What began as a challenge to document a trip to Provence turned into a passion for sharing my love for home, travel and treasures. My beginning blog Provence du Jour was to be a way to chronicle my escapades and share a few photos along the way with family and friends. As I wrote about the adventures, the food, wine and the French flea markets or brocantes, however, it connected me to so many people who share the same loves and dreams. And isn’t that what life is all about, challenges and passion?
It’s been more fun than I ever anticipated, so come with me on this journey to discover how to add more beauty, fun and treasures to our everyday lives. Provence du Jour is now Chez Suzette, and I’ll continue to explore French and other cultures through travel, decor, food, wine and friends. I’ll go in search of flea market and antique treasures, both in the U.S. and in Europe, but particularly in France. Some of these will become available through an online shop I will be adding to my Chez Suzette site.
I love to cook (and eat!) so I’ll share recipes and ideas for entertaining or a cozy meal at home just for you. And sometimes you’ll just get random musings that wake me up at night and won’t go away until I write them down. I hope you’ll join me along the way in search of a life well-lived, perhaps sometimes with a slower pace that forces us to stop and be more present in our daily lives. Although those who know me would say I usually don’t slow down much, I’m finding as I grow older that I am longing to spend time every day in a more meaningful way. We can all live an authentic, interesting and fulfilling life. Through Chez Suzette I’ll try my best to add to your La Vie Belle, a beautiful life for you.
Here’s wishing that the best truly is yet to come for all of us!