The Necessities of Life – Food, Shelter, and Travel

The Necessities of Life – Food, Shelter, and Travel

Travel Recently I was at a meeting of women entrepreneurs, listening to a woman tell her story of going from losing her job and the difficulty of scraping by while raising her son as a single mom, to building a successful business that supports her comfortably and...
French Bread the French Way

French Bread the French Way

My recent trip to Paris was cut short due to circumstances beyond my control – c’est la vie. But the one thing I was unwilling to eliminate from my planned Paris activities was my French baking class. I’ll admit it – bread baking has become a bit of an obsession for...
Living in the Escargot Which is Paris

Living in the Escargot Which is Paris

Friends ask what I do when I go to Paris. “Do you go shopping?” Sure, there’s some of that. “Do you go to the museums?” Well yes, sometimes I do. But the real answer is, I just like to spend a couple of weeks living in Paris. You can be a tourist in Paris, or you can...
Midnight in Montmarte

Midnight in Montmarte

You just don’t know what you’re missing if you keep missing it. I’m recently back from a week in Paris and so excited and inspired to bring more of the French life into my life, and also a little sad because I miss Paris. But mostly I’m trying to focus on the...
Your Ultimate Vacation Checklist

Your Ultimate Vacation Checklist

Sometimes a little OCD goes a long way – in this case, to Paris. We leave next week for our annual visit and I’m a veritable whirligig of ebullience. This little girl from The-Middle-of-Nowhere, Texas, has done a lot of traveling, and I’ve learned all the things that...
Three Days in Paris

Three Days in Paris

Leaving the Dordogne Valley behind, fearless husband drove us back to Paris for French vacation part deux. And yep, we missed lunch again. We’ve always played Paris kind of loosey-goosey, mostly figuring out what we want to do once we get there. This year, I put my...

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