Bonne Saint Valentin!

  • Posted on: 14 February 2015
  • By: karen

(Happy Valentines Day!)

A very good friend of ours sent us a photograph her daughter Kristin had taken of her French bulldog, Louie.   The minute we saw it we realized it was the perfect Valentine to share with you!  We hope you all enjoy your day with your special Valentines!


Williams Sonoma Holiday Event 2014

  • Posted on: 6 December 2014
  • By: karen

French inspirations for decorating your home:

  • Freeze dried boxwood letters
  • Eiffel tower with battery operated lights in floral arrangements
  • Mixing ribbons with the leaves for texture in a bouquet
  • Candle holders for floral containers
  • Glass and silver plated cloches to cover napkins or gifts for guests
  • Use french wrapping paper to wrap gifts
  • Fold napkins into a rose shape to match rose floral arrangement
  • Use French Christmas tags for place cards
  • Turn flatware place setting upside down

September in Paris 2014

  • Posted on: 4 July 2014
  • By: karen

Having visited France often since 1996 at various times of the year, September is one of my favorite months to tour Paris. It was a welcome treat to have my friend, Terre join me. It was her first early fall Paris visit. We usually stay at the wonderful hotel, Esprit Saint Germain by Church of Saint Sulpice but this trip we decided to rent an apartment less than one block from Cathedral Notre Dame. We could see the left tower from our kitchen window. The tower bells were ringing when we arrived. We both looked at each other; “Do they ring all night”?