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. …