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Curated Goodies You Will Adore

I love a blog post when I get to introduce you to one of my friends. I’m lucky enough to have many interesting friends and Lara, the owner of Under the Copper Roof is no exception.

Lara is a 5th generation Texan who is a self-professed maximalist. She believes more is better, that you can never have too many blue and white, or silver trays, and has deep love of chinoiserie, and chandeliers. Can I tell you, Lara is my kind of girl! She oozes creativity out of her pores and being in her presence is an inspiration.

Lara is from the Austin area and she figured out how to parle her passion for unique vintage and antique finds into a thriving business. She has a storefront, in downtown Waco, in case you are visiting this new Texas shopping mecca this summer. Most of Lara’s business comes from her online boutique and the best news of all, your goodies will come right to your door!

I found this out firsthand recently. I logged into Instagram one morning, as usual, and there it was, the most beautiful French cache pot that was practically perfect. My heart skipped a beat, and I knew I had to make it mine! I clicked and it shipped. And my beautiful cache pot arrived at my doorstep a few days later.

I had an immediate plan for this beauty. It was simply begging for an orchid (see me potting the orchid in the cache on Instagram TODAY!). I usually go for all-white orchids, because I’m a girl who adores white flowers but once at the market, the fuchsia-centered blooms seemed perfect!

What do you think? I love it and my pretty blue chest is the ideal backdrop. To see Lara’s latest’s estate sale finds, follow her on Instagram!

I hope you have enjoyed meeting my friend, Lara and that you will be inspired by her too, curated goodies, you will adore!

Did you know that cooking classes are one of the best ways to meet new friends, have fun, and be inspired?!! I have only 3 cooking opportunities available for the near future so don’t let the chance slip through your fingers.

Order your Bastille day Basket AND Join me for an upcoming Cooking Class!

Provencal picnic

Bastille Day Baskets 2023 ONLY 5 baskets available Pick-Up- Friday, July 14th, 10:00-6:30 PM and Saturday, July 15th, 10:00-5:00 pm. Planning a Bastille Day celebration or simply a unique date experience?  My French Picnic Baskets are a literal feast and perfect to delight your sweetheart or special friends.  Pick up baskets at your desired time and enjoy a picnic in the park or as the French do, on the carpet! C’est Magnifique!! Each French READ MORE AND PURCHASE

Lemon Ice in frozen lemons Positano Dreams

Positano Dreams- Friday, July 28th, 10:30-2:30 In Positano the saying goes…” When life gives you lemons, make a Limoncello Spritzer.” After being captivated by the Amalfi coast, its beauty, warm people, and outstanding food, I’ll strive to inspire you to make warm memories in your homes with these outstanding dishes from this impressive region. We’ll kick off the fun by learning to make Homemade Limoncello and we will craft Limoncello Spritzers, ideal for sipping on for hours on end!  READ MORE AND REGISTER

Let's Eat

Let’s Eat!  Thursday, August 10th, 6:00-9:30 You’ve got to eat, why not make dishes that are as beautiful as they are tasty?  Dinner does not have to be boring that’s for sure!  This class is all about inspiration and with 3 main course dishes, you will have plenty to work with as we head into cooking season.  For our cocktail, guests will have a choice, of Whisky Homemade Lemonade or Vodka Homemade Lemonade both taste outstanding and are simple to make.  We will start the READ MORE AND REGISTER

 Artisanal European Bread- Friday, October 6th, 10:30-2:30 After years of study on French artisanal loaves, I am thrilled to take you on a deep dive into the wonders of freshly baked European bread.  This small group class will learn all the necessary techniques that are tailored for the American home chef with no shortcuts on flavor and quality! There is nothing like the wafting aroma of freshly-baked bread coming from the oven.  Imagine yourself with the mastery to produce European-style, artisan loaves quickly and with ease in your own home!  You can!  I’ll show you how!  Your family and friends will be so impressed! Autolysis, poolish, and the use of warm and cold fermentation READ MORE AND REGISTER


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Meet Lorie Fangio

Lorie Fangio is a teaching chef and the founder of A Taste of Paris culinary excursions. She shares her extensive knowledge of French food & culture through cooking classes, regular TV appearances, local publications, and speaking engagements. She is an award-winning food & lifestyle blogger with a zest for gathering people around a table.

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