Category Archives: France

The Return to France. Ready. Jet. Go No!

Caveat:  I’m writing my posts about our trip to France as they appear in my journal entries.  Also—this is a different kind of travel post about France. There are no smoke and mirrors here.  This is not the jet-set view … Continue reading

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How I Prepare for the Cote d’Azur!

In three weeks Bonaparte and I will be off to the Mediterranean shores of France.  While I am looking forward to our trip, I’m also a bit less excited than usual because we won’t be in Paris this time around. … Continue reading

Posted in Biot, Cote d'Azur, France, J. H. Lartigue, Juliette Greco, Mediterrean Sea. St. Tropez, Michel Delpech, Michel Polnareff | Tagged , , , | 36 Comments

New York Is Always a Good Idea!

Audrey Hepburn thought Paris was always a good idea. It is—no doubt about it. Oh Audrey. You little Coquette you.  Paris IS a good idea but sometimes…… New York City is always a good idea too. And that’s where Bonaparte … Continue reading

Posted in Brookfield Place NYC, France, France in New York, French food, New York City, NYC | Tagged , | 31 Comments

Hate That Gray—Dye It Away. Love that Gray—Let it Stay. But We Old Ladies Need to Stick Together Like Hairspray!

Today I am on a rant ‘n roll.  It started yesterday when I read one of my “go-to” blogs, “That’s Not My Age“.  The wonderful Alyson Walsh writes a blog on style for women over 40 and she has “covered” … Continue reading

Posted in ageism, Beauty, Calmos, Ellen Levine Hair, France, Hair, Jean Rochefort, La Leche League is non supportive, Makeup for Older Women | Tagged , , , | 32 Comments

Bits and Pieces for the Old Girls! Accessories and Beauty Tawk for Friday!

Hi Girls. Happy Friday.  Whether you are having a hectic Easter  or a laid back one, or whether you don’t celebrate—have a great, great weekend. Earlier this morning Bonaparte and I ventured out to run some errands on a cloudy … Continue reading

Posted in Accessorizing, Antik Batik, Baby Boomers, Beauty for Baby Boomers, Beauty for Older Women, Daniele Delorme, Denim Jackets. Kut From The Kloth, Dressing for Mature Women, Dressing for older women, Fashion, Fashion for older women, France, Galeries Lafayette, humor, It Cosmetics, Makeup for Older Women, Mally Cosmetics, Mally Roncal, Old Navy Fitted T Shirts, Over 50 Fashions, Wet n Wild cosmetics | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Holocaust Stories. A Family Torn Apart

Today is National Holocaust Day. I’m on the fence about this because the Holocaust shouldn’t have just one day of remembrance.  We should always have a piece of this placed in our memory bank—whether Jewish or not. It shouldn’t be … Continue reading

Posted in Andre Girard, Andree Girard, Daniele Delorme, Dany Lartigue, France, J. H. Lartigue, Nazi Occupation of France, Paris France, Ravensbruck, The Holocaust | Tagged , , , | 39 Comments

The Trouble With Travels

First of all, this post has nothing to do with Star Trek’s The Trouble With Tribbles! Trust me, Tribbles would have been a better option than the troubles with the flight we had! What it does have to do with … Continue reading

Posted in France, Jacques Dutronc, Repettos, Rondini Sandals, City Pharma, nan & nin, Shit happens, The return from France, Travel Plans Gone Wrong, Travel Troubles, Uncategorized | 25 Comments