French Lessons…Part 1

A walk down any street in Paris reveals it's beauty and pride of place. The boulevards and gardens are perfectly manicured, apartment balconies overflow with flowers and small trees,  bright and cheerful storefronts and apartment doors are painted in high gloss paint, the patisserie and chocolatier displays are enticing... and who knew that the Boucherie could make… Continue reading French Lessons…Part 1

The Fashion Bible…

Vogue ... with its highly recognizable font Every August the faithful followers of fashion impatiently await the arrival of The September Vogue.    Its the highest grossing edition of the year with over 80,000 copies sold in the first couple of weeks on newsstands.  Inside are 100's of pages of fall fashion and advertising to entice readers into running… Continue reading The Fashion Bible…

Aging​…

Today I've been thinking of the first line from the Rolling Stone's song, "Mother's Little Helper"... "What a drag it is getting old". Isn't this the way we would like to see ourselves...the age we feel...not necessarily the age on our identification?   One of the reasons I hate to have my picture taken is because… Continue reading Aging​…

The French Pharmacy

On many streets in France,  you will find a French "Pharmacie" easily identified by the flashing green cross.  All pharmacies are independently owned (no drugstore chains or box stores) and they are the only places where you can buy "over the counter" medicines.  If you need an aspirin in France you will have to buy… Continue reading The French Pharmacy

Perfume 101, Liquid Gold!

Egyptians have been making perfume since 3,000 BC. They believed that fragrance had a positive effect on their health and well being.   Although "perfume" was originally used in religious ceremonies, later made available to royalty and the wealthy, and today everyone can wear the fragrance of their choice.       There are only… Continue reading Perfume 101, Liquid Gold!

We’re Not Quite Done With the Grey!

I have been colouring my hair off and on since I was fifteen.  In high school everyone wanted to be a blonde; why is it that all the popular girls are blonde? I have a lot of natural red highlights and trying to go blonde was hopeless because it would always turn some version of… Continue reading We’re Not Quite Done With the Grey!