Today, I noticed an aweful lot of people with crazy old style hair. In my baby no-sleep haze, I have blocked out all of this weirdness but today I saw it. 80s feather hair, 90s poofer banges and a really bad perm. This had been right under my nose all of the time. If it were kids it would have been cute but sadly it was the older women in my neighborhood. I wish I could say that this was an American phenomenon, but while French women certainly wear more stylish clothes women of a certain age don't seem to have evolve very much in their hair styles... Why is changing our hair so hard? We do it for ever break-up? I guess I can be guilty too. Total mom hair. I gave myself my last hair cut. Will do better next time though, when I gotten a little more sleep and a little more time. Anyone know a good stylist in MD?
Feb 19, 2010
This week was A's birthday. Like the good wife that I always strive to be, I wanted to get him a yummy birthday cake. When we were in France, he craved 'Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream' cakes. Which were, of course, impossible to find in France. Here in the US, all other good cakes are impossible to find. I don't like a lot of cake in my cake -- I prefer yummy mousses, chocolates, fruits etc. Something like a good Opera Cake or a Marzipan cake that is so easy to find in Provence.
Well so we had to settle for a tarte aux fruite. L (my 2 year-old) said 'oo-la-la' upon seeing it.
Missing you French cakes;(
Feb 13, 2010
Guy Cadel is the name of my favorite Champagne. Real Champagne, the kind that comes from the Champagne region in France. My favorite is the demi-sec. Brut is good too. So is Rose. Well in short they are all good. In a festive mood, I like Kir Royal, that is Champagne with cassis syrup. What a splendid before dinner drink, Aperos. My father-in-law always seems to have some on hand, just in case a special occasion occurs. I think our visits are special occasion enough. Or maybe he drinks Guy as table wine because he loves it as much as I do, and we only think that it's a special occasion. In France special occasions are everywhere -- 'No strikes this week, time to celebrate', 'It's Friday, time to celebrate', 'Some random Saint day, bring out the bubbly'. I wish Americans could find so many reasons to drink Champagne. If you are in France, the check out Guy Cadel, you won't be sorry.
Feb 7, 2010
Digging out in Laurel MD....