July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July…..

7342cfcc06faeb0288eb78824ba18878These are strange times for holidays, especially for ones that mark  this country’s celebration of its military and today, its Independance. News of North Korea testing a successful Intercontinental Ballistic Missile capable of hitting Alaska is yet a new low. So with that in mind, I think it’s a good time to think hard about who, where and what we are as a nation and as a people. So as you slather mustard and ketchup on your burgers and weiners, keep an eye peeled for the fireworks. If they appear just a bit too big and vivid, put your head firmly between your legs and kiss the good times Buh Bye!!!!!

July 3, 2017

Advanced French GUY Style

Stylish man in the 2nd Arrondisment
Stylish man in the 2nd Arrondisment

My sister blogger Jolain of Primadarling fame just posted a perfect 4th of July/Summer 2017 story on Advanced French Girl Style. The super model Ines de la Fressange of Chanel fame is the quintessential French Girl with BOUCOUP style chops. Looking at that story it brought to mind that it’s not just the French girls who get it right. Lots of French guys do too. READ MORE >

June 24, 2017

The Essential Windbreaker

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Scotch and Soda Nylon windbreaker

Windbreakers are some of the most unheralded articles of clothing in the pantheon of essential modern design. It used to be about a trench coat. Then it was the perfect cashmere coat in black or camel. Let’s not forget the anorak craze of the last several years. All along right under our noses is the perfect workhorse cover-up, the windbreaker.READ MORE >

May 11, 2017

Saint James Stripes

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It’s true, there’s never been a stripe I didn’t love. Still, my hunger persists. I was just recently in Paris for a few days and wandering through the Marais came upon a perfect little gem of a Saint James shop. What says Paris more than a striped sailor shirt or beret, perhaps?READ MORE >

October 10, 2016

Auf Wiedersehen Deutschland (burp)! Bonjour Paris!!!!!

Oktoberfest's utterly confused boy!
Oktoberfest’s utterly confused boy!

I would be remiss if I just slipped out of Germany without so much as a Danke Schön. The first week there was great, filled with a roller coaster ride of warm family time together and a little life reaffirming, life threatening drama. Anton’s family, which has become my family too, are so great, so warm and enjoyable. It’s very nice to feel instantly at home and accepted even on the other side of the pond. But you see I’ve been a ‘member ‘ of the Bronner clan for over 30 years , so it sort of makes sense.READ MORE >