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Salt Bae Incorporates Body Positivity And Thoughtful Meal Pl

Salt Bae\'s fitness motivation involves fueling his body to work out, and rewarding it with the food he loves. The post Salt Bae Incorporates Body Pos ...

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I Can?t Stop Wearing Baggy Jeans This Summer

Photo via: @angelineilmastDenim lovers should stock their online carts with this season?s coolest style: baggy, wide-leg jeans. We love oversized deni ...

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Tiffany & Co. Kickstarts The Holiday Season With 10 Exclusiv

This limited edition holiday collection celebrates small gestures with big impacts, wrapped up in a signature Tiffany Blue Box®. The post Tiffany � ...

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Victoria?s Secret Model Kelly Gale Channels The Bond Girl Li

Swedish-Australian Kelly Gale, famed Victoria\'s Secrets model, emotes Bond Girl and sizzles in this photoshoot by Cameron Hammond for Australian swim ...

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Room in red

 Wow, wow and wow! I adore this room and it would appear ...

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Super Sunday

 Bonjour mes belles,I hope you had a lovely weekend. Ours was a busy and very warm weekend, the weather experts said that we are having the weather ...

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Made for us

 I was immediately attracted to this photo of a stunning suite in a fabulous hotel in Amsterdam.When I clicked on the photo, I discovered  it is ...

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The Perfect Place

 We are always on the look out for new places to stay in France and I have found the perfect place; it is a stunning Chateau with a fabulous restau ...

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Wish you were here

 30 degrees and lots of beautiful sunshine, what more could we want. Belle semaine a tous ?Leeann x  ...

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French food Friday - Home Made Vanilla Extract

 Making vanilla extract is something I need to do this weekend as I have almost run out of mine as I have used a lot baking my Easter goodies.  ...

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French Food Friday - Quick and Easy Croque Madame

  photo and recipe from here If I had to pick a favourite recipe, this one would be high on my list. I adore it as does my Frenchy who had only ...

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A random act of kindness

 Peonies, there is nothing in the world like them. My lovely neighbour presented me with these beauties yesterday, which were freshly picked fro ...

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French Food Friday - Le Lammele

Bonjour mes belles,As promised here is the recipe that I use to make Lammele.La Lammele - Alsacian Easter CakeIngredients :4 eggs120g of sugar80g flou ...

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Bonjour Printemps

 Not that it feels like it here as we apear to have gone from Winter to Summer in a day.We have a high of 25 degrees forecast for today which is re ...

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French Easter Tradition - Le Lammele

 On Friday I am going to be sharing one of my favourite French recipes with you - Le Lammele.So today I am going to tell you a bit about the Lammel ...

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M is for Monday

 How fabulous is this bike decorated with moss.It is also adorned with fairy lights and I am sure it looks magical at night.I was planning to cover ...

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French Food Friday - Pierre Koffmann's Pistachio soufflés

 Bonjour mes belles,In two weeks Easter will be here so today\'s recipe is one that you would be perfect for your Easter lunch or dinner.Note the r ...

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Easter is coming

 Easter is not far away now, I cannot wait.  The countdown has began...Belle journee a tous ?Leeann x  ...

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A real cutie

 How cute is this kitchen" I adore it.You can find more photos here.Belle semaine from a rainy SW France ?Leeann x  ...

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Happy International Woman's Day ?

 Happy International Woman\'s Day to all women around the world! Bonne journée internationale de la femme à toutes les femmes du monde entier !L ...

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Wonderfully white and light

 White is one of my favourite paint colours so I was drawn to this fabulous vacation apartment in Provence as soon as I saw this photo.All I need i ...

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Busting into bloom

 Look who burst into bloom when I was not watching.A sure sign Spring is on her way. Belle semaine a tous ?Leeann x  ...

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Goat?s cheese, Squash and Mushroom Pithivier

 Every year there is a French TV programme to find the best boulangerie in France.It is a fabulous programme as not only do you get to see some fab ...

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Happy Leap Day 2024

 Happy Leap Day 2024 ?Leeann x  ...

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Divine Dior

 Some inspiration from Dior Fashion Week to start the day....Belle journee a tous ?Leeann x  ...

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The day the blender died

 Yesterday was cold and wet, perfect weather for making soup I thought.Who would of thought that such a simple process would turn into a nightmare. ...

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French Food Friday - Apple Tart

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The 10 Countries That Drink the Most Wine

 France is No. 1 in a lot of things but not when it comes to drinking wine.According to here.A demain ?Leeann x  ...

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Pre Spring cleaning

 It is starting to warm up here, so I am planning on doing some pre spring cleaning. No doubt this lovely task will keep me busy until Spring ar ...

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Vintage is forever ?

 A little vintage inspiration to start the week....Belle semaine a tous ?Leeann x  ...

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French Food Friday - Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Soufflé

 Bonjour mes belles,I hope you are enjoying this Valentines week. We had a lovely romantic night at home and the chocolate marquise was divine a ...

