GoldenYearsDating.com - Senior Match Profile
Name: Madame Blanche Dreyfus Allegro Dubois
Age: 79 (and counting)
Occupation: I own the Village Blend coffeehouse
Internet handle: "Coffee Queen"
Residence: Greenwich Village, New York
Originally from: Paris, France
Turn ons: champagne, bubble baths, frankness, passion, modern art, caffeine, intrigue
Turn offs: Old Masters, apathy, snake oil flattery, numbing tranquility, decaf drinkers (I do own a coffeehouse, dear)
Seeking men ages: While I won’t rule out younger men, I have found gentlemen in their 60s to be a tad immature.
Physical requirements: Hair optional. Teeth preferable. Other than that, I don’t believe in judging books by their covers—although I do tend to dine where jackets are required.
Preferred languages: English, French, or Spanish as long as you’re fluent in the language of love!
Pet Peeves: Dithering. You know what I mean, don’t you? At my age, I find no point in delaying decisions or mincing words. The clock is ticking, dear. If you’ve got a point to make, make it, for goodness sake!
Please complete this sentence: “My perfect mate will have…”: The soul of an artist, the heart of a romantic, and a mind able to remember the day, date, and name of our current president.
About Me: Hello! My good friend, Cleo Coyle, claims this virtual world is the way of the future, so she's typing this up for me. Well, what can I tell you about myself? I was born in Paris and came to New York while still a child. At eighteen, I met my first husband, Antonio Allegro. He was so virile, so handsome, so passionate! Of course I fell violently for him. (I have yet to meet a man his equal, but don’t let that discourage you. I’m willing to give every gentleman a fair chance.)
After Antonio and I married, we ran his family’s coffee business for years. We also traveled the world’s coffee farms and had wonderful adventures! As you can imagine, our son Matteo Allegro was steeped in coffee from a very young age. After my beloved Antonio died, Matt took over sourcing the coffee for our shop. Ours has always been a family business, and I’m determined to keep it that way. That's why my heart split when Matt and his adorable wife, Clare, divorced.
Clare Cosi is the best barista I’ve ever met, and I have always considered her the daughter I never had. The divorce didn't change that. (What's a silly piece of legal paper against a lifetime of caring?) That's why I was thrilled when she agreed to come back to my Village Blend and run it for me. The business shall be half hers one day, too. My revised will makes it official. And who inherits the other half? My son, of course. Then Clare and Matt shall be partners again, at least in business. (You see, dear? Where there’s a will there’s a way!)
As for me, I've got plenty of life yet to live, and I'm always ready for excitement—just ask Clare! New York is quite the bubbling cauldron. Passions run high in my town and every so often, my former daughter-in-law finds herself embroiled in the most interesting cases of murder. That's when I offer my crime-solving services. While I may no longer be a spring guinea hen, I'm nobody's fool. And Clare knows better than to turn down the wisdom of a woman who's been around more than a few blocks.
Are you interested in making a “match” with Madame Dreyfus Allegro Dubois?
Find out more about Madame at her Village Blend coffeehouse website: http://www.CoffeehouseMystery.com , where you can also sign up to win free coffee, leave a message on the Coffee Talk chalk board, or download free recipes like this one (click here – http://www.coffeehousemystery.com/UserFiles/File/CleoCoyle_s_CuppaJoeMochaDrops.pdf ).
Madame is also featured in a series of mysteries narrated by her coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi and written by their good friend, author Cleo Coyle. There are nine books in the Coffeehouse Mysteries with the tenth coming in 2011.
To learn more about the Coffeehouse Mystery books, click here. http://www.coffeehousemystery.com/about_coffeehouse_mystery_books.cfm