online book club lovers,
in honor of next year's paris + provence art + yoga retreat, coupled with my adoration of all things french, i have chosen entre nous: a woman's guide to finding her inner french girl as a light-hearted, fun, and flirty read after our past two heavier books.
publisher's weekly wrote:
"Most American women would agree that those Frenchies have something going on. La Femme Nikita, Catherine Deneuve, even Audrey Tatou of Amélie fame-they all possess a certain je ne sais quoi. In this cutesy pick-me-up of a book, Ollivier-an American married to a Frenchman-insists that you, too, can be glamorous, mythic and mysterious; "a star in the pantheon of feminine beauty and strength." How can American gals tap into their inner Frenchness? Ollivier lays down the law, interspersing her must-dos with sidebars detailing, for example, legendary French ladies from Josephine Bonaparte to Coco Chanel. Among Ollivier's tips: for loungewear, think silk mou-mous or padded zebra-skin mules, not baggy sweat pants; toss the Equal and use regular sugar in your coffee; and go ahead and gossip, but be discreet. Stereotypical? Peut-être. But Ollivier's overall advice-seek beauty everywhere; accept character flaws; don't rush to define a romantic relationship-goes far beyond the realm of France and its women, and is evident in smart women the world over."
the book will be placed in the lower right hand side of the blog may 1. in the interim, continue to savor the not so big life and get your hands on a copy of entre nous. you won't be disappointed! and, those of you joining me in france next year, will get a jump start on a recommended read.