Travel: Four Seasons Scottsdale

We sneaked in a rendezvous at the glorious Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North the other day and enjoyed a lovely poolside lunch (w/cool refreshing…

Garden Inspiration: Anderson Gardens

It’s so fun when I run into someone exclaiming OMG, I LOVVVVVE YOUR BLOG! I can’t believe how the blog has grown thanks to YOU.…

The Laurent House {Lovely Finds}

It has been many months since I last blogged about Frank Lloyd Wright’s “little gem” right here in my neighborhood of Rockford: THE LAURENT HOUSE.…

Travel: Paris Secrets {Musee Carnavalet}

How are things with you today? Me? Less than cheery as chilling temperatures do a number on ‘my nerves’ as gramma used to say. Still, the…

French Inspiration: Paris Secrets {frugal food, part 2}

happy new year, blogbuds! Let’s hightail it outta here and git to gittin to Paris for a few yummy finds like these: (For Yummy Finds…

French Inspiration: Paris Secrets {frugal food, part 1}

Tryyyyyyying to pace myself with all these Paris posts…ya know? I hope you have room in your Frenchyfrench Chi-chi-chi hearts for a lil more Paris.…

French Inspiration: Paris Secrets: Le Spa Park Hyatt Vendome

Because you have not been naughty, Santa and I are whisking you away to Paris…to Le Spa in the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome. You’ll like it here.…

Travel Inspiration: Diptyque in Paris

I hinted in an earlier post our trip to Paris was not to be about fancy dining or French cooking…and it also wasn’t about spending…

Travel: Renting a Paris Apartment

I recently shared our stay at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, and today it’s all about the Paris apartment located in the Latin quarter near…

Travel Inspiration: Paris Secrets: Merci Store

Anyone care to escape with me to Paris for a little window shopping??? Because while visiting a few weeks back, I snapped a zillion pictures…

Travel Inspiration: Paris Secrets: Les Orchidees Restaurant

Remember when I mentioned our first trip to Paris was not going to be a visit about food? Well…there were a few exceptions. Like the posh Les Orchidees within…

Travel: Park Hyatt Paris Vendome

If staying at a palace in Paris ever appears on your bucket list, the lovely Park Hyatt Paris Vendome will deliver. We knew it was exclusive.…