French-Secret of the week:
Stopping to savor the moment is essential for the French lifestyle. It can be a walk in the garden or sitting at a café enjoying lunch. Whatever it is, it takes priority over other things.
This is hardest for me to remember. When it comes to work, I don’t know how to stop. Knowing that, I decided to slow down and enjoy the day. Spring is my favorite time of the year and watching things come to life isn’t going to wait until I’m ready.
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The first thing I want to do when I'm traveling is to look for where food and home goods are sold. The everyday products people buy fascinate me. They're as important as the local history. Plus, I love food and home goods!
Years ago I spent hours in a gigantic grocery store in Provence, France. I was with. . .
Walking down the street in NYC, I notice a woman putting red lipstick on while looking at her reflection in her handheld mirror. She’s homeless, living out of the bags that encircle her. Oblivious to her surroundings, she holds the lipstick in her hand and, with determination, she starts moving it around and around her lips, causing the definition to disappear. After pausing to carefully check her image in her mirror, she continues applying the red color.
The motion feels eerily familiar. . . .