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The Saint of lovers

Today we are celebrating Saint Valentine\'s day, the day of lovers so I thought it was only natural that we pay tribute to the Italian  Saint of lo ...

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A lovely boudoir

 Pretty and Pink.I love the attention to detail in this wonderful photo and the bed is simply fabulous.We have just received a fabulous antique fro ...

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Happy Lunar New Year 2024

  Happy Lunar New Year!Joyeux Nouvel An Chinois  Gong xi fa cai nian nian you yu ???? ???? Leeann x ...

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Pink and red

 Pink and red, a gorgeous colour combination at any time of the year.How gorgeous are these roses, they come from a French inspired florist in my h ...

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Some last minute shopping

 Unfortunately this stunning looking cake is not available for delivery but I have ordered the next best thing for French Boyfriend, a version made ...

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French Food dFriday - Crêpes for La Chandeleur

Today the French will be celebrating  la Chandeleur, also known as the Fête de la Lumière and jour des crêpes.This is a Catholic celebration ...

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Bonjour fevrier/Hello February

 Happy February ?Leeann x  ...

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The perfect house

 The perfect house situated in the perfect place. It is one hour from Paris and it is situated at the entrance to the park of the Château de Coura ...

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What more could a girl want"

 Whilst placing an order for some flowers for my sister\'s birthday from my favourite florist, this beautiful gift caught my eye.Beautiful flowers ...

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French Food Friday - Le Coq au Vin ultime

I do not think you can get anything more French than Le Creuset  cookware. Not only does it look fabulous, it has to be a must for any inspiring co ...

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45,000 Chateaux

 There are 45,000 chateaux in France and Chateau de Chambord  is classed as the most beautiful in France.  I must admit it is No. 1 on my ...

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French Food Friday - Sausages with green lentils

 Bonjour mes belles,What a strange week it has been, weather wise. One day it is 12 degrees and the next day we have a high  5 degrees. Rain, sn ...

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Red Tueday

 Well it looks like we survived "Blue" Monday, so let\'s move on to Tuesday or as it is called here mardi.Thanks to this stunning image from Dior, ...

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Winter warm me up - Carrot & coriander soup

 It is freezing here so it is perfect soup weather. This is our new favourite soup receipe and all you need to do is find a lovely crusty baguet ...

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Bonne Annee 2024 ?

 Bonne Année ! Feliz ano novo ! Happy New Year !Frohes neues Jahr !Feliz año !Buon anno ! ??? ??? ?????? ?? (naya saal mubaarak)??????????????? ( ...

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French Food Friday - Avocado shrimp verrines

 recipe and photo from hereI hope you had a lovely Christmas. We had a wonderful Christmas and we are now preparing the house for our guests who ar ...

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Joyeux Noel/Merry Christmas ?

 The gift of love.The gift of peace.The gift of happiness.May all these and more, be yours this Christmas.wishing you and your families, a very Ble ...

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Belle week-end a tous?

 Not many sleeps to go now, merci to Chateau de Chenonceau for sharing this fabulously festive photo with us.Belle week-end a tous ?Leeann x  ...

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Happy Winter Solistice

 Happy Winter Solistice ?Leeann x  ...

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

 7 days to go and I am starting to feel excited.Belle semaine a tous ?Leeann x  ...

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French Food Friday - Linzele ou boules de Linze

 recipe and photo from here Bonjour mes belles, The festive baking has begun. This week I have made Gingerbread Cookies and Christmas Tree sha ...

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Never have I...

 I have never decorated our bathroom for Christmas, but after seeing this stunning photo I am thinking why have I never done this" There is alwa ...

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Two weeks to go

 We have two weeks to go and I have a feeling it is going to be a busy 14 days.French boyfriend is one of those people who says he does not want an ...

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DIY Christmas Centrepiece

 I don\'t think there is anything nicer or more rewarding than making your own Christmas decorations.So I was very happy to receive an email from B ...

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French food Friday - Magic Log Cake

recipe and photo from here Christmas without a buche de noel, I am not sure the French would like this idea as the  buche de noel is part of th ...

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Joyeuse Saint Nicolas ?

 Happy Saint Nicholas day ?Leeann x  ...

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How Long An Open Bottle Of Champagne Actually Lasts

French boyfriend has convinced me over time that you can  not keep an open bottle of champagne for  a long time in the fridge so ...

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A piece of French History sold for 1.9 million euros

 Napoleon fever continues to grip the planet with one of his hats selling for 1.9 million euros yesterday in Paris.It had an estimated value of 500 ...

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French Food Friday- Crustless Leek and Gruyère Quiche

recipe and photo from here   Happy 1st of December. For us it is the first day of winter and it is chilly here.Perfect baking weather and I a ...

