Cross-training French Style

Cross-training French Style

Bonjour everyone! Hope you started your day with a great breakfast. I sure did - just look: I served this up in a martini glass - gotta use those glasses for something! I also started my day with something other than a morning run.....can you guess what it was? Elliptical? Nope. Continue reading

Vive le Beret! French Hat Gains Popularity During Recession

Vive le Beret! French Hat Gains Popularity During Recession

Bonjour everyone! What a glorious morning! After my energizing run I headed inside for a fiber-packed breakfast: Had a little Kashi Go Lean Crunch - packed with 8g of fiber per cup -whoa! - with a few slices of a very ripe pear on the side. Gotta love that fiber. YEAH FOR THE BERET! While Continue reading

The One-Month Restaurant Diet: 5 Reasons to Stop Dining Out

The One-Month Restaurant Diet: 5 Reasons to Stop Dining Out

My hubby and I are starting a month-long experiment - to not spend any of our own money on dining out. So, from June 15 through July 14, we have agreed to not spend our own money on Starbucks (ouch!) or any dining establishment for any meal for any reason, not even take-out.  Why are we putting Continue reading

Citron Pressé: 5 steps to French Lemonade

Citron Pressé: 5 steps to French Lemonade

WEEK 1: On the Path to Finding My Kefi Bonjour everyone! This week, I brought a little of France right into my own home - and what a treat it was! I decided to make the most of the wonderfully yellow lemons I bought last week and make homemade Citron Pressé - the French version of lemonade. Yes, if Continue reading

My Kefi – Lost and Found

My Kefi – Lost and Found

GREEK LESSONS Today, I heard a very short but poignant interview with Nia Vardalos, aka the lead actress in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She is starring in a brand new movie, My Life in Ruins. The movie is about a woman - a tour guide in Greece - who has lost her "kefi" or her mojo - the essence that 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

Put a French Spring in Your Step

Put a French Spring in Your Step

With Spring just two days away, you can practically hear the French singing, I love Paris in the Springtime, I love Paris in the Fall. Yes, Spring has arrived in Paris and most of France for that matter. And, while the French are busy picking daisies and chatting over cafe au lait, you may be Continue reading

12 Superfoods for Great Looking Skin

12 Superfoods for Great Looking Skin

If you've ever met a French woman and tried to guess her age, it is quite likely that your guess would be years off. French women are known for taking exceptionally good care of themselves. And, if it's one thing they never overlook, it is their skin. The classic French woman has flawless, radiant Continue reading

French Officials Say "Don't Drink Wine"

French Officials Say "Don't Drink Wine"

French Authorities Advise Citizens to Put a Cork in It France without wine? Mon Dieu - that's blasphemy. Who would have thought that a country full of vineyards and wineries would recommend against drinking their own product? Well, France has done just that! Last week, France's Ministry of Health Continue reading

Bonjour Bistro Chic!

Bonjour Bistro Chic!

Have you ever had an obsession with wanting to visit or learn more about a particular country or cultural lifestyle? For the last few years, I have become increasingly enamored with European cultures, primarily the French culture, but Spain and Britain have also charmed me. I first became interested Continue reading