• griffith_observatory
    California Travel

    Griffith Observatory

    One of the Frenchman’s best friends came to visit us from Belgium for a weekend stopover on his way to Las Vegas. It’s hard to decide what makes the cut for two days in…

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    California Lifestyle Travel

    An Autumn Beach Day

    The great thing about living in Southern California is that the weather is temperate enough to allow for beachgoing all year round. And although it’s counterintuitive, my favorite time of the year to go…

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    Croquembouche: The French Wedding Cake

    It’s #weddingwednesday!  I’ll be posting about our destination wedding in France on Wednesdays.  As an event and wedding coordinator, it’s fun for me to share the process and I hope I can help out…

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    Happy New Year!

    2017 has been quite the eventful year. Much of it full of happy moments, albeit quite stressful and time consuming (talking about the wedding planning here). Now is the time to be looking ahead…

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    Entertain Lifestyle

    Bon Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Gathering family and friends around the table to eat delicious food and drink wine = the perfect holiday. Being with the Frenchman who didn’t grow up with this all-American tradition, I sort of…

  • Lifestyle

    Our Annual Holiday Cards

    I love snail mail (both receiving and sending).  The three major occasions I send out cards is for birthdays, thank yous, and for the holidays.  I always look forward to the end of the…

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    Deciding where to have our French wedding

    When the Frenchman and I got engaged, there was no question of where we would get married — France. We chose France because it’s the Frenchman’s home country with a majority of his friends…

  • Eucalyptus Wreath DIY
    DIY Lifestyle

    DIY Eucalyptus Wreath

    Fall… my favorite time of year. Crisp air, scarf and boot weather, leaves changing, pumpkin flavored everything.  Who am I kidding? We don’t get any of that in LA… except the pumpkins everywhere.  But…