My Beautiful Paris E-boutique

Despite the fact that I'm no trendsetter, I am constantly asked where I've purchased this and that. Do I have a favourite pair of comfy flats, a favourite travel bag, cosmetic bag, or, yes, even a favourite coffee mug? And what am I currently reading? I have been pulled aside many times and asked where I bought my coat, my scarf or my bag, and so forth.

Because of these constant queries, I decided it was time to open an e-boutique!

Drum roll please!

Ta-dahhhhh ­– I am excited to introduce to you the My Beautiful Paris E-boutique at https://my-beautiful-paris.myshopify.com!

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Postcards from Côte d'Azur

"A picture is worth a thousand words." Right!?

I hope you enjoy Postcards from Côte d'Azur. 

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Amo Milano

 

I am currently in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (more on this beautiful place later!) but want to share the most wonderful time I have just had in Milan. It was my second visit. The first time was a quick 24-hour stopover, so I didn't remember too much of the city. 

When I told a few friends where I was traveling to the question was, why Milan when there's Rome, Venice and Florence. Well! Here's why... 

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Passport to Self Discovery

In January 2017, I met with a life coach. One of her first assignments was for me to write down a list of ten goals. Considering my state of confusion and uncertainty at the time, I was surprised that the list only took me about five minutes to compile. When you're really ready to grab a hold of yourself and make some changes, it is amazing how clear your vision can become with a little guidance. 

One goal, however, was a little (lot!) far-fetched. I'm actually surprised I threw it on the list, as I didn't want to be reckless. It was important for me to keep the list realistic. 

I wanted to be published. 

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Let's Go to Europe!

It's been a busy few months in my little corner of the world. I have no objections, believe me, but it's been go-go-go. So what do I do next? Why, head off on a crazy trip, of course. Maybe I'll catch up on my beauty sleep in Europe… or not!

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A Little Teaser!

Last fall I was contacted by a woman who lives in Los Angeles. She is an author, publisher, speaker, yoga coach… and her impressive list of accomplishments go on. Her name is Denita Austin. 

Denita had discovered my website and was reaching out to see if I would be interested in participating in a co-authored book. There would be ten female authors from around the world, each one sharing her story of a life-changing travel experience. After a few emails and phone calls it was decided that I would partake. I was incredibly excited about this project, to the point that it didn't feel quite real.

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Truffle Hunting in the Tuscan Countryside

We just made it! In Italy, black truffles are in season all year round, but it was the white ones we were on the hunt for. The white truffle season only lasts from October to late December, and at times into early January. The tail end of the season was looming upon us, so we were lucky to have had such a successful hunt on January 4th.

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New Year’s in Rome!

Spending the festive holidays in Rome and Florence was just as magical as the Christmases I have spent in Paris. Truly. 

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Jaunts to Newport

The history is fascinating. The architecture is fascinating. The way these families lived is fascinating, and so completely foreign to me. Could you imagine being called up to bed!? Off the little Vanderbilts would run, up the grand staircase to their sweet luxurious bedrooms with a nanny in tow. The extravagance of it all is mind blowing.  

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The Hotels, the Exhibition and the Caesar Salad

After lunch it was straight to Musée des Arts Décoratifs for the Christian Dior exhibit. This was the highlight of our trip so we were pretty excited when we took our place in the queue. 

During the entire tour the only word that kept popping into my head was - exquisite!! Everything was exquisite.

If you are Paris bound in the near future, this is something you cannot miss! It is the biggest fashion exhibition ever held in Paris. The exhibit closes on January 7, 2018.

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