A Femme d'Un Certain Age

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A Femme d'Un Certain Age
All my career - on both sides of the Atlantic - I've been a life and style writer and editor for news- papers, magazines and books. I moved to France for a job and stayed for love.
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  • Bright Shiny Objects, In French 2 days ago For years, no let's be honest, forever, I thought paillettes were sequins. I assumed (wrongly apparently) that sequins were the literal translation of the word.Recently, this week I'm embarrassed to say, I discovered that paillettes can also mean glitter whereas glitter for me is a mass of those...
  • Ella's New Dress 4 days ago Fully realizing the futility and foolishness of buying baby clothes, so far this week (and it's only Wednesday) I have bought Ella three summer frocks.Isn't this dress adorable? It's from Petit Bateau and, you will notice, it comes with matching diaper camouflaging knickers and the sweet detail of...
  • Un Petit Livre. . . 5 days ago It occurred to me recently that you might enjoy hearing about some of the content from one of my favorite little French books, Trucs et Conseils à L'Ancienne: Secrets de grands-mères by Julie Bardin.As the title says, it features "tricks and advice." It's full of just the sorts of teasers and...
  • The Age Issue 1 week ago In a recent comment one of you paraphrased, and praised, a quote by "Advanced Style" blogger and author, Ari Cohen.He said in an interview that if we were exposed to more photos of older, mature women dressed beautifully [that] then younger women would not be so afraid of growing old.Interesting....
  • A French Country Weekend 1 week ago I can hardly wait until our tomatoes look like these.Another exceptionally beautiful spring day and we are all in the garden doing my absolute favorite annual ritual: planting the potager.  The weeds were plucked from every corner of the garden and the grass was cut this morning in a mass...

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