So Freaking French

 

 

I’m not your typical French woman …

mainly because I’m not French.

I’ve spent years learning to “be more French”. What does that mean?

French women have a self-awareness that is neither obsessive nor neglected. There is an element of bringing elegance and “completeness” into everything they do, from dressing to entertaining.

I hope you’ll come along with me as we become more French.

Lifestyle

4 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

4 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

Here we are – another New Year, another Auld Lang Syne, another clean slate. Did you set your goals for the New Year? If not, it’s ok – there’s still time to set them (or set more). The thing about a clean slate is, it stays clean until you write on it.   One of the...

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Beauty

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...

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Travel

There’s More France Outside of Paris

There’s More France Outside of Paris

This post contains affiliate links. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine.   If I could make any wish for my friends, right after health and happiness (and of course, world peace), would be traveling. I know it can...

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La Maison

Croissant French Toast with Almond Maple Syrup

Croissant French Toast with Almond Maple Syrup

  There’s nothing like a healthy breakfast. And this, my friends, is nothing like a healthy breakfast.   This decadent breakfast is my family’s favorite. It's Croissant. It's French toast. What could be more French? The simple custard mixture (the egg-y part) can be...

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Lessons in the Art of Living

An American in Paris

My first trip to Paris was in April of 2011.  Finding myself unexpectedly single, I went on a date with a charming and handsome man. On that first date, he told me he had to go to Paris on business in a couple of weeks, and would I like to go with him?  So I married...

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Basic French Style

What is it about French fashion that makes it so appealing and, well, French?  I would sum it up in two words – confidence and class. The French woman wears the clothes – the clothes don’t wear her. There is a classic simplicity that never goes out of style and looks...

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Discovering Your Personal Style

Do you have your own style, or does your closet look like Sybil (you know, the girl who was famous for having 13 different distinct personalities)? You should be able to describe your style in a few words – edgy, vintage, casual, sporty, chic, classic, [insert...

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Acquiring the French Wardrobe

The French woman is not known for her massive wardrobe – in fact the opposite is true. Because she knows what looks right on her, she doesn’t need to buy the 80% of items that we have in our closets and never wear. (Plus their closets are really freakin’ small!) It’s...

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All Things Under

Think you can save a little money and cut corners on the dainties? Oh no, country mouse, oh no. The right underpinnings are essential to your physical and mental attitude. A French woman will spend as much for underwear as for outerwear. Wearing beautiful, sexy...

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Croissant French Toast with Almond Maple Syrup

  There’s nothing like a healthy breakfast. And this, my friends, is nothing like a healthy breakfast.   This decadent breakfast is my family’s favorite. It's Croissant. It's French toast. What could be more French? The simple custard mixture (the egg-y part) can be...

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Escargot

I had always shunned eating anything that could be found crawling in my garden, until one day walking back from a visit to the Louvre, my husband and I stopped for a little lunch. I ordered French onion soup and he ordered escargot. I think I made him trade with me....

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