Learn more about us! Our story…
Born in France – living on the Isle of Wight!
From France with love…
Our story began with our family move to the South of France where the business, then called JustFrench, was born. (Chris had French lessons for over 20 years as he always knew he would one day live in France!) The first year was spent discovering and forming our range of stock with the following four years an exciting time of attending artisan markets, shows and events in the Languedoc region of the South of France.
Rosalie’s of Cowes - it’s a family affair!
When Rosalie moved back to the UK to do her A levels, Linda and Chris were invited to participate in the biggest French and German market in Europe and the British market went mad for our French products! Following this success, the family moved back to the Isle of Wight and a pop-up show at Cowes Week, later we opened our first official JustFrench shop in Cowes.
By 2015, having introduced so many Isle of Wight artisan ranges of food and textiles into the mix, we were no longer ‘JustFrench’ so we relaunched ourselves as Rosalie’s of Cowes!
The shop is now a real family affair with products being made by Chris’s Mother, Linda’s Mother, Father and Sister, Chris’s Sister, and Rosalie’s Auntie and Uncle-in-Law, along with Linda, Chris and Rosalie themselves!
Chronicle… (or ‘la chronique’ as the French say!)
2006 – the Baker family move to the South of France
2006 – ‘JustFrench’ was born
2007 – The first website!
2010 – Rosalie moves back to the UK to do her A Levels
2011 – Linda and Chris participate in the Manchester French and German Christmas Market
2012 – Linda and Chris move back to the UK; the Isle of Wight
2012 – The Bakers tour the UK to participate in some of the UK’s largest County Shows
2013 – JustFrench ‘pop-up’ for Cowes Week
2014 (July) JustFrench shop opens in Cowes
2014 Rosalie officially joins the business
2014 JustFrench starts to also stock Isle of Wight produce
2015 (July) JustFrench rebrands to Rosalie’s of Cowes
2016 Rosalie’s of Cowes new website launches!
We hope to see you very soon in Cowes. Please feel free to come and introduce yourselves - we do love a good chat!
Added Saturday, 20th February 2016