Italian Food With A Side of Baseball

Italian Food With A Side of Baseball

Bonjour Friends! Since my husband and I are now officially off of our restaurant diet and back to a dining-out budget, we decided to celebrate our success by doing, what else? Going out to dinner!   Seriously, we had planned this dinner nearly a month ago. We drove into the city to meet with Continue reading

8 Strategies for Dining at Home

8 Strategies for Dining at Home

Bonjour everyone! Well, we did it! My husband and I survived the Restaurant Diet! From June 15-July 14 we did not spend any of our own money on dining out, whether it be for Starbucks or a steakhouse. It was tough at first, more so because going out to eat became such a habit for us. But it did get 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

12 Bistro Chic Ways To Enjoy Bastille Day

12 Bistro Chic Ways To Enjoy Bastille Day

Bonjour everyone! Hope you are having a lovely morning so far. Seeing as tomorrow is Bastille Day, I thought I'd share with you a little history about this historic occasion.  Bastille Day History On July 14, 1789, 220 years ago tomorrow, French citizens stormed the Bastille - a fortress/prision Continue reading

Starting My Day the French Way

Starting My Day the French Way

Hello Friends. Just wanted to let you all know that I received a very nice note from Jamie Cat Callan, author of French Women Don't Sleep Alone. I mentioned her book in my post French Women Don't Make Good Tourists from yesterday and she happened to read the post! I was so excited and thrilled to Continue reading

French Women Don't Make Good Tourists

French Women Don't Make Good Tourists

French women don't get fat. French women don't sleep alone. And now, a new study shows that French women don't make good tourists either. Mon dieu! French- Clean but Cheap In its second annual Best Tourist Survey, Expedia asked 4,500 hoteliers worldwide  to rank tourists from 27 countries based Continue reading

Dining Al Fresco in San Antonio

Dining Al Fresco in San Antonio

I love dining al fresco, both in the sunshine and under the stars. Dining in an outdoor cafe or bistro somehow enhances the whole dining experience. And, from the food to the wine, it makes me feel a little more European. Last night, while in San Antonio in the sweltering 100 degree weather, I opted Continue reading

Le Fooding Arrives in the US

Le Fooding Arrives in the US

The recession has taken its toll on industries and individuals alike. And one industry that has taken a substantial blow is the restaurant industry. But, now, a new French concept may help change that. I was sitting on the airplane yesterday morning perusing the in-flight magazine when I came Continue reading

Travel Chic Essentials for Your Carry On Luggage

Travel Chic Essentials for Your Carry On Luggage

Hello all. I am writing this post from a business trip! Yes, I am currently in San Antonio and it is hot, hot, hot! I left for the airport this morning at 5:45 AM and when I arrived at the airport, guess what I had for breakfast? That's right! Starbucks! Hmm...nothing says a business-expensed 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

Staycation Destination…Starbucks!

Staycation Destination…Starbucks!

I am thrilled to report that I was able to enjoy my first Starbucks in nearly 3 weeks, and without going off of my restaurant diet! I owe this great delight to my sister Carrie who came into town for a visit. She and I went out to lunch yesterday and I treated using what was left over from my Continue reading

American Nights and French Mornings

American Nights and French Mornings

Happy Birthday America! Well, it was another late night and another early morning for me. I was up at 6 AM after getting to sleep at 1 AM. That is why I’m posting in the afternoon rather than the morning– I needed to wake up! I was also preoccupied with baking this morning. I wanted to make this Continue reading