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4 Reims, France, Piper-Heidsieck Straight-run but hardly straitlaced, this classic yet cutting-edge champagne maker (founded in 1785) is worth toasting.
I haven't told him how I feel and I'm too scared to confide my secret in anyone, especially my parents, as they're very straitlaced people.
You I Love: "Zany" and "Russian" don't usually appear in the same sentence, but this charming comedy about a straitlaced advertising exec who runs over a Mongolian zoo-worker and then falls in love with him is both Russian and zany--as well as sweet and sexy.
These included getting blootered during a state visit by the extremely straitlaced Chilean president.
The movie's best scenes depict the dethawing of the hero's distant relationship with his older, hunky, straitlaced hetero brother (Urbano Barberini giving a nice, if weepy, performance), who briefly comes to live with him and finally comes to accept the lifestyle that initially repulses him.
Friends remember her as a likeable but straitlaced girl who was nervous around men.
Other months show the 11 girls on a building site, cricket pitch and licking ice creams into shape on the seafront at Frinton - famous for its normally straitlaced image.
Scotland's biggest city will have to make up its mind whether it wants its image to be straitlaced - or nice, but a bit naughty.
Let's see, there's Nick Stahl, who sandwiched this straitlaced college-guy role in between performances as a closeted gay bully in Bully and an androgynous lost soul with eyeliner in The Sleepy Time Gal [see page 70].