Is it just me, or does anyone else love the idea of perfectly curated box of French goodness arriving on your doorstep at regular intervals?
I’ve been fascinated by the concept of subscription boxes for some time. I love the thought of a nice surprise landing on the doorstep. Like when you receive a gift for no reason, which just arrives out of the blue.
Subscription boxes aren’t a new thing. But not many of the big name French inspired ones ship to Australia. And if they do, the postage costs border on exorbitant. As a result, Aussie francophiles have missed out in the subscription space for a while now.
Because of this, I’d always said that when a French themed subscription box was created for Australian market, I’d sign up immediately. And that’s exactly what I did when my friend and fellow francophile Annette Charlton started her latest venture – My Beautiful French Collection Box.
I’m so glad it was Annette who decided to launch this service and fill an obvious gap for Oz based francophiles. Annette is well known for her tours of France and her lifestyle blog A French Collection. So it’s probably not surprising that she’s branched out with the Beautiful French Collection Boxes. You can learn more about Annette and her love of France in this episode of The Franco-Files.
Your Beautiful French Collection Box Is On The Way
An automated update let me know my box was in the mail, and I eagerly awaited the arrival of the postie. Annette had already let me know that, thanks to Covid, not all of the items in the initial box had been sourced from France. But I knew that anything Annette put out into the world would be of the highest quality. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed.
My favourite piece of the June box – which was appropriately themed ‘Rejuvenate & Take Care’ – is the linen apron. Generously sized for a half apron, it’s crafted from the softest, stone coloured linen. It’s beautifully made and it boasts not one but two pockets! I’m sure I wore for two days straight when it first come into my possession.
Other goodies in the box included:
- a copy of Janine Marsh’s My Four Seasons in France;
- travel sized toiletries from Panier Des Sens;
- paper goods; Deitea tea; and
- a shiny silver teaspoon for stirring said tea.
Annette sourced the spoons from French brocantes and they are a lovely addition to the box.
I can rarely resist buying French (or French inspired) bits and pieces when I discover them. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find that only one of the box items was something I’d purchased before. And given how much I love the quality of the cards created by the French Letter Co, I was more than happy to add another of their cards to my stationery supplies.
An Exclusive Discount Code
If you’re also an Aussie francophile who’s also keen for a little French inspiration to arrive on the doorstep, you’ll be excited by this next sentence. Annette has created an exclusive discount for Distant Francophile readers.
Enter the code JGBF8SK5 at the checkout to receive a 10% discount on your first purchase. You can choose to order a single box or opt for quarterly or annual subscriptions. The code is valid through to the 10th of January, 2021.
Right now, Annette’s only able to post the boxes within Australia. That said, she is intending to widen the availability of the boxes next year.
Thank you so much Annette for so delighting me with the first Beautiful French Collection Box. And for so generously offering a discount code to my francophile friends in Australia.
Until next time – au revoir.
Please note that no compensation of any kind has been received for this post, although I am pleased to be able to share a discount code with the Distant Francophile community. I paid full price for My Beautiful French Collection Box and all opinions are my own.