A Bistro Chic Star is Born

A Bistro Chic Star is Born

For those of you who do not know, this Bistro Chic's day job sometimes requires her to be behind the camera - a video camera - directing/producing videos. Hence the reason I travel as much as I do. Last week, during yet another cross country video shoot in Denver, my role as producer changed. This Continue reading

5 Essentials for Bistro Chic Travels

5 Essentials for Bistro Chic Travels

(Photo source) This year has been the busiest travel year for me by far. By the end of the year, I will have traveled 14 times, visiting such cities as Vancouver, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. During this year's travels, I have observed many, many other flyers traveling from one destination Continue reading

Vermont: Maple Syrup, Skiing…and Soap?

Vermont: Maple Syrup, Skiing…and Soap?

I admit - I've never been to Vermont. But I've often thought about making a side trip there on one of my yearly writing trips. When I do think of Vermont, I think of maple syrup, quaint bed and breakfasts, skiing, and the Bing Crosby movie White Christmas. These elements, minus Bing Crosby, paint Continue reading

Is She French? Check Her Nightstand!

Is She French? Check Her Nightstand!

(Photo source) How can you tell the difference between an American woman and a French woman? Aside from the accent, just look on her nightstand. If a woman has more than 3 facial creams in her bathroom or on her nightstand, she may very well be French, or at least be very in touch with her inner Continue reading

3 Steps to Timeless French Beauty

3 Steps to Timeless French Beauty

(Photo Source) It’s hardly a secret that French women are regarded as some of the most natural beauties in the world. From the time they are born, French women learn that personal appearance is something you should never neglect. Girls in France learn about the importance of beauty and, most Continue reading

Be a Natural European Beauty

Be a Natural European Beauty

(Photo Source) Women in Europe take beauty seriously. But, you may be surprised to learn that many European women rely on very age-old, natural beauty enhancers that you can find in your own pantry. Women’s Health magazine recently featured the natural beauty products that women in 20 different Continue reading

Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress Tops Fashion List

Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress Tops Fashion List

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) Legendary actress Audrey Hepburn may be gone, but her beauty and style are hardly forgotten. Much of what the world remembers of Audrey’s style is associated with what she wore on the big screen. Who could forget her simple but gorgeous dresses in Sabrina, her bright Continue reading

French Passport to Pretty

French Passport to Pretty

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) French women and red lipstick are synonymous. French women have been using, even flaunting this lip shade for years – on the runways, magazines, television, and on the silver screen. The fact French women are known for bold red lips is almost cliché at this point. Continue reading

Say Cheese With a Do-It-Yourself Facial

Say Cheese With a Do-It-Yourself Facial

Cheese - in the food world, it goes with just about everything. There's wine and cheese, cheese and chocolate, cheese and crackers - you get the picture. But cheese and facials? Hmm...that's a new one. Actually, cheese has become increasingly popular as an ingredient in do-it-yourself beauty 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

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway Winner!

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway Winner!

And the winner of the Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway is.... #2 Shaunah, aka Blackbird Running, who wrote: I love the La Source shampoo, conditioner and hand soap. I was treated to hotel-sized versions on vacation once, and can’t get enough! Congratulations Shaunah! Please email your address Continue reading

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway: One More Day!

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway: One More Day!

Bonjour! Only one more day to enter my awesome Crabtree & Evelyn Giveaway! Just look what you could win... Yes, that is right! Crabtree & Evenlyn's Citron, Honey & Coriander hand recovery cream makes my Christmas list. But, seeing as it's Christmas, I'm feeling rather generous and Continue reading