Where two roads meet in Milly-La-Foret

It happened by accident. I had a kitchen full of cold-process soap that I had loving made a month prior and friends were eager to buy. Before I knew it I had an online shop and no idea what I was doing, but doing it anyways. I loved the process of creating fragrant blends from…

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  • Alli PridmoreApril 28, 2017 - 23:33

    Yes!!! Start making soap again!!! What fresh inspiration! Lovely read!!!ReplyCancel

    • Christina BaldwinMay 5, 2017 - 18:47

      Oh Alli, I don’t know why I’m not getting notifications these days but I’m most certainly not… In any case, as fate would have it, I have to come back in June and I thought maybe I’d pick up my soap moulds and bring them home with me! One less thing to source out, right? xoReplyCancel

the scent of spring

I have this love of perfume. In a way, I equate it to an awakening. As a university student, I was feeling broke, so broke you could hardly convince me to buy new socks, and if I did, they’d be simple, cheap, black socks. My girlfriends knew this about me, I would become paralyzed by the…

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Cycling through the city of lights

One of my favourite memories of experiencing Paris was by bike. It was spring or summer of 2012 and myself and a couple colleagues rented the velib bikes you see around the city and our method was simple – turn in whatever direction looks most interesting. In theory it’s a great plan… but somehow we…

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Coconut Pot de Creme with a Raspberry Coulis

Have you ever opened a fridge and it just looks like a bachelors fridge? You know… the one that has pickles, some beer and a couple stray items here and there. Well when I first moved to France that’s how the fridge always felt and yet somehow my (now) husband could always whip something up…

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Champagnes’ other wine – Ratafia

If there’s one thing that I can appreciate about having a husband from Champagne, it’s that whenever we gather with family and friends there’s always a flute of bubbling champagne in my hand. But while that’s what you know of Champagne, there’s another the drink in the region you might never have heard of.  Ratafia.  But…

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