About

Karen and Terre are friends that met at a Gourmet Dinner Club in 2005. We realized we had a passion for French entertaining and travel. Since then we have worked together arranging dinners and parties. And have traveled together to Italy and France several times.

After taking many photos of entertaining events and Paris adventures, we have decided to share them through our blog and upcoming book “Ooh la la! French Inspirations for Entertaining & Travel.” The blog will give you a peek into our latest trip to Paris and a hint of what you will discover in our future book.

Karen and Terre both live in the Pacific Northwest. Karen has been an interior designer since 1976. She owns a residential and commercial interior design company, a private travel company and is an accomplished photographer and tour guide. She is a lover and collector of all things French: tea, chocolate, cheese, wine, champagne, china, table linens, flowers, books, fabrics, art and antiques, etc….. etc! Her collections and inspirations are a great resources for events we plan.

Terre and her husband own a family owned clothing store. The store celebrated its 50th anniversary last August. She is the Merchandise Buyer and does visual displays within the store. Her passion is dining in the world’s top restaurants, (and yes, Karen and Terre have both eaten at “Frenchies” in Paris), wine and cheese tasting, entertaining, table setting design, and herb gardening.

Karen and Terre both love their families, grandchildren and friends. Giving most of their free time for each.