Friday, April 2, 2021

April 8-10: Le Petit Jardin Market!

 "Gardening is a folly whose goal is to provide delight."  -- Deborah Needleman.

At long last Spring is on our doorstep, and we're actually beginning to believe that the warmer weather is finally on the way.  To celebrate Spring's long-awaited arrival, the theme for our April Market is "Le Petit Jardin" -- the little garden, which we will feature from April 8-10!

In addition to gardens and gardeners, the coming of Spring evokes all manner of flora, fauna, and the ground and air coming alive again in so many ways.  Our April market theme weaves all of these together into one tapestry of garden decor and Spring delights -- with a French twist, of course!

And remember -- Mother's Day (May 9th) will be just a few weeks away, and we'll have a boutique full of lovely gifts from Paris.  Let us help you fill your basket with vintage, Parisian and handmade treasures!

Join us on Thursday, April 8th from Noon to 7:00 pm as we kick off the "Le Petit Jardin" market! The market continues through Saturday April 10. (Sorry, no Sunday hours in April.)

**To attend this market, you MUST use the following link to schedule a day and time to attend.  To sign up, click on following link, check the box next to the time and day you want to attend, then click "Submit and Sign Up" at bottom of the page and fill in your contact info.  LINK FOR SCHEDULING:  https://tinyurl.com/ConfectioniqueApril2021

**To comply with local health regulations, you must wear a face mask in Confectionique until further notice.**

**Please remember to reserve a spot online at this link here.  Also, please remember that we have moved Confectionique to our new store location at 4201 Monona Drive, Monona.** 

Our "Le Petit Jardin" Market Hours April 8-10:  

Thursday, April 8:   Noon-7pm
Friday, April 9:         10am-6pm
Saturday, April 10:   10am-5pm
**No Sunday Hours in April**

a bientot,

Anastasia

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Tour de France - Tandem Style!

 We have qualified! 

In our youth in France
Adam and I needed a pandemic goal. Nothing small like moving our shop from Middleton to Monona, but something adventurous and BIG. We considered many ideas: climbing Mount Everest, swimming the English Channel, parasailing over the Atlantic ocean. But since we are highly skilled in cycling, we set our sites on something really big: The new tandem bicycle competition at the 2021 Tour de France! 

Training on Wisconsin roads

We worked vigorously during the year-long pandemic to qualify to compete in the inaugural tandem bicycle event of the Tour de France.  It was a long journey to get to this point, but with a lot of training and contacting the right people, we managed to qualify and will participate in the 108th Tour de France starting June 26, 2021. 

It all started with a Zoom meeting with the UCI (International Cycling Union) president, David Lappartient.  Since he lives in Switzerland, we had to consider not only the time difference for our meeting, but the best place to set up our stationary tandem bicycle in our living room equipped with cameras and timers to demonstrate not only our skill and speed, but our utter determination.

Indoor training facility
Our standard training workweek consisted of 25 to 30 hours of cycling. Though it took a great deal of training, Adam and I have managed -- with the help of a Peloton App -- to learn all 21 stages of the Tour from Brest to Paris. 

We will proudly represent team Confectionique with our pink jerseys. We just wish you could be there to cheer us on!

Monday, February 8, 2021

March 11-14: The Lapin Market!

 Believe it or not, Spring will be on its way in March!  The days will be noticeably longer, it will be warmer out, and the sun will feel just a little bit brighter.  To celebrate the coming of Spring, Confectionique's theme for our March market is  "Le Lapin" -- our annual Spring- and Easter-themed celebration March 11-14!

What's more quintessentially Spring than visions of bunnies, chicks, and lambs?  Our March market theme weaves all of these together into one tapestry of Spring delights -- with a French twist, of course!

Easter is Sunday, April 4h this year -- we'll have tons Paques (Easter) merchandise -- let us help you fill your basket with vintage, Parisian and handmade treasures!  And remember -- Mother's Day is just a few months away, too.

**To attend this market, you MUST the following link to schedule a day and time to attend.  To sign up, click on following link, check the box next to the time and day you want to attend, then click "Submit and Sign Up" at bottom of the page and fill in your contact info.  LINK FOR SCHEDULING:  

**To comply with local health regulations, you must wear a face mask in Confectionique until further notice.**

**Please remember to reserve a spot online at this link here.  Also, please remember that we have moved Confectionique to our new store location at 4201 Monona Drive, Monona.** 

Join us for our "Le Lapin" market celebration!  Here comes Peter -- er, Pierre -- Cottontail!

March "Le Lapin" Market Hours:


Thursday,  March 11:             Noon-6pm            
Friday, March 12:                   10am-5pm
Saturday, March 13:              10am-5pm
Sunday, March 14:                  Noon-4pm

a bientot!

Anastasia 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Jan. 14-17: The "Bon Hiver" Market!

Yes, it's cold outside, but warm hearts make for a cozy life!  That's the theme for our January "Bon Hiver" (Good Winter) market, starting at Noon on Thursday January 14 and continuing through Sunday January 17.  Click here to reserve your spot! As always, our January market is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for your safety.

January and the New Year is a time for epiphanies, for renewal, for comfort and creativity.  Think about what brings you comfort and enhances your creativity, and stop in to say bonjour and Bonne Annee . . .

