Who are we?
Our story is bitter sweet, just like the almonds...
We joke in the family and say that we were born tying bows. My great grandmother Yasmine, my grandmother Violette, and my great aunt Rose started this legacy. Every holiday, and every occasion was a reason to create beautiful handmade favors holding the most delicate confectionary. After the delicacies were enjoyed, these favors where collected and kept in a "vitrine" reminding us of these unique and special moments, landmarks of our lives. My mother Nadia and I continued this legacy, and now, my daughter Lara and I are sharing this passion- and much more- with you!
After many years of practice as a pediatrician, an illness changed my path. Years of struggle and pain led to a rediscovery of myself. My body had- and still has- many limitations, but my mind did not. From the secclusion of my atelier thoughts and ideas would cross barriers and bounderies, reaching a world full of optimism, dream and beauty. The bows helped overcome difficult times and the creative process became therapy.
This is how, in 2007, Les Cinq Amandes came to life.
What do we do?
We call it the Art of the five senses.
We are both, gifts and confectionary experts. Driven by our rich life experiences and imagination, we combine exquisite confections from around the world with unique gift and favor designs. We work closely with master artisans that share our love of craftmanship, quality, and who respect our commitment to tradition and innovation especially when it comes to the creation of exciting products.
Indeed, Les Cinq Amandes invites you to indulge, with all five senses on a sensational and universal journey. From the shapes, colors, and feel of fine material, to the distinctive flavors and aromas, prepare yourself for an incomparable and unforgettable experience.
Why Five Almonds?
It all started as a simple wish—actually, five of them.
In the mid-17th century, European aristocrats celebrating weddings and special occasions would offer their guests five confectionary almonds symbolizing wishes for happiness, health, wealth, longevity and fertility.
This tradition spread and continued in many parts of the world, mostly unchanged, until now.
We at Les Cinq Amandes, took the centuries old tradition and updated it by offering innovative flavors and colors of dragées, creating couture, modern and outstanding designs, and renewing the set of wishes to
Peace, Health, Happiness, long life and of course...Love.
The result: An incomparable gift giving experience infused with elegance and symbolism!
Since 1988, we have been creating exceptional custom-made artisanal favors and gifts for close friends and family. In 2007 we launched Les Cinq Amandes (The Five Almonds LLC.).
From the day of its birth, the company received exceptional feedback. Since then our impressive list of clients has only been increasing. From hotels (Les Cinq Amandes was designated Platinum Vendor at the Ritz Carlton Westchester Hotel and outstanding designer worldwide), to corporate companies, party planners, high-end stores and boutiques, dignitaries, politicians and people of fine taste from around the world. We thank every single person who joined us on this fantastic journey of discovery!