My Love Affair with France

My Love Affair with France

My interest in France and French culture became strong in high school.  I took two years of language for college requirements, despite my first choice of French, I was encouraged to take Spanish, so I did.  But I was not satisfied.  I decided to take beginning French my senior year, I had to fulfill my heart's desire.  The French classroom in my high school was [...]

A Lovely Sunday Brunch

A Lovely Sunday Brunch

Last weekend had brunch today at Cafe Chloe.  I decided to get out of my neighborhood and headed downtown.  Maybe not the best idea as there was a baseball game, but I got lucky with parking.  I was heading there myself but happened to bump into good friends on my way and they joined me for a lovely afternoon.  This [...]

My Dreams of Paris

My Dreams of Paris

My own copyLast year I came across an Instagram page and website called Falling Off Bicycles.  I was instantly attracted to the vivid colors of the photos.   The photographer captures gorgeous scenes from France and Netherlands.  In my search I found the photographer to be an author in collaboration with other women in My Paris Story Living, Loving and [...]

Mindful Meditation 

I've had started a class recently to remind myself the benefits of mindfulness.  This poem conveys the attitude to cultivate a meditation experience.  The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.  A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain [...]

Pursuing my dreams

To be my truest self, follow with what I know, not what I think.  With many recent changes in my life, that were difficult, I needed to get back to myself. What do I dream of?  France, makeup, dessert!  I've decided it's time to work toward my goal of traveling to France again.  In the meantime, well, learn [...]