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Category Archives: France
C’mon! We’re Going on Vacation! But You Don’t Have to Pack!
Yes. That’s correct. I’m taking you on vacation and you don’t have to pack one thing. Not even a toothbrush. No packing needed!! Sit back and enjoy this non-flight flight! And after I take you to a few places, you’re … Continue reading
Posted in France, French music, French recipes, Travel Tagged Travel, Vacation 23 Comments
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
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
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 New York City, Things to do in New York City 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
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 Beauty, Beauty for Older Women, Fashion, Fashion for older women 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 Family stories of the Holocaust, How the Holocaust affected families, International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016, Nazi Occupation in France 42 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
The Shortest Day of The Year..And My Happiest!
This may also be my shortest post of the year too! Why? You ask! Because after today, the days get longer!!! Yeah! It’s the best way of looking at the shortest day of the year. Oh. And yes. The first … Continue reading
Posted in Dany Lartigue, France, Paris France 20 Comments
Rest In Peace Ma Gigi. Remembering Danièle Delorme
It’s funny how signals and messages are sent. Saturday morning Bonaparte and I made our regularly timed call to his aunt, Danièle. She didn’t answer her phone and we figured she was out and about. Even though it was early … Continue reading