Category Archives: Body

12 Things Elegant Women Don’t Do

12 Things Elegant Women Don’t Do

Elegance. It’s something I’m craving deeply in my life, especially when it seems the world is becoming more vulgar, fast paced and exhausting. Can we just pause for a moment and take a deep breath? Doesn’t that feel nice? That’s where elegance begins. I’ve been intrigued with Elegance since I was 10 years old and… Continue Reading

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Your Iconic Appeal & Why it Matters

Your Iconic Appeal & Why it Matters

Many years ago, I was in desperate need of some inspiration. I felt that there were two different versions of me: Version One: The woman everyone saw Version Two: The woman I desired to be (on the inside.) It was an exhausting conflict. Quite honestly, it made me feel like I was plain vanilla (not… Continue Reading

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What Every Woman Should Know

What Every Woman Should Know

What do my mother and Oprah have in common? Yes, they both grew up in the South on farms. But there’s something else. Something far more important. They both figured out where they shine. For my mother, it’s in the kitchen cooking 20 course meals (yes, I said 20. But, it’s buffet style, if that… Continue Reading

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The Posture Secret

The Posture Secret

Want to know one of my favorite pastimes while in Paris (especially during Fashion Week!?!?) People watching. (isn’t it so much fun?) You can tell a lot about a person by how she carries herself. Let’s analyze. Why do you think models are so captivating? Sure, they’re 6 feet tall and wearing the latest trends… Continue Reading

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How to go from Self Obsession to Truly Living

How to go from Self Obsession to Truly Living

There was a time…. and then a second time…. when I almost went bat shit crazy in the name of self-help. (It’s weird writing this, because technically, my work would most likely be found in the “self help” section of Barnes & Noble…even though I like to think of the French Kiss Life Movement being… Continue Reading

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Age is Not an Excuse

Age is Not an Excuse

I ran into a friend recently who is going through a divorce. She confided in me that she wants to start dating again. She’s a smart, beautiful woman. I was full of excitement for her. Then she said the dreaded words that I hear far too often: I’m too old. She’s 55, for crissakes. With… Continue Reading

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The 3 French Fry Method

The 3 French Fry Method

Sitting at a quintessential Parisian cafe, my girlfriends and I ordered a typical French meal: steak and frites with a glass of Bordeaux. I couldn’t help but notice the most elegant French woman, probably in her 70s, dressed to the nines, holding herself proudly while finishing up her meal. She looked over at our table… Continue Reading

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The Worst Kinds of Questions

The Worst Kinds of Questions

These were the kinds of questions that consumed my mind for years: How do I lose weight? What foods should I avoid? How do I make more money? How do I find a man? How do I grow my income? How do I deal with worry? I’d obsess, read books and constantly focus on them… Continue Reading

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