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

French Women Saying "Non" to Beach Nudity

French Women Saying "Non" to Beach Nudity

Although many a tourist have blushed at the site of a topless woman in the French Riviera, a new survey shows that young French women are having second thoughts about beach nudity. In the 70s and 80s, it was quite common to see French women baring all, or at least half, of their bodies on the Continue reading

Moonlight and Mozart

Moonlight and Mozart

Last night, my husband and I took a quick trip to Europe for a little classical music concert under the stars. Ok, we really didn't leave the state, but we were magically transported to France and Austria through the sites and sounds of Ravel and Mozart.   These days, I've been trying to add a Continue reading

Heels or Flippers? You decide….

Heels or Flippers? You decide….

Want a great laugh for a Monday morning? I have just seen the funniest and most outrageous thing that I've seen in a long time. So, imagine you are packing for a week at the beach. You want to make sure you have just the right vacation clothes and shoes for your ultra chic look. Sandals can be very 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

Dining Al Fresco in San Antonio

Dining Al Fresco in San Antonio

I love dining al fresco, both in the sunshine and under the stars. Dining in an outdoor cafe or bistro somehow enhances the whole dining experience. And, from the food to the wine, it makes me feel a little more European. Last night, while in San Antonio in the sweltering 100 degree weather, I opted Continue reading

Travel Chic Essentials for Your Carry On Luggage

Travel Chic Essentials for Your Carry On Luggage

Hello all. I am writing this post from a business trip! Yes, I am currently in San Antonio and it is hot, hot, hot! I left for the airport this morning at 5:45 AM and when I arrived at the airport, guess what I had for breakfast? That's right! Starbucks! Hmm...nothing says a business-expensed 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

Beauty Products Are Travel Treasures

Beauty Products Are Travel Treasures

Bonjour mon amis! Well, so much for complaining about running in the heat last week. This morning it was 60 degrees when I went out for my daily run. It was a bit chilly and rainy, but quite a nice change from sweating bullets the last few mornings. After my energizing run, I decided to splurge 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

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