Château de Chardonneux

In France, beautiful châteaux dot the countryside and it is not uncommon to find that many French families own their very own charming château. Such is the case with the Mr., whose family has a lovely château near Le Mans, le Château de Chardonneux. I’ve been a few times now and am mesmerized every time by the French country charm…

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Simple Pleasures

One of the best parts about life in Paris enjoying the simple pleasures. A glass of wine on a terrace, the perfect baguette, browsing the marché for a bright bouquet: these simple moments of enjoyment are what make the Parisian lifestyle so special. Too often we let stress and our busy lives get the best of us and forget to…

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Le Weekend

Soon, everyone will be returning to Paris, summer vacations coming to an end. This weekend, I intend to enjoy these last days of empty city streets, so lovely to stroll without the usual crowds. I just finished reading this book and LOVED it. These weird wine pairings are the best. My new favorite tote bag is this one from J.Crew….

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Firenze Forever

Sorry for my recent absence but, vacation mode took over and I enjoyed a lovely eight-day Italian getaway in Florence. Since traveling to Florence for the first time last summer, I’ve completely fallen for this incredible city. I must admit, this time around the August heat was, at times, nearly unbearable, but peeking around every turn to discover a lovely little restaurant or…

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#ihavethisthingwithfloors

By now I’m sure many of you are familiar with the insta-famous Instagram account, I Have This Thing With Floors. People from all over the world share their #ihavethisthingwithfloors photos, providing a truly stunning visual display of design.Of course, I may be partial, but I have to say I’ve been pretty impressed with Parisian floors lately. From cafés to boutiques you…

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Beauty Essentials

As I’m preparing for my upcoming vacation in Florence (so excited!), I wanted to share a few of my favorite things that will be coming along with me. Huile Prodigieuse by Nuxe is something I usually only buy during the summer because I love to use it on my legs. It’s a dry oil so it won’t leave you feeling…

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Coffee Spoune

You know how much I love finding great new cafe’s in Paris, so when I saw that the newest establishment, Coffee Spoune, was set to open just down the street from chez-moi, I had to check it out.You’ll find a selection of cake-like pastries (I went with the apple muffin) and a delicious latte for your coffee fix. While the…

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