Hotel Costes & Art

Dining at Hotel Costes in Paris is a unique experience and a definite MUST do. You enter the Hotel with not one, but five handsome doormen greeting you with smiles. You then enter a dark elegant corridor full of crown moldings, chandeliers, mirrors…….and roses. The signature throughout this hotel. Roses. Next, you will walk past double french […]


Channeling my inner Julia

Sunday morning started at Le Marche. Three days a weeks there are outdoor markets in every arrondissement. I went to the market at Place Monge ~ a 5 minute walk from my flat with my wicker basket in tow. At first, I just strolled slowly taking it all in. I waited for inspiration (which did not […]


The Sweet Life…

I cannot tell you what an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world! ~ Charles Dickens Don’t those clouds look fake? Well, they are not 🙂 I decided to switch it up and head out to explore a Patisserie this morning I had read about. Warning ~ […]


Another Glorious Day in Paris

Another glorious day in Paris… After a restful 10 hours of sleep, I sat out on my balcony and enjoyed my “tartine” and french press coffee. Also, this Bonne Maman yogurt that I discovered here last October. Makes my heart sing 🙂 A few minutes into my le dejeuner I heard the lovely Madame Genevieve […]


Moving to PARIS!

Yes. I am moving to Paris! I cannot believe I am actually typing that sentence. Ladies and Gentlemen, this has been a dream of mine for almost a decade and I have finally made it happen. There was no more exciting feeling than booking my one way plane ticket last week 🙂 HOW and WHY?! […]

June 25, 2015


Food Tour of the Marais District…Paris

Bonjour! I am finally back and well rested here in California! I did want to post about this fabulous food tour that I had on my last day in Paris. But first, here are some wonderful pictures of me with my sister on her big day! She truly had a fairy-tale wedding this past weekend […]

June 15, 2015


Paris my Love…

Well I made it to the city of light! Oh how I love Paris. As soon as I stepped off the train at Gare Lyon station I instantly had a huge grin 🙂 Despite being sweaty and tired from traipsing all of my luggage onto and off of the trains. Too bad I had to […]