08 May 2009

French Friday on Holiday


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,
Joie

15 comments:

Chef E said...

You are too cute! My 'orange-brown' lips are ready for the double cheek greetings, and to you dear!

Jenn said...

Aww, I love Audrey Hepburn. I actually went as Holly Golightly last Halloween.

I like that idea. Bombshell weekend. I gotta keep that in mind for future weekends as well.

Enjoy your night with Gregory Peck.

Justine said...

have a lovely Écouter! I'll try to be a bombshell all on my own : )

Justine

Sunny said...

cool, i can't wait to check out her new website!! have fun on your date. :)

Berni at Yo-yonomore said...

That site looks great. Have fun on your date :)

Helene said...

Great I'm heading over to her website. Thanks.

Chow and Chatter said...

enjoy the movie and fun with the hubby cute post

Reeni♥ said...

I'll have to check out the website. I had to giggle a little because I channel famous actresses all the time! I've always dreamt of being an actress-maybe in my next life. (So I'm not kooky after all!) Have fun!

A World in a PAN said...

I am sure you'llbe pleased to know that in a recent survey made by OECD among its member countries the French are the ones who spend the most time having meals!!

veggie belly said...

have fun! i'll be visiting the new sight soon

Pierce said...

Great idea - I missed reading your blog when I was on vacation. Let us know how your movie night went!

Tangled Noodle said...

I'm in for Bombshell Weekend! Bonne vacances from the reviews for now - you've done such a marvelous job with them!

Elra said...

Oh, sounds like so much fun and very romantic indeed!

Maris said...

Thanks for sharing the site! I'll probably troll it for decadent, fattening recipes :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

You deserve a vacation. It's quite a commitment to do postings on a schedule. Thanks for the information about the website.
I like the idea of the bombshell weekend. Think I'll pick Princess Grace.
We'll all be here when French Friday returns.
Double cheek kisses to you too and hugs from Sam.

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