Let’s Celebrate! A Sweet Birthday Treat for a Francophile

I turned another year older last week. I'm not going to mention how old I am. You can do the math if you go back to my previous years' birthday post. With Illinois being in Phase 4 of the reopening (well, maybe Chicago is back at Phase 3), I will consider this a pandemic birthday. … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! A Sweet Birthday Treat for a Francophile

Let’s Travel! Our Family Spring Break in Charleston, SC

Charleston has never been on my list of places to visit but after seeing pictures of it on Instagram from various accounts, including the ones I don't follow, I knew I wanted to see all the beauty and southern charm in person. And I have to admit, I binge watched all four seasons of Bravo's … Continue reading Let’s Travel! Our Family Spring Break in Charleston, SC

French Friday! Where To Find Paris in Chicago

Happy Bastille Day!! (well, in honor of Bastille Day tomorrow) My love for all things French struck me when I visited Paris for the first time in 2008. It was when Charlie and I had just started dating. And it was Charlie's first trip to somewhere in Europe. I could feel the energy of Paris … Continue reading French Friday! Where To Find Paris in Chicago

Let’s Decorate! An Eiffel Tower Themed Christmas Tree

Growing up, my family always had a fake tree. I thought everyone had fake Christmas trees. Our neighbors had them as well. I remember helping my mom put the ornaments up on the tree and wrapping the tree with garland and popcorn on a string. I don't remember where my parents got the ornaments but … Continue reading Let’s Decorate! An Eiffel Tower Themed Christmas Tree

French Friday! My Chanel-inspired Picks from Zara

Whoa! I'm on a Chanel kick lately! I mean, two Chanel-inspired posts in a row?! First our Chanel-inspired Halloween costumes on Monday and my Chanel-inspired pieces from Zara today. Yes, being a true Francophile, I'm a bit obsessed with Chanel. So let's keep this theme going. Last week, I was browsing on Zara's website to … Continue reading French Friday! My Chanel-inspired Picks from Zara