Speaking of French women and their beauty quotient, it doesn't get more intriguing than Marie Antoinette, who lived and died by her utter glam-ness. So, while visiting Versailles, it was simply impossible for me not to poke around the gleaming archives and uncover this 18th century royal's beauty ... Read More about Beauty tips from a French royal: The Marie Antoinette face mask (perfect skin, here I come!)
A deliciously warm, sweet and slightly powdery mist rising from the cobblestones, flower stands spilling with freshly cut lilies, bustling cafés serving smoky teas, cozy boulangeries waking up the mornings with crusty baguettes, the rich wood and crystal interiors of Versailles, the endless eras of ... Read More about Meet the top 8 candles for firing up that Parisian je ne sais quoi!
I love France. I love shopping. And I love beauty products. Put these together and you know any trip to Paris won't be complete without visiting all the outposts of French skincare in the city. Till now, this has translated into hours-long expeditions to the city's cult pharmacies because in Paris, ... Read More about 12 Beauty products French women swear by (no, you haven’t heard about these a zillion times already!)
Remember how every single French woman I have ever met has confessed to an obsessive fascination for face masks? They are simply following in the heritage of the likes of Marie Antoinette and Catherine de Médicis, who were slathering potent stuff on their faces long before beauty brands took over ... Read More about Steal these all-natural DIY beauty recipes from the French (yes, including the ones with cabbage!)
There has been a reason I have been erratic in posting these last few days. Very erratic. And very many reasons. It all began with THE TRIP. The Great Family Vacation, that has been years in the making. I grew up in Stockholm and my parents haven't been back ever since. So, when my dad retired last ... Read More about I am back… and have a lot of goodies for you, all the way from Paris, Rome, Geneva and Stockholm!