French Strategies for Holiday Eating

French Strategies for Holiday Eating

With Christmas approaching and New Year's just around the corner, we are heading into a very busy week of shopping, family gatherings, and many, many indulgences. In fact, all of these indulgences - a little wine, a few cookies, and and extra helpings of mashed potatoes - can add up to 7 to 10 Continue reading

Swiss Apple May Reduce Wrinkles and Giveaway Preview

Swiss Apple May Reduce Wrinkles and Giveaway Preview

Hey Bistro Chic Readers! Be sure to stop by on Monday, December 7 for details about my first ever giveaway...a special holiday giveaway from Crabtree & Evelyn! In honor of the giveaway, I thought I'd share some news about a fellow apple... Have you heard? A Swiss apple a day, may keep the Continue reading

To Paris With Love and Without My Trousers

To Paris With Love and Without My Trousers

Paris may be known for high fashion, but, if you're a woman, don't get caught with your pants on, in the French capital. Strange but true, the Telegraph reports that an age-old Parisian law, instated over 200 years ago, actually bans women from dressing like men, ie. wearing pants or Continue reading

Check out this Exotic Giveaway!

Hey All! If you're up for some organic, and rather exotic food, check out the giveaway at Running With Cake! I promise there is chocolate involved! Ciao Continue reading

Bistro Chic Has Returned!

Bistro Chic Has Returned!

Bonjour Friends! Did you miss me? I sure missed all of you! I was so used to writing for Bistro Chic, first daily, then weekly. So, when this pattern is abruptly changed - by choice of course - it's such a weird feeling. Regarding my hiatus, I would love to say that I was jet-setting all around Continue reading

Bistro Chic Hiatus!

Hey All! I am taking a Bistro Chic hiatus! I have huge projects to tackle at work - yes, I have a real job! So I'm focusing all (or most) of my energy on that. In the meantime, you're all welcome to follow my daily musings posted on my alter ego blog - Running With Cake. See you all in November - Continue reading

A Taste of Europe with Williams Sonoma

A Taste of Europe with Williams Sonoma

Want to add a little European flair to your dinner table? Williams Sonoma's new European-inspired serveware will take you around the world without leaving your home! No doubt inspired by the popular new film, Julie & Julia, Williams Sonoma launched a new French line this year that is sure to Continue reading

New Book Reveals 'What French Women Know'

New Book Reveals 'What French Women Know'

What Do French Women Know That We Don't? For decades, American women have wondered how French women can stay thin, sexy, and so incredibly chic with unbelievable ease. Now, a tell-all book by author Debra Olivier reveals these French secrets in one tasty read!  According to Olivier, it's not how Continue reading

New French Business Book By Mireille Guiliano!

New French Business Book By Mireille Guiliano!

For all of you who haven't heard, Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don't Get Fat, has a brand new book coming out!! The book, called Women, Work, & the Art of Savoir Faire, will be available on October 13, just 5 weeks away! I have read French Women Don't Get Fat, at least twice, Continue reading

Labor Day Posting…

Bonjour everyone and Happy Labor Day! This will not be my normal post, I'll save that for Tuesday instead, but wanted to let you know that I just bought a new French cookie that tastes fantastic. Check back tomorrow for a photo and  more details. Have a wonderful Labor Day! Continue reading

French Are Adopting American Food Habits

French Are Adopting American Food Habits

With the recent popularity of French-themed books and movies, such as French Women Don't Get Fat, French Women Don't Sleep Alone, and  the newly released Julie & Julia, Americans are becoming more and more curious about French traditions, French culture, French food, and French fashion. Now, in Continue reading

Bonjour Bistro Chic!

Bonjour Bistro Chic!

Have you ever had an obsession with wanting to visit or learn more about a particular country or cultural lifestyle? For the last few years, I have become increasingly enamored with European cultures, primarily the French culture, but Spain and Britain have also charmed me. I first became interested Continue reading