Pastis: The Perfect Apéritif!

Pastis is an anise-flavored liqueur from France which is usually served cold and is considered a refreshment for hot summer days. The drink is especially popular along the Mediterranean, and is often associated with the city of Marseille. Restaurants in the region serve the drink as an apéritif before dinner, though the drink is just as often enjoyed on its own! Pastis is often compared to its predecessor absinthe and, although they share some characteristics, they are very different drinks. Late in the 1800s, absinthe began to garner a reputation for causing hallucinations and death an...   read full post »

posted on 8/13/2018

   

Vignettes of our 2018 Collection from France

One thing that we pride ourselves for at Negrel Antiques is creating simple and appealing photographic scenes that feature pieces from our collection. For several years, we have focused sharply (if you’ll excuse the pun!) on making our imagery as accurate and beautiful as possible for the sake...   read full post »

posted on 7/16/2018

   

Adventures in Antibes

Sophia, our UT graduating intern, is heading to Antibes this summer and we asked her to share about her upcoming travels! Here's what she wanted to say about the charming city of Antibes; enjoy :D...   read full post »

posted on 7/2/2018

   

Finding and Buying Antiques in France with Négrel Antiques

As many of you, our lovely readers, know, Pierre and I travel to France each year in a quest for unique and one-of-a-kind antique and vintage treasures to bring home to Texas. Once here, Pierre, Karn, Shannon and I (the Négrel team) and Chad (our photographer) help those unique and beautiful ...   read full post »

posted on 6/16/2018

   

Marseille Vieux Port Pavilion

Featured on the left is one of Cathy's photographs of Marseille's Port Pavilion that had just been completed and opened to the public during one of our buying trips to France. Completed in March, 2013, the Marseille Vieux Port Pavilion, designed by Foster + Part...   read full post »

posted on 5/25/2018

   

Spring Cleaning: Up and Out!

When it comes to the age-old tradition of spring cleaning, most people immediately fixate solely on wiping baseboards and resealing tile grout. And still other folks think of purging your home of unwanted or unused belongings (Goodwill run, anyone?). That doesn't always have to be the only objective...   read full post »

posted on 5/11/2018

   

Port of Marseille's Fisherman's Market

When we visit Marseille, Pierre's hometown, we always take a walk down to le Marché de la Pêche, the outdoor fish market!...   read full post »

posted on 4/28/2018

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