Confessions of a British Shopaholic

Confessions of a British Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic May Reflect British Women Spending Habits If you've ever read the book, Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella, you will know that it doesn't quite follow the recently released movie by the same title, mostly because the main character Rebecca or Becky, is not Continue reading

I said Tapas Bar, Not Topless Bar.

I said Tapas Bar, Not Topless Bar.

Tapas or Topless? Tapas have been around for centuries in Spain and for many years in the US - so it always amazes me when people don't know what they are or have never heard of them. I remember when my mother, who lives out of state, first learned about tapas. I called her as I usually did on Continue reading

An Incredibly French Valentine's Day

An Incredibly French Valentine's Day

Mon dieu! Valentine's Day is nearly here and you haven't planned a thing? Well, fear not. There is still time to plan a truly fabulous Valentine's Day for you and your special someone. If you're looking for something extraordinary for your significant other this Valentine's Day, why not surprise him Continue reading

Eat, Drink, and Be Mediterranean

Eat, Drink, and Be Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Research has shown this diet and overall lifestyle can help you lose weight, reduce incidence of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, and is now associated with a reduced risk in mental decline. So, if you're looking for a healthier Continue reading

Top 10 American Cities with European Flair

Top 10 American Cities with European Flair

(photo source) Although I love traveling to Europe, I definitely don't get there as often as I'd  like. And, with the poor economy, not to mention weak dollar, I don't expect to return anytime soon. Although a Euro trip is not on my budget-conscious horizon, there is a way that I can experience a Continue reading

Yes, I Absolutely Do Need 5 Black Pants

Yes, I Absolutely Do Need 5 Black Pants

A recent survey found that the average British woman has over 100 items of clothing in her wardrobe. But alas, our British cousins will actually wear less than 30% of these clothes on a regular basis. What a waste! Why not keep the 30% and ditch the rest? Well, apparently British women are Continue reading

New Year's Resolution – The Wardrobe Diet

New Year's Resolution – The Wardrobe Diet

American and British women are more similar than you may think. Both spend loads of money on clothes and shoes, spend hours trying them on, and then agonize over how they look in their new purchases. It's really no secret that most women in America and Britain will have issues with weight and body Continue reading

How to Make a Perfect Cup of British Tea

How to Make a Perfect Cup of British Tea

Like coffee in the United States, tea in Britain is a staple in nearly every household. According to the United Kingdom Tea Council, the British drink 165 million cups of tea per day or 60.2 billion cups of tea per year. Although most of these people will drink a cuppa (tea) out of habit or because Continue reading

Recessionista Diaries: Affordable Luxuries

Recessionista Diaries: Affordable Luxuries

British women buy more make-up than anyone. In fact, a new survey shows British women would spend their last £10 (about $14) on a tube of lipstick, ahead of food, clothing, and other daily essentials, suggesting that this type of purchase gives women a cheap shopping fix, especially in a tough Continue reading

10 Reasons You Need A New Hairstyle

10 Reasons You Need A New Hairstyle

Natural. Effortless. Chic. These three elements can easily describe a French woman's overall style, including her hairstyle. Our French cousins may wear their hair in a twist or leave it flowing freely across their shoulders. But no matter how a French woman styles her hair for the day, her hair Continue reading

Your Wardrobe, Italian Style

Your Wardrobe, Italian Style

My first encounter with a true Italian girl was over 20 years ago. I was working for an Italian family who owned their own restaurant and catering service. Their daughter, who was only a few years older than me, had striking Italian features, including a large nose, and major attitude. Attitude Continue reading

The French Woman’s Diet: A Love Affair With Food

The French Woman’s Diet: A Love Affair With Food

(photo source) To understand the French is to understand their love affair with food. The French are known for their taste in high quality fashion, entertainment, and travel. And this quality taste is reflected in their culinary habits. Just as a French woman would choose one perfect silver charm Continue reading