rennes

8.15.2017

casey casey , anaak, etc.


We have new fall arrivals coming in and I haven't been able to get them online quick enough.  I'm hoping to find a model who can come in and help every week but until then if you are interested in any of the following please email info@rennes.us and we are happy to help.  New things from Casey Casey, Anaak, Asciari, and Pip Squeak Chapeau.

Speaking of modeling, if there is ever anyone out there in the Philly area interested in modeling please give me a shout!  It would be for portfolio only (unpaid) but I'm happy to give you copies of all the edits!

8.08.2017

gardens



Since Sunday is the only day the shop is closed, it's really the only day I have to explore get to know Philly better.  (At least for the time being!)  The past few months we've really enjoyed exploring the different gardens around the city.  In fact if I was just randomly dropped in any of them, my first guess as to my location would certainly not be PA!  Of course Longwood Gardens was an instant favorite, and of course you have to stop at Terrain along the way to grab a snack, but lately I've really been enjoying two others - Winterthur and Chanticleer.



Right now Chanticleer is my favorite because of it's relaxed country feeling.  They place attention on the details, refreshing water pots with fresh blossoms a few times a week, it's a small things that make all the difference.  We've become members and on Sundays we pack a picnic, grab some books, and head on over there to read the day away.   With a quick stop at Rival Brothers first for a coffee and an apricot newton, because they are freaking delicious.  I'm sure there's still lots to discover, but for the time being we've been quite content going there every weekend, even if it's on repeat.


hiring part time weekend position


we are currently looking fill a part time weekend position at the shop!  if you are interested please email your resume and an introduction to info@rennes.us.  we are looking for someone who has at least 1-2 years of retail experience, has a happy go lucky attitude, and is excited about all things design related.  other pluses include experience with industrial sewing machines and photography / styling.  thank you!  look forward to hearing from you!

8.07.2017

oh hello there!


With new found vigor I am going to start updating this page again!  Because I've become a bit tired of other forms of social media, so I'm back tracking. I think I thought insta and pinterest could replace blogging, and perhaps in someways it has, but there's something that's become a bit monotonous lately that's gotten me wanting something else.  But all that's besides the point because there's so much else going on so why focus on all that.

I think I last wrote on here in March? Right before the store opened.  So yeah, the store opened! It's been fun, just over four months old now.  Have you been in yet?  If not you should come visit!  This August it's been 9 years since I started this crazy journey, and so yes, it took me 9 years to get the point where I have a store.  Sometimes I feel like I should have done so much more by this point!  



So anyways, the shop has been coming together piece by piece.  I'm excited! I feel like it's finally plumping up a little bit, slowly adding some more furniture, I think I'm in a big furniture phase right now, it might be getting out of control.  I'm obsessed with this website in the UK called Arcadia Antiques.  Right now I'm ogling over a huge mirror we stumbled across in Charleston and I'm trying to justify the purchase.  It's so wonderfully big and the foil is crackled in just the right way!  

I've also loved loved loved getting to know everyone in Philly.  The shop has received such a warm welcome and I'm so stoked to be in the neighborhood.  Between customers and other shop owners it's been just wonderful getting to know everyone.  Our block is just great and I couldn't be happier about our neighbors on it, Petit Jardin, 36 Craven,  Lokal Hotel, Barnett Fair, Erdon, Cafe Ole, the Geisha House, Allure, Bulthaup, Lost and Found, and also nearby Philly neighbors Meadowsweet, Rikumo, and Millay!  

Well that's all for right now.  The next few weeks we'll be getting lots of new fall arrivals in, we already have some new things from gallego desportes, anaak, asciari, pip squeak, and one more I'm forgetting off the top of my head.  But there will be even more!  I'm more excited about this coming season than I have been in the past so please do get excited with me!

3.01.2017

the store is coming soon!!!


the store build out is complete!  we can start moving in this week! :)

get excited, opening date, etc. will be coming soon!

2.11.2017

blueberry tart



blueberry brown butter tart 

teamwork by jesse, ben, and me!

& mostly eaten now.

loosely based on this one - yum!  just substitute blueberries.   we used a different crust recipe as i had just made pot pies and made a ridiculous amount of crust so i had a lot left over.



ingredients

Crust:
2 sticks of butter, cold chopped
2.5 C Flour
1 tsp salt
6-8 TBLSPN ice cold water, as needed.

Filling:
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, diced
2 6-ounce containers fresh raspberries

the butter needs to be melted, cooked, and browned on the stove for a bit to get it just right, then mixed with the eggs, then poured over the berries.