Fast Food, French Style

Fast Food, French Style

(photo source) In the last decade, Americans have been outdone by the French in weight loss, relationships, style, and child-rearing. Now, the one thing that Americans seemed to do better than the French (and most countries), may be slipping to second-best. Fast food, once shunned by the Continue reading

Retro Foods Comfort British During Recession

Retro Foods Comfort British During Recession

Nostalgia for food and other comfort items have become increasingly popular in Britain, particularly during the recession. The troubled economy combined with terrorist threats and assorted wars have left the British longing for a sense of calm and familiarity. According to the Daily Mail, the Continue reading

British Dining Out On The Decline

British Dining Out On The Decline

I guess I'm not the only one who's trying the restaurant diet these days. If you are headed to England anytime soon, you may find it easier to get a seat at a posh restaurant or even a local pub.  The Times online reports that the British are opting to go old school by spending more time and money Continue reading

8 Strategies for Dining at Home

8 Strategies for Dining at Home

Bonjour everyone! Well, we did it! My husband and I survived the Restaurant Diet! From June 15-July 14 we did not spend any of our own money on dining out, whether it be for Starbucks or a steakhouse. It was tough at first, more so because going out to eat became such a habit for us. But it did get Continue reading

Le Fooding Arrives in the US

Le Fooding Arrives in the US

The recession has taken its toll on industries and individuals alike. And one industry that has taken a substantial blow is the restaurant industry. But, now, a new French concept may help change that. I was sitting on the airplane yesterday morning perusing the in-flight magazine when I came Continue reading

Come On, Get Happy

Come On, Get Happy

Happy Thursday everyone! What do Disney World and Denmark have in common? At one point in time, each has been considered the happiest place on Earth. NORTHERN HAPPINESS According to a new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Denmark and Finland Continue reading

A Restaurant Diet Reprieve

A Restaurant Diet Reprieve

What a jam-packed morning! I've already run 4 miles, went to yoga, and the grocery store - all before 10:30 AM! I love being on vacation! Now, onto my post for the day. As many of you know, it has now been two weeks since my husband and I put ourselves on a restaurant diet - opting to not spend any Continue reading

10 Ideas for a Great Staycation

10 Ideas for a Great Staycation

Good morning friends! It is a gorgeous morning today - so much cooler than it has been for the last week which makes for great running. I am on vacation this week - woo hoo! But, contrary to what many of you might guess, I'm not headed to Paris or even sunny Florida, I'm staying put. Yes, this Continue reading

Breaking Up With Starbucks is Hard to Do

Breaking Up With Starbucks is Hard to Do

Happy National Pink Day Everyone! As you all know from my previous post, my husband and I are on a one-month restaurant diet, giving up spending money at all dining establishments, including Starbucks (Gasp! Can this be true!).  Well, yes it is and let me tell you, giving up Starbucks for a month 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

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

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