French Passport to Pretty

French Passport to Pretty

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) French women and red lipstick are synonymous. French women have been using, even flaunting this lip shade for years – on the runways, magazines, television, and on the silver screen. The fact French women are known for bold red lips is almost cliché at this point. Continue reading

Say Cheese With a Do-It-Yourself Facial

Say Cheese With a Do-It-Yourself Facial

Cheese - in the food world, it goes with just about everything. There's wine and cheese, cheese and chocolate, cheese and crackers - you get the picture. But cheese and facials? Hmm...that's a new one. Actually, cheese has become increasingly popular as an ingredient in do-it-yourself beauty Continue reading

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway Winner!

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway Winner!

And the winner of the Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway is.... #2 Shaunah, aka Blackbird Running, who wrote: I love the La Source shampoo, conditioner and hand soap. I was treated to hotel-sized versions on vacation once, and can’t get enough! Congratulations Shaunah! Please email your address Continue reading

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway: One More Day!

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway: One More Day!

Bonjour! Only one more day to enter my awesome Crabtree & Evelyn Giveaway! Just look what you could win... Yes, that is right! Crabtree & Evenlyn's Citron, Honey & Coriander hand recovery cream makes my Christmas list. But, seeing as it's Christmas, I'm feeling rather generous and Continue reading

My Favorite European Things: Crabtree & Evelyn Giveaway

My Favorite European Things: Crabtree & Evelyn Giveaway

Last night, while enjoying an exceptionally tasty French dinner at a local bistro, my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas. We had just ended a 7 hour shopping spree, buying holiday gifts for everyone (including my husband) - everyone but me. So naturally, when he finally asked moi what I Continue reading

Swiss Apple May Reduce Wrinkles and Giveaway Preview

Swiss Apple May Reduce Wrinkles and Giveaway Preview

Hey Bistro Chic Readers! Be sure to stop by on Monday, December 7 for details about my first ever giveaway...a special holiday giveaway from Crabtree & Evelyn! In honor of the giveaway, I thought I'd share some news about a fellow apple... Have you heard? A Swiss apple a day, may keep the Continue reading

Secrets of a French Woman's Style

Secrets of a French Woman's Style

Bonjour! We've all heard the adage that Style Never Goes Out of Fashion. Well, no one personifies this idea more than a French woman. From Bridget Bardot to Audrey Toutou, French women have achieved global notoriety in areas of fashion, femininity, and a true French chic style. This idea of Continue reading

Couto: The Couture Toothpaste of Portugal

Couto: The Couture Toothpaste of Portugal

When you think of retro what do you think of? I think of leg warmers, acid-washed jeans, and Flock of Seagulls hairstyles. But, one thing that I don't think of is toothpaste. Until about a month ago that is. It was about that time that I received a sample of Couto, a toothpaste from Portugal. When Continue reading

New OPI Polish Leaves You Barefoot in Barcelona

New OPI Polish Leaves You Barefoot in Barcelona

These days, traveling to Europe may be next to impossible because of the unstable job market and the weak dollar. It's during these times when I rely on my memories of Europe, particularly England and Spain, to get me through my dry travel spells. It doesn't take much to remind me of these Continue reading

Do-It-Yourself Mediterranean Facial

Do-It-Yourself Mediterranean Facial

Would you love to get an exotic facial but just can't afford the luxury? Why not try a beauty secret that French and Greek women have been doing for centuries? In Mediterranean countries, including Greece and France, women have been using homemade beauty products since ancient times. Even today, Continue reading

Beauty Products Are Travel Treasures

Beauty Products Are Travel Treasures

Bonjour mon amis! Well, so much for complaining about running in the heat last week. This morning it was 60 degrees when I went out for my daily run. It was a bit chilly and rainy, but quite a nice change from sweating bullets the last few mornings. After my energizing run, I decided to splurge Continue reading

All You Need Are 3 Perfect Lipsticks

All You Need Are 3 Perfect Lipsticks

Good morning everyone! Wow - what a hot one today! Even at 5:30 AM it was nearly 80 degrees outside. After my 4-mile run, I really needed to refuel with plenty of H2O and reload with some protein (thank you Trader Joe's Greek Yogurt!) One thing great about getting up so early to run (other than Continue reading