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Should women over 50 wear red lipstick? There’s a short answer and a longer one…
The one essential beauty accessory which the French woman wears daily is not a scarf or heels or even a Breton striped T-shirt – it’s confidence.
French women have that “I just tumbled out of bed and I look this good” look, and what that comes down to is a great haircut.
Regarding French style, Coco Chanel famously said that before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off. But that’s assuming you put a few things on.
This year, like it or not, I will be transitioning from my fabulous fifties to my sexy sixties. So in an age seemingly dominated by millennials, how does one embrace being a perennial?
What is it about French fashion that makes it so appealing and, well, French? I would sum it up in two words – confidence and class.
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Holy cow it’s almost here! I love the holidays … it’s a time for friends, family, fireplaces, Père Noël, cookies, extra cooking, extra cleaning, shopping for groceries, shopping for presents – wow, I just made myself tired.
We all have those times, like a holiday, a wedding, or when your “special occasion” outfit doesn’t fit quite the same as when you bought it, when you just need to drop a quick pound or five.
Do we have a moral obligation to live well, and to present our best selves? Yep, I think we do. I think we have a duty to choose grown-up words, to communicate responsibly, and to think about the optics of our actions. I think telling somebody how wrong they are is...
Couldn’t you just shout it from the rooftops, Oprah-style? I. LOVE. BREAD!!!! There’s almost nothing that smells better than fresh bread baking in the oven. Then there’s that feel of a warm baguette in your hand. The crackle of the crust. Watching the butter instantly...
There’s nothing like a healthy breakfast. And this, my friends, is nothing like a healthy breakfast. This decadent breakfast is my family’s favorite. It's Croissant. It's French toast. What could be more French? The simple custard mixture (the egg-y part) can be made...
Buttery, garlicy escargot will delight and impress your guests, and is about as simple to prepare as toast.
Montmarte is a neighborhood, more specifically a large hill, in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris. It is home to trendy shops and restaurants, the Basillica Sacre Coeur (the Sacred Heart), the last working wine vineyard in Paris (Clos Montmarte), and roughly 7 billion stairs.
Sometimes a little OCD of a vacation checklist goes a long way – in this case, to Paris. We leave next week for our annual visit and I’m a veritable whirligig of ebullience.
With 3 days to spend in Paris, I planned the itinerary with a sort of “big” thing to do each day and plenty of time to just experience whatever we might encounter (because yes, I’m a planner, but also very French).