The Art of French Window Licking

The Art of French Window Licking

(photo source) French Phrase of the Day: Faire du lèche-vitrines Last week, I was chatting with a friend from work about his plans for the weekend. He mentioned that he and his wife were going "window licking". He could tell by the puzzled and surprised look on my face that he had caught me off 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

British Women: Head Over Heels For Shoes

British Women: Head Over Heels For Shoes

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) Not only are British women crazy about their handbags, but they are also head over heels for their shoes! A recent survey of 2,000 British women shows that the average British woman has at least 17 pairs of shoes. The survey also revealed some interesting tidbits on Continue reading

Your Sense of Style

Your Sense of Style

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) Style Attitude Famous French designer Coco Chanel once said, style never goes out of fashion. As you've probably guessed from the theme of my blog, I love European styles, particularly the French style. And, as I mentioned before, French style is not only about the Continue reading

British Women: Power Shoppers

British Women: Power Shoppers

British women may not be known for their style or fashion sense (the French claim to fame) but they sure know how to shop. A new poll shows that British women will spend 8 years of their lives shopping. That's nearly a decade's worth of shopping - and not just for clothes. In an average of 63 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 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

Shopaholic Confessions: Affordable European Fashions in the US

Shopaholic Confessions: Affordable European Fashions in the US

Just like American women who are feeling the credit crunch, British and European women have been forced to curb their spending habits. Yet, the difference is, British and European women will go to great lengths to avoid looking like they are on a spending diet. For them, it is still possible to have Continue reading

Confessions of a British Shopaholic

Confessions of a British Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic May Reflect British Women Spending Habits If you've ever read the book, Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella, you will know that it doesn't quite follow the recently released movie by the same title, mostly because the main character Rebecca or Becky, is not Continue reading

Yes, I Absolutely Do Need 5 Black Pants

Yes, I Absolutely Do Need 5 Black Pants

A recent survey found that the average British woman has over 100 items of clothing in her wardrobe. But alas, our British cousins will actually wear less than 30% of these clothes on a regular basis. What a waste! Why not keep the 30% and ditch the rest? Well, apparently British women are Continue reading

New Year's Resolution – The Wardrobe Diet

New Year's Resolution – The Wardrobe Diet

American and British women are more similar than you may think. Both spend loads of money on clothes and shoes, spend hours trying them on, and then agonize over how they look in their new purchases. It's really no secret that most women in America and Britain will have issues with weight and body Continue reading

Recessionista Diaries: Affordable Luxuries

Recessionista Diaries: Affordable Luxuries

British women buy more make-up than anyone. In fact, a new survey shows British women would spend their last £10 (about $14) on a tube of lipstick, ahead of food, clothing, and other daily essentials, suggesting that this type of purchase gives women a cheap shopping fix, especially in a tough Continue reading