A Sweet Escape

I am a firm believer in getaways. Visiting Carmel is one of my favourite places to visit in the world.  It is where my beau, Derek, grew up, and where his amazing family resides.  Every trip here involves hiking, cycling, feasting, wine tasting, and socializing with incredible people. But with all of that, especially over … [Read more…]


Hello 2016. I celebrated the last eve of 2015 with my love and two close friends at their ranch with an epic feast and many libations. At midnight we cracked a bottle of Moët & Chandon, I kissed my favourite lips in the entire world, and we lit sparklers under a big clear country sky. I am … [Read more…]

Teach Me How to Grieve

Teach me how to grieve. Teach me how to say goodbye to someone I really never had a hold of.  Someone who lit up a room, warmed hearts, and gave security to insecurities. Teach me to say goodbye to the past. To stop mourning old memories and make peace with the dark ones.

Love It Back Together

It was a week of break ins. This week someone broke in to the upstairs of the house while we were sleeping. Later in the week another one of my homes was broken into, the bloodshed all over social media. Paris, the city that has loved and housed me over the years, was attacked.  

Japan: Day Four and Five

I woke up the day after cycling sore and groggy. But it was our last full day in Onomichi, and there was still a lot to see and do. Under an overcast sky we set out as a group through the small city streets, passing a large lot of unlocked bicycles where students and workers … [Read more…]

Making It Happen

I am on the first leg of my long journey to Japan. This time last year I flew to Japan on a writing assignment, and now I’ve been asked to return to help with tourism. When I tell people what I’m up to they often ask how I get these opportunities. Like most things in … [Read more…]