Paris · Restaurants · Travel

Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

I have a little tradition when I’m in Paris. Every morning, I seek out a different bakery and buy a croissant (or two). With just 10 days to spend in Paris, I knew that at most I could only sample a baker’s dozen of croissants. This time I wanted to take notes in case I… Continue reading Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

Fashion · Handmade · Vintage-Inspired

Springtime Shoes – A Subtle Update

Over the last year or so, I’ve been trying to update my wardrobe and refine my personal style. It’s still a work in progress, but there’s definitely a colorful, vintage vibe starting to emerge. I’ve been trying to move out of my comfort zone, especially where prints and colors, and *gasp* color mixing is concerned.… Continue reading Springtime Shoes – A Subtle Update

Products I Love

I often mention specific products I love using in my projects, and some of these supplies and materials can be very difficult to find. For the sake of convenience, here is a collected listing of my favorite embroidery supply recommendations. I also include many of these links in the Resources section of all my PDFs.… Continue reading Products I Love

Canada · Restaurants · Travel

An Anniversary Getaway to Vancouver, Canada

My partner and I took a road trip across the border into Canada this weekend, for an early anniversary getaway to Vancouver. Next to Paris, it’s one of my favorite cities in the world, and I was thrilled to experience it together.  We stayed at the Worldmark, The Club resort, the Canadian, on Hornby Street,… Continue reading An Anniversary Getaway to Vancouver, Canada

Inspiration · Travel

Finding Strength in Failure – An Unexpected Journey

There’s a difference between knowledge and experience, and sometimes you run smack into the divider between the two. Confusing them can lead to failure, but if you push past the discomfort, you may find that there is also strength in failure. My recent solo trip to England and Paris really tested the limits of what… Continue reading Finding Strength in Failure – An Unexpected Journey