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:
French Manners and Etiquette ~ A Brief Guide
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 Frugal French Housewife: Saving Money With Style
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 French Style ~ How the French Live at Home
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.
10 Francophile Books To Inspire Your Inner French Girl
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.
How to Create a French Woman Alter Ego
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.
Aging Gracefully ~ How the French Woman Does It
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.
How to Indulge Your Inner French Girl
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.
10 Things We Can Learn From French Women
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.
9 Reasons to Eat Like the French
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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Barbara Westerbur says
I love Life With Dee, I have a connection with France thru my Grandfather on my Mothers side. My Grandfather was sent to France during the war. Please remember I do spell words wrong do to having a brain tumor. It is so refreshing to me to find you. I have had hope to go to France since I was 12 years old. Thank You so much to find someone that has the same desire as I do.There is alot I do not know how to do on the computer, like save stuff.
Deanna Piercy says
How lovely to have you here! I, too, longed to see France since I was a child. I finally got to several years ago and it was wonderful.