Why Fragrances are Better in Grasse

Located just north of Cannes, Grasse is a quick 30-minute drive from Nice, which makes it an easy day trip if you find yourself on the Cote d’Azur. Grasse is a relatively small town, with just over 50,000 residents, however it does receive approximately 1 million visitors annually, which is essential to the town’s tourism economy. Perfumeries like Fragonard, Galimard, and Molinard, among others, have their headquarters here.  Some of these perfume houses have been around since the late 1700s. After all, the town is known as the Capital of Perfume, as it was the French that luxuriated the scented oils. The fragrances we found in Grasse inspired our own brand new cuisine candles. It all started with our favorite...
Why Fragrances are Better in Grasse

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Our 5 Favorite Kitchen Items

Over the years, many of you have asked which products are our personal favorites or our must haves. I sat down with the owner, Stacy and asked for her opinion on all of our kitchen products, after all she is the expert. Below are her absolute favorites and her top recommendations. Stacy's favorite Euopre2You product pairing is our Demijohn Cloche on top of our Medium Round Trivet. Cheese, crackers, fruit and of course wine, take center stage with choice number one and number two.  Noting that every time she serves on these tried and true pieces the compliments always turn into conversation starters, often about the company’s commitment to sustainability, a topic true to her heart.  The Demijohn Cloche is also the...
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Soup it for Supper

After the holidays, when the cold weather has really hit, we crave a warm soup for dinner more than ever. One of our favorite classic bistro soups is French Onion. For the longest time I loved French Onion soup at restaurants but never thought it was possible to make at home. However, I have found the best recipe and have shared it with everyone here at Europe2You! It is so easy and delicious you have to try it at home for these cold nights. The most important thing for this French Onion soup is time. It is very important to let the onions caramelize slowly and also let the broth simmer for as long as possible. The soup has very...
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Top 5 Thermal Baths in Hungary

Budapest is quickly becoming a trendy tourist destination for its rich culture and lovely neoclassical architecture. Yet many do not realize that Hungary sits on one of the richest geothermal water resources in the world. And because of this, Budapest proudly holds the title of the City of Spas, as it has more thermal and medicinal springs than any other capital city. The Romans are thought to have enjoyed the pleasures of these waters, dating as far back as the 2ndcentury when they established their regional capital in present day northern Budapest. However, it was the Turks who popularized the bath culture in the 16th century.  But first, what is thermal water and why is it good for you? Thermal water comes from a naturally occurring...
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The Art of Gilding

In addition to our authentic 19th Century Louis Phillipe gilded mirrors  we are pleased to present a new collection of wall art which includes many beautiful antique replicas. From our Four Seasons Empire Intaglios to our Framed Botanicals, many of these pieces have hand-gilded borders or accents. Gilding is the process of applying very thin pieces of gold sheets to the surface of an object. So yes the gold corners of many of our frames are real gold!  The art of gilding dates back to 2300 BCE with the Egyptians. At that time, it was used mainly to adorn wood and metal. The gold leaf used then was much thicker than what is used today. In fact, the gold sheets...
The Art of Gilding

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