The ABC’s of French Art

The ABC’s of French Art

It may come to no surprise that I love...no adore ....decor with French sayings on them. Whether it's bistro style art framed for a restaurant wall or little soaps that say bonjour, I'm a pushover for just about anything with scripted French writing. So, as you can imagine, I was completely Continue reading

A Bistro Chic Valentine’s Day

A Bistro Chic Valentine’s Day

(photo source) Bonjour everyone! Just returned from sunny and not so warm Florida and am completely worn out. However, I am not too tired to offer some last minute Valentine's Day tips for all of you Bistro Chic readers. If you're looking to celebrate the day of love with a European flair, be Continue reading

French Mothers Are Different

French Mothers Are Different

(photo source) I'm sure most of you are familiar with the books French Women Don't Get Fat and French Women Don't Sleep Alone. If those two books (and the premises behind them) are not enough to make you envious of French women, maybe the next one will. In the new book, French Children Don't Continue reading

New Year’s With a French Twist

New Year’s With a French Twist

(photo source) Bonjour everyone! The end of 2011 is just days away which means planning for New Year’s celebrations is in full swing. If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve Party or a New Year’s Day brunch, why not give your soirée a French twist? And before you roll your eyes at this Francophile Continue reading

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

5 Eurochic Fashion Finds for Fall

5 Eurochic Fashion Finds for Fall

(photo source) For the last few months, I have anticipated each issue of the new monthly online magazine - Matchbook. I am enamored with the editors' beautiful photos, remarkable fashion sense, quirky writing style, and plenty of Eurochic finds for my Franchophile/Europhile personality. Continue reading

Embrace Autumn Like a French Girl

Embrace Autumn Like a French Girl

(Vancouver Harbor Area) This week was the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of my favorite season - Autumn! While many are holding on to every last bit of summer, I am welcoming Fall with open arms, pumpkin spice candles, and my best French girl attitude! Here are just a few ways to Continue reading

Lemons of the Mediterranean

Lemons of the Mediterranean

According to best-selling author and French icon Mireille Guiliano, a French woman's la boisson du jour on a sunny summer day is quite typically a citron pressé - or lemonade as we know it stateside. But given a lemon, the French can make much more than lemonade. In fact, it is a nearly impossible Continue reading

Finding France Wherever You Go

Finding France Wherever You Go

Whenever I travel, I make it a point to eat in quaint bistros, cafes, and coffee shops - really anything reminiscent of the lovely restaurants in Spain, France, and Italy. This weekend, I happened to be in Las Vegas for all of 24 hours, which was both very exciting and exhausting at the same time. Continue reading

Top 10 French Baby Names

Top 10 French Baby Names

  (photo source) When I was a little girl, I had at least 5 Jennifers, Angelas, and Matthews in my class at any given time, which was rather boring and quite confusing at times. So anything beyond these typical names sounded intriguing and slightly exotic. It was also during this time where Continue reading

Doors of Provence

Doors of Provence

When most people think of the south of France, they think of its warm climate, hearty food and wine, and lavender fields. However, the tourist with a more discerning eye knows that there is much more to southern France than meets the eye. A friend of mine was recently in Provence in the south of Continue reading

Joie de Vivre in Epcot’s France

Joie de Vivre in Epcot’s France

When I was first introduced to the book French Women Don't Get Fat six years ago, I was not only enamored by the book's topic, but completely fell in love with the book's cover art. I immediately searched for the artist - R. Nichols - and found that he not only did Mireille Guiliano's first book Continue reading