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Friday, August 21, 2015

What the French Envy about the Americans

As I mentioned a few weeks ago I am devouring the new book called The French Beauty Solution. I said that I would continue to share some of the information in the chapters that author Mathilde Thomas discussed.

She wrote a section called, "What the French Envy about the Americans". I found this list very fascinating....

* Your sparkling white, straight teeth, thanks to years of fluoride-rich water and good dentistry and orthodontia. 

* Your strong muscles and bones. Perhaps it's the milk and meat and corn, you tend to eat as part of your regular diet when growing, but American women tend to look so much more fit and healthy than the French. Super- sporty cheerleaders and runners and gym-goers are always a source of awe.

* Your discipline when it comes to bad habits. Frenchwomen tend to smoke way too much. They know it's a terrible, life threatening habit, and they don't beat themselves up about it- when they should. Americans can go to the other extreme of "Oh my god, I'm going to get cancer if I have one cigarette", or "I'm an alcoholic if I have one glass of wine". That attitude will automatically make us want to light up and then order a bottle of Champagne.

* Your boundless energy. We just love America, and especially New York. Even though the city has been cleaned up in recent years, forcing out many of the artists and creative talent that gave New York its edge, there is still a special vibe and it is full of creative and ambitious people doing things to change the world. And, of course, Americans all over the country continually impress me with their innovation, ambition, gumption, and smarts, too.

These are just a few of the items on the list. I would encourage any one to buy this book. It has been a wonderful read.

Jewelry designer Osanna Visconti.

Jewelry designer Osanna Visconti di Modrone 

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