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my new book – a giveaway and how it came to be

My new book is released on the 8th August and it is an exciting moment. Turning the pages of the author copy that arrived here a couple of weeks ago has brought it all back to me.   Because writing and creating a book is a process.   This book is entitled My French Country Home – Entertaining through the Seasons and with the photographer Franck Schmitt, we took photos over one whole year, striving to find fresh ideas and situations to highlight each season along the way. Entertaining has...

summer entertaining is the best

As a family we love to entertain …. be it a couple of friends for a cosy dinner around a winter fire; high tea in the garden with kids and dogs all over the place; a fun lunch with girlfriends …. entertaining friends is what we love best. My husband is a great cook, and generally when we invite guests he takes care of the main course, either  one of us prepare the entrée, and I handle dessert.   I get my cooking done earlier in the day, and while he is in the kitchen late afternoon...

my new book….pre-sales now open

I am so excited and not a little surprised to tell you that my new book, which is not released until August 8th, is already available on pre-sales! The book is called My French Country Home – Entertaining Through the Seasons, which is quite a mouthful, so will from now on be known as My Entertaining Book  🙂    The book involved photos taken over a whole year, so as to include all the seasons, and there are many photos taken here at my home.   I was lucky enough to work with my friend and...

pre-orders available on my book, my stylish french girlfriends

I am  excited to announce that pre-orders are now available on my book, My Stylish French Girlfriends. Writing this book has been an amazing adventure.  It all started when the publisher Gibbs Smith contacted me, inviting me to introduce my girlfriends.   Last spring and summer saw me on a mission, touring France and taking pictures of twenty inspiring French girlfriends, who generously answered my questions, and  opened their homes and their lives to our cameras. I chose women I know, from...

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