December 8, 2016

My New York

Many friends, American and European, who are visiting the Big Apple during the holiday season ask for recommendations. As this …

April 26, 2016

My Favorite Spring Flower

When I observe the dance of the tulips and daffodils, something stirs within me. My recent trip to a flower …

August 30, 2015


Aix-en-Provence is still one of my favorite towns in my beloved France. I do love the Cours Mirabeau though it …

The Art of Doing Nothing

Vacations are meant for relaxation, rest, recharging, but for many people even on vacation busy is in…from looking to get …

July 10, 2013

A Day in Nantes, Part 2

As I previously detailed the beginning of my spur of the moment trip to Nantes, Brittany (which I had been …

A Day In Nantes

July 10, 2013

A Day In Nantes, Part 1

Funny what makes one click!  I had wanted to go to Nantes for years.  Every visit to Brittany somehow missed it …

L’Art des Vacances

Vacation is sacred in my native France, and we not only feel entitled to our long break but take l’art …

July 8, 2013

Wedding Couture

It's white for brides-to-be: Two marvelous wedding dresses in Chaoul windows but go to for more.

The Scent of A Woman

I can’t avoid it. When I smell a perfume, I close my eyes and here comes a landscape. This year …

November 5, 2012

French and Parfait Blog

If Cécile Delarue has time to cook good food at home, anyone does. A great example of another French woman …

August 16, 2012


Cassis is more than a drink…or black currants

July 23, 2012

My Corner of Provence

Each summer for the past several years I’ve been lucky enough to unwind in my favorite corner of Provence enjoying …

April 17, 2012

Don’t Miss…(in Paris)

If you're in Paris this spring/summer, don't miss... Helmut Newton at the Grand Palais before June 17th: it's already a …

April 11, 2012

Dining in Paris: Spring 2012

Great meals come in three Michelin one-stars? In Paris Spring 2012 they did (and at a three-star, too):

April 8, 2012

Spring Is Here

Springtime was always the natural start of the year, which explains why in French it’s called printemps, the first time, …

February 13, 2012

The Liwa desert

After islands, deserts are another fascination of mine. So far, I had only done short visits in deserts while in …

January 19, 2012

Smoking in France

So far so good. The price increase last fall was considered not high enough to have an impact but coming …

January 14, 2012


Nice to be queen for a few hours! I had not been in France for January 6th in years but …

Out of Proportion

November 11, 2011

Out of proportion

I was recently interviewed by the Chicago Tribune, and the article, “A problem of grand proportions,” is worth a read …

November 8, 2011

Sicily Fall 2011

To an art (from Baroque to Greek temples and more…the cathedral in Monreale being a world marvel in my book) …

Lifestyle vs. Diets

Diets that emphasize quick and easy weight loss are insulting. Far more approachable are small changes to your lifestyle.

April 4, 2011

The Emirates Palace

The Emirates Palace is definitely a place for walkers (I loved it), as from one end to the other is …

April 4, 2011

Gala Dinner in Abu Dhabi

After a long day of fascinating speakers at the Education Without Borders World Forum, the gala dinner took place in …

December 9, 2010


Memories and Cooking Tips for a French Winter Treat

August 12, 2010

Why Everyone Should Cook

Here’s a video recorded recently in my kitchen, talking about the French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook and why everyone …

May 20, 2010

Un Grand Merci

It has been a treat to connect with so many of you on my cookbook tour!

April 1, 2010

Spring into Style

Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose Rereading my notes from last year, not much has changed or maybe …

February 4, 2010

Paris Recommendations

I’m asked all the time for suggestions for restaurants, hotels and activities in Paris so I thought this Q&A would …

Le tutorial

casino en ligne, on peut aussi être mis à jour sur les meilleures primes des jeux. Les casinos sur …

A Q&A With Mireille

Mireille answers questions about French Women For All Seasons.... Americans loved learning to stay slim by eating for pleasure in …

April 30, 2009

American Cinema

A few of my favorite American films from the last few years:  

April 6, 2009

Table Hopping in Provence

While this list is updated periodically to account for restaurant closings, please call ahead before you visit.

April 6, 2009

Northern Italy’s Bella Cucina

While this list is updated periodically to account for restaurant closings, please call ahead before you visit.