Chocolate-Covered Mozart

Chocolate-Covered Mozart

Whenever I travel out of the country - or out of the state for that matter - I try to pick up a few keepsakes to take home. For me, choosing the right keepsake is a very delicate process. I am not one for tchotchkes or knick knacks, so I stay away from key chains, shot glasses, and such. But, what I Continue reading

Retro Foods Comfort British During Recession

Retro Foods Comfort British During Recession

Nostalgia for food and other comfort items have become increasingly popular in Britain, particularly during the recession. The troubled economy combined with terrorist threats and assorted wars have left the British longing for a sense of calm and familiarity. According to the Daily Mail, the Continue reading

France and Spain Face Kissing Ban Amid H1N1 Fears

France and Spain Face Kissing Ban Amid H1N1 Fears

Kissing Disease Has A New Meaning in Europe The French are known for the famous double-cheek kiss called the la bise. But, amid fears of an H1N1 pandemic, the French government may put a temporary halt on this age-old nicety. La bise, a light kiss on both cheeks, is the traditional greeting Continue reading

New French Business Book By Mireille Guiliano!

New French Business Book By Mireille Guiliano!

For all of you who haven't heard, Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don't Get Fat, has a brand new book coming out!! The book, called Women, Work, & the Art of Savoir Faire, will be available on October 13, just 5 weeks away! I have read French Women Don't Get Fat, at least twice, Continue reading

Labor Day Posting…

Bonjour everyone and Happy Labor Day! This will not be my normal post, I'll save that for Tuesday instead, but wanted to let you know that I just bought a new French cookie that tastes fantastic. Check back tomorrow for a photo and  more details. Have a wonderful Labor Day! Continue reading

French Are Adopting American Food Habits

French Are Adopting American Food Habits

With the recent popularity of French-themed books and movies, such as French Women Don't Get Fat, French Women Don't Sleep Alone, and  the newly released Julie & Julia, Americans are becoming more and more curious about French traditions, French culture, French food, and French fashion. Now, in Continue reading

Mezzetta's Make That Sandwich Contest!

Mezzetta's Make That Sandwich Contest!

A few days ago, I received two complimentary bottles of Mezzetta products in the mail. Mezzetta, a leading producer of glass-packed Mediterranean specialty foods, had also sent me a letter explaining that they were hosting a Make That Sandwich contest and would like me to enter using their Continue reading

British Debate – Heels or Flats?

British Debate – Heels or Flats?

As we head into the Fall season, the Westernized world is also entering into a new fashion season, which brings with it a hot debate about shoes - shoe height to be specific. According to a recent article in the London Times newspaper, heels and pumps are no longer in fashion. In Britain and in Continue reading

English Gardens: A Trip Down Memory Lane

English Gardens: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Prior to visiting England, I was never much of a garden person. You could say I really didn't appreciate a garden or all the work that goes into making a garden beautiful. But after seeing the amazing gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington, the Cotswolds, and other places in England, I was enamored Continue reading

Le Goûter: Refined French Snacking

Le Goûter: Refined French Snacking

For the most part, the French do not snack. But when they do, they make it sound so much better. Although popular as an after school treat for children, le goûter - a late afternoon snack - has become part of the French culture as much as afternoon tea is in England. Le goûter, pronounced Continue reading

Feeling Liberated! Bastille Day Breakfast

Feeling Liberated! Bastille Day Breakfast

Bonjour everyone and Happy Bastille Day to all of my French friends and Francophiles everywhere! Even if you are not French or a French-loving person, you can still celebrate this infamous day. Bastille Day is about freedom, liberty, and democracy, beliefs that all people in the US and other free Continue reading

Love Your Legs

Love Your Legs

Happy Monday everyone! What a beautiful morning! With the cool temps and low humidity, I had such a great run this morning. I probably could have run for an hour. I only stopped because I needed to get ready for work. It's my first day back after being out of the office for 6 work days! I have to Continue reading