The Good and Plenty of Seasonal Eating

The Good and Plenty of Seasonal Eating

In her book, French Women For All Seasons, author Mireille Guiliano discusses how important the seasons are in the life of a French woman. The French woman dresses for the season, shops for the season, entertains for the season, and, of course, cooks and eats for the season. Although Americans Continue reading

French Women Saying "Non" to Beach Nudity

French Women Saying "Non" to Beach Nudity

Although many a tourist have blushed at the site of a topless woman in the French Riviera, a new survey shows that young French women are having second thoughts about beach nudity. In the 70s and 80s, it was quite common to see French women baring all, or at least half, of their bodies on the Continue reading

5 Healthy Life Lessons From European Women

5 Healthy Life Lessons From European Women

When it comes to health and wellness, Americans may think we know it all. Yes, we diet like crazy, eat all low-fat foods, and drink vitamin water, but do we really know what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle? It has long been recognized that European women weigh less and are in better overall Continue reading

Do-It-Yourself Mediterranean Facial

Do-It-Yourself Mediterranean Facial

Would you love to get an exotic facial but just can't afford the luxury? Why not try a beauty secret that French and Greek women have been doing for centuries? In Mediterranean countries, including Greece and France, women have been using homemade beauty products since ancient times. Even today, Continue reading

Le Goûter: Refined French Snacking

Le Goûter: Refined French Snacking

For the most part, the French do not snack. But when they do, they make it sound so much better. Although popular as an after school treat for children, le goûter - a late afternoon snack - has become part of the French culture as much as afternoon tea is in England. Le goûter, pronounced Continue reading

Feeling Liberated! Bastille Day Breakfast

Feeling Liberated! Bastille Day Breakfast

Bonjour everyone and Happy Bastille Day to all of my French friends and Francophiles everywhere! Even if you are not French or a French-loving person, you can still celebrate this infamous day. Bastille Day is about freedom, liberty, and democracy, beliefs that all people in the US and other free Continue reading

12 Bistro Chic Ways To Enjoy Bastille Day

12 Bistro Chic Ways To Enjoy Bastille Day

Bonjour everyone! Hope you are having a lovely morning so far. Seeing as tomorrow is Bastille Day, I thought I'd share with you a little history about this historic occasion.  Bastille Day History On July 14, 1789, 220 years ago tomorrow, French citizens stormed the Bastille - a fortress/prision Continue reading

Starting My Day the French Way

Starting My Day the French Way

Hello Friends. Just wanted to let you all know that I received a very nice note from Jamie Cat Callan, author of French Women Don't Sleep Alone. I mentioned her book in my post French Women Don't Make Good Tourists from yesterday and she happened to read the post! I was so excited and thrilled to Continue reading

French Women Don't Make Good Tourists

French Women Don't Make Good Tourists

French women don't get fat. French women don't sleep alone. And now, a new study shows that French women don't make good tourists either. Mon dieu! French- Clean but Cheap In its second annual Best Tourist Survey, Expedia asked 4,500 hoteliers worldwide  to rank tourists from 27 countries based Continue reading

Le Fooding Arrives in the US

Le Fooding Arrives in the US

The recession has taken its toll on industries and individuals alike. And one industry that has taken a substantial blow is the restaurant industry. But, now, a new French concept may help change that. I was sitting on the airplane yesterday morning perusing the in-flight magazine when I came 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

European Dining in Your Own Home

European Dining in Your Own Home

It's been 10 days and my husband and I have not given in to the temptations of dining out. But let me tell you - this restaurant diet is tough! Not only have we sacrificed our day-to-day treats but we've even turned down or cancelled lunch/dinner dates with friends - or at least post-poned them Continue reading