Sunday, April 13, 2014

French Women Celebrate Their Unique Femininity

French Secret #54:
French Women understand that little gestures can make a big impact on our lives.
For example, French Women tell us how we can channel our femininity by the lady-like gesture of holding our  handbag in the crook of our arm.   Just so.
Try doing this the next time you're out and about time.  Hold your handbag as if it was a basket.  You'll find it changes your posture and your sense of movement and grace.  TrĂ©s elegant!
It's such a simple gesture, and yet it has such a big impact on your sense of confidence and well-being.  
Do you have any suggestions on channeling your own feminine spirit through simple everyday changes?  
I'd love to hear about them!
Merci beaucoup, mes amis!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

French Women Prepare for their Date with Destiny

French Secret #53
Coco Chanel famously said, "I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little--if only out of politeness.  And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny.  And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."
Do you take extra time to prepare yourself before going out in the world?
Was there a day when you were particularly happy that you looked stylish because that day happened to be your own personal date with destiny?
I'd love to hear about it, mon amis!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

French Women Love Their Pets

French Secret #52
French Women adore their pets.
They love them all--cats, dogs, bunnies, birds and more!
Our pets bring us closer to nature and they help us appreciate all the different ways we can offer love in this world.  Our pets bring so much joie de vivre into our lives.
Yes, your black French poodle or orange tabby cat is a great companion.  He or she will entertain you with delightful antics and make you laugh.  Your little (or big!) pet will  always forgive your foibles and absolutely never judge!
A pet offers comfort when when you're sad and give you a soulful look at just the right moment, so that your heart bursts open with love and possibility.
Do you have a pet?
What's your pet's name and what does your pet bring into your life?  What joys have you discovered because of your four-footed or winged friend?
I'd love to know!
Photo from Simply Feminine.

Monday, March 24, 2014

French Women Celebrate their Unique Beauty

French Secret #51:
French Women don't believe in a cookie-cutter type beauty.
Rather, they embrace the things that make them special and different--whether it's a little bump on their nose, or a long neck or an especially curvy body.
French women celebrate their individuality!
Do you enjoy something about your own looks that make you different?
How do you accent your own amazing qualities?  I'd love to hear about it!
Merci beaucoup.
Photo by LucciCo Bijoux.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

French Women Know their Colors

French Secret #50:
French Women understand the power of colors.  A French Woman will enlist the support of a re-imaging expert, as well as consult sales associates, her girlfriends and her mother or grandmother.

The right color can make you feel beautiful, bring out your best features and make you feel in alignment with your truest self.
Yes, colors can make you change your feelings--emotionally, psychically and intellectually.
Red gives you energy.  Blue bring serenity.  Green stimulates the senses.
How do you feel about colors?  What's your favorite?  And have you ever noticed how you feel different in different colors?
I'd love to hear about it, mon amis!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

French Women Save Letters

French Secret #49:  French Women are Romantic (and nostalgic)
It's true.  French Women write old fashioned letters on pretty stationary with lovely handwriting.
And since they write old fashioned letters, they often receive old fashioned letters too!
Some French Women will collect and organize these lovely literary keepsakes by tying them up in a pretty ribbon, and perhaps even adding a pressed flower and keeping their memories in a little box.
I had practically stopped writing letters, but when I began French lessons with Madame M. I was inspired to begin again.  If I miss a lesson, or if I give her a box of chocolates or a book, she'll write a lovely letter to me--always in French!  Sometimes Madame M. will include a pressed flower from her garden or a pretty leaf.  I treasure these letters.
Do you save letters?  I'd love to hear about it!
Merci beaucoup, mes amis!
(Photo from Coco du Trocadero.)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

French Women Believe in Music

French Secret #48
French Women know that music soothes the soul and heals the heart.
Whether they play the guitar or like to sing along with the radio, or love going out on a Saturday night to listen to their favorite band, French women make music an important part of their everyday life.

How do bring music into your daily routine?  Do you play an instrument or collect favorite tunes to share with your friends.  Do you like dance?
I'd love to hear all about it!
(Photo from The Beauty Truth)