A Taste of Europe with Williams Sonoma

A Taste of Europe with Williams Sonoma

Want to add a little European flair to your dinner table? Williams Sonoma's new European-inspired serveware will take you around the world without leaving your home! No doubt inspired by the popular new film, Julie & Julia, Williams Sonoma launched a new French line this year that is sure to Continue reading

French Are Adopting American Food Habits

French Are Adopting American Food Habits

With the recent popularity of French-themed books and movies, such as French Women Don't Get Fat, French Women Don't Sleep Alone, and  the newly released Julie & Julia, Americans are becoming more and more curious about French traditions, French culture, French food, and French fashion. Now, in Continue reading

Mezzetta's Make That Sandwich Contest!

Mezzetta's Make That Sandwich Contest!

A few days ago, I received two complimentary bottles of Mezzetta products in the mail. Mezzetta, a leading producer of glass-packed Mediterranean specialty foods, had also sent me a letter explaining that they were hosting a Make That Sandwich contest and would like me to enter using their Continue reading

New OPI Polish Leaves You Barefoot in Barcelona

New OPI Polish Leaves You Barefoot in Barcelona

These days, traveling to Europe may be next to impossible because of the unstable job market and the weak dollar. It's during these times when I rely on my memories of Europe, particularly England and Spain, to get me through my dry travel spells. It doesn't take much to remind me of these 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

Do-It-Yourself Mediterranean Facial

Do-It-Yourself Mediterranean Facial

Would you love to get an exotic facial but just can't afford the luxury? Why not try a beauty secret that French and Greek women have been doing for centuries? In Mediterranean countries, including Greece and France, women have been using homemade beauty products since ancient times. Even today, Continue reading

Turn Your Lunch Hour into a Spanish Siesta

Turn Your Lunch Hour into a Spanish Siesta

Some say the quintessential Spanish siesta is a dying practice, others are trying revive, or at least hold onto the luxury. Although the typical Spanish siesta (a 3-hour break around midday) is basically unheard of in the United States, there are a few ways that we in the States can bring a little Continue reading

French Women Don't Make Good Tourists

French Women Don't Make Good Tourists

French women don't get fat. French women don't sleep alone. And now, a new study shows that French women don't make good tourists either. Mon dieu! French- Clean but Cheap In its second annual Best Tourist Survey, Expedia asked 4,500 hoteliers worldwide  to rank tourists from 27 countries based Continue reading

New Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet

New Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet

Bonjour everyone!  Sorry I'm so late posting today. It's been a VERY busy morning. I first want to say farewell to the King of Pop Michael Jackson - you were an icon to generations and will be missed by millions. And, just as ABBA said, Thank you for the music! My morning run was not the greatest Continue reading

Olive Oil Pedicure: An Ancient Greek Recipe

Olive Oil Pedicure: An Ancient Greek Recipe

Bonjour Everyone! A few months back, I came across the book, Passport to Beauty, at Barnes and Noble that detailed the many beauty secrets of women around the world. I was stunned to see that most of these beauty "secrets" could actually be found in my own kitchen and pantry. Standards like lemons, Continue reading

My Big NonFat Greek Yogurt

My Big NonFat Greek Yogurt

WEEK 2: On the Path to Finding My Kefi Bonjour everyone! It is so nice to wake up to a very sunny day - even at 5:30 AM the sun was shining and I was off and running - literally. I was out the door by 5:25 AM to run my typical 4-5 miles before heading to work. It was an awesome run and I'm sure Continue reading

Eat, Drink, and Be Mediterranean

Eat, Drink, and Be Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Research has shown this diet and overall lifestyle can help you lose weight, reduce incidence of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, and is now associated with a reduced risk in mental decline. So, if you're looking for a healthier Continue reading