Little Independence

I cannot believe I nearly forgot the significance of today’s date!  The history nerd in me should be slapped.  It’s my state’s birthday!  Over 175 years ago today 59 tenaciously spirited men met inside a cold one room building in the settlement of Washington on the Brazos and made a decision that would forever change […]

Chasing Phantoms of the Paris Metro

Today’s date is rather fitting for the following tale… I’m not exactly sure how it happened or even why, but somehow this summer I became weirdly obsessed with the Paris Metro.  Quite possibly it was that anxious feeling I got when the approaching train was just a few minutes out.   As I stood on the platform […]

Shepherdess at heart

Ever since I discovered my inner 18th century French princess—mind you–a princess who lives on a rather large country estate.   I’ve been drawn to the idea of what life in the country, surrounded by rolling hills of green, spattered with flocks of sheep might have been like.  Maybe like this painting by  Sonya Chasey? Of course […]

Last Mistresses of Versailles

Here’s a little look into the secret world of Versailles’ cozy nooks, closets, apartments and attics….where the last great mistresses of the reign of Louis XV laid their heads, sipped hot chocolate and champagne, batted their eyes, whispered sweet nothings and encouraged alliances. Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721-1764) was Louis XV official mistress from […]

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