Tish Jett http://tishjett.com A Femme D'UN Certain Age Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:50:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Made in Francehttp://tishjett.com/2015/06/made-in-france-2.html http://tishjett.com/2015/06/made-in-france-2.html#comments Sat, 20 Jun 2015 13:33:56 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27576 W had a little dinner party last night, four friends, simple, fun and lasting well into the early morning — 2:30a.m. Our entrée was asparagus with a simple butter/lemon sauce; the plat, poached salmon with epinard à la creme; followed by a lovely fresh chèvre, with a perfect baguette from our boulanger; and lovely individual tartelettes aux fraises […]

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Philosophically Speaking. . .http://tishjett.com/2015/06/philosophically-speaking-2.html http://tishjett.com/2015/06/philosophically-speaking-2.html#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:43:41 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27546 Yesterday French high school students took their first exam in the long and arduous preparation and execution of a series of tests to gain their Baccalaureate, which theoretically will be the key that opens the door to higher education degrees and, with a great deal of luck, the job of their dreams. The challenge on Wednesday […]

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When Pretty Is Pretty Awfulhttp://tishjett.com/2015/06/when-pretty-is-pretty-awful.html http://tishjett.com/2015/06/when-pretty-is-pretty-awful.html#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:28:09 +0000 http://tishjett.com/?p=27520 You know that thing when you’re in a store, looking at clothes and something catches your eye — a color perhaps? Then you pull the item, let’s say it’s a dress so that I can make my point here, and when you examine it, on the hanger, you realize it’s all wrong. Nothing beyond the […]

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