Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I really got it lucky this year, as I don't have to lift a finger at all for Thanksgiving! My eldest daughter offered to host the feast at her apartment in Los Angeles, and she's quite the little chef, so I'm looking forward to what deliciousness she'll have to offer. Unfortunately, she lives in a studio apartment without a table and chairs, so we'll have to balance turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie on our laps while perched on her couch. But considering she'll be doing all the planning, cooking and cleaning (and it's all taking place in the beautiful Southern California sunshine with plenty of champagne to go around), I don't think I'll be complaining!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. May your day be filled with love, laughter and lots of family and friends!
P.S. Don't forget to check out this weeks French Friday Sale at French Charmed!
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
|Oysters don't generally scream "holiday time" in my house, but I know they're quite popular on the East coast when it comes to stuffings and side dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. And believe it or not, oysters are a very traditional addition to holiday feasts in France! It's a little outside of the box for my family, but I think I'll give this herbed oyster stuffing recipe a whirl for myself this week and see if all the hype is worth it. I do love slurping cool, briny oysters from their shell, and I'm thinking the addition of crusty French bread, herbs and veggies can only heighten the appeal!|
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Sunday, November 20, 2011
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
The famous Jeanne d'Arc Angel Wings have landed at French Charmed! These Angel Wings are made from beautiful white feathers. Gorgeous draped around a dress form, Graceful hanging on your wall! Generous size of 32" wing span x 31" tall. These wearable lovelies are made in Europe, and we have a very limited supply. Wishing you a happy Friday darlings!
Photo courtesy Jeanne d'Arc Living
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
|When I was growing up, I remember being so excited when my mom would bake frozen Swanson pot pies. The creamy vegetable and meat filling was the perfect hearty meal, but the flaky and sweet pie crust almost made it double as a dessert. My taste buds have definitely grown up since then, and I prefer a more sophisticated pot pie (my favorite is one at a little French restaurant inside the Denver airport; it’s made with a variety of fall vegetables and Pernod, yum!). But even though I love the traditional flaky crust usually associated with the hearty pies, I recently stumbled across this impressive recipe made with a homemade potato bowl, and I can’t wait to give it a try!|
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
|Calling all shoe-aholics: Did anyone happen to snag the Jimmy Choo 15th anniversary coffee table book? The limited edition snakeskin publication is already sold out, and it has barely hit shelves! I don’t about you all, but I’d walk a million miles in sky-high heels to get my hands on a copy. In the meantime, count me in on the feathered Marlene heels from the Icon Collection. Yowzer!|