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

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

Dressing for the Royal Ascot

Dressing for the Royal Ascot

It's post time! That's right ladies and gents, on Saturday, we ventured to Arlington Park horse race track for my family's annual Father's Day event. In a sense, this event allows me to pay a small tribute to Royal Ascot, the famous British horse race, which takes place around this time each 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

British Women: Head Over Heels For Shoes

British Women: Head Over Heels For Shoes

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) Not only are British women crazy about their handbags, but they are also head over heels for their shoes! A recent survey of 2,000 British women shows that the average British woman has at least 17 pairs of shoes. The survey also revealed some interesting tidbits on Continue reading

British Women: Power Shoppers

British Women: Power Shoppers

British women may not be known for their style or fashion sense (the French claim to fame) but they sure know how to shop. A new poll shows that British women will spend 8 years of their lives shopping. That's nearly a decade's worth of shopping - and not just for clothes. In an average of 63 Continue reading

Kate Moss Goes Grey for Paris Fashion Week

Kate Moss Goes Grey for Paris Fashion Week

During Paris Fashion Week in late January, British supermodel Kate Moss had everyone talking. Not because of her overly slender figure or her catwalking abilities. But rather, it was her grey hair that left reporters and onlookers in a tizzy. That's right, the 36 year old, former waif turned 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

Movies Inspire Travel, Fashion, and Food

Movies Inspire Travel, Fashion, and Food

There's a well-know debate over whether art imitates life or life imitates art. In the case of movies, I think it's a little of both.  Movies have greatly influenced pop culture for years. I'm sure a fair share of young men sported white t-shirts and leather jackets after seeing Rebel Without a 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

Hats and Horses: My Own Royal Ascot

Hats and Horses: My Own Royal Ascot

Bonjour everyone! Hope your morning is as sunny and warm as mine is! I started my day off with something rich and sweet -  coffee cake. Not my typical healthy fare, but it was so good that I didn't care! In preparation of this tasty treat, I ran a few extra minutes - it's all about balance Continue reading

The Classic Trench Coat: Not Just for French Women and Secret Agents

The Classic Trench Coat: Not Just for French Women and Secret Agents

For years, style editors have pointed out that French women, with their very distinct and classic style, have elevated the trench coat to its never-ending chic status. And for years, I wondered, how can millions of French women - and secret agents - be wrong?  A WARDROBE ICON Trench coats have Continue reading