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Found: French Shopping Paradise

All Across France – C’est les SOLDES ! This year I discovered the sales at the Factory Outlet Malls (“magasins d’usine”) – and that was a revelation. Everything is already discounted at outlet pricing which is typically around 20% to 30% off the regular price. But then during the bi-yearly sales you add another 50%, 60%, 70% off the already marked down price – and paradise you have found!

La Marinière - French Sailor's Shirt - medallion

Friday Fun Facts – What’s up with those blue and white stripes???

 Friday Fun Facts – La Marinière Did you know?  Those blue and white stripes found on the iconic French Sailor’s shirts known as “la Marinière” follow very strict laws… The French Sailor’s shirt composition MUST follow these exacting rules: “The body is to contain precisely 21 white stripes (20mm), and 20 or 21 indigo blue stripes (10mm).  The three-quarter length…

Friday Fun Facts - C'est Les Soldes

Friday Fun Facts – C’est Les Soldes!

Did you know??? For a period of six weeks in the winter and again in spring, France’s retailers put their lingering unsold stock on sale for the savvy to pick up at serious discounts. From Wednesday January 11th through Tuesday February 21st, 2017.

Clearance sales began with the advent of the first department stores in Paris, the earliest dating back to 1784. Retailers needed a way to dispose of surplus inventory to clear the way for new merchandise. An idea dreamed up by François Mannoury to spur buying, the first official clearance sales were held at the “Petit Saint Thomas” in the mid 1800’s. He was also the creator and first to offer sales by correspondence.

French Beauty Secrets Revealed - Cult Favorites

French Beauty Secrets Revealed

The Secrets behind French Beauty Skin Care.

French women are known not only for the amazing sense of style, but also for their beautiful skin. How do they manage to have such glowing healthy skin throughout their lives? What French beauty secrets are they hiding??? To begin with, French Women know that being beautiful is not only about looking beautiful, but more importantly about FEELING beautiful and confident.

Parisian Fall Fashion Faux Pas

Dressing for Paris Tourist Tips

No one wants to be dressed poorly when visiting Paris. It’s the fashion capital of the world after all…

Trying to determine the best outfit to wear in Paris, while keeping warm and comfortable, and still blending in and looking your best in no easy feat. Especially as a tourist.There always seem to be so many questions on how to properly dress for Paris, and few answers especially when it comes to the Autumn season. My most often asked question is definitely about dressing for Paris, and in particular -what kind of shoes to wear and whether Parisiens really wear athletic shoes or not. Follow along, and you can see for yourself exactly how to dress!

The Fashionable Hiker – French Style

When hiking, first and foremost, you must be well dressed…

I’m sure you have heard the best way to dress for hiking largely depends on the conditions you plan on hiking in … clothing that wicks away moisture with less coverage in the summer and extra insulating layers in the winter – blah blah blah, yawn!

I’m not talking about good hiking boots, and sunscreen here…Nope! I’m talking about STYLE! Make the frenchies proud of you by remembering every outing, no matter the season or the destination, is an opportunity for style. It’s the French way after all!