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9 Steps to French Woman Confidence

9 Steps to French Woman Confidence

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.

Fashion

Your Step-By-Step Guide to French Style

Your Step-By-Step Guide to French Style

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.

The French Perennial

The French Perennial

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?

Basic French Style

Basic French Style

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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Lifestyle

21 Ideas for Your Holiday Shopping

21 Ideas for Your Holiday Shopping

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.

Aspire to Inspire – An Elevated Life

Aspire to Inspire – An Elevated Life

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...

Recipes

Let Them Eat Bread!

Let Them Eat Bread!

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...

Croissant French Toast with Almond Maple Syrup

Croissant French Toast with Almond Maple Syrup

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...

Escargot

Escargot

Buttery, garlicy escargot will delight and impress your guests, and is about as simple to prepare as toast.

Travel

Midnight in Montmarte

Midnight in Montmarte

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.

Your Ultimate Vacation Checklist

Your Ultimate Vacation Checklist

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.

Three Days in Paris

Three Days in Paris

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).

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