Guide to a Travel Chic Wardrobe

Guide to a Travel Chic Wardrobe

(photo source) In just two days, I'll be headed to Hawaii for a two-week business trip/anniversary trip. When packing for a trip, it's just as important to consider what you will wear on the plane as is it to decide what to wear on the ground. Like any aspiring chic French woman, comfort is Continue reading

Pinterest: Daily Inspiration from France

Pinterest: Daily Inspiration from France

If you're ever in need of some quick inspiration or just something to make you smile, check out Pinterest, a virtual pinboard where people "pin up" amazing photos of any from gourmet food, fashion, pets, and kids. You can search for just about anything too - and when you do, expect to see a Continue reading

British Styles at the Gap

British Styles at the Gap

 (Gap's Portobello Road Collection) This weekend, I headed to an outdoor mall for a little back-to-school shopping. No, I'm not personally headed back to school, however, this time of year always makes me want to buy new clothes. I passed by several shop windows before seeing a truly lovely 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

Traveling Coach

Traveling Coach

Last year when I was traveling around the US and Canada for work, I hesitated taking a purse. At the time, the purses I had were not huge by today's standards, but large enough to take up room in my carryon luggage, which meant I may be faced with paying for a bag. Let's face it, when you're trying Continue reading

Morning Dress at the Royal Wedding

Morning Dress at the Royal Wedding

(Photo sources: left, right) I was one of the many millions of people who watched - celebrated  - the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last Friday. I absolutely loved Kate's dress - simple, understated, elegance, quite like how she dresses normally. But I also loved seeing all Continue reading

Casually Chic Fridays in France

Casually Chic Fridays in France

In the US, where business casual work environments and "casual Fridays" prevail, it's easy to forget that a place of business is still, well..a place of business. Even if you don't have meetings on Fridays or if your CEO never shows her face after 3 PM on Thursday, it could still be considered a 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

French Lessons: One Scarf, Four Ways

French Lessons: One Scarf, Four Ways

French women collect scarves like American women collect handbags. Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don't Get Fat It seems that when most American children are just learning to tie their own shoes, children in France are learning to tie their own scarves. This goes for girls and boys. Continue reading

For a French Woman, Less is More

For a French Woman, Less is More

(Photo source) When it comes to clothes, American women tend to think that more is better, or that more expensive is better. But that is not the case with a French woman. For her, less is more, and even inexpensive items can be, in her view, priceless. For instance, an American woman may have a Continue reading

I See London, I See France

I See London, I See France

This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, I see London, I see France. Not only did I laugh when I saw these in Macy's on State but I thought the picture was perfect for the blog! These are Calvin Klein's men's x-global trunks. No doubt as a tribute to the 2010 World Cup, these briefs are Continue reading

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel

(Photo Source) Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was born on this day in 1883 in Samur, France. Many people know Coco for her timeless perfume - Chanel No. 5, but did you also know that: She was raised by nuns who taught her to sew. She was given the name "Coco" while working as a singer. The name is Continue reading