FOX 5 GOOD DAY DC News Segments

FOX 5 GOOD DAY DC News Segments

Bonjour mes amies! Swooning is an understatement. Thursday, Aug 17th, I experienced every emotion at its most extreme. As a DC native, growing up watching ma mere, view Fox 5 daily; being on set, set off a slew of emotions. I was beyond thrilled to be LIVE on a national network surrounded by ma famille (literally, you'll see in the…
External Financial Pressure | Home Buying

External Financial Pressure | Home Buying

Bonjour mes amies! I will never forget how excited I was when I purchased my first home. In fact, it wasn't just my excitement; it was my entire immediate family. I was the first in my family to buy a home. When I began to invite "mes amies" (offline mes amies, I wasn't a blogger when I purchased my home),…
Why We Should Give More Compliments

Why We Should Give More Compliments

Bonjour mes amies! "I have never met a stranger" is a saying that has applied to me since I was a little girl. Wherever I am, I will always make an acquaintance. My "people personality" has led me to such amazing experiences. Moving to Istanbul, having tea avec an Egyptian merchants family while visiting Cairo, dining avec a Senator's wife…
How to Cope with Life’s Disappointment

How to Cope with Life’s Disappointment

Bonjour mes amies! As much as I (now) adore social media, I will be the first to admit that social media makes difficult situations more difficult. Par example, disappointment. Disappointment is a part of life, but when so much of our lives are spent on social media, where everything and everyone is perfect, and no one seems to experience disappointment,…
Detaching Yourself From the Opinions of Others

Detaching Yourself From the Opinions of Others

Bonjour mes amies! One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in life, but has been magnified by my time online, is not taking people's opinions personally. Learning not to take other people's opinions personally can be a priceless skill to develop. Quasi-mastering this skill has led to such an increase in emotional balance in my life. Mais doing so…
The Benefits of Having Multiple Credit Cards

The Benefits of Having Multiple Credit Cards

Bonjour mes amies! If you grew us anything like moi, you too would have grown up hearing nothing but bad things about credit cards. I often heard that credit cards were designed to keep you in debt, and if someone did have a credit card, it was only to be used in case of an emergency. Everything I know about…
Are There Perks for Flying with One Airline?

Are There Perks for Flying with One Airline?

Bonjour mes amies! Are you a loyal airline flyer, or do you search for the best deal? If searching for the best deal is your nature, you are not alone. Because polls are my favorite-st thing, I conducted one, and 82% of the mes amies who voted, shared that they searched for the best flight deal. I was definitely a…
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Have Bloggers Replaced Fashion Journalists?

Bonjour mes amies! Are fashion journalists a thing of the past? There was a space in time when many thought that bloggers were replacing the coveted fashion journalist. But before answering this question, do you know the difference between the two professions? It is pretty safe to say that fashion journalists and fashion blogging serve different purposes and cater to…
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Should You Pay Your Debt Before Saving?

Bonjour mes amies! What comes first, the saving or the paying off of debt? Because I am completely obsessed avec polls, I asked mes amies on Insta what did they think was the best course of action: paying off debt or saving. https://videopress.com/v/4G0GxXBG?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&playsinline=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Spoiler alerts, there isn't a right or wrong answer. Whether you should save money or pay off…
Cappuccinos & Consignment Travel

How to Combat Post-Vacation Blues

Bonjour mes amies! As I compose this blog, je suis enjoying un cafe overlooking Paris. Speaking of Paris, well, travel, have you ever noticed a shift in your energy or mood after returning from a vacation or even the day before your holiday is set to end? https://videopress.com/v/tmJh7gFd?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&playsinline=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true It’s not in your head; post-vacation bleus are real (as seen via…