NEW F+F ARRIVAL
ELIXIRS & CO. ROLL-ONS
Aromomathérapie from the Parisian Bach flower experts
Founded in Paris in 1993, Elixirs & Co. is a pioneer in the application of Bach treating fragrances. Their super portable roll-on sticks are a staple in a particular sort of naturally-inclined French pharmacy. Not only do they make a convenient, "natural solution for your daily troubles", the subtle fragrance is delightfully pleasant. We swear by the "Énergie" aroma roll-on here at F+F, but we find all six varieties effectively deliver des bonnes vibes.
recover your energy & enthusiasm >>>
calm your tensions & agitations >>>
invite a calm & peaceful sleep >>>
Rediscover your love of life >>>
find quick comfort after a shock >>>
avoid succumbing to temptation >>>
About the product
Elixirs & Co strictly adheres to the original Dr. Bach method—using only wildflowers, organic 40 proof brandy, dilution at 1/250th—and is a founding member of the Bach Flowers Guild. The certified organic flowers used to create Elixir & Co's essences originate from 7 different parts of France, namely: Normandy, Brittany, the Jura, the Vosges, Provence, the Pyrenees, and the Aquitaine.
Friday in Minneapolis: Our Première Pop-up Shop!
Forget the midnight sales and avoid the crowds at the mall. Join us as we combine forces with St. Genevieve—Minneapolis's most adorable Parisian-inspired bistro—for a Black Friday shopping experience unlike any other.
Where: St. Genevieve
5003 Bryant Ave. S; Minneapolis, Minn. (info)
When: Friday, Nov. 24 + Saturday, Nov. 25
from 2 pm to 5 pm
The renowned epicurean designer shares her favorite selections from the shop...
photos from lailagohar.com
We are so excited about this one! For years, we've adored Laila Gohar via Instagram (@lailacooks). Gohar's mind-bending, eye-pleasing edible installations exist at the intersection of dazzling and delicious. Her work exalts food's ancient role as carrier of culture, and an ice breaker capable of bringing people together for an intimate moment in time.
So just imagine our delight when we learned that this renowned epicurean designer is a fan of the shop! Not only that, but she's kindly agreed to share a few thoughts on some of her favorite objects on Flotsam+Fork.
Ebony-handled Laguiole Folding Knife
Timeless and utilitarian. I like this one in ebony. >>>
Pallares Solsona Kitchen Knives
These Catalan knives are my favorite. I have so many! They're carbon steel, affordable, very sharp and well made. >>>
La Royale Whetstone
Because I already chose two knives, I felt my final pick should be a whetstone. Your knives are only as good as how you look after them! >>>
This past summer, our ongoing pursuit of exceptional objects took us back to France, where we spent time trekking through Paris, Lyon and Nice in search of new cool items to bring to Flotsam+Fork. No matter where we went—whether it was hardware stores, kitchen supply shops, or specialty retailers—we were drawn to the incredible variety of France's regional pocketknives.
Of course the most famous examples of this phenomenon are the Laguiole and Opinel, but in conversations with knife merchants and experts, we learned that almost every part of the country has its own unique form of folding blade—typically inspired by the traditions and demands of the region.
With the new Flotsam+Fork French Knife Collection, we bring you some of our favorite shapes and styles—an assortment that represents the range and diversity of the French pocket knife.
The L'armor folding knife's singular style is the product of its maritime Breton origins, signified by the brass anchor inlay on the horn handle. Designed for use by mariners and fishermen of Bretagne. The rounded top edge of the blade is meant to protect sailors from inadvertent stabbing on rough seas. >>>
An essential tool long popular among the farmers and seaman of France's northwest coast. The Pradel, first made in Thiers more than 150 years ago, became famous for its sturdy construction and its signature snap—instantly recognizable—upon closing. "C'est un Pradel!"
3.5" pocket knife blade with classic Pradel-style horn handle. Available with or without corkscrew. >>>
Originally a shepherd's essential in the southwestern region of Occitane, the Laguiole in now one of the most famous pocketknives on the planet.
This Laguiole-style folding knife comes with a polished horn handle and brass end caps. Handle also features the signature bee stamp and cross of pins. Legend has it that devout shepherds in the field would stick their Laguioles in the ground and prey towards the cross on the handle. Available with or without corkscrew. >>>
Laguiole (Olive, Ebony, Alum)