Modern Twists to a Royal Birth

Modern Twists to a Royal Birth

Even the British Royal family can't escape social media, especially when the attention is surrounding Will and Kate's new bundle of joy. Although the royals will most certainly keep many traditions related to the announcement of a new heir, more modern, and socially acceptable, traditions may Continue reading

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Darcy:           Pride and Prejudice Turns 200

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Darcy: Pride and Prejudice Turns 200

  (photo source) “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice This week marks the 200th anniversary of one of the most beloved novels by British author Jane Austen - Pride and Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II and Her Diamond Jubilee

  (Photo source) This weekend, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee with 60 years as Queen and Head of State of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealths. At 86 years old, the Queen has celebrated numerous accomplishments and reached significant milestones, Continue reading

Happy Birthday Duchess Kate

Happy Birthday Duchess Kate

(photo source) Happy Birthday Kate! Today, the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton) turns 30. Although she is technically not a princess, being a Duchess has its benefits, including snagging a handsome man who is in line for the throne of England. Although we can't all be a part Continue reading

Royal Ascot Celebrates 300th Year

Royal Ascot Celebrates 300th Year

This weekend marked the 300th year of a major sporting event in England - Royal Ascot. Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, Royal Ascot is the most popular flat horse racing event in England. As you may know, I've written about my fascination with Britain's Royal Ascot in previous posts - the glamour, the Continue reading

Celebrate Will & Kate With A Royal Breakfast

Celebrate Will & Kate With A Royal Breakfast

(photo source) Tomorrow is a very special day in the Bistro Chic household. I will be rising at 5am to capture as much Royal Wedding footage as I can before jetting off to work at 7:30am. Here's how I will be spending my morning.... Bistro Chic Royal Wedding Breakfast Crumpets with fig and Continue reading

Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

Nearly 30 years ago, I remember sitting in the living room of my parents' house anxiously awaiting a once in a lifetime event. It was 1981 and my mother, who was quite fond of the British Royal Family, had turned the television on to watch Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles marry at Westminster Continue reading

Getting to Know the Birthday Girl: Queen Elizabeth II Turns 85

Getting to Know the Birthday Girl: Queen Elizabeth II Turns 85

(Photo Source) Happy Birthday to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II who turns 85 years young today! 8 Little Known Facts About Queen Elizabeth II The Queen has two birthdays. Her real birthday is April 21. Her public birthday is celebrated in June due to the warmer weather. The Queen and the Continue reading

Are You A Matchbook Girl?

Are You A Matchbook Girl?

(photo source) What do you get when you mix clever writing, with sassy lifestyle ideas, and chic fashion sense? You get the brand new, online lifestyle publication - Matchbook! Matchbook, which launched January 2011, is a monthly magazine covering past and present fashion, decor, the arts, Continue reading

Sisters in Denim

Sisters in Denim

(Photo source) After I had my two children, I was very worried about losing the baby weight that I had gained during pregnancy. Luckily, by eating healthy and exercising, I was able to drop the weight in just a few weeks. In fact, after my second child, I was able to fit into my "skinny jeans" 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

How To Perfect Your British Accent

(Photo Source) As the proud owner of a new iPhone 4,  I'm quickly learning about the thousands of applications that are out in cloudland to download. There are apps for everything nowadays, including an app to help improve your English - the Queen's English! That's right, if you've ever dreamed of Continue reading