February 20-22, 2014 Saint Paul will host the Ice Crossed Downhill World Championships, also known as CRASHED ICE. Over a hundred thousand people will attend the amazing event held in front of the Saint Paul Cathedral, also known as our backyard. Mademoiselle Miel will be selling honey hot chocolate in front of the building. Be sure to stop by if you're visiting the "Most Romantic City in the USA"!


A tender love letter written over 100 years ago from my grandfather D.C. to my grandmother Selina demonstrates their affectionate partnership and reflects the gentleness of the era. He signed it, "With love kisses and everything nice, I am your ever loving husband." The letter is displayed in our shop window so stop any time and see the beautiful penmanship, read the transcription in its entirety, and discover more about D.C. and Selina and perhaps about love.

The Essence of Romance

Legend has it that Cupid dipped his love arrows in honey before aiming at unsuspecting lovers. Surely Cupid would approve of Mademoiselle Miel's Valentine's Day honey bon-bon collection. Classic Rooftop and two new flavors, Rare Rose and Lemon Zest, blend his favorite love nectar with powerful oils and encapsulates them in 100% Italian chocolate. Together the three make up a perfectly romantic trio for Valentine's Day.

To make the Rare Rose honey bon-bons, Mademoiselle Miel combines Saint Paul rooftop honey with 100% pure therapeutic grade rose oil derived from the Damask Rose of Bulgaria. It takes as much as two and a half dozen roses to get a single drop! The oil is nearly impossible to obtain and was only found after an exhausting search. Given the known aphrodisiac qualities of rose, what could say love more perfectly?

In addition to romance, love brings happiness, which can also be found in Mademoiselle Miel's Lemon Zest honey bon-bons. Made by mixing Saint Paul rooftop honey with the fresh zest of organic lemons and the purest lemon oil sourced from Italy. This oil is sometimes referred to as "liquid sunshine" due to it's mood lifting qualities. The Lemon Zest honey bon-bons have a fresh and elevating citrus flavor and are perfectly paired with the rich chocolate.

For the finishing touch, stop by our Honey Kitchen & Showroom or shop online and select a personal sentiment for the interior tissue. A sweeter gift would be hard to find.

Christmas Calendar

December is filled with festivities at the Honey Kitchen & Showroom:

December 8th - "Decorate with Martha's Gardens" 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Award winning florist Martha will delight us with lovely seasonal greens and goods. Create your own gift box with lovers of unique treats from Mademoiselle Miel and make your own beeswax rolled candle. Of course there will be samples of honey bon-bons and honey hot chocolate on hand too!

December 13th - "Seasonal Sweet and Savory: A Pairing of Cheese and Honey with Mississippi Market" 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Our taste buds will have plenty of ideas for holiday gatherings. We'll have recipes to share and some special food gifts from Mademoiselle Miel including fig and honey jam and our RARE 2013 Honeydew Honey from Saint Paul.

December 20th - "Holiday Haberdashery with Heimies" 5:30 to 7:30 pm
The charming men from Heimies will join us with stockings for any lucky gent as well as other manly sundries. We'll provide honey-sweetened eggnog and other goodies for last minute shoppers.

ADVENT HOUSE: Stop by any day of the month and check out our magnificent advent house based on the story of Madeline . . . in an old house in Paris that was covered in vines . . . such Christmas fun!

HOLIDAY HOURS: Always open Fridays from 3 to 9 pm. During December we're open on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. We're located at 324 Kellogg Boulevard West - directly across Kellogg Boulevard from the Minnesota History Center just blocks from the Cathedral. Parking is available at the History Center or with a guest pass (available at the showroom) on Mulberry Street.