|The new look of MORE. I’m looking forward to ready the Insider’s Guide to Paris to see if there are any secrets I don’t know. (I’ll get back to you.)|
Just back from Paris where the skies are grey, but the temperatures are relatively mild. At least it isn’t raining like it was a couple of weeks ago.
This is my excuse for being so tardy today. So, let’s get down to business. As promised, my two reports from last weekend.
1.) My gratin aux courgettes was absolutely dee-vine. Now I have another simple recipe for a dinner party. I served it with some lovely poached wild salmon with herbs, and as an entrée a simple mache/beetroot salad with my vinaigrette. It was a no fuss meal. For dessert we had warm apricots.
|One of our favorite desserts. I’ve been told they make wonderful tarts. I’m sure they do.|
I buy them frozen from one of my favorite stores, Picard (I’ve told you about the wonders of Picard many times). We always have at least four or five sacks in the freezer for impromptu desserts. Since they are a little tart, a tablespoon of honey is needed.
2.) The gospel concert yesterday in the church in our village, followed by hot, hard cider in the salle de fete, was so much fun. Not an American in the group, but the voices were superb. While we were sipping our cider I told the director of the eight member chorus that I thought they did an outstanding job. She then asked me if their accents were OK. Mostly they were except for Monique who had a lovely voice but mumbled through the lyrics. (I didn’t say that.)
|Nouveau means a pump action dispenser and the addition of SPF 15. Now it really is perfect.|
On another subject, you asked me about my favorite day cream. It hasn’t changed, but the good news is that the product itself has changed in that — and it’s about time — Eucerin added a SPF 15 to the formula. It now comes in a pump dispenser. You need only push the plunger down halfway to have enough. It’s tempting to squirt out too much, but then you don’t know what to do with the extra and it ends up being hand lotion. I don’t know, maybe that’s not a bad thing.
One of the reasons I went in to Paris today was to pick up the latest issue of MORE magazine because its editor, my friend Lesley Jane Seymour, asked me to take a look at the new design and tell her what I thought.
Since I wanted to quickly write to you I simply skimmed the bigger, bolder pages and once again realised what a wonderful and, I suspect, under appreciated magazine Lesley has created. It looks quite sumptuous and chicly up-scale, but the best part of MORE was and is its intelligent, relevant, beautifully written articles that really do speak to us.
If you are not addicted to MORE, may I suggest that you should be. Part of being “young” and beautiful is being interesting and this magazine gives us the whole package.