July 19, 2019
As Bastille Day approaches, Francophiles around the world are planning trips to la Belle France. Whether or not your vacation plans include France, you can definitely bring a bit of France along with you on holiday...
First, some French holiday essentials : a Sun hat (for Style and protection); Sunscreen (French women are adamant about skin care) a great pair of Sunglasses (again, for Style and protection but also to add mystère); a large, colorful pareo (a French woman without a scarf, mais non!) and great pair of earrings/bracelet/necklace (lesaccessoires sont indispensables!) and most importantly some terrific books.
France takes great pride in its literary tradition; publishers may publish as many as 100000 French books in a year, France awards many different prizes for different types of books, and has the greatest number of authors translated into English. Patrick Modiano, Pascal Garner and Jean Pierre Alaux are all popular in translation. Recent translations now available in English include Small Country by Gael Faye a devastating bestseller told through the eyes of a child living through civil war in Africa. The Order of the Dayby Eric Vuillard is a fascinating behind the scenes look at the rise of Nazism as aided and abetted by corporations. The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani is a terrifying novelization of a true story that took place in the United States. Based on a True Story is the delightfully eerie, yet credible story of Delphine de Vigan (author of bestsellers No and Me, and Nothing Holds Back the Night) being stalked by a friend/fan.
Back to our suitcase, we have chosen some swimwear and lingerie - here are some great travel pieces from Lingerie Francaise:
Hyeres two piece bikini from Lou Lingerie
Epopee Bucolique bra and shorty in delicate pink by Lou Lingerie
Croisiere Privee two piece bikini by AUBADE
Esprit Sauvage two piece bikini by AUBADE
Caresse in 3D strapless bra by SIMONE PERELE
Nocturne Silk Nightdress by SIMONE PERELE
Ombrage two piece bikini in eyelet by CHANTELLE
July 12, 2019