Every summer and fall a number of people call or email us looking for French Quo Vadis agendas. Here’s a good place to go: Joie de Vivre, a catalog and online store owned by Sylvaine Lang. The store is based in Modesto, California. Here’s a link – http://frenchselections.com
Joie de Vivre offers two agendas in French with French holidays, maps and other information pages. They are President (#8220) and Business (#8210). Business is called “Affairs” in French. (Perhaps that’s even the origin of “the little black book.”) Who knows?
Anyway, while I came looking for the planners I stayed for the food! They offer all kinds of wonderful things from France, including Perard soupes marines, Fallot mustards, St. Dalfour and Conserverie de Haute Provence preserves, Gabriel Perronneau honeys and Vergers de Gascogne prepared fruit.
My favorite treat – saucisson – can also be found in the catalog. These days, with the stronger security precautions, it’s impossible to have anyone bring it back from France.