I’ve collected ten of the top “Reader Favorites” Francophile posts from here on the LWD blog all in one place for easy access. If you are looking for some French-style inspiration, I think you’ll enjoy these posts.
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Top Ten Francophile Posts:
Each culture has its own rules of etiquette, some more formal than others. France is one of the countries with rather formal manners. Considering the word “etiquette” comes from the French that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Let’s take a look at some of the basic rules of French behavior.
The current economy is challenging and many are being forced to tighten their belts. The example of the frugal French housewife can be a source of inspiration in these difficult times. Being thrifty can be done with grace and style. Let’s examine how she does it.
Homemaking may not be the first thing you think of when considering French culture. Food, fashion, wine, lifestyle? Yes. But let’s dig in and see what we can learn about homemaking French style.
I’ve long admired the characteristics of the stereotypical “French girl”. Serene, self-controlled and self-possessed, these attributes often seem to be in short supply in modern society. Yet I believe we can learn these “French girl” traits – and more!- with a bit of diligence. Here are 10 Francophile books to inspire your inner French girl.
Many years ago, as part of an online group, I created a written vision of my idealized life. Many of us in the group chose French names and essentially created our own French woman alter ego through this exercise. It was eye-opening and challenged each of us to clearly focus on the life we wanted to create.
So what does it mean to age gracefully? How do we learn to accept those inevitable changes as we grow older? Let’s examine how the French woman does it.
I like to believe I have an “inner French girl”. One who appreciates quality, adores fine dining, treasures time alone and seeks out the best in every aspect of life. My inner French girl yearns to be indulged. I’ll bet yours does, too.
Ah, the mythical French woman. Beautiful, slim, stylish, self-possessed, sexy. She is admired the world around. Let’s take a look at 10 things we can learn from French women.
The French are justifiably famous for their food. I mean, who doesn’t love a good croissant, right? Here are 9 reasons we should eat like the French.
The French are well-known for their food and if you’ve ever been to France you’ll know the reputation is well-deserved. We tend to think of French food in terms of haute cuisine in posh Parisian restaurants. Yet the typical French person eats most of their meals at home and that is our focus here.
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