All posts by The Smoochies


Put Your Hair Up

Forget that old expression “Let your hair down!” The warm sunshine of Spring has arrived and it’s time to put your hair UP! That’s when the real fun begins! Here are some sexy hair styles that will hopefully inspire you to twist, braid, twirl, bundle, and attach! Hello bobby pins, farewell hair scarf! Photos courtesy… Read More

Gisele Intimates

Pregnancy Boobs Meet Lingerie

So what’s the most exciting thing about being pregnant? Finding out the gender! OK after you’ve found out the gender AND felt the little one moving around for the first time…the most exciting thing about being pregnant is….. the boobs!! They jiggle, they fill out a bra, they have given me the gift of cleavage! I… Read More

Panna's Brownies

Home Delivery: Panna’s Brownies

A couple weeks ago, MF gleefully told me that someone from work had brought a box of brownies to the office that his wife made. Apparently, they were so amazingly delicious, he needed more! Luckily, that same wife also makes these brownies for her business: Panna’s Brownies. He ordered a box within the hour. Of course, the thought… Read More

Parrot Zik

Parrot Zik Headphones

A few months ago, MF and I found ourselves in the Atlanta airport with some time to spare. Like anyone, there are only two things to do at an airport: eat and shop. After wiping the fast food grease off our fingers, we decided to poke around the electronics store for some headphones. Bam! Right… Read More


Video: Awwwkward HBO Go Ads

I could NOT stop laughing when I saw this advert. We’ve all been through it before: having the enormous misfortunate of finding ourselves seated next to a parent as a sex scene unfolds onscreen. Things start getting steamy….flirtatious…and we just pray that slut doesn’t take off her pants while you’re sharing a bowl of popcorn… Read More

Sarah GAwler

Photographer: Sarah Gawler

Finding the right photographer for your wedding is one of the most important steps in the planning process. This might be obvious for us arty-fartsy types, but it should be for you too! They are responsible for immortalising your wedding day for years…decades…centuries to come! No pressure. But seriously, a good photographer should not only… Read More

SLOMO, Pacific Beach

Video: Who is SLOMO?

Anyone whose ever visited or lived in Pacific Beach, California, knows about SLOMO. I first learned of him one summer in high school while working at a beach shop along the boardwalk. All of a sudden, there he was. This old man, frozen in some sort of yoga position, gliding by on roller blades. His movements slow. His… Read More

France 5

Video: France 5 Rebrand

Created by Les Telecreateurs for France 5, these short films remind us of the power in simplicity. The emphasis on sound and the speed of motion combine to highlight the fleeting beauty of everyday life. Their concept is to show “a multitude of things that move in the same direction, one following the other, like… Read More


Our Honeymoon in Capri

Last year, Monsieur Frenchie and I took a delayed honeymoon to Capri, and it was absolute bliss! Why delayed? We had just spent the year before getting married traveling around the world, so felt the need to really deserve those morning mozarella balls and spa pampering before actually going. Tick tock, a year and a… Read More

Lalaka Etsy

My Baby Shopping List on Etsy

Shopping on Etsy can be addictive, especially for baby clothes. One can easily get “college Facebook syndrome”…. as in, without realising it, hours of your life have suddenly slipped by.  There are so many unique pieces to discover, and at such reasonable rates, it’s hard to justify stopping! Plus miniature versions of things seem to… Read More

Walnut Day - NotWithoutSalt

May 17th: National Walnut Day

Did you know that the US celebrates more than 175 days related to food or drink awareness?  That’s about 173 more than any other country. Italy has national Espresso Day (April 17th), the Netherlands have National Pancake Day (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday), and we Americans have a whole three-digit buffet of things we find… Read More

Natalie Portman, German Vogue

A Brow Tail of Caution

Many of us have lived through a time when thin brows were AWESOME! The thinner the better! Remind yourselves by taking a quick gander at Drew Barrymore or J.Lo from the 90’s and you’ll see what I mean. I guess we didn’t care too much about making facial expressions back then… I definitely was “in… Read More