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We ? Vintage Christmas Decorations

 This is what dreams are made of. Vintage and Christmas - two of our most favourite words.Belle journee a tous ?Leeann x  ...

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French Food Friday - Cranberry and thyme bread rolls

 Yesterday I was in the mood to make some bread and I fancied something festive.End result was some very yummy bread rolls which we devoured with g ...

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French Food Friday - Raymond Blanc's Comté Cheese Soufflé

recipe and photo from here I am one of Raymond Blanc\'s biggest fans, I love his cooking programs and I have many of his cooking books, which I us ...

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Vintage style Christmas decoration

After seeing this fabulous photo, I think it is time to bring out the stencils...Belle journee from a getting cooler SW France ?Leeann ...

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Putting on the Ritz

 Love ths photo from the Ritz Hotel in Paris.Also as much as I love ...

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French Food Friday - French Almond Cake

recipe and photo from here Bonjour mes belles, I need to whip up a quick gateau today so out comes one of my favourite recipes. An ...

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DIY Advent Calendar

 It is almost that time of the year, when there are surprises for every day of the month.All I need to do now is decide what the 25 surprises are g ...

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Something sparkly

 It is that time of the year when we  think about sparkling -champagne, christmas lights,chandeliersand something small and sparkly for the g ...

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Happy Thanksgiving ?

photo from here Wishing all our readers in the USA and around the world, a very Happy Thanksgiving day. à demain ?Leeann x ...

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Off to a good start

 What an exciting way to start a brand new week. So totally unexpected to find a fabulous room like this one, just by searching for a contact nu ...

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Ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon

 I think that this photo pretty much sums me up.Ribbon is something I cannot get enough of and despite having plenty , I always want more.Yesterday ...

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French Food Friday - Beef Bourguignon

 Beef Bourguignon is a dish full of memories for me. When I first came to France I opened a Bed and Breakfast in a small chraming village not far f ...

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Clip on candle holders

 We recently purchased a lot of vintage candle holders which were traditionally used to decorate Christmas trees. I will be keeping some for us ...

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Bonjour novembre

 Well hello November, you took your time coming and I am just happy you are here.Happy 1st of November ?Leeann x  ...

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French Food Friday - Double Baked Cauliflower Soufflés

  Recipe and photo from here    Bonjour mes belles,   The weather has finally starting to cool down  here and we are bracing o ...

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100 days to go

 100 days to Christmas. I think it is time I started to think about doing some Christmas shopping...Belle journee a tous ?Leeann x  ...

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French Food Friday- Sauce Tomate Maison Facile/Easy Home mad

 Last night our lovely neighbour arrives with a crate filled with the last of the season tomatoes from her garden.Normally I would be grateful but ...

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Gorgeous green

 This week is all about green and  it is thanks to Normandy for reminding us how special the colour green is. So this week we are eating our ...

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Postcard from Normandy

 As many of you know, one of our favourite places in France is Normandy and it never ceases to amaze us. We spent Saturday afternoon  in the ...

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Foodie Friday - Goats Cheese and Cherry Icecream (no churn)

 I tried goats cheese icecream for the first time this week and I loved it. As we were visiting a region famous for it\'s goat cheese it would be r ...

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Attention to detail

 Merci to Jaques Garcia for his inspiring and beautifully  executed decorating.A French legend who continues to provide us with inspiration and ...

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Bonjour octobre

 Wishing you a fabulous brand new month ?Leeann x  ...

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French Food Friday - Bananas flambé with mascarpone cream

This is a recipe that I found recently and it is delicious, if you do not want to make the mascarpone cream you can serve with vanilla icecream.Banana ...

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62 metres and 160 guests

 France was chosen as the first country for King Chares and Queen Camilla\'s first royal visit and France went all out last night.The chosen venue ...

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Italian Grape Cake Recipe

 It is harvest time here in SW France and  we have lots of lovely freshly picked grapes.French Boyfriend is infact 50% French and 50% Italian as ...

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So lovely

 I love everythng in this photo ?Leeann x  ...

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Wish you (and we) were here

 September is turning out to be another very hot month in France and I just wish that we were here...belle journée a tous ?Leeann x  ...

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Pray for Morocco

 Our hearts go out to everyone touched by the earhquake that has affected many in Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. Our prayers and thoughts are w ...

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Time to get the pearls out

 I think it is time ti get the pearls out ladies, I am loving this look.It is easy to achieve as most of us have jeans and a jumper in our wardrobe ...

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Cabinet de Curiosite

 Today I am in "cabinet de curiosite" mode.This is a great way of displaying favourite and unusual items you have collected. Whilst living in Du ...

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French food Friday - Roasted beetroot & goat's cheese salad

 The weather here has been very strange. Lasr week we roasted as we had a heatwave, this week started off chilly and saw us bring out thicker bedco ...

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Busy getting busy

 I think I need another weekend to recover from the weekend.Yesterday was a very long day as my day started at 4am and it was action packed startin ...