My Big NonFat Greek Yogurt

My Big NonFat Greek Yogurt

WEEK 2: On the Path to Finding My Kefi Bonjour everyone! It is so nice to wake up to a very sunny day - even at 5:30 AM the sun was shining and I was off and running - literally. I was out the door by 5:25 AM to run my typical 4-5 miles before heading to work. It was an awesome run and I'm sure Continue reading

If the French can do it, so can I…

If the French can do it, so can I…

In an effort to eat better and ultimately live healthier, I've set myself on a course to eat healthier foods and adopt a healthier lifestyle. This goal may be difficult coming from a former snackaholic with a Starbucks Frappuccino addiction. In my quest to eat healthier, I am striving to eat more Continue reading

Citron Pressé: 5 steps to French Lemonade

Citron Pressé: 5 steps to French Lemonade

WEEK 1: On the Path to Finding My Kefi Bonjour everyone! This week, I brought a little of France right into my own home - and what a treat it was! I decided to make the most of the wonderfully yellow lemons I bought last week and make homemade Citron Pressé - the French version of lemonade. Yes, if Continue reading

My Kefi – Lost and Found

My Kefi – Lost and Found

GREEK LESSONS Today, I heard a very short but poignant interview with Nia Vardalos, aka the lead actress in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She is starring in a brand new movie, My Life in Ruins. The movie is about a woman - a tour guide in Greece - who has lost her "kefi" or her mojo - the essence that Continue reading

The Classic Trench Coat: Not Just for French Women and Secret Agents

The Classic Trench Coat: Not Just for French Women and Secret Agents

For years, style editors have pointed out that French women, with their very distinct and classic style, have elevated the trench coat to its never-ending chic status. And for years, I wondered, how can millions of French women - and secret agents - be wrong?  A WARDROBE ICON Trench coats have Continue reading

Put a French Spring in Your Step

Put a French Spring in Your Step

With Spring just two days away, you can practically hear the French singing, I love Paris in the Springtime, I love Paris in the Fall. Yes, Spring has arrived in Paris and most of France for that matter. And, while the French are busy picking daisies and chatting over cafe au lait, you may be Continue reading

Tea Tastes Better in Your Favorite Cup

Tea Tastes Better in Your Favorite Cup

I have collected tea cups and tea pots for years. Now, I adore all of my tea china, but there are one or two tea cups and pots that really stand out as favorites. Each time I make tea in my favorite pot - a simple 4-cup cedar green pot - or sip from my favorite cup - a bright pink cup with gold Continue reading

The British Curry Experience

The British Curry Experience

Like the British, I love a good curry. And, while in London, I witnessed and even experienced first-hand, the British curry craze. This left me with a respect for and curiosity about this saucy cuisine.  Like a Starbucks on Every Corner In London, Indian restaurants touting their "famous curries" Continue reading

Shopaholic Confessions: Affordable European Fashions in the US

Shopaholic Confessions: Affordable European Fashions in the US

Just like American women who are feeling the credit crunch, British and European women have been forced to curb their spending habits. Yet, the difference is, British and European women will go to great lengths to avoid looking like they are on a spending diet. For them, it is still possible to have Continue reading

12 Superfoods for Great Looking Skin

12 Superfoods for Great Looking Skin

If you've ever met a French woman and tried to guess her age, it is quite likely that your guess would be years off. French women are known for taking exceptionally good care of themselves. And, if it's one thing they never overlook, it is their skin. The classic French woman has flawless, radiant Continue reading

British Flirt Their Way Up the Corporate Ladder

British Flirt Their Way Up the Corporate Ladder

Leave it to Bridget Jones to do something drastic to get the boss' attention...and I don't mean keeping a diary. Like the fictitious character, many British women sleep with their bosses, but several new studies reveal that British workers will do this to actually get ahead at the office. In tough Continue reading

French Officials Say "Don't Drink Wine"

French Officials Say "Don't Drink Wine"

French Authorities Advise Citizens to Put a Cork in It France without wine? Mon Dieu - that's blasphemy. Who would have thought that a country full of vineyards and wineries would recommend against drinking their own product? Well, France has done just that! Last week, France's Ministry of Health Continue reading