Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

Nearly 30 years ago, I remember sitting in the living room of my parents' house anxiously awaiting a once in a lifetime event. It was 1981 and my mother, who was quite fond of the British Royal Family, had turned the television on to watch Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles marry at Westminster Continue reading

Getting to Know the Birthday Girl: Queen Elizabeth II Turns 85

Getting to Know the Birthday Girl: Queen Elizabeth II Turns 85

(Photo Source) Happy Birthday to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II who turns 85 years young today! 8 Little Known Facts About Queen Elizabeth II The Queen has two birthdays. Her real birthday is April 21. Her public birthday is celebrated in June due to the warmer weather. The Queen and the Continue reading

French-Inspired Living: Chic Hiding Places for Small Things

French-Inspired Living: Chic Hiding Places for Small Things

(Photo source) Whether filled with antiques or modern decor, a French woman's home will rarely look cluttered. For her, there's a place, a purpose, and a story for everything. This doesn't mean that she is not sentimental - she most certainly keeps mementos that are precious to her and displays Continue reading

The Language of Love

The Language of Love

(photo source) Valentine's Day may be coming to a close, but it's never too late to tell the one you love just how much he/she means to you. Here are five very impressive ways to say just that! 5 Ways to Say I Love You French - Je t'aime Spanish - Te amo Italian - Ti amo German - Ich Continue reading

Secrets of a Charmed Life – Less is More

Secrets of a Charmed Life – Less is More

(photo source) As a wife, mother, full-time communications professional, and part-time writer, I barely have time to think, let alone have any time to myself. On more than one occasion, I've wondered how I've managed to get through the last few years - days, weeks, months - full of business Continue reading

A Snow Day For Adults

A Snow Day For Adults

(photo source) When I was in elementary school, I remember waiting up for hours on any given winter's night, praying for a snow day. I would dream about sledding, hot chocolate, and, of course, no tests or homework. Now that I'm an adult, snow days have taken on a whole new meaning. I no longer Continue reading

Are You A Matchbook Girl?

Are You A Matchbook Girl?

(photo source) What do you get when you mix clever writing, with sassy lifestyle ideas, and chic fashion sense? You get the brand new, online lifestyle publication - Matchbook! Matchbook, which launched January 2011, is a monthly magazine covering past and present fashion, decor, the arts, Continue reading

Paddington Bear On Marmalade Tour

Paddington Bear On Marmalade Tour

(Photo source) For over 50 years ago, the beloved Paddington Bear has graced children's books with his worldly adventures and his love for marmalade. This year, Paddington will go on yet another adventure in the hopes of actually selling more of the sticky sweet toast spread. According to a Continue reading

A Smarter, Sexier 2011

A Smarter, Sexier 2011

(photo source) As Jamie Cat Callan recently indicated, French women know that being smart is sexy. Being the Francophile that I am, I too am attempting to take my intellect and, hence, sexiness up a notch in 2011. And how shall I do this? I am joining my first ever book club. For years, I have Continue reading

Literal “Roots” of the French Yule Log

Literal “Roots” of the French Yule Log

(Photo source) There are many Christmas traditions that are shared by those in the US and in France, including tree decorating, gift giving, and the belief in Santa Claus (or Père Noël in France). Both countries also share a love for elaborate holiday feasts which most often include decadent Continue reading

Where Have All the British Accents Gone?

Where Have All the British Accents Gone?

(photo source) Whenever I'm in London, I'm amazed at how many accents I hear on a daily basis. Everywhere I turn, I hear Australian, French, Nordic, German, Indian, Middle Eastern, and more accents. London truly is a melting pot for all languages and nationalities, almost to the point that you Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Bistro Chic! Continue reading