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Finding French Inspiration – In November

Welcome to November! Scott and I arrived home last night, after spending almost all of October in France. As usual, we had an amazing time. But, honestly, we would have been hard pressed not to with cities and towns like Annecy, Bordeaux and Toulouse on our itinerary. Highlights for me included a small plane flight […]

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French Inspired Reading List

My French Inspired Reading List

Thanks to attending university as an adult I am a pretty fast reader. Very fast in fact. It is extremely helpful when it comes to reading reports at work. Those reports, sadly, make up the majority of my reading when I’m at home. Yep, apart from a handful of blogs that I follow, I don’t […]


French Grooming Essentials – Part Three

Ok. So if you have been playing along at home, you’ll know that details on how French women groom their eyebrows were a little light on. But there is no way in the world that you can say the same for skin. It is extremely clear from everything you read or watch for on the […]

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Parisian Chic City Guide – A Book Review

There is only one thing for it. I’m afraid someone is going to have to run an intervention. Yep, I’ve done it again. I’ve purchased (yet) another guide book. For Paris. A city I’ve travelled to more times than I can remember. Of course, in my own defence, I was always going to buy this […]


Thirty Chic Days – A Book Review

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to discover so many fellow bloggers who are as fascinated as I am with the French lifestyle and the French woman’s sense of ‘joie de vivre’. One of these is New Zealand’s Fiona Ferris. I became aware of Fiona’s work thanks to Tonya Leigh’s French Kiss Life site. For […]


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Paris Letters – A Book Review

One of the best things about our (not so) recent trip was the amount of reading I was able to squeeze in. Unfortunately, reading for pleasure seems to have virtually disappeared from my everyday life. Sometimes I have to force myself to read just so I can share the Distant Francophile book reviews! But while […]


The French Beauty Solution – A Book Review

I think I’ve mentioned before that my very favourite skincare is created by the French brand Caudalie. I always come home from France with a stack of Caudalie products. While I am occasionally unfaithful – usually trying different skincare brands when I run out of Caudalie, which is not readily available in Australia – I […]

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