A Slice of the French Countryside

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It’s been a little over a month since Charlotte Reiss came into our store on Abbot Kinney Blvd. and erected the pop-up shop for her company Vivi et Margot, a traditional French homeware brand she created in 2016, and we couldn’t be happier with the way things are turning out.

Remember the floor we stenciled, well, Charlotte set up on top of it and transformed our kitchen into a 1940’s Parisian picnic in under 10 hours. She filled the shelves with soaps, wooden brushes, and exquisite handwoven baskets. Cutting boards and canvas aprons were hung from the walls and the table was covered in everything from dishware and bottles to checkered cloth napkins and the most delicious homemade cookies you can give away for free (each with the name Vivi et Margot written on them in frosting and individually packaged in cellophane).


The idea to start the company came when Reiss and her husband purchased an old cottage in France and started to bring French home goods back with them across the pond when it was time to head home.

Already a savvy business owner by then, having run her own modeling agency, she was able to recognize a market for the items she was hauling back to the states and thus Vivi et Margot was born (named after her daughters).


Aside from her website, we’re one of the very few places you can physically purchase her items. But be warned, once you hold one of the baskets it’s going to be difficult to put it back down, so make sure you’re ready to leave with more baggage than you came with.

Check out some of these pictures I took the other day and see for yourself how amazing these pieces are!


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