Saturday, January 15, 2011

Madame Blanche Dreyfus Allegro Dubois

GoldenYearsDating.com - Senior Match Profile

Name: Madame Blanche Dreyfus Allegro Dubois

Gender: Female

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

22 comments:

  1. Wish you luck in your search.

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  2. I think you'd like Sam, who owns the hardware store next to my embroidery boutique in Threadville. Sam's very sweet, but I'm not sure he'd stir from The Ironmonger and his buddies talking around the pot-bellied stove. You'll have to come here.

    Bring coffee.

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  3. Hope Madame is able to find a wonderful man! And I think teeth are a must. :) Can't wait to read more about you in the 10th book coming out this year!

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  4. Welcome, Madame! So wonderful of you to visit the blog here today. Your friend, Cleo, is right. This is where all the action happens these days -- which means you definitely belong in the middle of it! Good luck on your man-quest. I would suggest one of my friends, Bennett Marshfield, for you - he's kind, compassionate, and handsome (oh, and in his 70s), but he does make his points rather slowly. That may hold you back. But.... hmm... I think he would appreciate your joie de vivre!

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  5. Madame, it's so kind of you to join us today. Bennett Marshfield sounds like an ideal man for you! I bet other readers also know of gentlemen who might interest you. Crossing my fingers for you!

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  6. Dru, Willow, Elizabeth, Julie, and Sophie -

    Thank you so much for your kind comments and suggested matches for Madame! How exciting! I just rang Mrs. Dubois up to let her know. (She's at the salon, getting her hair and nails done for a big dinner date this evening.) It's actually her first Senior Match date, but she's very interested in following up with Bennett and Sam. She's open to other suggestions, as well. If any of you happen to have the home number to Mr. Connery or Mr. Eastwood, for instance, she would be most grateful for that information. At only 79 (and counting), she tells me that she's not yet ready to be tied down. Or as she put it: "You can call me fickle, if you like, dear. But, at my age, playing the field is preferable to being planted in one!”

    Cheers and thanks again,
    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
    “Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

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  7. Too fun! Madame sounds like such a great character--and you know I love a matchmaker. :)

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  8. Madame, have you ever considered looking up Hercule Poirot? I have a feeling you may get along quite well....

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  9. Sounds like you're having fun searching on your own -- you go, girl! Nice to have you profiled -- you're such an interesting part of the coffeehouse mysteries.

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  10. I didn't know you were in Greenwich Village.Madame. I know it well..will stop in lets say this coming Wednesday 11/1/19...I have a perfect man for you,but he lives in Boston..One of The Valentine Friends...Heather would be ok if we borrow a character(I think)..Will txt you on Tuesday ,Ciao

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  11. Madame Blanche, how lovely to see you here. I feel I know you from Cleo's books and you are definitely one of the good people. I'll keep my eyes open for the perfect man - he'll have to be on the ball to keep up with you.

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  12. Hello, Madam! I love how you never stay in the background and let others fix things. You are a real inspiration!

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  13. Madame, so wonderful to see you here. I adore following along with your adventures with Claire in Ms. Coyle's books.

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  15. Reply to - Dru, Willow, Elizabeth, Julie, Sophie, Heather, Nikki, Erika, Susan, MJ, Harbingerdc, and Cafe Cats! –

    Thank you all so much for your lovely comments! I phoned Madame earlier in the day to tell her about them. (She was at the salon, getting her hair and nails done for a dinner date this evening.) Although tonight is her first ever online date, she told me to tell you all she's very excited about meeting Sam, Bennett, and Hercule. In fact, she’s open to all of your suggestions. Also, if any of you should have the home phone numbers of Mr. Connery and Mr. Eastwood, she’d be most grateful for that information. As she put it to me: "Call me fickle, if you like, dear, but I'm much too young to settle down!"

    Cheers and here’s to amore!
    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

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  16. Such a fun post...love you Madame!!!

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  17. Madame, I think I have the man for you.
    His name is Marty Zelaznik and he's somewhere
    in his 70's. Right now he's in Scottsdale, AZ
    working at Fairy Tale Cupcakes, but he does like to travel so NYC could be on his short list!

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  18. Oh, Madame, I love your zest for life! I always enjoy how you and Clare investigate into the thick of things.

    I would introduce you to my dad, though he is fairly entrenched on his parcel of land in Kansas. He is 73 and perky as heck. We might could talk him into a visit to New York City. Or you could come out to Ottawa, KS and see how much that town neeeeeeeds a superb coffeehouse.

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  19. Madame, it is an honor and a delight to see you here. I look forward to reading about your continued adventures - romantic and otherwise - for a long time to come.

    And I do suggest you consider consulting the Valentines.

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  20. I don't think Madame really needs any help to find a man. This being said, Madame is so open to having a good time and meeting interesting men this can only lead to more opportunities. I can't wait to see how she handles the responses she receives.

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  21. So many great recipes, then oh good golly I saw these... "Cleo Coyle's Corn Muffin Tops a la Julia Child". Can you be in love with muffin tops? These are the most beautiful muffin tops I've ever seen!

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