This week the host of Fashion Flash is Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai. From Aqua ballet to Wellness and Nutrition, Mirabai drills down to explore exercise options. Rather than a one size fits all solution, Mirabai keeps offering different types of exercise to deal with different needs and challenges. This week her site offers a wonderful short cardio video that gets that heart rate going without endangering 50 plus joints. I’m a world exercise avoider and this video made me feel better, not exhausted and achy.
I just back from a two week trip to France and Lessons From Madame Chic helped me extend the glow. Like most women, I’m almost in awe of the almost effortless chic Parisian women seem to master from birth. But how do they do it? Jennifer Scott, author of Lessons from Madame Chic spent a her year abroad with a stylish Parisian family that taught her the secrets of French style. From fashion ( a small edited wardrobe of perfect pieces) to make-up ( less is more) to mealtime ( three course dinners and no weight gain) Scott decodes the inherent style that seems to be part of the French DNA.
During her time in Paris, Scott got up close and personal with the way French women care for their skin and style their hair. When I travel through France, I am always struck by the number of hair salons that dot even the smallest towns. It never gets old to have my hair blown out in a little salon that makes its home in a 12 century stone building.
Since my goal is to eat my way across France, I enjoyed Scott’s insights into the french meal plan. Each night they eat a full three course dinner — appetizer, main course, salad, dessert AND chesse– yet do not gain wight. Their secret? No snacking.