This post is a loving homage to my dear mom-in-law who passed away today. Marie-Claire you will be in my heart, always. It was an honor knowing you and learning from you.
Marie-Claire loved fashion and taught me a lot about chic à la française. She was a strong Frenchwoman who always made sure to dress up to the occasion.
Marie-Claire was born in Paris and later moved to the French Riviera. I loved her Southern cooking and long rosé wine tinted lunches in her rose bush garden.
This is a piece of art I gave her. According to her tastes.
Marie-Claire lived close by the Mediterranean Sea and I loved going to visit her, hanging out on the beach. Sipping coffee at a beach café or just sitting down on a bench and writing down my sea breeze inspired thoughts. Or breaking out to a dance.
Fly away my sweet Lady! Your life was beautiful. You were precious. Just like we all are. My dearest husband – I am there for you during this tough time!
I heart: GStyle, a blog written by a jazzy stylist and an incurable leather lover from London, who featured me this month. So, this chick is Ms. February! Thank you, dear G. What an honor. I equally got invited to speak on the radio. Should I overcome my fear and do it?
Today the Sweets and I are off for the day. Time just for us. This special day when we got engaged in Paris seven years ago, in front of the Versailles Castle.
Pretty soon heading out for a breakfast in the skies, at a panoramic restaurant that twirls around in an hour. Starbucks coffee served, along with muffins and a bagel heaven. Subsequently, our journey shall proceed to watch Safe Haven, a romantic thriller of a young woman looking for love in a small North Carolinian town. My East Coast infatuation can carry on…
You, my loves, make my life sweeter!
NYC dress, Riviera vintage bolero, Bata pumps
So, I’m back home. Flew thru New York in and out. Had such a lovely time off. There are no words. Just pure bliss. All the dear ones I met. Hugs, kisses, well wishes. My heart is bursting.
Now I have to accept dipping into real life again. I’m trying to find comfort in little glamorous pleasures. Watching my fave TV shows while devouring a marshmallow or two on the homey sofa. Taking long strolls along the Saint Lawrence river. Thus is life. A lot of love and then… a void.
Italo chic dress, Andiamo pumps