10 Key Pieces to Build Your Perfect Work Wardrobe

The "rule of 10" applied to your business wardrobe.....Next stop, corner office. Source: The 10 Key Pieces You Need to Build the Perfect Work Wardrobe Continue reading

Tips from a Travel Runner

Tips from a Travel Runner

(photo source) Have running shoes....will travel. As most of you know, I travel quite a bit for my "day job". Traveling for work has lots of perks, such as being taken to the airport in a town car, ordering room service, and not having to worry about every little expense. But one of the greatest Continue reading

Thawing Out in Lake Las Vegas

Thawing Out in Lake Las Vegas

We are merely 5 weeks into 2014 and I'm already on my second business trip of the  year. This time, I'm in sunny and temperate Las Vegas - Lake Las Vegas to be exact. For me, "temperative" is a relative term. After having been consumed by the Polar Vortex in Chicago for four weeks, 55 degrees and Continue reading

Destination Nespresso

Destination Nespresso

Although traveling for work can be tiring, tough on the family you leave behind, and often lonely, getting to know the cities you're in can often provide just enough fun and change in scenery to make you appreciate your job, family, and your wonderful life. And, if you do your homework, you can Continue reading

New Year, New Job, More Travel Than Ever

New Year, New Job, More Travel Than Ever

Bonjour! It's that time of year again...when Bistro Chic starts filling her travel calendar with amazing trips! And, because I've just started my new fantastic job, I will be doing more travel than ever! For instance, last week, I was in sunny California just south of Los Angeles. I stayed at a Continue reading

A Gourmet Mexican Adventure

A Gourmet Mexican Adventure

As part of my "day job", I occasionally get to entertain out of town guests, which often times, includes dinner at fancy smancy restaurants. Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend a business dinner at Frontera Grill in Chicago. Now, for anyone who is a foodie or is familiar with Chicago, you Continue reading

5 Days in Southern California

5 Days in Southern California

Bonjour! I just returned from a fabulous trip to Carlsbad, CA, where it was 65-75 degrees every day. Aside from the weather, there were many reasons why my trip across country was fantastic..... I stayed in a beautiful, luxury resort - La Costa - with a huge room all to myself I enjoyed a 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

Bistro Chic, Hawaii Bound

Bistro Chic, Hawaii Bound

(photo source) Ten years ago this week, I was in Maui, Hawaii, enjoying every minute of my honeymoon at the Four Seasons Wailea. It's hard to explain how it feels to stay at a Four Seasons, especially one that is thought to be the best in Hawaii. Let's just put it this way, once you've stayed at Continue reading

Paris on a Post-it Note

Paris on a Post-it Note

(photo source) The French may be a bit proper, even aloof, at times; however, for Parisians, it only takes a little competition - and a few thousand Post-it notes - to bring out their humor and creativity. This summer, companies in Paris have started a war - a friendly competition really - of Continue reading

5 Packing Tips for Traveling Light

5 Packing Tips for Traveling Light

(photo source) I often take quick, 1-3 night trips for business. On these trips, as with most trips, I try to pack in the most efficient way that I can, taking the smallest suitcase that I can. This prevents me from overpacking and possibly saving money by not having to check a bag. However, this Continue reading

Vegas, Baby!

Vegas, Baby!

Bonjour and Happy Memorial Day everyone! I'm currently in Las Vegas for work. Details and more pics to follow. Ciao! Continue reading