Category: Lifestyle

French Fancies: Bernardaud

It’s still common to exchange business gifts with important clients and partners in the Middle and Far East. Knowing what to buy people is however tricky. Fortunately, Nice airport has a superb selection of French goodies that are always well-received, such as those from… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Bernardaud”

French Fancies: Dangleterre

I favour responsible, sustainable and artisanal brands. Here’s another one whose products I’ve been (quite rightly) lusting after. Paris-based jewellry brand Dangleterre emerged in 2019 with sophisticated jewels using richly coloured gemstones that make for surprisingly easy statement pieces. The company’s founder Ségolène Dangleterre… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Dangleterre”

We’re now a UNESCO site!

The United Nation’s cultural organisation reported yesterday that it had added the French Mediterranean city of Nice to its world heritage list. UNESCO made the announcement in a tweet calling Nice, famous for its mild climate, the “Winter resort town of the Riviera”.https://twitter.com/unesco/status/1419992781125267456?s=11 Nice… Continue Reading “We’re now a UNESCO site!”

Latest Covid News from France

The Delta variant is the main form of Covid-19 circulating in France, and is responsible for the huge spike in cases recorded over the past few days. Prime Minister Jean Castex has admitted: …..we are in the fourth wave. ICU staff treat a Covid-19… Continue Reading “Latest Covid News from France”

French fancies: Satisfy

With my beloved husband at home during the pandemic, he’s worn mostly casual clothes. This is good news for me as they’re largely washable and don’t require any ironing! Depending on the time of year, he tends to favour a mixture of Vilbrequin and… Continue Reading “French fancies: Satisfy”

La Fête nationale

14 July is a public holiday in France, commemorating the storming of the Bastille that was the symbolic start of the French Revolution. Here’s what’s planned for it this year. Military parade @armeedeterre: '#MardiConseil À tous nos soldats, où que vous soyez, soyez beaux, soyez… Continue Reading “La Fête nationale”

Delta Dance

Yesterday evening French president Emmanuel Macron announced a package of measures to help France control a fourth wave of Covid cases, including stricter border controls, the extension of the health passport for more everyday activities and making the vaccine compulsory for all healthcare workers.… Continue Reading “Delta Dance”

French fancies: Christophe Robin

This continues my series of looking at French companies some of which you may not have heard about. Today’s makes hair products which are responsible for keeping my locks looking lustrous during lockdown. Christophe Robin haircare has been an A-list favourite for over 20… Continue Reading “French fancies: Christophe Robin”

The House where celebrities…….

The recently published tome Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: A Timeless Legend on the French Riviera explores the world’s most famous and photographed hotel’s 150-year history. This is a magnificent property which I cycle past on a regular basis. While I’ve never stayed here, I have… Continue Reading “The House where celebrities…….”

French Fancies: Ormaie

This is where I take a closer look at some well-known, and less well-known, French companies whose products I use and love.  I’ve recently treated myself to some new perfume. I’d been searching for some time for a non-synthetic one and finally found seven… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Ormaie”