Kaleidoscoping through Cape & Kruger -chapter 3

    We found the most adorable & quaint bakery at the V&A Waterfront. It was only a few minutes from where we were staying. The energy, ambiance and culinary art was delightful & so delicious. What a way to start off our early morning! Ready to explore the unknown to us together-Let the adventures…

Paris spring ’14 -taking it all in

Our morning photo on our balcony before the adventures begin.  A love that won’t die. The love padlocks have been a phenomenon in cities all over the world. My husband & I displayed and dedicated ours to our three children; our best accomplishments in life. Since late 2008, tourists have taken to attaching padlocks (love…

Paris France- Le Marais & Montmartre Spring ’14

Most people associate French culture with Paris, which is a center of fashion, cuisine, art and architecture, but life outside of the City of Lights is very different and varies by region. France doesn’t just have different cultures; the word “culture” actually comes from France. “‘Culture’ derives from the same French term, which in turn…

Pastry & croissant classes; Paris, France

Taking classes and learning from the best on how to create the most scrumptious croissant has been a dream of mine. It finally became a reality last spring. Researching years ago I did find this out: The croissant oddly enough originated in Austria. Its origins date back to 17th-Century Vienna, Austria. Viennese bakers saved the city…

French & Italian Macaron classes; Paris France

The highlight of our Spring ’14 trip was attending classes in Paris. Researching many hours of where to attend La Cuisine Paris, cooking school met all my needs and more. The Macaron classes are all about the details! Beginners, decorating class, intensive class and french and Italian macarons. The French method is the most commonly…

In Wonderment -Saint-Paul-de-Vence

What I know for sure is exploring new lands sets your soul on fire! Saint-Paul is also well known for the artists who have lived there, such as Marc Chagall and more recently the couple Bernard-Henri Lévy and Arielle Dombasle. Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has a home there. One of the oldest medieval…

In Wonderment-Nice, France

A piece of my heart has been touched by the Parisian lifestyle. Each visit back to this beautiful country has me craving more of its culture. We have traveled the South of France years ago; Monaco, Cannes & St Tropez. The French Riveria! My husband and I could not believe the beauty we missed not…

In Wonderment-Munich, Germany

Leaving Prague was bittersweet… Onto a few days in Munich. I absolutely love taking the train whenever possible. You get to take in the landscape, small towns, and villages. All shades of the rainbow and more. When I reminisce of past travels nature weighs heavy on my mind. We have arrived! Where it all began…

In Wonderment…Prague

  Cheers to many adventures ahead! Its been sometime since my last post. I have been in the moment and taking them all in… This past spring we traveled to some new countries and also one of our favorites. It was truly full of so many meaningful moments. We both (my husband and I) crave…

Summertime goodness

Summertime in the northwest has been breathtaking. Sunshine, dusk not setting until after 9 and the sound of our birds chirping very early…I love the scent of grills going and finding a new joy daily when I visit our produce garden. Dinner revolves around what we have an abundance of and that is ripe, ready…

Spring Break-Palm Springs outings

As we are home and back in full swing…I still had to share a few vacation/spring break outings. My mom has a very close friend that lives in Palms Springs half the year. The other half she lives on Vashon Island. They have been friends since grade school. Her two other friends since grade school…

Spring has sprung…

Let us take it all in…. This picture was captured the first day of spring… A rainbow of brightness -I cherish to the fullest Excitement with my boys when we planted these seeds. Everyday they check to see if any have sprouted. I want them to value, learn and know where food comes from. I…