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Rubys Musings
"Les Rythmes et les Rituals" A French Girl Friday Post

Cheers and Happy Holidays!  Dix. Ten. Yes, it has been that many weeks already since starting the book The French Twist by Carol Cottrill. Seems just yesterday, and each week when I open the book up on a Friday afternoon to read before writing...

Rubys Musings
A French Girl Friday Post… L’Exercise

Movement does a body good I am sitting here in my pajamas , sipping hot tea, and nursing a cold , so needless to say I have not gotten out and exercised, well past going from the couch to the kitchen for another cup of tea with honey. When I a...

Mr. Andrew Bradley
Thanksgiving, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Ready for Rain

Thanksgiving, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Ready for Rain

It's been a fun last few weeks. It started with Thanksgiving in Lodi. We went non-traditional by pulling up carpet to reveal beautiful hardwood floors, then had steak for dinner, paired with some flavorful Miner Family Wines. After a quick trip to the ...

Rubys Musings
French Girl Friday~ Part "Huit"

Le métabolisme  .... Metabolism. This word is often used as an excuse, " I have a slow metabolism", " I can not loose weight due to my metabolism", " I can not win with this metabolism" ; in some cases, that may be true, as it does, as we all know, affect weight loss. There...

Rubys Musings
Seven Steps of Style Saturday …. Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I shared the first part in a three part series based on the style how to I am taking called Seven Steps of Style by Imogen Lamport. I first discovered Imogen's page, Inside Out Style Blog  while searching how to dress f...

Rubys Musings
A French Girl Friday Post

Eating on the run and notpaying attention to how much you eatcan lead to that little black dress no longer fitting. If you are flipping through the pages of The French Twist by Carol Cottrill, and came across the chapter seven, "Sept", and saw the title "Les Parties" and then the word "Portions" , your first reaction,...

Mr. Andrew Bradley
A Birthday and Wine Country

A Birthday and Wine Country

Although it was a lower key birthday this year, having dinner with a friend at Red Robin, there was no shortage of amazing food and world-class wines over the last few weeks. My time started with a day trip to Newport Beach for meetings. Although I&nbs...

Rubys Musings
French Girl Friday….Let’s Get Real

La Nourriture Authentique, Real Food, is the subject of chapter 6 in The French Twist by author Carol Cottrill. It is an information packed chapter, going into the pros of eating real food. It breaks down what goes into artificial and convenienc...

Rubys Musings
The Road So Far. Seven Steps to Style Saturday P.1

Recently I shared with you all that I had done an online style program and the private FB group "Evolve Your Style". The program, developed by personal stylist Imogne Lamport , available through her blog Inside Out Style ( you can read all about it HERE ), walks you through basic challenges to help...

Rubys Musings
L’ Equilbre ….Balance

"Everything in Moderation, including moderation" ~ Julia Child Chapter five... Cinq, of The French Twist by author Carol Cottrill, is all about finding balance. It being a book about the "twelve secrets of decadent dining and natural weight management", to be expected the pages within the chapter are filled with stories where people have not found...

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