Le Snuggie Français, Couettabra Anonymous

© Jessie Kanelos

I recently recounted on the HiP Paris Blog my discovery of the latest bedding sensation to hit the City of Lights when the lights go out.  The Couettabra, a fully-functional blanket with armholes which will do wonders in spiking productivity in bed.  Yes, my friends, it is precisely a French-ified Snuggie®.   In a country with a strict separation of public and private, this could be a complete phenomenon that I will never know about.  But at 300 euros for a double Couettabra, the price is not right to even jokingly gift this to mon mari on our upcoming anniversary.  But with 2 MacBook Pros and a family-sized hachis parmentier, it could make for one cozy automn.  Professional investment?  Is that tax deductable?


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Clouds over Saint-Mandé


The April showers turned into May showers.  Come on June!  Kick out the precipitation and bring in the picnics!  But enough about the weather already.

I just committed the terrible sin of running errands in my nightdress.  A real Franco no-no.  In a culture which firmly separates the public from the private,  flip-flops, pajama pants, and convenience clothes are only found behind locked doors.  Needless to say, I did dress up my nightgown with a French touch, one of my husband’s v-neck sweaters.  I’d like the think it was California casual with Midwestern roots.  Anyway, the moment I left my flat (with all my Crocs and Snuggies padlocked behind me), I felt the first ray of premature summer sun hit my ankles.  And so it begins…