The French Perennial

The French Perennial

    In a very un-French-like gesture, it’s time for a little full transparency. This year, like it or not, I will be transitioning from my fabulous fifties to my sexy sixties. So in an age seemingly dominated by millennials, how does one embrace being a perennial?...
Daily French

Daily French

  I recently spent a morning at the great equalizer of humanity – the DVM. With time on my hands waiting for B035 to be called, and not being a fan of playing games on my phone, I engaged in the great Parisian pastime of people-watching. Why are Parisians so...
Wine 101

Wine 101

  I admire wine. I can relate to wine. When you think of wine, you may picture a vineyard, peaceful, lush and fecund. But here’s the thing – to make a really good wine, the vines have to struggle and fight their way through rocky, craggy soil until they emerge – rich...
French Makeup – Less is More

French Makeup – Less is More

  If you’re going to age, which we all do, it’s better to age as a French woman because the French do not find it so offensive.   French beauty comes from within and is the outward expression of the richness of life and the manifestation of savoring life moment to...
Exercising Frenchly

Exercising Frenchly

Americans can tend to have an “all or nothing” mentality with regard to diet and exercise. Eat only one food group and not another. Exercise like a body builder or be a couch potato. The French have much more of a sense of balance, allowing them to enjoy things...
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...