Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Celeb Crush

In the flesh, we may be sipping martinis poolside in the sweltering heat. But our minds are constantly on the runways, where fall furs, fabrics and fabulousness are ferociously making their debut. In the midst of the lines being presented, our attention was snapped to the Simone Collection, which we hear celebrities such as Mary-Kate Olson and Kristen Stewart can’t get enough of. Designed by writer/director/actress Katie Nehra, the fall 2010 line screams feminine with a formidable, tough edge. Part lovely, part savage, it’ll give you one heck of a personality complex.

Photos: Justin Coit for Simone Collection.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Paris Via Vegas

Okay darlings, not to brag or anything, but I’m currently packing my jet-away luggage for one heck of a glamorous event: the Daytime Emmy Awards! The excitement is happening this Sunday at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, and I’ll be front and center for all the elegant, enticing and over-the-top drama-filled moments. Of course, during the fancy soap opera fun, I’ll take the opportunity to slip in time at some of my favorite Vegas-style Parisian hot spots.

Paris Las Vegas just introduced their new Red Room premier and luxury suites, a definite must see for any lover of regal accommodations.

Your mouth will explode in fascination just entering Le Cirque, a contemporary French restaurant at the Bellagio. Trust me, it’s worth every penny.
Au revoir for now, and I’ll let you know if the Emmy celebration was a smashing event (and fill you in on what the queen of daytime, Susan Lucci, was wearing, of course! She’ll be presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to All My Children creator Agnes Nixon!).

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Summer Frock

Bienvenue! French Charmed is now dressed up in our new Summer Frock. Whimsical ~ Fun & Flirty ~ We wanted to show off our Girly Girl side! Hope you enjoy the lighter side of summer! We will return to our beautiful original design this winter. Happy Summer ~ Chelle

Friday, June 18, 2010

Watermelon Feta Tomato Salad

Summer just wouldn’t be complete without sweet, juicy slices of yummy watermelon. It doesn’t matter how careful you are about taking bites, you will inevitably end up with light pink trails of sugary goodness streaming down your face — which when we were younger served as a delicious afterthought lip-lick and now serves as a perfect opportunity for an impromptu lip-lock with that someone special! Something else that comes with eating the juicy fruit as an adult is enjoying it in a more sophisticated manner. Our favorite is to pair it with vine ripened tomatoes, fresh cut chives and crumbled feta cheese. Yum! And it’s incredibly simple to throw together.


4-5 medium orange or yellow tomatoes, chopped into ½ inch cubes (we sliced them in half and squeezed out the excess moisture before chopping)

¼ of a good sized seedless watermelon, chopped into ½ inch cubes

4-5 ounces of crumbled feta cheese

chives to taste, chopped into confetti-like pieces

salt and pepper to taste

extra virgin olive oil to taste


Gently mix the tomatoes, watermelon, feta and chives in a bowl. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil (about three times around the bowl), sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

15% Off ~ Store Wide Sale at French Charmed!


It's time again for French Charmed's "Thursday's Marketplace Sale!" This week we offer 15% OFF Everything! (YES! This includes our fabulous Personalized French Grain Sack Pillow!)Remember, this is a ONE DAY ONLY SALE EVENT ~ June 17th ~ A great time to get that special item you've been watching! Hope to see you there! Merci ~ Chelle

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Being one of the living certainly can’t be beat, but there’s something to be said about the wonders of being inanimate and yet beautifully lifelike all the same. I’ve always had a mannequin to hold my morning robe, and I’d name her if not for the teasing and odd looks I’d surely get upon someone hearing me say, “Oh Marie-Èlise, you look so good in my silk cover-up today.” But secretly she does have a name... and a personality, if I’m being honest. But that’s a tale for another day... in the meantime, enjoy these snaps of mannequins turned décor...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bucket List

While on a recent trip to visit my daughter in L.A., we ate at an amazing restaurant called Sur. Not only was the food insanely delicious (Gorgonzola crab risotto, anyone?), the décor was out of this world gorgeous. We fell in love with the wine holder above and have been searching like mad women to find replicas for our homes. Haven’t found the perfect thing yet, but we did stumble upon a few other beautiful options that would work in a pinch:

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