'Twas a Great Day in the World

'Twas a Great Day in the World

Where can you have tea in England and a pastry in France - all in the same day? Why, Disney World of course! If you can't get to England or France - or many other European countries for that matter -  a trip to Disney's EPCOT can satisfy the urge to take a journey across the pond. But after Continue reading

A European Valentine's Day

A European Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just a few days away! If you're looking for a more unique way of expressing your love, take a look at how the Europeans celebrate this special day... Denmark: In Denmark, Valentine's Day is celebrated as Fjortende Februar. On this day, lovers send snowdrops, white flowers, to Continue reading

Not Your Grandmother's Masterpiece Theatre

Not Your Grandmother's Masterpiece Theatre

I attended graduate school at a state university located in a fairly rural town. By the time I starting working on my thesis, most of my college friends from undergrad and even grad school had moved on. So, I was left on my own grasping for things to do in such as small town.  Although I had a nice Continue reading

14 Movies to Bring Europe Home

14 Movies to Bring Europe Home

Guest Post: Bistro Chic's Husband, Scott. As you can see from Bistro Chic's previous post, My wife is out of commission today. She's also booked up with projects. So, she asked me if I would write a guest post. She sent me a link with something about how guys use womens products, and that Continue reading

Being Sick is Not Sexy

Hey Bistro Chic readers. I've been wicked sick since 3 AM this morning. Unfortunately, I did not have anything exciting prepared for today's post. I'm headed back to bed. See you all on Thursday. Continue reading

Feel Like a Princess Every Day

Feel Like a Princess Every Day

I don't consider myself high-maintenance (but who does, right?) nor do I think I have princess qualities. But, every girl, at some point in time, wishes she was a princess. We want to feel special, we want to have nice things, we want to appear glamorous. Then, for most little girls, the reality of Continue reading

Make New Year's Goals Fun and Attainable

Make New Year's Goals Fun and Attainable

It has been less than a week since we welcomed in the first day of 2010, yet I'm already feeling behind on my resolutions for the year - probably because I haven't made any resolutions! After giving it some thought, I realized that I'm not much of a New Year's Resolutions type of a girl. I'm more of Continue reading

Bistro Chic 2009: A Year of European Inspirations

Bistro Chic 2009: A Year of European Inspirations

As we enter into a new year, some people reflect on all of the things they didn't do - their regrets. Well, I'm choosing not to focus on the regrets (besides, I don't really have any) and opting to focus on all of those things I DID accomplish this year. The biggest thing I did in 2009 was start Continue reading

From Doors to Saunas – New Year's Traditions From Around the World

From Doors to Saunas – New Year's Traditions From Around the World

Happy New Year from Bistro Chic! As Americans get ready to ring in the New Year with Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest, let's check out how our friends across the pond are celebrating... Britain - Many British still keep the age-old tradition of first footing, a practice whereby the first visitor Continue reading

Bistro Chic Hiatus!

Hey All! I am taking a Bistro Chic hiatus! I have huge projects to tackle at work - yes, I have a real job! So I'm focusing all (or most) of my energy on that. In the meantime, you're all welcome to follow my daily musings posted on my alter ego blog - Running With Cake. See you all in November - Continue reading

A Taste of Europe with Williams Sonoma

A Taste of Europe with Williams Sonoma

Want to add a little European flair to your dinner table? Williams Sonoma's new European-inspired serveware will take you around the world without leaving your home! No doubt inspired by the popular new film, Julie & Julia, Williams Sonoma launched a new French line this year that is sure to Continue reading

New Book Reveals 'What French Women Know'

New Book Reveals 'What French Women Know'

What Do French Women Know That We Don't? For decades, American women have wondered how French women can stay thin, sexy, and so incredibly chic with unbelievable ease. Now, a tell-all book by author Debra Olivier reveals these French secrets in one tasty read!  According to Olivier, it's not how Continue reading