Sunday, July 31, 2022
Today I’m continuing with my sneak peek into the pages of my newest book, “Paris in my Panties: Live Your Best (French Inspired) Life”.
Chapter 10: Become Your Own Master Chef
French cuisine is world-renowned! Although we didn’t dine in any Michelin-starred establishments in Paris, the food was divine. Food doesn’t need to be complicated to taste good. I enjoyed the simple omelets offered in cafés and bistros immensely.
Become your own “master chef”. Learn how to prepare just one simple dish to perfection. Study cooking techniques, source the freshest ingredients, and infuse your efforts with love.
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022
If you are a big reader, I think you would enjoy connecting with Mary-Lisa Russo. She is a fellow writer with a book of poetry coming out soon! She is also a skilled book reviewer. I find her reviews to be insightful, thoughtful, detailed and spot on! I’ve added quite a few books to my summer reading list based on her recommendations.
She actually found me and reviewed my two most recent works (“Seashells in my Pocket” and “Paris in my Panties”) These reviews were unsolicited (She purchased the books herself). She is a true book lover!! I am anxiously awaiting the release of her new book! ❤️📖📚📕
Fécilitations! Congratulations to my giveaway winner @carolineescuti. Please send me a DM with your address and I will pop your book and journal in the mail ASAP.
Thank you to everyone who entered. I’ll be sending out a newsletter very shortly, so please look out for it in your inbox. I’ve been toying with the idea of using my newsletter more often as a means of communication, as opposed to relying solely on social media. My loose plan is to send them out once a month. (If you are like me, you too might crave a break from social media now and then!)
Monday, July 25, 2022
If you read my book “Preloved Chic”, you might remember that I’ve had a navy blue Equipment cashmere turtleneck on my wish list for over a year. Well, the stars finally aligned and I found my coveted piece on eBay recently. It’s in pristine used condition and I picked it up for about 20% of the retail price. When it comes to shopping secondhand, patience is key! That special item on your list will eventually turn up ⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is the perfect addition to my fall wardrobe and I’m looking forward to wearing it if I can get Junior to give it back. (It makes a snuggly blanky as well). What are you treasure hunting for these days? If I spot the item on your list I’ll be sure to let you know!
Friday, July 15, 2022
Thankfully I have Coco and Junior keeping watch of my house. They just announced that the Amazon van was driving up my driveway. 🐶📣. I was so excited to get my paperback copies of “Paris in my Panties”. They are so pretty! I think they would look lovely displayed on a bedside table since they have a dreamy look to them ⭐️💕. Happy Friday! 😘
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Monday, July 11, 2022
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Bonjour mes amies!
I'm so excited to announce the release of my new book, 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙋𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨. (Yes, you heard that right...my panties! ) If you are a lover of all things French as I am, then this is the book for you. It's currently available in Kindle format on Amazon, and the paperback will be out shortly.
Although this book was inspired by my recent trip to Paris, it draws on my experiences travelling in France over the last couple of decades. It represents a compilation of my musings on how to live your best life, with a French twist (bien sûr). Writing it was my attempt to capture the essence of Paris and bring it home in my suitcase. I wanted to find a way to live a French inspired life, even though my roots are firmly planted in Canadian soil!
Do you share in my desire to Frenchify all aspects of your life? If so, jet off to Paris with me! Learn how to invite a sense of joie de vivre into your everyday by embracing beauty, wonder, mystique, lightheartedness, style, simplicity, romance, history, culture, art, connection, fabulous food, and a joyful attitude.
𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙋𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 will spark a sense of enthusiasm in you and inspire you to carry a piece of Paris in your heart (and panties!) wherever you go!
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
I published my first book, “Elevate the Everyday” on July 6, 2020—exactly two years ago today! 🥳🎂
In May of 2020 @fionaferrisnz released “The Chic Author”, which set me off on my self-publishing journey. I devoured her book in one sitting, and by the next day I had written my first chapter. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s probably the most life-changing book I’ve ever read. If becoming an author is one of your dreams, read Fiona’s book!
One of my favorite chapters from “Elevate the Everyday” is #9, “Get Your Daily Dose of Leafy Greens.” By leafy greens I’m referring to trees, and not spinach and kale (although a daily dose of these nutritional varieties is on my list as well.)
Getting outdoors is easy when you have dogs, because they are always begging for a walk. Even though I’m on high tick alert (yuck), I love the forest in the summer. The cool shade of the trees is so refreshing. We have a little trail that runs through our land, which is great for Coco and Junior as they love to run free. To add a bit of whimsy, I’ve been hiding little treasures along the path, such as these little elves. Yes, they have a certain tackiness to them, but they make me smile each time I come across them on my walk. This guy reminds me of the gnome that travelled the world in “Amélie”, don’t you think?
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
While I'm waiting for the manuscript of my new Paris-inspired book to be formatted, I've been doing some reading. I usually slip into reader-mode after an intense period of writing.
Swoon....I'm in love with this book, 𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴"by @janicemacleodauthor (Yay! fellow Canadian 🇨🇦) It represents the full collection of her 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴 𝘓𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴, complete with full-color illustrations. The pairing of the artwork and words is powerful. I feel transported to Paris each night before bed. I'm only allowing myself 3 letters per day as I want to savour the experience.
Have you read this book? Have you read her other title 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴 𝘓𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴? I'm working my way through it as well. There is a bit of overlap in the letters, so when I come to a letter, I refer to the color version in the hard cover.
She also sells her letters through subscriptions on her Etsy account. What a great gift for Francophile's in your life (yourself included of course!)
𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪 Janice for your beautiful books! 🇫🇷🙏
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Friday, July 1, 2022
Are you looking for a light, easy and uplifting read this summer? My books make the perfect addition to your summer reading list! ☀️📚. They are all available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback editions 🌸
I have a new book coming out in a couple of weeks! It might just be my favorite one so far. I’m super excited to get it wrapped up and ready to go. I’m just going through the final edit right now.
Here is a sneak peek of some of the artwork by my talented friend @flourishellis . She’s always there to bring my ideas to life. Thank you/Merci Elli! 🎨👩🎨