British Flirt Their Way Up the Corporate Ladder

British Flirt Their Way Up the Corporate Ladder

Leave it to Bridget Jones to do something drastic to get the boss' attention...and I don't mean keeping a diary. Like the fictitious character, many British women sleep with their bosses, but several new studies reveal that British workers will do this to actually get ahead at the office. In tough Continue reading

French Officials Say "Don't Drink Wine"

French Officials Say "Don't Drink Wine"

French Authorities Advise Citizens to Put a Cork in It France without wine? Mon Dieu - that's blasphemy. Who would have thought that a country full of vineyards and wineries would recommend against drinking their own product? Well, France has done just that! Last week, France's Ministry of Health Continue reading

It's Mardi Gras…Bring on the Pancake Races!

It's Mardi Gras…Bring on the Pancake Races!

Ahh, Mardi Gras...a time of extravagance, gluttony, and pancakes? Yes, pancakes. You may think that pancakes seem a little bland for Mardi Gras, compared with the Polish Paczki or New Orleans King Cake, but for our British neighbors across the pond, pancakes and even pancake races are major elements Continue reading

Confessions of a British Shopaholic

Confessions of a British Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic May Reflect British Women Spending Habits If you've ever read the book, Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella, you will know that it doesn't quite follow the recently released movie by the same title, mostly because the main character Rebecca or Becky, is not Continue reading

I said Tapas Bar, Not Topless Bar.

I said Tapas Bar, Not Topless Bar.

Tapas or Topless? Tapas have been around for centuries in Spain and for many years in the US - so it always amazes me when people don't know what they are or have never heard of them. I remember when my mother, who lives out of state, first learned about tapas. I called her as I usually did on Continue reading

An Incredibly French Valentine's Day

An Incredibly French Valentine's Day

Mon dieu! Valentine's Day is nearly here and you haven't planned a thing? Well, fear not. There is still time to plan a truly fabulous Valentine's Day for you and your special someone. If you're looking for something extraordinary for your significant other this Valentine's Day, why not surprise him Continue reading

Eat, Drink, and Be Mediterranean

Eat, Drink, and Be Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Research has shown this diet and overall lifestyle can help you lose weight, reduce incidence of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, and is now associated with a reduced risk in mental decline. So, if you're looking for a healthier Continue reading

Top 10 American Cities with European Flair

Top 10 American Cities with European Flair

(photo source) Although I love traveling to Europe, I definitely don't get there as often as I'd  like. And, with the poor economy, not to mention weak dollar, I don't expect to return anytime soon. Although a Euro trip is not on my budget-conscious horizon, there is a way that I can experience a Continue reading

Yes, I Absolutely Do Need 5 Black Pants

Yes, I Absolutely Do Need 5 Black Pants

A recent survey found that the average British woman has over 100 items of clothing in her wardrobe. But alas, our British cousins will actually wear less than 30% of these clothes on a regular basis. What a waste! Why not keep the 30% and ditch the rest? Well, apparently British women are Continue reading

New Year's Resolution – The Wardrobe Diet

New Year's Resolution – The Wardrobe Diet

American and British women are more similar than you may think. Both spend loads of money on clothes and shoes, spend hours trying them on, and then agonize over how they look in their new purchases. It's really no secret that most women in America and Britain will have issues with weight and body Continue reading

How to Make a Perfect Cup of British Tea

How to Make a Perfect Cup of British Tea

Like coffee in the United States, tea in Britain is a staple in nearly every household. According to the United Kingdom Tea Council, the British drink 165 million cups of tea per day or 60.2 billion cups of tea per year. Although most of these people will drink a cuppa (tea) out of habit or because Continue reading

Recessionista Diaries: Affordable Luxuries

Recessionista Diaries: Affordable Luxuries

British women buy more make-up than anyone. In fact, a new survey shows British women would spend their last £10 (about $14) on a tube of lipstick, ahead of food, clothing, and other daily essentials, suggesting that this type of purchase gives women a cheap shopping fix, especially in a tough Continue reading