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

My Favorite European Things: Crabtree & Evelyn Giveaway

My Favorite European Things: Crabtree & Evelyn Giveaway

Last night, while enjoying an exceptionally tasty French dinner at a local bistro, my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas. We had just ended a 7 hour shopping spree, buying holiday gifts for everyone (including my husband) - everyone but me. So naturally, when he finally asked moi what I Continue reading

Swiss Apple May Reduce Wrinkles and Giveaway Preview

Swiss Apple May Reduce Wrinkles and Giveaway Preview

Hey Bistro Chic Readers! Be sure to stop by on Monday, December 7 for details about my first ever giveaway...a special holiday giveaway from Crabtree & Evelyn! In honor of the giveaway, I thought I'd share some news about a fellow apple... Have you heard? A Swiss apple a day, may keep the Continue reading

Secrets of a French Woman's Style

Secrets of a French Woman's Style

Bonjour! We've all heard the adage that Style Never Goes Out of Fashion. Well, no one personifies this idea more than a French woman. From Bridget Bardot to Audrey Toutou, French women have achieved global notoriety in areas of fashion, femininity, and a true French chic style. This idea of Continue reading

Couto: The Couture Toothpaste of Portugal

Couto: The Couture Toothpaste of Portugal

When you think of retro what do you think of? I think of leg warmers, acid-washed jeans, and Flock of Seagulls hairstyles. But, one thing that I don't think of is toothpaste. Until about a month ago that is. It was about that time that I received a sample of Couto, a toothpaste from Portugal. When 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

New OPI Polish Leaves You Barefoot in Barcelona

New OPI Polish Leaves You Barefoot in Barcelona

These days, traveling to Europe may be next to impossible because of the unstable job market and the weak dollar. It's during these times when I rely on my memories of Europe, particularly England and Spain, to get me through my dry travel spells. It doesn't take much to remind me of these Continue reading

Do-It-Yourself Mediterranean Facial

Do-It-Yourself Mediterranean Facial

Would you love to get an exotic facial but just can't afford the luxury? Why not try a beauty secret that French and Greek women have been doing for centuries? In Mediterranean countries, including Greece and France, women have been using homemade beauty products since ancient times. Even today, 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

Beauty Products Are Travel Treasures

Beauty Products Are Travel Treasures

Bonjour mon amis! Well, so much for complaining about running in the heat last week. This morning it was 60 degrees when I went out for my daily run. It was a bit chilly and rainy, but quite a nice change from sweating bullets the last few mornings. After my energizing run, I decided to splurge Continue reading

All You Need Are 3 Perfect Lipsticks

All You Need Are 3 Perfect Lipsticks

Good morning everyone! Wow - what a hot one today! Even at 5:30 AM it was nearly 80 degrees outside. After my 4-mile run, I really needed to refuel with plenty of H2O and reload with some protein (thank you Trader Joe's Greek Yogurt!) One thing great about getting up so early to run (other than Continue reading

Olive Oil Pedicure: An Ancient Greek Recipe

Olive Oil Pedicure: An Ancient Greek Recipe

Bonjour Everyone! A few months back, I came across the book, Passport to Beauty, at Barnes and Noble that detailed the many beauty secrets of women around the world. I was stunned to see that most of these beauty "secrets" could actually be found in my own kitchen and pantry. Standards like lemons, Continue reading