French Chic & Slim
News and Opinion from Anne Barone to Keep You Chic & Slim
|| 24 January 2019
France Trip Planning Help
Chic & Slim reader Terri is finding both Chic & Slim Toujours and Chic & Slim Toujours 2 useful in preparation for her upcoming trip to France. She wrote:
Thanks for your research on French topics. I have been re-reading your Chic and Slim Toujours Forever books and really appreciate all the research that went into writing them. I retired a few months ago and have been spending a lot of my time reading, studying French and planning a trip to France this summer.
The information on Brigitte Macron and Diane de Poitiers was especially interesting. I will be going to the Château Chenonceau, where Diane lived for a time, so I am glad to know a little more about her. I've also been checking out the movies and books about France that you mentioned, in order to get a better understanding of the history and culture.
A few fiction books that I have read, which are set in France, really reinforce your ideas about the French attitudes of living a high quality of life no matter what your age.
If you haven't read the following, I would recommend them: The Bruno Chief of Police series by Martin Walker and The Little French Bistro and The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.
I bought the Jennifer Kries' toning and sculpting video after reading about it in your book. It is really good! Another one that I would recommend is Carol Argo's Anti-Aging method workout DVD. I also first learned about the LaRoche Posay skin care products from you, so was excited when Walgreens started carrying them and sent me a coupon!
I wanted to let you know that your books and blog continue to be an inspiration, and "spark joy". (Marie Kondo is another person I first learned about from one of your posts.)
Thanks and best wishes! — Terri