May 1, or le premier mai, is the official start of spring in France. The French have celebrated the beginning of this season for centuries by giving each other sprigs of Lily of the Valley, or le Muguet, a fragrant and delicate bell-shaped flower. You will see these being sold on many street corners ... Read More about Le Muguet
I am so humbled by the many notes of thanks and praise for Ooh la la! that have come my way. Writing and publishing this book was a huge effort, and the goal was that people love it, read it, and use it. Thank you so much to those of you who have sent me kind words. I am so glad you love the ... Read More about Book Reviews & Praise from Friends, Family & Others
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you celebrate your mother, stepmother, birth mother, favorite auntie, sister, or a dear friend who is like a mother to you, what do you get for that special woman who already has everything? My book Ooh la la! French Inspirations for ... Read More about Ooh la la! It’s Mother’s Day, and I have a gift idea for you!
You might be surprised to know that the French have comfort food! Many French dishes are elegant and sophistiqué, but they also love a warm bowl of pasta and cheese with ham on a cold or rainy evening. It’s not all canapés and roast duck! My dear friend and restaurant chef Daniel Hudry ... Read More about French Comfort Food
GreenGable Gardens is my favorite local florist shop and flower farm. Owner Viesia Balint and her husband Demetri grow the loveliest flowers in all seasons. Viesia is so creative with the designs of her floral arrangements; as you can see, I use her for all of my events. She never ... Read More about Supporting Local Businesses: GreenGable Gardens