Hand Carved Olive Wood Serving or Cutting Board
These hand-carved olive wood cutting boards caught my eye as being solid yet delicate, and were sourced directly at one of my favorite weekly artisan markets. Pascale is a local artist who uses native Mediterranean olive wood to create these refined boards. Each is made from a single trunk of olive wood and are seamless and nonporous. The boards are suitable for cutting bread, cheese, chopping vegetables and carving meat. The hardwood is strong and durable, yet does not retain any odors, germs or stains. I fell in love with the shape and grain of these boards and appreciate that each board can be easily maintained by a light sanding, along with an application of food-safe white mineral oil to retain their beauty for years to come.
Aix&Terra Black Truffle Sea Salt from the Camargue
Nothing accompanies a simple French omelette better than this black truffle sea salt from the camargue region. The camargue region of Provence uses sun, sea and wind to make the world’s finest fleur de sel. Combined with the “black diamond” of the gastronomy world, and you have the ideal luxe ingredient to stir up your Julia Child-inspired recipes imaging yourself preparing it all directly in your sunny Provençal kitchen.
(Alternatives: For local France deliveries we have integrated high-grade Lavender Honey from Provence, Michelin star chef local Saffron or Sea Salt with Piment d’Espelette from the Camargue)
Rose et Marius Hand Carved Soap
We simply couldn’t ask for a more fitting soap to send that represented Provence better. Engraved with the famous Provencal Bastide tile patterns, these natural plant soaps are enriched with poppy oil to leave your skin as soft as silk and contain only natural pigment coloring from the ochre-streaked earth of Roussillon, along with green clay. Gorgeously scented pieces of art. Unique fragrances from Grasse and handmade in Provence.
Bonus Antique Gift: For our Annual Subscribers, we have included a special found treasure from the brocantes and village antique markets throughout France. We are keeping this little bit a surprise but do please note, these are not “new items”, they are antique or vintage pieces found in France, so they may have some small imperfections or age, but we hope we find this as charming as we do.
(Please note: new Annual Subscribers after September 20, 2015 will receive this gift in their last parcel to allow for more time to curate. We offered this as a bonus in the first parcel to our first annual subscribers, thank you!)
What do you think of the spoilers? This box definitely reads “luxe” to me – I’m excited to actually get it in my hands. (Hopefully without paying custom fees…)