June 24, 2016


Le Grand Vefour

It is not everyday where one dines at a 3-Star Michelin restaurant for lunch in Paris. Today I had the honor and pleasure of eating at Le Grand Vefour located in the Royal Palace of Paris’s 1st Arrondissement. I met two girlfriends for probably the most memorable “Ladies Lunch” of my entire life. Le Grand Vefour […]

May 27, 2016


Dessance Restaurant

  Final Food and Wine Pairing of the school year ~ An elaborate dinner held at Dessance Restaurant in Paris (Le Marais District. 3rd Arrondissement) This was an exceptional dining experience, one like I have never quite had in my life. It was truly an “event.” Highly talented french chef Phillipe Baranes led us through […]


Bonjour Amsterdam

Bonjour! I just spent a few days in Amsterdam. Truly a lovely experience. Amsterdam is a stunning city…. that is for sure. Everywhere you look you smile… the grin will line your face. The charm there is contagious. There is a quaintness and old world flare. It is a one of a kind city and my weekend […]

May 24, 2015


Carmel by the Sea…

Bonjour mon amies! I hope everyone is enjoying memorial day weekend as much as I am. So, yes…. I am one of the lucky ones that traveled to Carmel-by-the-Sea to walk the beach, wine taste and shop with my girlfriends. We rented this quaint, adorable, chic cottage! We spent 4 nights and 5 days in […]



This past weekend I spent a lovely time in Solvang, California visiting some close friends. Solvang is about 25 miles from Santa Barbara off the 101 coastal highway~  I had never been to Solvang and was so pleasantly surprised by the charm and character of this town – population 5,000. Solvang came to be just […]


A big Thanks!

I am so grateful for all of the comments and love I received yesterday on this blog! I had seriously one of my best birthdays yet…even despite having to be at work 8 hours…every part of my day was enjoyable! Here are some highlights…. My birthday cake…my boss made my favorite lemon meringue …but instead […]


San Francisco…

Bonjour Mon Amies,   I am back from the beautiful city that is San Francisco! I used to live there when I attended culinary school and I have to say I appreciated this city so much more now that I was just visiting. The restaurants were fabulous, the food show was awesome, and overall it […]