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Three essential components of French Style: Jardin Secret

October 11, 2011

This last and most essential component of French style has to do with cultivating your jardin secret or your secret garden. Unlike here in America, French people in general are quite discreet about their private lives and passions. What may be interpreted as being stand-offish by a lot of Americans is really the French taking their time to get to know you. As I travel the world, I love hearing how Americans are so friendly and open but I also hear that we Americans are a little too eager to broadcast our profession, our marital status, where we bought our shoes, how much we saved when we bought them, how many pounds we need to lose and the how much sex they have with their husbands. Crickets.

Remember three words when you step outside of these United States”: Less is more.

This last component is the most important, because it’s not about fashion, food, or seduction. It costs absolutely nothing. It’s just a life lesson.
Cultivate your jardin secret, become the woman YOU want to be, cultivate your interests. Create a world of your very own. French, American, Italian, doesn’t matter what nationality you are, just live your life ladies, but don’t tell everybody everything you’re doing. Voilà!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2011 10:31 AM

    spot on. enjoying your blogs.
    Zina en jamaique

  2. November 6, 2011 10:48 AM

    Thank you! Thanks for dropping by the blog! Do you have one as well?

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