When a particular room, exterior, or garden grabs your eye, something instinctive speaks to you regarding what will bring you warm welcome, comfort, peace and a feeling of ease. Kate Stamps, a fellow Anglophile living in Southern California with her husband Odom Stamps, an architect and equal partner of Stamps & Stamps, has made the Read More
Wednesday April 21, 2021


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Wednesday April 14, 2021
"Resilent people are really good at choosing carefully where they select their attention . . . and make an intentional, deliberate, ongoing effort to tune into what's good in [their] world." —Lucy Hone, psychologist and grief expert Each of us grasps life lessons at our own pace. Whether due to our own motivation to grow or the... Read More
Monday April 12, 2021

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A cold front full of moisture to share blew in, settling on top of the town of Bend late last week and through the Valentine's Day weekend. Upon anticipation of the winter forecast as one of the many in the area who savors our snowy winters, I planned ahead to explore a couple of recipes... Read More
Wednesday February 17, 2021

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Effortless. Nonchalant. Often, when an outsider observing the Parisian, or more largely the French citizen, the descriptor of effortlessness seems to aptly convey the mannerism, approach and presentation. All of this is to say, we are intrigued at such a seemingly unattainable way of living because, well, there must be a secret only the French... Read More
Monday February 22, 2021
Premiering its 53rd season on BBC's channel Two, Gardeners' World, hosted by Monty Don returns this Friday at 9pm. Those of us in the states can find each new episode within a couple of hours on BritBox (I stream BritBox through Amazon Prime). Late to the pleasure of viewing this long-running gardening program, as the saying... Read More
Wednesday March 17, 2021
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Mysteries abound - the real, the fictional, set in France, set in England. So many! A new magazine for discovering sophisticated inspiration for adorning your home and your life, capsule wardrobe items on great discount as well as worth investing in, books for inspiring you to embrace and enjoy the journey as well as help Read More
Friday April 09, 2021
Last night I sat down and enjoyed Sorrel Chicken with the very sorrel you see in the picture above. Yep, sorrel can make it through the winter without a hiccup (even a Bend winter!) so long as it is planted in the ground. :) To say I was tickled beyond a smile is an understatement. Read More
Wednesday April 07, 2021
Books for relaxing, for being inspired, for being informed, for sweeping you away to Paris, for helping you find your purpose and calling, a new series to sweep you back to an unknown story which took place during WWII, a film to reveal something you may not have known, cottage gardeners, a series for you Read More
Friday April 02, 2021
The first A Cuppa Moments enjoyed during the spring season, and in this month's video conversation, I am meeting you in my kitchen, sharing not only all of our usuals, but also sharing with you an incredibly simple recipe you can make in 15 minutes to satiate your love for chocolate. The month of March Read More
Thursday April 01, 2021
Spring clothing items to brighten your wardrobe, a cookbook full of non-recipes, France is found in a variety of places - television, books, cookbooks and more, the documentary many people have been eager to watch, and still so much more. Books —28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand Released last summer to tens of thousands of positive reviews, best-selling Read More
Friday March 26, 2021
Spring has arrived in Bend, and with it being Spring Break in Oregon, I am reveling in the start of a new season for a variety of reasons. This month's Smile post comes a week early as I couldn't wait to share the excitement spring has brought to my everydays. I hope you as well Read More
Wednesday March 24, 2021
"What we call a home is merely any place that succeeds in making more consistently available to us the important truths which the wider world ignores, or which our detracted irresolute selves have trouble holding on to. As we write, so we build: to keep a record of what matters to us." —Alain de Botton, Read More
Monday March 22, 2021