Category Archives: Taste

Frenchie Friday: Even Elegant Women Get Pissed Off (A Rant about Self-Help)

Frenchie Friday:  Even Elegant Women Get Pissed Off (A Rant about Self-Help)

*Prefer to listen?  An audio recording is waiting for you at the end.   “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for new and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Yesterday, someone asked me:  “What’s pissing you off these days?”… Continue Reading

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Frenchie Friday: How to Live in Luxury

Frenchie Friday:  How to Live in Luxury

“Her whole being dilated in an atmosphere of luxury. It was the background she required, the only climate she could breathe in.”  ― Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth My business manager informed me a few weeks ago that a search for “luxurious living” came up with “Tonya Leigh and French Kiss Life, Inc.” Who? Moi?   What… Continue Reading

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Frenchie Friday: 50 Ways to Be Elegant

Frenchie Friday:  50 Ways to Be Elegant

is not a word we often hear. Worse yet, it’s not one we often aspire to embody. We’re just trying to get the kids to school, run businesses, get to the office on time, clean the house, pay the bills, and put dinner on the table. Living elegantly? Refinement?  Luxuriously?  Who has time for that?… Continue Reading

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Frenchie Friday: I’ve Discovered the Secret to Everything

Frenchie Friday:  I’ve Discovered the Secret to Everything

“Find magic in the little things, and the big things you always expected will start to show up.” ― Isa Zapata This morning, while watering my little garden, I realized how completely unnecessary it was.  I don’t need tulips.  I don’t need to grow my own lettuce.  I don’t need beautiful pots and organic soil.… Continue Reading

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10 Ways to Live in Paris Every Day

10 Ways to Live in Paris Every Day

“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” ― Thomas Jefferson Around this time of year, my heart longs for Paris. The romance, the joie de vivre, the fashion, the culture and art, the music… Springtime ignites my Parisian heart. But, my heart always aches for the… Continue Reading

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100 Ways to Have a Love Affair with Life

100 Ways to Have a Love Affair with Life

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it is over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and… Continue Reading

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Wine, Horses and Paris: The Adventure of a Lifetime!

Wine, Horses and Paris:  The Adventure of a Lifetime!

It’s an important question to answer, because if you doubt that you can, you never will. Let me share a story with you. Over a decade ago, I remember feeling extremely overwhelmed and stuck in life. I’d wake up and ask myself, “Is this it?” I was floundering, resisting, constantly searching for answers and taking… Continue Reading

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