Gratitude. Thanks for Your Support!

Hello, all! I thought about gratitude a lot and decided to show some. The French Quarter would like to thank you for letting us meet and welcome your out-of-town friends and family to our store when they visit Bakersfield. It’s fun to be discovered!

Timeless Joy of Wine and Dining

One thing remains timeless—the association of wine with food, history and tradition. We drink wine with a nice dinner, we look forward to it after a long day, and it finds its way to our table when we gather for a celebration.  Since we also eat with our eyes, presentation is essential to the success of a dish or a…

New-School Home Furnishings with Old-School Flair

 Article and Photography A.P. Whyte  Real life—bring it on!  The latest trend in home furnishings really isn’t new at all. In fact, it’s very familiar. A remix of old and new—combining the look of seasoned antiques and refurbished treasures that tell a story—with the conveniences of newly constructed furniture. While we love the feel and history of rustic and time-worn…

Summer Restyle

 Article and Photography  Why not bring some summer vibes into your home for the season? Lightening up your interior space can give you a lift and maybe even make you feel a bit cooler during these warmer months. While today’s trends in color — grays, blues, whites and creams are classic summer combinations — they can be a little "blah"…

Monthly Style Brief

 Article Julie Hatridge    They love us and respect us. They help us build happy homes, happy lives, happy families. They aren’t afraid to commit. Or maybe they are but love us enough to jump into the future—and uncharted territory anyway. They’re around for our best days—and our worst. They’re strong because they’re gentle and protective all at once. They let us…

Monthly Style Brief

 Article Julie Hatridge  Girlfriends matter and so do all the other women that touch our lives—be they mothers, sisters or colleagues. Surely it’s rare that someone can be over-appreciated! These are the people that can share our triumphs and tragedies like no one else, so we should let them know what they mean to us. It doesn’t have to be a…

Monthly Style Brief

Don’t we all wish for a simpler, more relaxed era when everyone gathered at the table to share a meal? Farmhouse style can bring that feeling right into our very own home.  It’s a casual style that wears well over time. The warm and approachable feeling says "Welcome to our home."

The French Quarter

Why buy handmade? Without a doubt, mass production has given us an abundance of goods that enhance not only our homes but also our quality of life. Since we do live in a world where most things are mass produced, it’s that much more special to have the option of purchasing an artisan or handmade product. A bonus is, often with…

French Quarter Trend Setter

Need a little escape? Didn’t get an opportunity to schedule some much-needed time away lately? We’re all aware of the value of rest. It’s beneficial to mind, body and soul—but can be oh so difficult to capture! But taking a break is key to avoiding burnout and renewing your daily lease on life.

The French Quarter Holiday Decor

The current trend in decorating today—the “less is more” aesthetic— fits right in with our busy life schedules and helps us to really take advantage of, and truly enjoy, the time we spend with family and friends. Every season brings the opportunity to add new elements to our surroundings and allows you to discover or refocus your creative spirit. How…