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cherry clafoutis - french custard tart

Cherry Clafoutis: A French Custard Tart

I had never heard of clafoutis before the Frenchman. French desserts are abundant in the U.S. but for some reason clafoutis is not typically sold in bakeries here. Perhaps because it is fairly easy to make? And I have to say, I was surprised…

italian veal entree

An Italian Dinner Party

To start the new year, our dear friends, Sara and Tri, graciously invited us to their home for a dinner party featuring local Italian chef, Elio Cavallari. Elio and his wife, Luba, previously owned Mezzo Mondo Trattoria in Studio City which they closed in…

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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 had to “force” Thanksgiving on him (although if you ask…

West Elm - Organic Dinnerware

Setting the table | Basic White Dinnerware

I love autumn. The chill in the air, colors changing, wearing coats and boots (okay, so I don’t get to do this very often in Los Angeles).  Every year when October rolls around, I think, “Nooo, it’s already October? I’m not ready for the…



Hello! Bonjour et bienvenue! I decided to create this space to share my ideas on making the everyday more eventful… from dinner parties, home decor, picnics, travel and life.  And I wouldn’t be here today without my Frenchman who taught me the art of a…