Even Small Changes Can Improve Your Life

Even Small Changes Can Improve Your Life

Like many of us, I have so many things I want to do - travel more, exercise more, eat better, read more....the list goes on and on. However, all of the things we want to do combined with all of the things we need to do can make us so overwhelmed that we become paralyzed and, as a result, fail to Continue reading

French Connection in Chicago

French Connection in Chicago

Not only did I have a very Nespresso birthday, but I also had a very French birthday! And you all know how I adore all things French. Aside from tasting a very steamy Nespresso latte - which could be considered French, Italian, or European in general, I loved perusing the vintage-looking Continue reading

A Very Nespresso Birthday

A Very Nespresso Birthday

Last weekend, my husband treated me to an overnight in city for my birthday. After checking into the Hotel Palomar (a fantastic boutique hotel in Chicago), we headed to Bloomingdale's Home Store to view its Nespresso products. As I walked through the doors, I was completely surprised and nearly Continue reading

I Love Paris in the Springtime….

I Love Paris in the Springtime….

(photo source) ....and you will too when you read these 21 Things to Do Outside in Paris in the Spring! Enjoy!   Continue reading

The ABC’s of French Art

The ABC’s of French Art

It may come to no surprise that I love...no adore ....decor with French sayings on them. Whether it's bistro style art framed for a restaurant wall or little soaps that say bonjour, I'm a pushover for just about anything with scripted French writing. So, as you can imagine, I was completely Continue reading

A Bistro Chic Valentine’s Day

A Bistro Chic Valentine’s Day

(photo source) Bonjour everyone! Just returned from sunny and not so warm Florida and am completely worn out. However, I am not too tired to offer some last minute Valentine's Day tips for all of you Bistro Chic readers. If you're looking to celebrate the day of love with a European flair, be Continue reading

New Year’s With a French Twist

New Year’s With a French Twist

(photo source) Bonjour everyone! The end of 2011 is just days away which means planning for New Year’s celebrations is in full swing. If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve Party or a New Year’s Day brunch, why not give your soirée a French twist? And before you roll your eyes at this Francophile Continue reading

Dreaming in French

Dreaming in French

Need a little ooh la la in your life? Stop by Pinterest - your very own muse for Champagne wishes and French dreams. I must say, that pup in the striped tee is tres chic....   Continue reading

Pinterest: Daily Inspiration from France

Pinterest: Daily Inspiration from France

If you're ever in need of some quick inspiration or just something to make you smile, check out Pinterest, a virtual pinboard where people "pin up" amazing photos of any from gourmet food, fashion, pets, and kids. You can search for just about anything too - and when you do, expect to see a Continue reading

Paris on a Post-it Note

Paris on a Post-it Note

(photo source) The French may be a bit proper, even aloof, at times; however, for Parisians, it only takes a little competition - and a few thousand Post-it notes - to bring out their humor and creativity. This summer, companies in Paris have started a war - a friendly competition really - of Continue reading

Spain and the Second Breakfast

Spain and the Second Breakfast

While in Barcelona a few years back, I remember ordering breakfast from a quaint but bustling cafe on one of the city's main streets. It was full of business professionals and young adults grabbing un cafe and a quick breakfast, which was, amazingly, churros dipped in chocolate. Up to this point, Continue reading

My European Staycation: French Market Days

My European Staycation: French Market Days

Paris, Provence, Marseilles...ahhh...France. Destination #2 on my European staycation was a trip to France via Chicago's Cantigny Park (north of Chicago actually) French Market Days. And what says European staycation better than a stroll around a French open air market? Although nothing can Continue reading