Tish Jett http://tishjett.com A Femme D'UN Certain Age Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:41:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 From Paris to LA: 3 Summer Refreshershttp://tishjett.com/2015/07/from-paris-to-la-3-summer-refreshers.html http://tishjett.com/2015/07/from-paris-to-la-3-summer-refreshers.html#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:00:24 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27812 We are in the second week of the French government’s officially sanctioned soldes, the twice yearly — summer and winter — six week period in which retailers are allowed to mark down their merchandise, thus an opportunity presents itself. My great friend, Susan, creator of the superb blog, Une Femme, and I decided we would see what […]

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Transgenerational Dressing: Part IIhttp://tishjett.com/2015/07/transgenerational-dressing-part-ii.html http://tishjett.com/2015/07/transgenerational-dressing-part-ii.html#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:59:37 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27785   Transgenerational Dressing:Part II by tishjett featuring stackable rings   Many women consider the simple, every day jeans jacket to be a staple in their wardrobes. Many women also think that after a certain age they should retire their old friend. Not at all. Personally, I’m not a jeans jacket kind of girl, but whenever […]

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Define Bien-Être Pleasehttp://tishjett.com/2015/07/define-bien-etre-please.html http://tishjett.com/2015/07/define-bien-etre-please.html#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:55:12 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27752 Yesterday was the last day of my advanced English conversation classes until October so I thought I would take advantage of an opportunity to interview six of my “students.” I asked them: “What constitutes your definition of well-being, your bien-être?” Here is what they told me: Françoise: “Sleep, seeing my twin grandsons (two-and-a-half-years-old) at least every […]

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Transgenerational Dressinghttp://tishjett.com/2015/06/transgenerational-dressing.html http://tishjett.com/2015/06/transgenerational-dressing.html#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:49:18 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27736   Three Generations in The Classic Marinière t-shirt by tishjett featuring swatch watches Often we wonder about “appropriateness” when dressing. Apart from choosing something that is suitable for a specific occasion, for example weddings, dinner parties, etc. the next question might be: Age appropriateness. But I believe that with the exception of short, short skirts, […]

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On-the-Street. . .http://tishjett.com/2015/06/on-the-street.html http://tishjett.com/2015/06/on-the-street.html#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:24:43 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27723 Still haven’t managed to muster up my courage to hit the streets of Paris for the pictures you like so much, but I did take some shots in friendly territory. It’s rare when someone refuses to let me photograph them out here in the country. Notice how French women have shed their jeans and trousers for […]

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The Last Dayhttp://tishjett.com/2015/06/the-last-day.html http://tishjett.com/2015/06/the-last-day.html#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:27:21 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27710 We went into town this morning bearing fruit to say goodbye to Joelle and Jean-Jacques before they closed the doors of their librarie and maison de la presse for the last time. Throngs of friends and loyal clients, who couldn’t keep their business afloat, were nevertheless there to wish them well and offer condolences. Conversations among […]

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Adieu, The End of an Epochhttp://tishjett.com/2015/06/adieu-the-end-of-an-epoch.html http://tishjett.com/2015/06/adieu-the-end-of-an-epoch.html#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:41:58 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27694 This morning when I went into the town near our village to pick-up my weekly magazine fix, Joelle and Jean-Jacques, the charming owners of the maison de la presse told me that on Sunday they will close their doors definitively. For years they have been trying to rent or sell their boutique, but the mayor of […]

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?http://tishjett.com/2015/06/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it-3.html http://tishjett.com/2015/06/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it-3.html#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:52:20 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27659 “Jamais dans la paroisse,” one of our friends proclaimed with an air of nonchalance as he sipped his Champagne aperitif. He was referring to the fact, practically publicly admitting (bragging?) during a dinner party that “never in the parish” is the basic rule for discreet marital infidelity. It’s one thing to be unfaithful, it’s quite another to humiliate one’s wife by […]

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By the Book: Les Bonnes Manièreshttp://tishjett.com/2015/06/by-the-book-les-bonnes-manieres.html http://tishjett.com/2015/06/by-the-book-les-bonnes-manieres.html#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:58:07 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27638 The intricacies of the language, the culture, les bonnes manières in France are absolutely fascinating to me. My-Reason-For-Living-In-France knows all the nuances of what can be, even for the French I’m told, a complex labyrinth of what one does and what one does not do. Little clues of the language misspoken or inappropriate gestures, ever so subtle or indiscernible […]

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French Fashion Frolic (Among Friends)http://tishjett.com/2015/06/french-fashion-frolic-among-friends.html http://tishjett.com/2015/06/french-fashion-frolic-among-friends.html#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:06:32 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27614 As promised. . . all the details on our shopping adventure chez Babette. Sharon of the gorgeous blog, My French Country Home, and Susan of the marvelous blog, Une Femme, and I met in the charming town near the village where we live for a gossip-filled lunch and a marathon shopping excursion wherein Sharon and I […]

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