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Parlez-Vous Français?

May 19, 2020

If you tried watching the brilliant French spy thriller series, Le Bureau des Légendes without subtitles (comme moi) and vowed to really learn French while baking all that bread during quarantine, voici votre grande chance!

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The DC International Languages and Cultural Institute is offering virtual French conversation courses, part of its continuing education curriculum.


The course runs for 12 weeks.

Payment for each class is $15 per person per hour. 


When you purchase a ticket, you will be emailed the event ID and password.


With advance payment, students can 'bring' friends and pay $20 for 2 persons per hour.

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Hair Today

April 22, 2020

Baci (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Baci

To all the sylists out there who have felt underappreciated until now, WE REALLY MISS YOU!

Eight weeks and counting, the longest I've gone without touching up the grey. 

I'm wearing those four inches like a badge of honor. Proof that I haven't sneaked into my salon in the middle of the night.

Talented and thoughtful Franco Murat has offered to send me my color, free of charge to do it myself.

Having seen friends and celebrities try this route, I'm going to wait until I get a proper haircut and color again at Salon Macomb. In the meantime, I'm blending in well with Baci.

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The New Face Time

April 15, 2020

Only for Zoom happy hours do we put on a little make-up and comb our hair.


Endless days on screen over-sharing. The graphic design firm of Berger & Föhr understands these emoji-challenging times. 


It took only three weeks to pivot from online shopping for espadrilles to become a discerning critic of face mask design.


While I await my back-ordered spring selection, I'm tempted by DIY tutorials.


The CDC  offers a few suggestions and even Dr. Sanjay Gupta is sharing his make-your-own.


My favorite no sewing, no hair rubber bands version is this clever repurposed tee shirt model from The New York Times.

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