**To attend this market, you MUST the following link to schedule a day and time to attend.  To sign up, click on following link, check the box next to the time and day you want to attend, then click "Submit and Sign Up" at bottom of the page and fill in your contact info.  LINK FOR SCHEDULING:  

**To comply with local health regulations, you must wear a face mask in Confectionique until further notice.**

**Please remember to reserve a spot online at this link here.  Also, please remember that we have moved Confectionique to our new store location at 4201 Monona Drive, Monona.** 

January "Bon Hiver" (Good Winter) Market Hours:                             

Thursday, January 14:              Noon-6pm               
Friday, January 15:                    10am-4pm
Saturday, January 16:               10am-4pm
Sunday, January 17:                  Noon-3pm

Bonne Annee and a bientot,

Anastasia

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Dec. 10 & 12: Extra Merriment Hours!

The secret is  out . . . yes it's true . . . we're re-opening the doors to our biggest holiday market of the year for two additional days, starting this Thursday Dec. 10th from Noon-6pm and concluding this Saturday Dec. 12th from 10am-3pm! (Sorry, no Friday hours this week.)

As is our custom, we will have a special BY APPOINTMENT ONLY "Extra Merriment Hours" Last-Chance Holiday Market in case you couldn't visit us earlier (or just want to come back for more holiday merriment).  Come find the perfect French-imported gifts for your loved ones this holiday season!  We still have lots of holiday stocking stuffers, gifts and handmade crafts for you and your loved ones, plus beautiful vintage treasures from the flea markets of Paris.  

We hope to see you and share some socially-distanced holiday cheer with you!

PLEASE READ BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

**To attend this market, you MUST use the following link to schedule a day and time to attend.  To sign up, click on following link, check the box next to the time and day you want to attend, then click "Submit and Sign Up" at bottom of the page and fill in your contact info.  LINK FOR SCHEDULING:  

**To comply with local health regulations, you must wear a face mask in Confectionique until further notice.**

**Please remember to reserve a spot online at this link here.  Also, please remember that we have moved Confectionique to our new store location at 4201 Monona Drive, Monona.** 

"Extra Merriment Hours" Holiday Market:

Thursday Dec. 10:      Noon to 6:00 pm
Friday Dec. 11:           CLOSED
Saturday  Dec. 12:      10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Joyeux Noel,

Anastasia

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Dec. 3rd-6th: The Noël Market !



This holiday season, we cannot take you to Paris, but we can bring a little Parisian Christmas to you.  Our "Noël" market 
Dec. 3rd-6th will focus on bringing holiday joy to those you love.   Our last holiday market of the year will feature all that shimmers this holiday season, including tons of  lovely handmade and vintage holiday gifts and crafts and -- as always -- lots of new treasures that we just imported from our beloved Paris and other favorite French locations.  This December, you can still shop like a Parisian, and live like the French!


We'll kick off the market on Thursday, December 3rd from Noon to 7pm.  The market continues Friday December 4, Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6 (see hours below).  


**To attend this market, you MUST the following link to schedule a day and time to attend.  To sign up, click on following link, check the box next to the time and day you want to attend, then click "Submit and Sign Up" at bottom of the page and fill in your contact info.  LINK FOR SCHEDULING:  

**To comply with local health regulations, you must wear a face mask in Confectionique until further notice.**

**Please remember to reserve a spot online at this link here.  Also, please remember that we have moved Confectionique to our new store location at 4201 Monona Drive, Monona.** 

The "Noël" Market Hours Dec. 3rd-6th:


     
Thursday, December 3:            Noon-7pm 
Friday, December 4:                 10am-5pm
Saturday, December 5:            10am-5pm
Sunday, December 6:               Noon-6pm

A bientot,
Anastasia

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Nov. 5-8: Our "Holiday Fête" Market!

We love to travel to Paris in September, after the summer heat but before what Ernest Hemingway called the bad weather that "would come in one day when the fall was over."  When we return home from Paris, the change of seasons is usually underway here also.  Autumn is now in full swing in Wisconsin, with orange and yellow leaves and crisp, cool days.  Our hearts and minds turn to the coming holiday season.  Some long for the coziness of a wood burning stove, others for a snowshoe hike after fresh snowfall, or reading a good book next to a roaring fireplace, baking your grandmother's banana nut bread, the coming of Thanksgiving and -- not long after that -- Old Man Winter. It is especially this time of year that we may long for comfort and coziness the most!

We hope to create a sense of warmth and bundle you up in joy at our next market Nov. 5th-8th.  Our BY APPOINTMENT ONLY "Holiday Fête" Market is the first of our 2020 "Les Fêtes de Noël" year-end holiday festivals!  We'll have tons of home decorations for the holiday season, including Christmas, as well as treasures and lots of gift ideas from Paris and elsewhere in France.  We want you to feel as though you can come and stay as long as you please, as if  you are being hugged by beauty and find happiness around every corner.  And maybe you will find a little something for your precious, cozy home,

**To attend this market, you MUST the following link to schedule a day and time to attend.  To sign up, click on following link, check the box next to the time and day you want to attend, then click "Submit and Sign Up" at bottom of the page and fill in your contact info.  LINK FOR SCHEDULING:  https://tinyurl.com/ConfectioniqueNov2020

**To comply with local health regulations, you must wear a face mask in Confectionique until further notice.**

**Please remember to reserve a spot online at this link here.  Also, please remember that we have moved Confectionique to our new store location at 4201 Monona Drive, Monona.** 


Our November "Holiday Fête" Market Hours:

Thursday, Nov. 5:          3pm-8pm
Friday, Nov. 6:               10am-5pm
Saturday, Nov. 7:           10am-5pm
Sunday, Nov. 8:             Noon-4pm

a bientot,

Anastasia