French Cheese, there is simply nothing like it! One of my favorite things to do is wander around the excellent cheese shops in France. Did you know that there are over 400 types of cheese? Within these varieties, there are different aging periods making the actual number of choices closer to 1,600!! No wonder cheese ... Read more
Threads from the Past Bring Luck to Brides of Today
Threads from the past bring luck to brides of today. I want to share a special memento that was hidden inside of Brookes dress; designed to bring the good fortune of 93 years of marriage to she and Chris on their wedding day. While wedding planning, it occurred to me that Brooke’s wedding day would ... Read more
Wedding Boxes Filled with Tasty Goodies
For Brooke's wedding we had hoped to have a gigantic grazing table in the center of the room for cocktail hour. Alas, with all of the changes this season we had to pivot to appetizer boxes filled with tasty goodies. We had lots of discussion about how we could offer an assortment of cheese, meats ... Read more
Handcrafted cheeseboards that make people swoon are easier to make than you think! After a long hard week, Mark and I often opt to stay in on a Friday night and enjoy a "picnic" cheeseboard made in a matter of minutes, and YOU can too! Start with a beautiful wooden board and 3 cheese varieties. ... Read more
Barthelemy One of My Favorite Parisian Addresses!
The French are serious about their cheese. The average French citizen consumes more than 55 pounds of cheese annually compared to a meager 34 pounds for Americans. No matter how you slice it, thats a lot of cheese! In France there is an entire course of the meal dedicated to cheese. The cheese course is served ... Read more