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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

There are so many wonderful intricacies in life. So many moments, so much laughter, so much joy to be had while we are here. We create these moments by being present. By not being distracted while reading a good book, sipping a cup of floral tea, running fingers through the fur of a purring cat on your lap. Forget the to-do list. What makes you happy? What thrills you? What inspires you? Warm sweaters and a roaring fire. From-scratch meals with wine and great friends. A cup of coffee while watching the sunrise. Or watching it set over the mountains. Decor, design, food, wine, gardens, art, and travel, along with friends and family will be our guide to La Belle Vie. For if you want it, you must create it.

  • La Cuisine du Chef (the chef’s kitchen)

    August 23, 2019 by

    “This wasn’t designed as a cook’s kitchen, was it?” my husband noted looking at the blank space filled with boxes and boxes of my cookware, spices, oils, vinegars, and jars and jars of staples and preserves. “It will be perfect!” I replied. The key to this space is an island, which we found most affordably… Read more

  • Le Chemin du Retour (the road home)

    August 21, 2019 by

    Mes amies, I am home! It is unapologetically the West out here. Wildness permeates the land. I feel my heart being set free under the vastness of western sky. Sitting on my back patio in the cool morning air, I look out from the hill I am perched on, across the sweeping valleys and up… Read more

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