The Inspirational Portrait of Madame X

My fascination for John Singer Sargent, the 19th century American portraitist, started in the fall of 2018, on a rainy day. The Manhattan gloomy sky and the chilly temperatures were the perfect excuse to meander the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum. Upon arrival, I checked the docent guided tours on offer that day and opted … Continue reading The Inspirational Portrait of Madame X

Where does your inspiration come from?

I've been asked that question many times. My friend and mentor Deanna wonders if I am a writer or a Chameleon. My friend Arthur and I can't have a decent conversation without coming up with some story outline. My friend Justin calls me 'the idea generator' and my husband encourages me to work on one … Continue reading Where does your inspiration come from?

French Women Don’t Get Fat…& Other Myths

I have never claimed my Frenchness as a badge of honor, but I discovered I had a secret weapon when I left Paris in 2000 to live abroad. In South Korea, everything French (the people, the language, the food and wine, the fashion...) was very popular. People found our accent 'cute'. Our fractured English, riddled … Continue reading French Women Don’t Get Fat…& Other Myths

And This Is Why Charms Are Such An Amazing Gift…

A few days ago, I was browsing my local bookstore when the title and cover photo of this book got my attention. The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman is the story of a charm bracelet passed down from generation to generation; a story of love, forgiveness, memory and memories. I have a charm bracelet too. … Continue reading And This Is Why Charms Are Such An Amazing Gift…

Thrifting in New York City

I was walking back home from work the other evening when I noticed a small shop on Lexington Avenue I had never seen before. I stepped in and discovered a thrift store, selling good quality clothes, accessories and home d├ęcor at unbeatable prices. I started the hunt. I first went through the tops, skirts and … Continue reading Thrifting in New York City