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Italian Bellinis and French Macarons: Sampling “The World” in Chicago

Italian Bellinis and French Macarons: Sampling “The World” in Chicago

(photo source) Happy Birthday to me! And how did this Bistro Chic celebrate her extra special day? Not only was I spending two luxurious days in an awesome Millennium Park hotel, but I was also off sampling the world in downtown Chicago. Take a peek at my itinerary: Spain - Strolled among Continue reading

French Connection in Chicago

French Connection in Chicago

Not only did I have a very Nespresso birthday, but I also had a very French birthday! And you all know how I adore all things French. Aside from tasting a very steamy Nespresso latte - which could be considered French, Italian, or European in general, I loved perusing the vintage-looking Continue reading

A French-Themed Birthday

A French-Themed Birthday

(photo source) Joyeux anniversaire to me! Although today was my actual birthday, in our family we celebrate birthdays over an entire weekend so I've had 3 days full of birthday surprises and wishes. While most people would celebrate a birthday in a typical American fashion - with a birthday cake Continue reading

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel

(Photo Source) Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was born on this day in 1883 in Samur, France. Many people know Coco for her timeless perfume - Chanel No. 5, but did you also know that: She was raised by nuns who taught her to sew. She was given the name "Coco" while working as a singer. The name is Continue reading

A Bistro Chic Birthday

A Bistro Chic Birthday

Bonjour and Joyeux Anniversaire to me! That's Happy Birthday of course! Yes, my birthday was yesterday. And, in our house, birthdays that fall on the weekend turn into a weekend-long birthday celebration. Sometimes there are parties. Sometimes there are small dinners. Other times, there is little Continue reading

French Breakfast Al Fresco

French Breakfast Al Fresco

Summer is still two months away, yet today, we enjoyed summer-like weather in Chicago. There is something so fresh and carefree about waking up to a sunny and warm morning. It nearly always puts me in a good mood and adds a little more enjoyment to my morning routine. Today was even more special Continue reading

American Nights and French Mornings

American Nights and French Mornings

Happy Birthday America! Well, it was another late night and another early morning for me. I was up at 6 AM after getting to sleep at 1 AM. That is why I’m posting in the afternoon rather than the morning– I needed to wake up! I was also preoccupied with baking this morning. I wanted to make this Continue reading

In the Words of Coco Chanel…

In the Words of Coco Chanel…

(photo source) On August 19, French fashion icon Coco Chanel would have celebrated her 130th birthday.  Born in 1883 in Saumur, France, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel - later known as "Coco" - grew up in an orphanage where she first learned to sew. At age 18, Chanel left the orphanage and had a brief Continue reading

3 Ways to Shake the Winter Blues

3 Ways to Shake the Winter Blues

(photo source) Feeling a little down today? You may not be alone. A few years ago, British researchers identified the third Monday in January as "Blue Monday", the most depressing day of the year. But why is January 21 so depressing? It's really a combination of anxiety and gloominess brought on Continue reading

Bistro Chic 2009: A Year of European Inspirations

Bistro Chic 2009: A Year of European Inspirations

As we enter into a new year, some people reflect on all of the things they didn't do - their regrets. Well, I'm choosing not to focus on the regrets (besides, I don't really have any) and opting to focus on all of those things I DID accomplish this year. The biggest thing I did in 2009 was start Continue reading