France

Oh, The Places I Will Go…in January

It is cold and cloudy here in Seattle so that means it is time for me to escape to cold and cloudy Paris! Hurray! My becoming regular buying/exploring/indulging-in-baguettes winter expedition to Europe will commence in a few short days, and my itinerary is chalk full of new and old favorite places to visit. While it may…

Shopping in Paris – My Fave Five

When I dream of Paris, my first thoughts are always of fresh, warm baguettes, sitting outside sipping rosé at a charming café, adorable French men in their chic neck scarves and the sparkling Eiffel Tower…and not necessarily in that order. And whenever I arrive in my beloved City of Light, these are the things I…

My 2015 Life in Review!

This is the third year that I have done a reflective blog spotlighting personal highlights of a year that has just come to pass.  Before starting this I went and googled whether I can now officially call it a “tradition.” Discussion boards varied referencing biblical definitions to how many times it takes to make a habit (21 times…

My Paris Photoshoot

All photos by French Grey Photography A goal for this year’s winter trip to Paris was to have my likeness captured by a professional photographer in the City of Light. The thought of Madame Tour Eiffel and me photographed in the dawning light of a perfect Parisian morning seemed like just the awe-inspiring moment to record eternally…not to mention the amazing marketing…

My 2014!

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. – Albert Einstein I found this quote yesterday on the Ritz Paris website.  I head to Paris next Monday, so I was visiting their site to see if the 2+ year remodel was finished and if I would have the pleasure of enjoying a “Serendipity” mixed…

My 5 Favorite Travel Destinations…So Far

One of the most ubiquitous questions I get when people learn of my travel bug is, “So what has been your favorite place to visit?” Internally this questions usually makes me all queasy and stressed.  The thought, “How dare they ask me to name just one!” creeps into my mind and then I typically expel a…

My 2013 Life in Pictures

I would be remiss not to summarize 2013. Even though I wasn’t bouncing from country to country or living in one of the world’s most romantic cities like the last few years before, there were indeed adventures and moments that will make 2013 go down as one of the noteworthy years of my life. To…

Provence in June

Well Hello There! Yes, I know! You thought that this “one girl” had put her camel out to pasture and bid au revoir to the the life of adventure. Ah, that couldn’t be further than the truth!  In fact, my blog silence has been directly  attributed a new odyssey I recently embarked upon which is making…

2012 – The Highs!…and a few Lows

Let’s agree that my little hometown of 4027 inhabitants doesn’t lend to much adventure for this “one girl.” Perhaps if I was more into traipsing through forested mountain sides to track mountain lions, braving ice-covered lakes to find the perfect ice fishing spot or even drinking beer I would have had more inspiration for blog musings this…