Friday, June 29, 2012

Bonjour, Ooh la la!
Yes, the new book is finally finished!  It's called The Secret to Ooh la la.
I'm so happy with it!
It includes lots of delicious new secrets to discovering pleasure, joie de vivre, timeless beauty and of course, ooh la la!   It'll be released next spring 2013.
It's been quite a long journey--through France and back again and lots and lots of writing into the wee hours of the night.
Still, c'est finis and now I can put my feet up and celebrate the 4th of July in style!
Oh, and a big merci beaucoup to my sweet and faithful friends and readers who cheered me on and offered great ideas.
I wish you all a wonderful holiday--on July 4th--and July 14th too--if you celebrate Bastille Day, which is the French version of our celebration.  Here's a picture of me helping with the flower arrangements for last year's dinner party in Auvillar.
Oh, and if you're ready for some extra joie de vivre, join me on the weekend of July 20-22 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York where I'll be leading a weekend workshop for all you fabulous femmes!


  1. Congratulations on your new book Jamie!
    I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

    1. Merci beaucoup, Leslie! I will send you one as soon as I can! You have been so sweet to me, so encouraging and I really appreciate it! Much love and happy summertime!

    This is so exciting, and I cannot wait to read it!
    I do hope Yvonne was able to offer some insight...
    Have a fabulous 4th and Bastille Day...I celebrate both, bien sur! ;)
    - Irina

  3. Bonjouor, Irina--Thank you so much! And I hope you had a Happy 4th and an wonderful upcoming Bastille Day too! Thank you again for the contact information for Yvonne. Actually, I didn't hear from her....perhaps she was very busy. Anyway, no worries! Merci beaucoup! Jamie

  4. Oh, desolee, Jamie!
    I am sorry! I know she is working on her master's, but I feel badly that she did not participate...

    Did you have a lovely 4th?
    We saw a great fireworks show with family..
    I am wishing you a terrific weekend!
    - Irina

    1. Bonjour, Irina--No worries!
      And yes, we had a lovely 4th, here on the Cape. It sounds like you did! xoxo Jamie

  5. Hi Jamie,
    How wonderful that you're doing a workshop at Omega ! I read the program, it sounds inspired ! And such a necessary topic. So many people have forgotten how to be and stay happy, and you give such a great road map. Bravo to you for that.
    I've wondered if you ever came to Cassis for that art retreat you mentioned. Am here right now and the "cigalles" are singing madly in the bright sun.
    All the best to you for your workshop

    1. Bonjour, Andrea--How lovely to hear from you! I haven't been to Camargo yet, but I hope to send in an application soon. I'll be coming back to France during summer/fall 2013 to promote the new book (just finished) and to research a novel that takes place in France. I'd love to see you again. I hope you're painting is going well. Say bonjour to beautiful Cassis for me! xo Jamie

    2. Jaimie,
      It'd be great to see you again when you're in France ! I'll be in Cape Cod at the beginning of August for 2 weeks. I seem to remember you live there. Maybe we could meet up there if that's true ? I'll be in Hyannis. Can't wait to read your new book ! And thanks for asking about my painting, it's going great. Thanks to you, I'm about to discover the joys of an art retreat for 10 days in Maine ! I've never been on one before, and you gave me the idea to try it !

  6. Congratulations, Jamie. Can't wait to read it!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.