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Dominique Dreams | Dominica Dreams

I’m starting to get cabin fever! I don’t know if I’ll be able to do another month in isolation. This is très hard, y’all! I hope you’re coping better than I am! One thing that always makes me smile is planning a vacation getaway. Nothing thrills me more than planning flights, visas, hotels and day-to-day […]

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La nouvelle normalité |The new normal

The Coronavirus has forever changed the world as we know it. What seemed likely or unlikely once is now a fact. Did we honestly think that we needed to go to the office every day? Did we once think that kids need their days scheduled with endless activities? Did we really think that we needed […]

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Beaucoup moins de sucre | A lot less sugar

“Le vrai pouvoir est la retenue” True power is restraint As I was writing this blog, I recognized that I was starting a journey. Every good journey begins from a place of dissatisfaction, unrest, displeasure. And every journey begins with an acknowledgement of failure. My failure, quite simply, was in giving in to my sweet […]

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Un petit problème | A little problem

“Le problème n’est pas le problème. Votre attitude envers le problème est le problème.” The problem is not the problem. Your attitude towards the problem is the problem. I’m supposed to be in South Africa. My entire life was packed up 6 months ago, ready for cargo. I left out some outfits for the flight […]

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Comment coiffer une jupe “fantaisie” | How to style a “fancy” skirt

How are you? I hope you’re following guidelines, practicing social distancing, washing your hands regularly and eating well to boost your immunity? Good for you if you are! I know boredom might be creeping in a bit around the one week mark, and keeping yourself and the kids ( if you have any) occupied may […]

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Parlons de Meghan|Let’s talk about Meghan

She’s a wife, mother, career woman, social justice advocate and snappy dresser. I could be talking about any one of my female friends. I could be talking about you. What makes her different? That she’s of mixed race heritage? That’s she’s divorced? That’s she’s not on the best of terms with her family? Nope. It’s […]

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Des chaussures pour courir le monde | Shoes to run the world in

“It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.” Martina Boone Other than an avowed Francophile, I am also a shoe hoe. I know I’m not alone on this. Many women have histoire d’amour with shoes. Pretty shoes, sporty shoes, impractical shoes, feathered, bedazzled and bejeweled; anything and everything […]

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Vivre une vie durable |Living a sustainable life

I developed an interest in minimalism about a year ago. On the back of that I started reading a lot about sustainability. I understood that the two concepts weren’t the same but neither were they mutually exclusive. While an overtly minimalistic lifestyle isn’t exactly what I’m looking to emulate, I do want a lifestyle that […]

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Une histoire de cheveux | A hair affair

In case you were wondering, this blog is all about my take on French beauty, lifestyle and all things chic and eternal. I have learned a lot from my French mother ( her family is from the Bordeaux region and moved to South Africa when she was but a babe) but am always looking for […]

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Le confort n’est pas une excuse | Comfort is not an excuse

I overdress as a rule. Going to the shops for our weekly grocery run? Smart skinny jeans, cashmere v-neck and a light trench coat. Heading to a business meeting or interview? A blazer, pretty blouse and a pencil skirt or trousers with a heel or fancy flats. A party? I go to town: beautiful dress […]