2019 Summer 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe and Outfits

July 23, 2019

Summer is in full swing and it’s time for another 10×10 capsule wardrobe.

As a refresher, the 10×10 is when you make 10 outfits from 10 pieces. The count includes tops, bottoms, and shoes but everything else can flow in and out freely.

I can’t wait to share this chic summer style with you!

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French Connections

July 16, 2019

Happy summer!

We’ve been making the most of it at the petite maison with lots of entertaining in the backyard. Our garden is providing lots of homegrown tomatoes perfect for caprese salad and tart plums just asking to be made into a galette. Makes it easy to be the hostess with the mostest, just add rosé right?

Anyways, here’s a bunch of links I’ve loved lately. Many of which are French-themed since we’re currently planning a trip to France!

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French Connections

March 18, 2019

Spring is almost here! I’m feeling renewed and refreshed after doing some early spring cleaning at the maison, watching a few episodes of Queer Eye, and spending Sunday at the beach. Here are some links about fashion, wine, and food!

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12 Favorite Books I’ve Read in the Past 2 Years

March 6, 2019

Any book lover knows the true joy of losing yourself in a good book and enjoying every page until the very (bittersweet) end.

Here are twelve of my absolute favorites that I enjoyed wholeheartedly while reading sometime during the past two years. I hope you’ll love them as much as I did!

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Guide to Mexico City, Mexico

January 28, 2019

Walking in Polanco in the Guide to Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City is a huge metropolis filled to the brim with nearly 20 million people. In a place this big, it’s probably no surprise that there something for everyone.

Brave the traffic in an Uber to explore a neighborhood with immaculate museums and tasting menus at high-end restaurants along tree-lined boulevards. Then, hop in the metro to explore another area with colorful markets, colonial buildings, and a collection of pulque bars.

No matter where you go, you’ll be surrounded by insanely good food, art, and culture. And, of course, masses and masses of people!

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2019 Food and Wine Resolutions

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Don’t you love the beginning of the year and all the promise it holds? After weeks of celebrations, wine, and cheese (so much cheese), life slows down enough for quiet reflection and thoughts for what is ahead.

Similar to last year, I’m focusing my New Year’s resolutions on food and wine. Here’s what I’m looking forward to drinking and eating in 2019!

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Guide to Seattle, Washington

December 20, 2018

Known as the birthplace of grunge rock and land of a booming tech industry, Seattle is a fun area to explore if you are into coffee, food, and fun. The city tows the line of being familiar and casual while also maintaining a modern and high-end vibe, which basically means there is something for everyone.

No matter what you do, you’ll enjoy views of the beautiful Pacific Northwest whether you are taking in the luscious green spaces or looking towards the waters of Puget Sound. Enjoy a long weekend here with your loved ones whether old or young!

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French Connections

December 17, 2018

Happy holidays to you!

Most evenings we’ve been enjoying a glass of wine in front of the Christmas tree but this past weekend we got dolled up for the fanciest holiday party of the season. We drank champagne to our heart’s content, enjoyed the delicious food, and were wowed by the beautifully decorated tree. It was a grand ole time.

Hope you too had a great weekend and have more festive fun planned ahead. In the meantime, here are some links for you to enjoy.

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Honest Review: Le Méridien Bora Bora

November 26, 2018

Want to take the best vacation of your life?

Then, book a room at the Le Méridien resort in Bora Bora, Tahiti. The monsieur and I stayed there for five days about a year ago. It remains our best vacation to date and we’ve been to some pretty amazing places!

Located on an islet opposite of Mount Otemanu, this luxury hotel offers endless opportunities to bask in the French Polynesian sun, splash about in the bright blue water, and relax yourself into utter bliss.

Tahiti is paradise but this place on Bora Bora is a slice of heaven on earth. I’ll be sharing our experience with honest details on the room and amenities, restaurants, activities, and service.

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Minimalist Kitchen Essentials on a Budget

November 19, 2018

Back when I was on a tight budget, it really bugged me when bloggers would list their essential items and the prices were totally out of reach. How can you shell out a few hundred dollars for one item when it’s almost half your paycheck?

When I posted my minimalist kitchen essentials a while back, I realized that I’d become that blogger and so I quickly started working on this post. All the items are from Target since it’s an affordable big box store with locations all over the US.

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