French Women Don’t Get Fat…& Other Myths

I have never claimed my Frenchness as a badge of honor, but I discovered I had a secret weapon when I left Paris in 2000 to live abroad. In South Korea, everything French (the people, the language, the food and wine, the fashion...) was very popular. People found our accent 'cute'. Our fractured English, riddled … Continue reading French Women Don’t Get Fat…& Other Myths

Annus Horribilis

Queen Elizabeth II called 1992 an annus horribilis, (that's Latin for horrible year). She added “1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure.” I, Evelyne Fallows, call 2020 my annus horribilis (or shitty year) and will definitely not look back at the first six months with any kind of … Continue reading Annus Horribilis

I Should Have Shut Them Up

A few years ago, as I was going through one of the most difficult periods of my life, I looked for help. I was living in Riyadh and a friend (forever grateful, May) recommended a psychotherapist she was convinced could help me. I postponed and postponed, convinced I could get over whatever was troubling me … Continue reading I Should Have Shut Them Up

A Different Perspective

Now that we all spend more time at home, what we see from our windows takes a new meaning, doesn't it? This photo was taken last spring when my husband and I went to Paris to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Can you spot Dali among the building and Paris rooftops? Stay safe, Evelyne