The art of living as if each day is a masterpiece, from fine cuisine or savoring the finest in life.

Merci Concept Store

Imagine a one-stop shop for creative designs and delicious eats. That’s Merci. Located on the fringe of the Marais at 111 boulevard Beaumarchais, this treasure trove of a concept store is approached with a sense of sophisticated whimsy and childlike intrigue. Not only will you find one-of-a-kind furniture, design home décor, clothing, jewelry and beauty… Continue Reading

Cleopatra’s Bling and Macarons

I met Olivia Cummings, the founder and designer of Cleopatra’s Bling, nearly by chance a few weeks ago. I had been following her blog Oh La La Livia for sometime and it was a pleasure to connect with the Australian expat whose insight on life in Paris is so enlightening. Over cappuccinos at La Caféothèque,… Continue Reading

Afternoon Tea at the Lanesborough

Wellies and umbrellas. Double decker buses and iconic black cabs. Ladies called “Love” and men known as “Chaps”. It seems after each trip to London I am soon flipping through my calendar to plan my return for the first break I get. I’m smitten. After wrapping up my internship at the art gallery and just… Continue Reading

Another Year Older

This week I celebrate another birthday. I have always loved birthdays, whether mine or a friends, as they are the perfect excuse to stop saying “no” to the things you want and open another bottle of champagne! Most importantly, they are a chance to begin a new chapter while gleaning the wisdom from the last.… Continue Reading

Paris Moment: Art Classes

I took my first official drawing course when I first moved to Paris five years ago. It was at this little art school on the outskirts of Paris. The studio was large and open, natural sunlight flowed in through the skylights overhead. There was a large rotating platform at the center and easels neatly lined… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Spiced Madeleines

This weekend I took a friend from the states back to the airport to bid our farewells. I fought back tears as she disappeared beyond security before I turned to face the chilling rain that has settled over Paris. It had been almost a year since we’d last connected yet everything seemed to pick up… Continue Reading