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My Favourite Fragrances – And My Observations About Them

I know. I must have written it a gazillion times. But I really do get super excited when I receive questions from Distant Francophile readers. I can’t tell you how important it is to me to create content here that is, first and foremost, useful, If I can also provide a little bit of entertainment […]

Favourite Fragrances

We’ve Updated Our Privacy Policy

Thank you so much for being a part of the Distant Francophile community. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve updated the Distant Francophile Privacy Policy in line with the EU’s Data Protection Regulation. You can find the updated Privacy Policy here. I adore sharing my love of all things related to style […]


My Year Of Transformation

  I’ll come right out and say it. From my perspective, 2017 has been an amazing year. I know not everyone will be nodding in agreement (and my heart goes out to you), but I honestly knew before it began that 2017 would be a transformational one for me. My excitement started building a couple […]

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Seasons Greetings From The Distant Francophile Team

Wishing you, our style loving, francophile friend, all the very best for the holiday season. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing we hope your days are chock full of fun, laughter and dreams come true. And may your year ahead be filled with life’s true gifts – love, health and happiness. Thank you […]


New York Style – Classy Casual

Scott and I have not long returned from our very first visit to the United States, where we spent two weeks in New York. We had an absolutely wonderful time. We did all the things you are supposed to do when exploring a new city. You know, things like walking for miles, eating more than […]

New York - Classy Casual

Questions Require Answers

Questions Require Answers

Time for a change of pace today. As I’ve shared so many times before, I love, love, love it when Distant Francophile readers reach out to me with questions. I’m always happy to answer these queries. After all, questions require answers. Regardless of the topic – style, confidence, packing for France, potential itineraries, French culture […]


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 […]

My Top Tips For Looking Better In Photos

The enduring appeal of Paris

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 […]


French Lessons

I find other cultures completely fascinating. I’m quite sure this is the reason that I’ve always been compelled to travel. Actually being in a place gives you insights that you will never find in a book or on-line. But no matter how many times you visit a destination, you never quite develop the same understanding […]

French lessons

Dedication to quality

The French Dedication To Quality

I love the fact that the French are completely committed to the very best of everything. I find their dedication to quality both fascinating and inspirational. As a result, I continually try to upgrade the quality of every area of my own life. With those words as background, I’m sure you’ll understand why I was so […]


Les Sources De Caudalie – So Good I’m Breaking The Rules

I’m breaking my own rules today. Regular readers will know that I rarely recommend accommodation options here on Distant Francophile. To my mind, choosing where to stay while travelling is a very personal thing. Tastes, budgets and expectations of a perfect getaway all come into play when we decide whether or not we like a […]

Les Sources de Caudalie

Questions about France

Five Questions About France I’ve Been Asked This Week

Well, after a rather long count down, our trip is finally here. We try to travel to France at least once a year and we are spending almost five weeks there this time. This will be our longest stint ever in France – and I just can’t wait to get there. I’ve got to tell […]


Time For A Change

For a little while now, I’ve been getting a feeling that it is time for me to make some changes in my life. I’ve become quite fascinated by the idea of increased simplicity, and the associated concept of ‘quality over quantity’. My longing for less but better has manifested itself in all sorts of changes […]


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Thoughts On Inspiration

I’ve been thinking about inspiration this week. If you spend any time at all reading Distant Francophile you’ll know that I am a big fan of taking inspiration from all things French. In fact, it is the premise of this entire blog. If you suddenly decide, as I did, to look up the etymology of […]


My Favourite French Beauty Products

  I’ve been very busy at work recently, delivering a big project that has been equal parts exhilarating and exhausting. Unfortunately, I’m not getting any comments about looking exhilarated. I am however getting stacks of feedback about how tired I appear. Which, I guess, is fair enough. I’ve been working long hours and can’t say […]

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