Who stole my croissant

Style secrets of the French by Casilda Grigg

Window shopping in Saint-Germain

A new scent arrived at Diptyque’s flagship shop in Paris just days ago. It’s called Essences Insensées and it’s a mix of mimosa, violets and heliotrope. It comes in a … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Frenchwomen bring back on the Eurostar

Eclairs, you’re thinking? But these aren’t any old éclairs. They’re from Picard, the gourmet French frozen food chain. If they could, the French in London would transport Picard lock, stock and barrel back to London. … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The three beauty products Parisians swear by

1. Guerlain Terracotta Moisturising Bronzing Powder, £34.50 (available in 8 shades) This cult product, launched 25 years ago, is the secret weapon in every Frenchwoman’s bathroom cabinet and one that’s often passed … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 1 Comment