Saluting France Bastille Day

  1. Sandra says:

    Absolutely beautiful post.

  2. Lisa says:

    Charlotte Casiraghi and her SIL Beatrice Borromeo are two of my most admired style icons. After you, of course!

  3. Linda De Miller says:

    Thank you! This was delightful <3

  4. Phyllis S says:

    Thank you for this fabulous post! I

  5. Marlyse says:

    I happen to be French by birth…..but live in FL; miss going there in the summer,as it is much cooler & less humid; but mostly the sidewalk cafe’s & the outdoor markets and the fresh 🍒 & the ambiance francaise…vive la France, vive la difference!

    • Marlene Kristoff says:

      Hi Marlyse…then maybe you should consider a visit to San Francisco!! It is 57 degrees here at noon & no humidity!! I think you would enjoy – Vive la France!! Cheers! xoxo MMK

  6. gwen ewing says:

    We celebrate Bastille Day here in Cincinnati! One of our neighborhoods block off the streets and set up booths for music, food and drink and it’s quite a celebration! My son in law’s birthday is July 14th! When I saw Charlotte’s picture, I knew she looked like Princess Caroline, I didn’t realize it was her daughter! Princess Grace was the epitome of class and beauty, she has passed it on! Love your blog!! Also, my 2 daughters and I went to Paris a few years ago, it was a fabulous experience!!

    • Marlene Kristoff says:

      Hi Gwen, So pleased you and your daughter have fabulous memories of you Paris trip together!!
      Hopefully, you enjoyed your Bastille Day again in Cincinnati this year as well!! Ohio is my birthplace…Columbus – will always be Home. I am happy you enjoy my guest posts on Beth’s wonderful Blog!! More to come!! xoxo MMK

  7. Marilyn says:

    Beth, I get what you’re saying, but…Too bad “le Francaise” have not always been the wonderful people you see today. Their odious behavior towards us “Yankees” after WWII, when we basically kept them from becoming part of Germany, was unforgivable. I I know. My family was stationed in Paris in the early ‘50’s, when my dad was sent to basically re-build their war-ravaged country and get NATO secured. There was no respect, no appreciation, basically just thinly-disguised hostility and resentment. I tell you all this only to give you perspective…You seem so enamored, but please recall that all the great “stuff” that came out of France was made possible by the brave Americans and other Allies who lie buried there.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      thanks for sharing your thoughts, marilyn. first off, this post is put together by the brilliant MMK who dishes up beautiful Saturday posts every week since early April. but i will point out that the history of our country merged with the French and British from the beginning. whatever your viewpoint the French were integral in helping the upstart Americans gain their independence from King George. that alone says it all. if we were able to pay that debt back in WWII all the better. so many brave men and women from so many nationalities lost their lives defending freedom. God Bless.

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