Monday, May 30, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
|Oh French Charmed readers, I think I’ve found something that’s guaranteed to make you purr! My daughter lives in Los Angeles and frequents an amazing French brasserie called The Little Next Door (the counterpart to the much fancier dinner spot The Little Door), and she just sent in photos of her latest visit — complete with one of the café’s extensive selection of to-die-for macaroons! If you’re ever in the L.A. area, this one is a can’t miss experience. (Bonus: It’s also a great place for celeb sightings!)|
|Trio of roasted beets with almond crusted goat cheese, arugula and orange ginger vinaigrette.|
|Duck Foie gras.|
|Rose hibiscus cocktail with champagne.|
|Chocolate almond croissant.|
|Macaroons at the bakery.|
|Lavender, pineapple and pistachio macaroons.|
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Monday, May 23 is Victoria Day in Canada. This celebrates Queen Victoria's birthday (May 24th). Canada is still a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, of which the Queen is head.
Victoria Day is always on a Monday, and thus the holiday is part of a long weekend, which is commonly referred to as the Victoria Day Weekend, the May Long Weekend, the May Long, or the May Two-Four (a case of beer there is called a "two-four" and many of these are consumed over the holiday).
The Victoria Day Weekend is the first popular weekend for spring / summer travel. Lots of people open up their cottages, plant gardens, or just get away. Gorgeous fireworks displays are common, especially on Monday night. If you are lucky enough to join in the festivities, expect crowds at resorts and hotels and very busy highways.
Banks, schools, many stores and restaurants are closed on the Monday, so be sure to call ahead to find out about attractions and tourist spots that you plan to visit. Happy "two - four" Canadian friends!
Friday, May 13, 2011
|Spring usually brings bright colors to the forefront of fashion, but I’ve always been a sucker for softer, more natural hues. Feminine blush tones bring to mind delicate ballerinas, and you know how that image makes me twirl!|
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Sunday, May 8, 2011
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Friday, May 6, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
May brings flowers, but it also signifies the month of mothers, with this year’s big day falling this Sunday! I’ve been thinking about what to get my mother for months, as she’s not exactly the easiest person to shop for (allergic to perfume, picky about clothes, doesn’t do bubble bath, allergic to flowers, etc). And then I found this amazing crown I just know she’ll love. I don’t know about yours, but my mom has definitely ruled me like any royal highness would. And I intend to remind her that I’ll always be her loyal subject! oxox
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Mr. French Charmed has been at it again. He has drawn, from the Black Hat Box, the winner of our 3rd "April In Paris" Giveaway. Congratulations Robyn of Whimages! Our gorgeous Pom Pom throw will be on its way to you soon. We would also like to send a giant MERCI BEAUCOUP, to all of our wonderful readers! Your participation in our 1st Annual "April In Paris" Event, is very much appreciated. French Charmed Boutique hopes you enjoyed this month of fun, as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. Until next time ...