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Bundled Up In NYC

If you follow me on Instagram, you have often seen me joke about the fact that I am not a winter person. Like not even close. So you can imagine my dismay when my son and I learned that one of the worst winter storms in decades, the so called “bomb cyclone,” was set to hit NYC the day we were to arrive there. Of course my biggest concern? Wardrobe (did you think I was going to say something mature like “safety’?) Read More »

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In Residence at The Jefferson

My husband and I treated ourselves to a little staycation a couple of weeks ago at The Jefferson, a five star boutique hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C. Besides the stellar accommodations and service, the place has loads of sentimental value to us since we got married there in 2013.  Since then, we have tried to stay there at least once a year, particularly around the holidays when all of the pretty Christmas decorations are up. Read More »

La Petite Robe Noire

As you may know if you follow me on Instagram, I visited Paris with my husband recently. I usually do photo shoots when I am there, but have tended to avoid the big, iconic backgrounds like the Eiffel Tower or one of the many beautiful bridges in the city because that always seemed so cliché to me. This time I went full tourist/blogger to get those shots, and I could not be happier with the results. Read More »

L’Auberge Provençale

A few weeks ago, my husband and I spent the most lovely two days at L’Auberge Provençale, an elegant French country Inn in the heart of Virginia Wine Country.  Given that I spent most of my vacations in Provence when I lived in Paris, I was intrigued when I received an invitation from the Inn keepers. Could this place really live up to my expectations?  Read More »

Where to Eat Like a French Girl in DC

So you want to celebrate Bastille Day, because the Forth of July wasn’t enough, maybe? I get it. Excusez-moi, but rosé and oysters are definitely more appealing than beer and hotdogs. Any excuse to indulge in the former is acceptable, n’est ce pas? I’ve come up with a short list of the places that I go to get my French girl food fix, on Bastille Day or any day for that matter. Read More »

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