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"Le bonheur est fait de petits rien." Mes tasses de thé : découvrir de bonnes adresses, dévaliser Topshop, tenter d’égaler Christophe Michalak en pâtisserie, manger des glaces, aller voir ailleurs comment c'est... Bref goûter aux petits plaisirs, les partager avec vous et prendre un aller simple pour le bonheur.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Hey!Why am I feeling behind posting my gift guide on December 6th? Because suddenly 2016 is ending and the Holiday parties and celebrations are upon us. That is why.I chose that title for the blog not just because it is a Christmas Carol... Lire la suite ›

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Thank You!

Thank You!

My favorite holiday  is Thanksgiving. I love the meaning, I love it doesn’t involve giving or getting any material gifts, I love how families and friends gather to cook and break the bread to give thanks. Did I mentioned that I... Lire la suite ›

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One Week Later

One Week Later

In Mexico, every six years we have the same dance: three main candidates one worst than the other, full of hidden skeletons in their closets want to be president. A battle of egos. Do they want to change our country? No. Do they think... Lire la suite ›

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Seven Dark Books

Seven Dark Books

Hola!Happy Halloween! After six years of living in Los Angeles Halloween has become a huge tradition in our family. My kids pick their costumes months in advance, and they like to invite their friends over after trick or treating.... Lire la suite ›

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My Drought

My Drought

Hi!It has been a long time! I have been in a drought. It wasn’t the lack of ideas because I have a mood board featuring my favorite summer to fall dresses, a couple of book reviews, and an idea for an article about first days of... Lire la suite ›

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48 Hours in Portland, Maine

48 Hours in Portland, Maine

Hello from a sad three-star hotel at JFK airport after our flight to London was delayed for over fifteen hours. Don’t ask.On a happier note, earlier today we picked up my son Patricio from sleep away camp in Casco, Maine where he... Lire la suite ›

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Protected: The Art of Gifting (and a gift for my readers, too)

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Peach Pie

Peach Pie

Drum roll, please! If you’ve read my bio on Instagram, the last statement is that I make a killer apple pie. I do, I am sorry to brag. It hasn’t happened overnight, though. I’ve been practicing for many, many years. I... Lire la suite ›

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Eight Picture Books Every Adult Should Read

Eight Picture Books Every Adult Should Read

These past few days I have been shaken by everything that has been happening on our planet. Too much violence, too much hatred. To counteract this situation, I chose eight picture books that will inspire you and will make you feel hopeful... Lire la suite ›

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The Beginning Of My Spiritual Journey

The Beginning Of My Spiritual Journey

Ten months ago I embarked on a new journey, a Spiritual one (yes, capital letter and all). I didn’t know where this would lead me; I didn’t know what to expect. The only thing that I knew at that time was that I needed to do... Lire la suite ›

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Up In The Air: Ten Tips For Traveling With Kids

Up In The Air: Ten Tips For Traveling With Kids

Remember those days where your only concern about an upcoming trip was restaurant reservations and how many shoes you were able to pack? You got to the airport with your carry-on, a book, your music, and if this was a just a few years ago,... Lire la suite ›

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Tablescape I: Breakfast With The Girls

Tablescape I: Breakfast With The Girls

Yesterday, I hosted a breakfast for a few friends to say good-bye to my friend Marion who is moving back to Mexico City. Normally, I am an “I want to do it all” kind of host. Potlucks don’t work for me (control freak... Lire la suite ›

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Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

Let me tell you a funny story that happened last Sunday. On Saturday night, I had some friends over for a little birthday celebration. We had a few drinks, and we stayed up late. The next morning, my daughter Roberta tried to wake me up,... Lire la suite ›

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With a Little Help From My Friends

With a Little Help From My Friends

Ten days ago I received the most amazing treat: my lifelong friends came from Mexico to LA to visit me. I couldn’t believe my luck. About two months ago, we started talking about organizing a trip for when we all turned 40 next year... Lire la suite ›

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Trend: Off-The-Shoulder

Trend: Off-The-Shoulder

Hi! I am sure that you’ve noticed in many stores and magazines off-the-shoulder tops and dresses. I like this trend because it screams “summer” and it’s flirty and flattering. I also like it because you can go... Lire la suite ›

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Eight Summer Reads

Eight Summer Reads

Hello there! I’ve curated a short list of summer reading for you. These are not new releases, they are books I’ve read in the past and, in my opinion, they meet the requirements for a good summer read: Well writtenEasy and... Lire la suite ›

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My First Camping Trip (ever)

My First Camping Trip (ever)

As part of their preschool “culmination”, my youngest daughter’s school organizes an over-night camping trip with all the class. When I first knew about this, I panicked. If you’ve visited my Instagram profile or if... Lire la suite ›

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When That Book Finds You

When That Book Finds You

I love to read. I’ve liked stories from a very young age. My mom would play audiobooks for me, and I’d listen to them over and over until I memorized every word. Later on, I learned to read, and a new world opened up to me. I fell in... Lire la suite ›

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5 de Mayo

5 de Mayo

Let me start by telling you that in the 32 years that I lived in Mexico City, and the year that I lived in France, I never celebrated 5 de Mayo . It is a holiday observed by schools, but I am pretty sure it is not mandatory for... Lire la suite ›

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Enchiladas Verdes (casserole version)

Enchiladas Verdes (casserole version)

This is a lighter version of the original enchiladas where the tortilla is fried (!!), filled with chicken and then covered with salsa verde and topped with queso fresco. In my mom’s kitchen, they prepare them that way, one by... Lire la suite ›

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