In exactly TWO weeks from today I will land in Paris! I cannot wait to get there and start blogging from my new home 🙂
I just want to take a minute to say a huge MERCI to all of you for the support I have received since my announcement. From comments on this blog, to Facebook to personal text messages and emails I truly feel extremely blessed and grateful! It is such a comfort to know people are out there cheering me on!
It is hard to believe this blog is coming up on it’s 1 year anniversary! At first, I just started writing it for friends and family and posted what inspired me. There was really no structure or reason other than it fueled my own creativity and passions. Now people are reading it from all over the world… in Europe to Australia and I feel I need to add a little structure. (That is the very cool thing about wordpress is it allows me and all bloggers to look into STATs and see where people are viewing it from)
For the last eight years I have considered myself not only an avid home cook but also a professional Chef. Creating and executing recipes was my THING and it came very easy to me. I still LOVE to be in the kitchen and cook but lets face it…my little charming flat in Paris has a TINY kitchen and only two burners. SO, I will be creating recipes but not nearly as much as I have been the past year. I think over in Paris it will be a huge treat if I actually find time and lock myself in at home to cook.
BUT there are so many aspects of Paris and this next year that I cannot wait to sink into and get writing! I have changed the menu bar up at the top of this site to make this blog fairly easy to navigate…
Wine Adventures ~ I will post about my journey in Sommelier School at least once per week and it will be found under this caption (please hold me accountable to this). Not only will lectures be in Paris but it is rumored that I will travel to wine regions in France including Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne…and actually stay on the vineyard in a Chateau to learn how wine is made….YES! Dreaming already
Tastes of Paris~ I have always been fascinated by the food culture in Paris…and what exactly are these Chic and Slim french women eating?? The French Paradox so to speak. So I will be investigating that subject under this caption…whether I keep track of my own food diary or just to speak on the subject of french women and food…Anyone read “French Women Don’t Get Fat” by Mireille Guiliano?
Restaurant Reviews~ Who wouldn’t want to be a restaurant critic…I wrote that this was my “dream job” in my journal 5 years ago. So I am going to take this year to be a pretend restaurant critic in Paris… 🙂 only I won’t be paid for my reviews they will just be written for all of YOU!
Okay, so there you have it a little bit of housekeeping for the blog… In other news…
This (below) is an outstanding coffee table book… The women that are featured are yes, French, however it really is just a beautiful unfolding of strong women that have made their own way and are living elegantly and doing what they LOVE for a living! Highly recommend. I devoured it and the pictures are stunning!
My sweet sweet Aunt Jenny came over with a some DVD’s as a gift and this documentary was one of them! I really loved it but it also has me shaking in my boots 🙂 It is a little peek as to what I am getting into in Sommelier School! Even if you just love wine or are curious about what it takes to be a professional in the wine world- it is definitely an interesting documentary!