A Bit of Parisian Advice

On one of our last days in Paris, we made the long walk back to our favorite little cheese shop, Fromagerie Quatrehomme, to pick up some goodies for the next few days.  As we walked home towards our apartment, we conveniently passed by Le Bon Marché (both a department store and culinary wonderland), and so […]

In Monet’s Garden

When I was a little girl, someone gifted me something that left quite an impression on me; the book Linnea in Monet’s Garden, and a Linnea doll.  I remember spending countless hours playing with Linnea and both having my Mom read the book to me, and when I was old enough, reading it myself.  I […]

Holiday Host Gift Guide

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the season for parties, gatherings and gifting is just about to be in full swing.  And I don’t know about you guys, but I am definitely the kind of person who likes to be prepared.  Nothing feels less fun for me or more like the opposite of holiday cheer […]

Museum Style

To be honest, I’ve never really been what you might consider a ‘museum enthusiast’.  And this is definitely an area where Ryan and I differ greatly. While we were still in the early stages of our relationship, Ryan came out to Wisconsin to visit me over our Summer break.  And for some reason, I decided […]

Food Drunk

Food drunk…well, where to even begin?  For Ryan and I, there have been a few standout meals in our lives that are so far beyond our barometer for deliciousness, that we’ve become a little overwhelmed, and, well, food drunk.  We become super chatty about our food, and basically can’t stop “oohing” and “aahing” and talking […]

Paris in the Fall

I can almost remember the exact moment that I first mentioned to Ryan about wanting to visit Paris in the Fall.  It was about nine, maybe even ten years ago, and I was sitting on our bed in our Philadelphia apartment while Ryan was at the desk (most likely playing some sort of video game).  […]

Bonsoir Paris

Arriving in Paris instantly felt like a dream come true.  Truthfully, I had been dreaming about visiting Paris in the Fall for years, and finally, it was here.  I had this picture in my mind of what it would look like – the glittering lights, the falling leaves, the beautiful buildings, the food, the wine […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

One of the earliest memories that I have of my Mom volunteering in my school classroom, was the day that she came in to make us all Pumpkin Pancakes.  In my slightly blurry memories of that day, I feel like I can almost still see her walking in – a cotton turtleneck tucked into jeans, […]

Thanksgiving Decor

With Halloween over, and so many decorations gone along with it, our apartment has started to feel a little bare.  For whatever reason, we’ve always made a point to put up a few decorations for Halloween, but we don’t have anything that we leave up for the rest of Fall and Thanksgiving. And since I […]

13 Months

Things are starting to feel a bit real with my 101 in 1001.  I am about 13 months into this life project, which means that I’m already about a third of the way through it.  Yikes! While I can’t say that I have a favorite completed goal, I can say that my favorite thing about […]