Happy Friday to you gorgeous French people! If the weather is not yet warming up where you are take heart, spring is here! French Friday will be taking a little summer holiday from the book reviews. Don't be sad, everyone needs a little holiday and the French are famous for taking theirs. I will still be posting recipes on Fridays in the French spirit, but I just need a little break from the book reviews. If you have any ideas for books that would make a good read during French Fridays during the fall, e-mail me at joiecancook(at)gmail(dot)com. I will take the summer to read them and start again fresh at the end of summer.
In other French news, Mirielle Guiliano's new French Women Don't Get Fat website has now launched! This used to be a site for members who bought a paid subscription but is now free to all. Check it out at frenchwomendontgetfat.com! When I used to subscribe to this site, one of my favorite events was something called "Bombshell weekend". For those who want to play, you must channel the spirit of a famous "Bombshell". For some it was Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Catharine Deneuve, Lauren Bacall, Princess Grace...etc. Then, in the spirit of being a "Bombshell" spend the weekend channeling that person's beauty and ease. Then turn everyday events into the stuff of romantic movies. For example, this weekend, I shall channel the spirit of Audrey Hepburn in the movie Roman Holiday. Tonight, Gregory Peck (my hubby) is taking me out to see the new Star Trek movie. Star Trek is not the stuff of romantic movies, but when you're sitting next to Gregory Peck, who cares!? And what would Audrey wear to a movie where Gregory Peck would hold her hand? Certainly not a pair of ragged jeans! She would probably wear a nice skirt, a blouse, perhaps some pearls? Also, red lipstick is a must!
Are you up for playing along? Let me know how your weekend goes being a "Bombshell". Oh, it is such hard work, but someone has to do it! Hee hee!
Double cheeked kiss to all of you,