Welcome to my blog— where my professional and personal lives collide. I prefer to build a partnership with my clients, so it's important that you know the type of person with whom you'll be working and this will certainly shed some light on what I'm all about. I hope you enjoy my little slice of life!

Getting Our Garden On


One of my favorite things about living abroad was the visiting the farmers’ markets for fresh, garden-grown fruits and veggies (and baguettes, and cheese and the list goes on…). The French were especially strong in this area, with markets in each neighborhood on practically every day of the week. I’d walk to each one, but my favorite was in Arceaux, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. I’d usually meet Dave for lunch and bring a big bag to collect my goodies for the next few days. Napa’s farmers’ market is great too, but I have to wait until May for it to get going! Before we left for Europe, that was somewhat of a tradition that Dave […]

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Life, Lately


I admit, I’ve ignored this poor blog of mine. What with the moving countries and states…I didn’t keep up. I used to blog with some semblance of frequency. Then it was maybe once a week, then once a month…That said, I’m more active on Instagram in case anyone is curious as to the latest. It seems, on the outside, that the adventures are fewer and farther between as we settle into every day life in California; what I’m trying to remind myself is that I shouldn’t overlook the little adventures that happen here at home. It’s easy to forget to capture those moments because they seem so mundane. I need to remember that it doesn’t […]

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Siena through my lens


I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since we’ve been back in the United States. It’s flown by— Christmas is in less than a week and I still haven’t finished my shopping, let alone blogging about our final trip through Italy. Argh. So in an effort to distract myself from the shopping that still needs to happen, let’s take a short visual tour through Siena…who’s with me?! The hilly city of Siena was a lovely place to visit, but in all honesty, at this point in our Italian lives, we were SO ready to be packing up and moving back to the USA, that it somewhat blinded me towards the tail-end of the road […]

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Wine Tasting in Chianti


Our ride from Bologna to Siena was gorgeous, to say the least. We pulled over a few times, just to take in the view. The rolling hills were dotted with vineyards and olive groves, all in shades of green and gold with hints of red that teased fall. It was true countryside, with the two-lane road (Strada del Vino) reminiscent of northern Napa Valley, but woven through rolling hills instead of a valley floor. I’m pretty sure this is exactly what everyone in America thinks Italian countryside looks like. The best possible stereotype. Upon our arrival in Siena (technically, we stayed in the little village of Pontignanello, which was a 10-minute car ride from Siena), […]

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