Monthly Archives: July 2013

11 Tips for Planning Your Bastille Day Party!

Ok my fellow francophiles, it’s time to get inspired for your Bastille Day celebrations this Sunday!

1. Pick out your favorite blue, white and red outfit.


2. Or choose a fashion inspiration with a Revolutionary twist.


3. Set a table full of pastries Marie Antoinette would be envious of.


4. Why not serve a cake made of cheese wheels?


5. Use your candelabra stands to display cupcakes.


6. Pile the profiteroles high.


7. Offer haute couture cupcakes.


8. Treat your guests to a cooler of champagne.


9. And swing from the chandelier!


10. Remember to sip a loving cup with a special friend


11. And, dance the day away with fellow francophiles! Enjoy and Viva La France!




Paris Lives in Your Closet: A Frenchy 4th

Writing from Hong Kong at 1 a.m., but had to get this off to you in time for our 4th of July weekend. Why not dress for your holiday celebration as a Parisian would? We share the same national colors, after all. For both sexes, a white and blue and white horizontal striped sailor shirt paired with a red sweater tied around the neck or topped with a navy blazer keeps you festive and sophisticated.
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Score triple points by rounding out the look with red, white or blue flats or loafers.
Have a safe and joyous independence day!

Jim Morrison’s Gravesite at Père Lachaise in Paris

Jim Morrison died in Paris on July 3, 1971. His tombstone at the famous Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris is covered in kisses, graffiti and momentos from admirers. His neighbors at the cemetery include Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and many dearly departed.

“People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.”

Jim Morrison


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