Fabulous Vintage

photo by: a50lbwardrobe

Dress:  Vintage dress that belonged to my dear friend’s grandmother (I did the hem on the plane!)

Purse: Vintage Pierre Cardin bought at a brochante for 3 euros

Headband: Self made

Belt: found it in my suitcase

Necklace: Swarovski

Where: I am at Musée de l’Orangerie posing next La Boudoir by Henri Matisse.  I’d recommend this museum to impressionist art lovers.

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Ma cave à vin

Each day, I am liking my neighborhood more and more. I live next to a wine-shop that holds wine and (real) champagne tastings. The other day as I was making my way to a dinner thing,  I noticed they were having a Laurent-Perrier dégustation. So I popped in and learned more on champagne  while savoring sips from my glass.

Ma cave à vin

photo by: a50lbwardrobeEach day, I am liking my neighborhood more and more. I live next to a wine-shop that holds wine and (real) champagne tastings. The other day as I was making my way to a dinner thing,  I noticed they were having a Laurent-Perrier dégustation. So I popped in and learned more on champagne  while savoring sips from my glass.

Mon anniversaire de pâtisseries

photo by: a50lbwardrobeThat pretty much sums up my birthday celebrations! Saturday, I started with Pierre Hermé  pastries and red wine (his sea salted caramel macaroon is life changing). Sunday I made an apple pie and served champagne followed by Monday afternoon tea and pastries Ladurée ending the night eating cupcakes on the steps of le Sacré-Cœur!  If I couldn’t celebrate with my loved ones back in the States, what better place than Paris!

Mon anniversaire de pâtisseries

That pretty much sums up my birthday celebrations! Saturday, I started with Pierre Hermé  pastries and red wine (his sea salted caramel macaroon is life changing). Sunday I made an apple pie and served champagne followed by Monday afternoon tea and pastries Ladurée ending the night eating cupcakes on the steps of le Sacré-Cœur!  If I couldn’t celebrate with my loved ones back in the States, what better place than Paris! 

Finding the light at the end of the tunnel in the City of Light…or anywhere.

photo by: a50lbwardrobeContrary to what I thought from returning to the states in 2010,  I have loved my life back in America.  I sometimes think leaving the good ole US of A  this time was a big mistake but the reason why I enjoyed my American life was that I’ve been very proactive. I endured my studies and graduated college. I have over come the countless years of being teased for a speech impediment and  produced and hosted a radio show at a professional radio station. And I soloed with an orchestra.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that weather you live in Kansas or Paris, France it’s so necessary to live life to the fullest.

Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé

Beaujolais Nouveau—The closet thing to Thanksgiving that the French have.

Ok, not really. They are both celebrated on Thursdays in November and  involve gatherings with friends and family.  At 12:01 AM on the third Thursday in November, Beaujolais is released and every wine-shop and brasserie in France has a party, celebrating the arrival of the wine.  Of course like Thanksgiving, there is more meaning behind Beaujolais Day (the end of the harvest, tasting of the new vintage, etc.), but in today’s world, its just another reason for a party.  So when in France, do as the Frenchies and gather at a café and share un pot du vin! Santé!