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“WE wear underwear. French women wear lingerie,” is how Paris-based Kate Kemp-Griffin began her conversation with me.  And I didn’t need much convincing taking into account the sorry state of my undies.  This is the starting point for this wonderful part-memoir, part-manual, that illustrates the fact that French women inherently seem more confident about their…

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  Ladies, how many of you are planning to put on a beautiful lace or satin bra and panties under your clothes today, tomorrow, and everyday?   Just for you.   I thought so.   I bet that if I were to ask a Parisian woman the same question, the answer might be wildly different.…

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  Thought the title might get your attention.   So.   I am going to expose a little more of myself than I usually do…   And if you are a gentleman reading this, you might decide to go no further …   Because this blog is just between us ladies.     Cherchez La…

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  First of all, I want to thank every one of you who entered the contest last week.  There were so many entries that I had the names of the winners within a few hours and wished I could gift you all a book! The winners had to be in the order of the 1st,…

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Welcome dear readers to 2020! I am kicking off the New Year on a high note.  I have learned that my blog has recently been acknowledged with an award.     Woman of A Certain Age In Paris was recognized as one of the Best Paris Blogs worldwide by an organization out of Massachusetts called…

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  I was not sure if I would like Cannes…   My impression was that as a renowned playground for the rich and famous, I would find it pretentious, be offended by the outrageous luxury, and feel completely out of place.   Cannes indeed has all of that, BUT you don’t have to have buckets…

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  It was strange, to say the least when I found myself way down in the crypt.   Eerie too.   I was practically the only person in the vast subterranean chamber of the Panthéon in Paris that day for some reason.   All alone visiting the final resting place for many famous French poets,…

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  Despite the turmoil in and surrounding Ukraine, and with donations and loving support for the extensive victims of the conflict, hoping for the best, we go on living our lives…   In my case, I am heading back to France for a trip with my closest friend.   We were supposed to go in…

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Yes Perfume does make me feel more feminine but   ladies, first …. let’s talk frankly about our underwear.   All I can say is thank goodness nobody is witness to the sorry state of affairs of my current underwear drawer.   Mine, I am ashamed to admit, has not seen any new additions since…

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  Have you ever walked the labyrinth in Chartres?   Chartres is 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Paris which makes it ideal for a one-day visit.  It’s a picturesque city along the Eure river where the main tourist attraction is the cathedral, and that is the first thing you see on the hill when…

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