Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company

We couldn't be more excited to announce that we are now carrying products from Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company in the Paris Market Café. What makes Cacao so unique is that they are a bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer, which means that they process the cocoa beans themselves, in-house, rather than merely melting chocolate from another manufacturer. What's more, they partner with scientists & local growers to achieve the highest quality in ingredients & they uphold hand production methods throughout the entire chocolate-making process. What that all boils down to is that they make REALLY good chocolate. We love their chocolate bars, which are made of 60% dark chocolate & come in flavors ranging from citrus to coffee. But their sea salted chocolate covered caramels, which are sprinkled with four different kinds of salt (including hawaiian pink & cyprus black lava), are our absolute weakness. Undoubtedly the most unique product of theirs is the Salame di Cioccolato, which is based on a traditional Italian confection of chocolate rolled with shortbread & amaretto cookies. Just slice it up & it becomes a delicious hors d'oeuvre for a party or a long lasting tasty treat just for you. Be sure to stop by our café soon so you can see for yourself why we love these chocolates so much!

*Image courtesy of Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company 


French with Isabelle: Allons au Marché!

Lève-toi! Allons au marché! In France, going to "le marché" is a way of life. You wake up early & go into town where the streets are lined with farmers, artisans, & craftsmen selling their goods.  Unlike in America, where it is common to go grocery shopping for the week, in France, the people prefer their food fresh. From bouchers selling cuts of meat to agriculteurs selling fruits & vegetables to boulangers selling an array of baked goods, you can everything that you need to prepare a fresh, hearty meal. If you're looking for more than just food, you can also find artisans selling everything from baskets to soaps to scarves, with the majority of these items being handmade. These French markets are truly a unique experience because they are so much more than just a shopping venue. They are a place where people gather & share stories & make memories with each other. And while we wish we could wake up in France everyday & go to le marché, we are pretty content with our slice of France right here in Savannah, GA. Be sure to stop by the store soon & find a little token of France for yourself.


On the Shelf: Back to School Essentials

Though it may slightly pain us to say it, we're switching gears into back-to-school mode here at the Paris Market. But thankfully with that comes lots of great back-to-school essentials & our shelves are overflowing with them. Looking for a bold, patterned notebook? We've got 'em! How about something more sleek & basic? We've got those too! From notebooks to pencils to pouches to paperclips, we have just about everything you could ever need to get through the school day. Be sure to stop by the store soon & stock up on all your back-to-school needs!


Currently Inspired: Children's Books

With school right around the corner, it's time to start cracking open the books, but here at the Paris Market, we like to keep learning fun. While you won't find any textbooks lining our shelves, we have a great collection of children's books that have the dual benefit of being enjoyable for the little ones, while also being educational. From books full of beautifully illustrated fables to books full of singing games to pop-up books about the circus, we've got something to make every little Paris Marketeer happy!  Be sure to bring the little ones to the store soon to check out our collection & find that book that they just can't wait to crack open.


A Table Tout Le Monde: Backyard Picnic

We can hardly believe that August is already half-way over, but here at the Paris Market we're not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet. We're going to spend time outdoors basking in the warm, late afternoon sun for as long as we can & what better way to do that than setting a table in your backyard or on your back patio & sharing a meal with friends. With this table setting, featuring ceramic bisqueware, handwoven napkins, & handmade wooden napkin holders, you really can't go wrong. And, even better, all the little pops of color help to set the mood for a lovely summer evening. So ring the dinner bell & call everyone to the table because it's time to eat!  


Friday Feature: The Paris Market Café

By now, all of our regulars know that we've completed a beautiful renovation & expansion on our café. But for those of you that maybe don't make it into the store as often, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you the fruits of our labor. The café has always been an integral part of the Paris Market so we wanted to give it the space & presence that it deserved. We expanded our seating area so that, just like is quite common in France, you can spend an entire afternoon enjoying your favorite coffee drinks & pastries. In the mood for something a little more filling? Then you can now enjoy one of our delicious sandwiches that are made by our local favorites, Back in the Day Bakery. And of course, all of this is accompanied by our signature Paris Market style, with a unique gallery wall, custom lighting installation, & perhaps the most striking feature of the space, a stuffed fallow deer. We hope that you'll stop by & see us in the café soon & that you enjoy the new space as much as we do!