Your choice. Your move.
It’s time. It’s now.
Happy New Year!
*image via Pinterest
I’m half way done with my holiday shopping? We have 12 more days. And we’re not stressing out this year.
Here are some suggestions -
For the foodies in your life - keeping it healthy
Olive oil. Always welcome in any kitchen. Choose organic, extra virgin at Eataly
Artisanal vinegars at Eataly
Home made flavoured salt. Here’s how -
Lemon-Rosemary Salt. Mix the following 1/2 cup sea salt, 3/4 tsp dried lemon zest,
3/4 tsp dried orange zest, 3/4 tsp dried rosemary
Cutting board at William Sonoma
My Kitchen in Paris by David Lebovitz. You can order here
Gift cards from www.BreadandPassion.com for their specialty bread a month club,
or a gift basket specially hand picked and packed with the recipient in mind. Contact us at email@example.com
For the wine aficionados -
For the book lovers -
The Kindle Fire, Amazon
For the fashionistas - in the know
Furry fingerless gloves, Shopbop
Anything from Alexis Bittar
For the gym enthusiasts - to end up fit and fabulous
Fitbit, an activity tracker here
UP3 Jawbone, another activity tracker, to pre-order here
For the very last-minute - go to Open Table here
And purchase a restaurant gift certificate.
There are always tickets to a Broadway show, a performance at the Lincoln Center, a jazz concert at The Blue Note Club,
a pampering session at a spa, a museum membership …. the list goes on.
What’s on your gift list?
I’m Valérie. (I added that accent on the “e” to make it frenchy.)
Wannabe French. French no wannabe me.
Sleepless nights no longer a problem. I just roll with it. Down by 10p, up by 2a, reach out for my e-toys, or one of the books in bed with me, and out again in two. Yes, candles. Yes, Chanel No. 19.
It’s definitely coffee in the morning, and a slow, lingering one to start my day.
My early morning mantra – I am my dream. I write. I sketch. I paint. (I do not but I believe in my “vision”.)
My two shih tzus, Coco and Marcel, are my exercise pals. And the shore. And a lady named Amy. My goal is to live to 100.
Always with my phone or pad. Always.
My middle name is Manhattan. It used to be Manila. Came to this country 35 years ago.
Yearly jaunts to France.
Born with black straight Asian hair. Dying to have long tight curls. Grey is a problem. Color is a friend. Have gone bronze, copper, and red.
My nails are red. A signature.
My lips go red too.
Crazy for high heels. Used to be. Knees and cold weather – they don’t go together.
Love to wear cloche in winter. Nothing in the summer. Gotcha!
I cook. I bake. I eat. Am a food fan.
Started my bread biz last year, Bread and Passion. Re-energizing it this year – from bread dough to bread site.
Check in regularly.
Welcome to my world. …