Category Archives: Culture

Let’s Shake It Up  (…moving to a foreign country or leaving your husband not required)

Let’s Shake It Up
(…moving to a foreign country
or leaving your husband not required)

Do the same things day in and day out. Follow the same schedule and routine. Cross all your t’s. Dot all your i’s. I know it’s what a good girl “should” do. But do this for long enough, I have found that life becomes rather dull. You lose your sparkle. You become “one of those… Continue Reading

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Frenchie Friday:  The (Not So) Hopeless Romantic

Frenchie Friday: The (Not So) Hopeless Romantic

  “Medicine, law, business, engineering: these are all noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.  But poetry, romance, love: these are what we stay alive for.”   John Keating, Dead Poet’s Society I love love. I am a romantic. I am an idealist and a dreamer. I am a lover of classics: chateaux, castles, and… Continue Reading

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12 Ways To Have Je Ne Sais Quoi

12 Ways To Have Je Ne Sais Quoi

  “She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city” ― Roman Payne, The Wanderess Je ne sais quoi. Most likely, you have heard the phrase before, but what emotion does it evoke for you? For me, it’s two-fold: it’s… Continue Reading

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Frenchie Friday: Wine + Weight Loss

Frenchie Friday: Wine + Weight Loss

“A good wine is like a gentle kiss, its effect throughout the meal is scintillatingly sensual in an elegantly understated way.” – Frances Tabeek, Wine Enthusiast I’ll admit that I use to be that girl who would pour herself a glass of wine (or four) to “relax” after a long day.  Then, there were the… Continue Reading

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Frenchie Friday:  Dress for Romance

Frenchie Friday: Dress for Romance

Since injuring my back a few weeks ago during my epic wake boarding attempt, I found myself living in yoga pants.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love my yoga pants (when I’m doing yoga) but day after day?  Ugh . . . my mood started to go downhill. I put on a dress last… Continue Reading

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