Skin Deep Beauty

Skin Deep Beauty

If beauty is only skin deep, shouldn’t you take really good care of your skin?   You will never see a French woman in one of those drastic “before makeup/after makeup” slideshows. She accepts and is comfortable with her own face. She does not try to make herself look...
The French Anniversary – A Love Story

The French Anniversary – A Love Story

My husband and I were married in a chateau just outside of Paris which was the former home of Anne Boleyn’s aunt, now home to dear friends whom we toast every 11th of  April. It was a symbolic (not legal) ceremony, which we later formalized complete with license, name...
Entertaining Comme le Français

Entertaining Comme le Français

I have my friends and family fooled. They think that all my parties and dinners are done effortlessly. The truth is, I’m a neurotic over-planner. Everything is planned days or weeks in advance – the menu and the to-do list worked down to an hour-by-hour strategy. I am...
The French Paradox

The French Paradox

I believe the answer to the French paradox – the phenomenon of eating bread, butter, wine and other bits of heaven and not getting fat – lies largely in their relationship with food. Eating is more about experience than intake. You will NOT find...