Tag Archives: French

Spring Lunch Under the Trees

It feels like it was just yesterday that we posted Timothy Corrigan’s out-of-this-world holiday entertaining style at the fabulous Château du Grand-Lucé. Five months later, the temperatures are steadily on the rise in the Loire Valley, and Timothy’s transitioning his parties from dinners by candlelight, to lunch in the garden. We caught up with the interior designer… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: From Paris, With Love

Can you think of anything more romantic than spending February 14th in Paris? As a city that oozes amour 365 days a year, just being in the City of Light on Valentine’s Day has got to be pure magic. Admittedly, I don’t have much planned for this coming Friday, but I figured I’d sneak some Parisian… read more


Entertaining With :: Susan Hutchinson

Did you guys catch this to-die-for Bastille Day first birthday party back in August? I caught wind of it while browsing Pinterest one day, and it immediately soared to the top of my “favorite parties” list. The mama behind the masterpiece? None other than Susan Hutchinson, francophile and author of Fleurishing. So it was no… read more


Entertaining With :: Timothy Corrigan

A little bit of insider info: we plan our editorial calendar out way in advance… especially when it comes to the holiday season. Over the last couple months, we’ve been planning for features like last week’s giveaways, our 12 Tastes of Christmas series, and everything that falls in between. While we work hard to stick to our regular programming,… read more


Tastemakers :: Olivia

James Holmes is a little bit of a bad boy, let’s just get that out there. The accomplished chef is absolutely one of the nicest people I’ve ever met — one of those food people who’s made a career out of saying yes. When he opened Olivia several years ago, Austin was blown away by… read more


A French-Nautical Soirée :: With Mark and Graham!

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting a preview party for Mark and Graham’s 2013 Summer Collection. Thirty or so creative gal pals from Austin and beyond gathered at my place for champagne cocktails, seasonally-inspired tartines and shopping the brand’s nautical-inspired offerings. From the stripe-centric photobooth to the thunderstorm that sent us… read more


Monochromatic Monday: Black Bows & Kraft

Happy Monday, friends! Sometimes it’s nice to start the workweek with a hefty dose of pure prettiness, isn’t it? Lately I’ve been loving the contrast of humble kraft paper with sleek black, especially when it’s tied up into a classic, feminine bow. Trés chic, non? It definitely speaks to the francophile in me (see bottom… read more


Weekend Notes

Ever since reading this book as a little girl, I’ve had a love affair with Paris and its exports – croissants, striped shirts and Céline bags included. I finally got to go when my mom took me there on the ultimate high school graduation trip, and I’ll never forget the week we spent eating mont… read more


The Iconic Hostess :: Amelie

Bonjour mes amis! I hope your passport is up to date because today we’re taking a little trip to Paris (you don’t mind, do you?). I (Ana) remember the first time I saw Amélie—it was in one of my favorite old movie theatres that has since closed down, with a bucket full of buttery popcorn… read more


Daydreaming… A French Country Summer

*sigh* Anyone else hoping that their summer looks just a little like this? As usual, I’ve been totally swept away by the gorgeous photography captured by Emilie over on Griottes, palette culinaire. In this post, she takes us along on her journey through the French countryside brimming with nature’s bounty, stunning vistas and her jaw-dropping culinary creations…and… read more