Recipe for a Great Book Club

IMG_5014This week was actually rather busy for me, as I’m improving my Expat social calendar weekly. I started a Book Club here in my neighborhood and I hosted the first meeting. We read the book, “The Miniaturist”, and I have to admit it was not as good as I had hoped. It had everything to make it great, with a historical and lovely setting, a promise of mystery and intrigue, and promising complex characters, but it all fell short. To me, the book seemed like it touched on everything but fully developed little. Read more

Spring Cleaning! 

IMG_4624Hi Everyone! We have been so spoiled by gorgeous Spring weather here along Lake Geneva for the past few weeks, that today when a rainy and cold day hit, I was actually caught by surprise!!! Ha! But, still in the mood for Spring, Dragan and I had a cleaning day.

After starting our day with fresh Pain Chocolat, and watching The Hangover 2( I know, I’m a little embarrassed) we got to work! How much do you love these mugs?  They make GREAT gifts! The “D” mug is from C Wonder and the “S” mug is from Anthropologie!!


We played great music ( Missy Higgins Radio mixed with Bruno Mars radio on ITunes) and we organized, mopped floors, cleaned windows….basically all the things I hate ❤️…..and bought fresh flowers for all over the house. I love all flowers, but for Spring, I’m a Tulip girl all the way!

I live how clean my house feels right now and enjoying some of my new purchases! I bought this floral vase at Anthropologie when in London, the super cute canisters at Hobby Lobby in Ohio, and this cute clock and outdoor floral bucket at IKEA!



Think I’ll run a bubble bath…..have a glass of wine……and read! Currently reading “The Miniaturist” and LOVING it! It’s Historical, Suspenseful and Thought Provoking!

Hope you have. A great day! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more up to date daily photos on Travel, Fashion, and My Life!!!

Noel en Suisse…..en France.

Hello All! I have so many things I want to write about, but I’ve been distracted and busy with getting ready for the Holidays and taking care of our new puppy, Jasper. He is so stinking cute, if not a bit naughty. 🙂

As I have been working for the past few days to get our house “ready” for Christmas (Noel in French), I wanted to share a few of the differences. I will have to share more after I experience my first Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as I hear it’s quite different, but for now I will share the struggles (er….experiences ?) in decorating. :-)(

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Getting into The Christmas Spirit


I love Christmas! I love everything about it, but mostly I love the experiences my parents have given me over the years of establishing traditions that I hope to continue on in my own home! I hope to tell you some of those as we get closer to the season…….but on this post, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things that I do!(

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