Caring for a Cashmere Sweater

Caring for a Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere is a fiber derived from cashmere and pashmina goats. When compared to a sheep wool sweater, a cashmere sweater is finer, stronger, lighter, softer, and approximately three times more insulating. It is also a very fashionable fabric that many people prefer to wear during the cooler months. The fabric is very … Read more

You Don’t Have to Be French to Tie a French Knot

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A scarf (une ├ęcharpe in French) is the ultimate French wardrobe staple. Indeed, French women are known for wearing scarves in all seasons. Scarves are not considered a winter item in France, but are worn all year, including during the summer. Only the hottest weather will prevent French women from wearing scarves. … Read more

What is Polidori Sausage?

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Polidori Sausage, also known simply as Polidori, is a food company based in Colorado that specializes in pork products, among other processed meats. It was founded by Anna Cerrone, an Italian immigrant to the United States, and coal miner Rocco Polidori. How did the Polidori Sausage come to be? Anna Cerrone moved … Read more

Getting Along with ‘Rude’ Parisians

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Are Parisians impolite? This topic rears its ugly head frequently here. Is it rudeness, or something else, such as cultural differences in social behavior combined with language difficulty? What are your thoughts? Rudeness is, unfortunately, a universal human trait. But don’t forget that there are wonderful people in Paris as well. People … Read more