Parisian Chic Look Book – A Book Review

How connected are you to your passions? Do you even know what they are? Interestingly, many, many women struggle to get clarity on the things they are passionate about. But there is a relatively simple way for women to start to explore their passions. And it comes via an easy to access source. In her […]

Parisian Chic Look Book

Parisian Sewer Museum

Sorry Paris – Not This Time

One of my favourite things about visiting Paris is the opportunity to check out some of the smaller museums. These bite sized gems often give you a focussed insight into Paris and her history. They are small enough so as not to overwhelm your mind, your feet or your budget. And as a general rule, […]


Reporting In – Parisian Make-Up

I don’t think I mentioned it anywhere, but while I was in Paris recently  I was ‘on assignment’. You see, I’d been asked by one of my very favourite Distant Francophile readers to check out what was currently happening in the world of French women’s make-up. As with most of the endeavours in my life, […]

Parisian make-up

Packing for Paris

Packing For Paris – What I Wore

While I, like just about everybody on the planet, adore travelling to Paris in late spring and early summer, it is a notoriously difficult time of the year to pack for. The rather fickle weather can – and does – throw just about everything at you. You feel like you need to be prepared for […]


What They Are Wearing In Paris And London

Long time readers will know that people-watching is one of my very favourite pastimes. And I especially love watching the world go by when I’m travelling. While I’m always on the lookout for all sorts of human behaviour, no one reading this will be surprised to learn that I pay special attention to the street […]

What They Are Wearing In Paris And London

Style and comfort

How To Achieve Both Style And Comfort

I feel like it is time to tackle a serious issue that I’ve seen coming up way too often recently. It’s this idea that you can be stylish or comfortable. One or the other. But never both stylish and comfortable at the same time. And it’s driving me mad because I see it eroding women’s […]


Recent Style Reminders

A little while back, I was invited to attend a personal style and branding course. Despite the fact that I finished my styling course earlier this year, I still jump at every chance I get to understand more about style. And, as so often happens when you decide to simply show up, I was reminded […]

Style Reminders

David Mallett

David Mallett Hair Care – A Product Review

As much as it pains me to admit it, I don’t have fabulous hair. I know what fabulous hair looks like – thanks to my sister and one of my closest friends – but unfortunately, while I was blessed with many other excellent attributes, I missed out in the hair department. My hair is super […]


The Curated Wardrobe – An Alternative To Outfit Planning

For such a long time I wished I was one of those women who was organised enough to plan her outfits for the week. I imagined stress free mornings – ones where I never ran late again. I pictured myself reaching into my wardrobe and pulling out the perfect ensemble – accessories and all. I […]

A Curated Wardrobe

My Top Tips For Looking Better In Photos

My Top Tips For Looking Better In Photos

  One of the many things I’m really looking forward to on our upcoming trip to Paris is a photo shoot. We had the pleasure of doing a shoot with the beautiful Paris based photographer Carla Coulson a couple of years ago. It really was one of the most sensational and memorable ways to spend […]


The Enduring Appeal Of Paris

It’s funny how many people automatically assume that the only destination Scotty and I spend any time in during our French holidays is Paris. I guess it makes sense. Paris is spectacular, coveted and, for so many of us, somewhere towards the top of our bucket lists. The City of Light has cast her spell […]

The enduring appeal of Paris

In-flight style

In-Flight Style – Travelling In Style Part Two

I’d been toying with the idea of posting ‘styling tips for a long-haul flight’ for a while now. But when Vicki Archer – one of my favourite bloggers of all time – put the idea out into the universe via this post, I knew I had to publish my thoughts sooner rather than later. Interestingly, Vicki […]


My Quick Start Guide To Travelling In Style

It’s around seven weeks now until we head back to Europe and it is safe to say that I’m very excited. I’m absolutely in planning mode, especially when it comes to the clothes I want to take with me. In fact, I think I could just about pack, if it wasn’t for the fact that […]

travelling in style

Update Your Style

Is It Time To Update Your Style?

I’m always so pleased when I receive emails from Distant Francophile readers. It’s always fascinating to learn about the style challenges that women face day-to-day. (And for the record, I’ll always love receiving emails about France too.) When it comes to style though, one of the most common concerns facing women seems to be getting […]


Five Style Lessons I Wish I’d Learned Sooner

I was reflecting on my personal style journey recently. Safe to say that it’s been a pretty wild ride. I was always interested in style. As a child I wanted to be a fashion designer ‘when I grew up’. I remember going through reams of paper while I was attempting to come up with spectacular […]

Style Lessons