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Fall Street Style & Best French Food in DC

I absolutely love fall in Washington DC, when the weather is crisp and cool that is! We’ve been having a heat wave this past week with a humidity level that’s just unbearable and miserable for all of us fashionistas! Hubby and I enjoy dining out in DC this time of year. With the leaves falling,… Continue reading Fall Street Style & Best French Food in DC

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Sunday Family Walk in Camel Suede Jacket 

Happy October! So happy that Fall is finally here and leaves are starting to change colors. That’s what I love most about living in Northern Virginia, particularly where we live in Oakton. It reminds me of my childhood in Normandie with its green fields, mature trees and endless fenced backyards. Growing up in France, it… Continue reading Sunday Family Walk in Camel Suede Jacket 

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Move-in Weekend at University of Virginia, Charlottesville 

This past weekend was pretty emotional as we dropped off our first child Kenan to college at University of Virginia in Charlottesville. It was even more emotional to leave him in a new environment given the recent events of the prior week but the faculty and staff reassured many unsettled parents that safety was their… Continue reading Move-in Weekend at University of Virginia, Charlottesville 

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Bites & Cocktails in Georgetown: The Yard at The Ritz-Carlton

I recently had the pleasure to go out for Happy Hour at The Yard at The Ritz-Carlton in historic Georgetown, Washington D.C. Hubby and I go on dates frequently. In our 21 years of marriage – our wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of this month! – we’ve promised each other to always… Continue reading Bites & Cocktails in Georgetown: The Yard at The Ritz-Carlton

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French Chic Navy Blue Striped Culottes

In celebration of Bastille Day this Friday, July 14th, I’m sharing one of my favorite summer staple, culottes, which have a long, tumultuous history. During the French Revolution, culottes were frequently worn by men of upper class and became a symbol of wealth and oppression. So much so, revolutionaries were called “sans culottes” or “without… Continue reading French Chic Navy Blue Striped Culottes