Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy Deux Mille Onze from New York!

Lucia and Abbie in Prospect Heights by Halliday

It's hard to believe that 2010 is over! This has been such an inspiring year at Basic French, despite the sluggish economy—full of exciting changes to our product offerings, structure and vision for Basic French. I have more inspiration in France and video possibilities of our offbeat life in Lyon than I can possibly contain in my blog. And my New Year's resolution is to write more and share more with those who are interested! A good jumping off point!

Most of all, I want to thank you, our loyal customers, for shopping at Basic French and for sticking with us through our growing pains. You are my real inspiration and the reason I want to make Basic French the best French website in the States. Without you all, it would just be me shopping and shipping and talking about my life to myself. We thank you so much for your support and hope that you will keep following us in the coming year as we add regular columns to our blog, take on a site redesign, host some exciting pop-up store shopping opportunities and become regulars at Brooklyn Flea this summer. Yay!

The girls and I are flying back to Lyon tonight after a wonderful East Coast work/vacation/holiday/family time. We had a fabulous New Year's in Pamela's perfectly styled Brooklyn apartment, ate Henri's amazing annual carbonara and a had a killer view of Prospect Park's fireworks—trop bien! A great and necessary break. Now I'm back to work and onto Maison et Objet in Paris at the end of the month to buy for Spring/Summer 2011!

All of us at Basic French wish you a happy and healthy New Year. Très Bonne Année Deux Mille Onze!

Fireworks in Prospect Park by Halliday


kansasrose said...

Carol, You and your Basic French products are inspiring. I have been a fan since the article about you in Country Home magazine came out in 2004. Looking forward to reading here. Happy New Year and continued success!


Rhonda said...

Happy New Year Carol! I've been so busy in my own little world, I need to shop again at Basic French. I remember receiving a fold out store catalog one year, will you be sending those out again?

I look forward to more French stories from you!

Best regards, Rhonda

north pal said...

yes, i also hope you become the best french shopping in the u.s. it is so nice to be able to get items thru basic french and also happy to do so. i am yearning to place my next order. Bestest,Denise

Vanessa said...

Chere Carol,

Mille mercis pour ce site merveilleux! Je le visite toutes les semaines car je l'adore!

I am French (actually I became an American citizen on Monday? YAAYYY!), but moved to the US 15 years ago. I discovered your website in the Martha Stewart Living issue and have been hooked ever since. I love to discover, re-discover and remember all the products you sell and that I purchased while living in France. Your selection is right on and so very French!

A nouveau, un grand merci pour toutes vos recherches, decouvertes et votre dur labeur. Il me tarde d'en decouvrir plus durant l'annee a venir. Bonne annee 2011 a vous et votre famille. Bonne chance!