Is She French? Check Her Nightstand!

Is She French? Check Her Nightstand!

(Photo source) How can you tell the difference between an American woman and a French woman? Aside from the accent, just look on her nightstand. If a woman has more than 3 facial creams in her bathroom or on her nightstand, she may very well be French, or at least be very in touch with her inner Continue reading

French Passport to Pretty

French Passport to Pretty

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) French women and red lipstick are synonymous. French women have been using, even flaunting this lip shade for years – on the runways, magazines, television, and on the silver screen. The fact French women are known for bold red lips is almost cliché at this point. 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

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

Great Hotels: Little Things Make a Difference

Great Hotels: Little Things Make a Difference

I admit it - I'm a bit of a hotel snob. I've stayed in many nice hotels - boutique hotels in Europe, Four Seasons and Ritz Carltons in the US - you get the idea. I've also stayed in some not-so-nice hotels (oh, the college years!), which I don't even care to mention by name. If I have learned one Continue reading

Where In the World?

Where In the World?

Where in the world is Bistro Chic today? Clue #1: I am living it up Victorian England style - although I'm not in England! Clue #2: I'm enjoying some divine pastries, including tarts and chocolate mousse. However, I'm not in France! Clue #3: Finally, I'm knocking back a few Lava Flows - a Continue reading

A European Valentine's Day

A European Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just a few days away! If you're looking for a more unique way of expressing your love, take a look at how the Europeans celebrate this special day... Denmark: In Denmark, Valentine's Day is celebrated as Fjortende Februar. On this day, lovers send snowdrops, white flowers, to Continue reading

Say Cheese With a Do-It-Yourself Facial

Say Cheese With a Do-It-Yourself Facial

Cheese - in the food world, it goes with just about everything. There's wine and cheese, cheese and chocolate, cheese and crackers - you get the picture. But cheese and facials? Hmm...that's a new one. Actually, cheese has become increasingly popular as an ingredient in do-it-yourself beauty Continue reading

Feel Like a Princess Every Day

Feel Like a Princess Every Day

I don't consider myself high-maintenance (but who does, right?) nor do I think I have princess qualities. But, every girl, at some point in time, wishes she was a princess. We want to feel special, we want to have nice things, we want to appear glamorous. Then, for most little girls, the reality of Continue reading

A French Calendar For All Seasons

A French Calendar For All Seasons

What would the New Year be without a fresh start, some lofty goals, and a new French-themed calendar? I have never been much for day planners and calendars - they always seem so wonderful at first, but then my interest in them fades after a month or two. However, with 6 trips planned in the next Continue reading

Make New Year's Goals Fun and Attainable

Make New Year's Goals Fun and Attainable

It has been less than a week since we welcomed in the first day of 2010, yet I'm already feeling behind on my resolutions for the year - probably because I haven't made any resolutions! After giving it some thought, I realized that I'm not much of a New Year's Resolutions type of a girl. I'm more of Continue reading

Christmas Eve Chocolate – A La Barcelona

Christmas Eve Chocolate – A La Barcelona

Feliz Navidad everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas Eve. Although I've been off work for the entire week, I feel like I've had little time to relax or to have some quality me time. But thankfully, I was able to take a few minutes to enjoy a little bit of chocolate - Barcelona Continue reading