Sweet Home, Valbonne
Next door to the English Book Centre on rue Alexis Julien in Valbonne is a delightful boutique called Sweet Home owned by Sandrine Mallorca.
Sandrine opened her shop in 2012 and enjoys an ever increasing clientèle. Like many of the houses in this medieval village, her shop is built out of solid stone and wooden beams. They blend perfectly with the many gorgeous (and quite irresistible) Provençal items she has for sale.
You enter very much as you would Aladdin’s Cave – so much catches your eye. Pretty vintage dining services, antique glassware, bedding, scented candles, tea towels, cushions, and a host of other charming Provençal items vie for your attention.
Everything is very reasonably priced so I’m sure you’ll to find something to please you. Her scented candles are fabulous and I for one can vouch for their excellent quality: they have a long-lasting scent and burn evenly.
She also stocks a wide choice of the exclusive Marinette Saint-Tropez brand and offers a design and decoration service to her clients. Sandrine also speaks English which is great if your native tongue isn’t French.
You’ll need time to explore Sandrine’s shop as there are so many tempting treasures to discover. There are also some magnificent wooden pieces of furniture that Sandrine has given a sublime weathered finish to using simple distressing and painted patina techniques – to stunning effect and she recently renovated her first floor to display further bedding, bathroom and other beautiful items. If you are unable to get to the shop, you can buy online through her website.
14 rue Alexis Julien, 06560 Valbonne.
Open non-stop every day from 10am to 7pm.
Tel: 06 73 69 97 85. Website