Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Glorious Gloves Part III



Agent Provocateur





Alexander McQueen

Donna Karan



I seem to be making it a tradition here on French Mademoiselle
every year to write post about my go-to Fall/Winter accessory: gloves.

Click here to read Part I & Click here to read Part II

This year is no exception. I searched for my favorite
Fall/Winter 2011 designer gloves and here they are!

Which one is your favorite?

Gloves Greetings,

Images: Net-A-Porter

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vila Nova des Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Lisbon Airport

In July I stayed at a friend's summer house in Vila Nova de Milfontes,
Portugal for a week. The property had different guest houses for each person
to stay. I stayed in the cute red, wooden house :)

Vila Nova de Milfontes is about a 2-hour drive from Lisbon and it is
cornered between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mira River.

It is a small village with a population of about 5,000 people, but attracts a lot
of tourists in the summer. I was really impressed by Portugal and enjoyed
many of their famous pastel de nata pastries.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Interview with My French Life!


I recently gave an interview with My French Life for their
Gastronomie section.

French Life is an online magazine and global community of French,
Francophone, & Francophiles. That would be YOU dear reader!

Click here to read it.


Here are some snippets from the interview:

In your opinion, what sets French cooking and
French style apart from the rest of the world?

It just has a certain ooh la la to everything.
French food, as well as French style, is very classic and
has withstand the test of time, yet is always relevant.

What do you like about blogging and advice would
you give to anyone starting up?

I love the comments that my readers write. Sometimes
they’re just questions about a particular recipe, other
times they offer me advice. A blog will bring out the
creativity in you and form friendships with people from
other parts of the world. However to some, it can feel
like a burden to keep up the blog on a regular basis,
bear that in mind when you want to start a blog.

Where is your favourite place in Paris to relax?

I love to bench-sit on Place Saint-Sulpice, a lovely
square just steps away from Pierre Hermé, also the
enchanting tea rooms at Ladurée are a great place to
stop and relax.

My French Life

Bonne Journée!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Guest Post: 8 French Interiors We Love

Hi, I'm Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a fantastic online resource for lighting fixtures. I'm so happy to be visiting French Mademoiselle today to share French interiors to inspire your next design project. Each of these rooms has gorgeous design elements that are quintessentially French and oh so chic. Here are 8 French interiors we love, and hope you will love too! Enjoy!

French Interior Furnishings

French interiors look effortlessly chic. With a mix of antique and newer furnishings, this living room is a lovely mix of color, pattern and curving lines.

French Interior Detail

This antique French room is loaded with inspiration for a French interior. We love the pink and gold color combination. The ribbon detail on the chair and wall is gorgeous.

French Interior Lamps

Smoky purple, blue and gold create a beautiful palette in this French inspired living room. Aged plaster on the walls gives the room an antiqued feeling. The twin lamps frame the table setting perfectly!

French Interior Dining Chair

This chic French country dining room is so charming with its mix of rustic and antique pieces. Love the pastoral themed artwork on the wall and burlap upholstery on the dining chairs.

French Interior Wall Sconce

Pale gray, also known as French grey, paired with cream is a lovely color combination for a living room or bedroom. Love the daybed, screen and pretty little wall sconce in this room; they create a lovely place to read a book or nap.

French Interior Ceiling Lights

French blue is a gorgeous color for interiors. It is a blue that has a lot of grey in it. French blue is beautiful paired with either silver or golds, especially that chandelier hanging above.

French Interior Ceiling Light

You can create a French interior even if you use pieces that are not French. This is a Swedish antique settee paired with a French mirror. They work perfectly in this French style room.

French Interior Light Fixture

Champagne colored curtains and French accents make this bathroom feel decidedly French. A crystal chandelier sparkles above a soaking tub. What other light fixture could we expect in such a lovely bath?

To find more inspirations on how to make the best out of your lamps and ceiling lights, check out Arcadian Lighting Blog for more!

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