5 Fusion & Sushi Bar
Ranked the best sushi restaurant in Bend for the past few years, located downtown in the heart of the bustle, step inside for delicious, authentic sushi.

821 NW Wall Street 100, Bend OR

59 RdS Bakery
Bakeries are everywhere, but baguette baking is a serious business. This bakery has won the award for the best baguette. Stop in and see exactly what a quality French baguette should taste like.

59 rue de Saintonge, Paris, France

À la Mère de Famille (chocolate shop)
Located on Rue Cler, do stop in here, and delight in their magic with pralines, and all things chocolate. Be sure to bring some home, as they do not ship to the states.

35 Rue Cler, 75007 Paris, France

A. Simon
Another quality cooking supply store to pick up metal mixing bowls, a baker's must-haves, knives, cutting boards and all of the little details.

48 Rue Montmartre, Paris, France

Abeja Winery
A viognier to welcome into your spring and summer meals. And don't forget to stay in their accommodations. A dream of a home away from home.

2014 Mill Creek Rd, Walla Walla, WA

Adèle and Jules Hotel
Wonderful concierge service in both French and English, rooms with the classic Juliet balcony available (just remember to request) located in the bustling 9th arr. but tucked away off any busy streets.

2 Cité Rougemont, 75009 Paris, France

Alder Slope Nursery
A family-owned nursery offering quality flowers, plants and supplies.

64934 Alder Slope Rd, Enterprise, OR

Alexandra's Designer Consignment
Having found my favorite black pair of Manolo Blahnik pumps here, I will forever be a fan.

412 Olive Way, Seattle, WA

Alpine Meadows Golf Course
The 9-hole golf course that is challenging and beautiful. Look up to see Ruby Peak as the backdrop after you sink your final putt.

66098 Golf Course Rd, Enterprise, OR

A wonderfully unique and delicious dining experience. Enjoy Peruvian cuisine in the Pearl District.

1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR

The famed tea house that Coco Chanel frequented, sip the decadent chocolat chaud and nibble on a macaroon.

226 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France

The special dining destination of Bend. Chosen by the James Beard association to showcase their talents, the service is white table sophistication and the food dazzles the food curious, and always satiates. Try the bone marrow appetizer to start your meal

1304 NW Galveston Ave, Bend, OR 97701

Arrowhead Chocolates
No matter where I live, I always have my Arrowhead dark chocolate truffles on hand. My favorite are the peanut butter, but their sea-salted caramels are simply amazing.

100 N Main St, Joseph, OR

The BEST Croissant in Portland, a classic French Pâtisserie located on NW 23rd, having opened in 2022. Desserts, imported European French teas and more.

710 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

Avalon Hotel
Blocks away from the Empire State Building, a boutique hotel on 32rd street.

16 E 32nd St, New York, NY

Baker Beach
For iconic images of the Golden Gate Bridge, stop at what San Franciscans call their favorite beach. Say hello to the fisherman, and enjoy the locals walking their dogs in the morning.

Gibson Rd, San Francisco, CA 94129

A quaint cafe with extraordinary cuisine tucked away off the main street. Absolutely worth searching for.

17 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840

Absolutely delicious tapas menu, no reservations taken. Brand new, larger location downtown with community tables as well as single tables. And during the summer, sit outside on their patio.

915 NW Wall St, Bend, OR

Basel Cellars
Up on the hill and offering a variety of wines. Taste, try and enjoy.

2901 Old Milton Hwy, Walla Walla, WA

Bastille Cafe & Bar
The quintessential French brasserie in downtown Seattle.

5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA

Beach Books
Stay in Gearhart and make the 3 mile jaunt to Seaside to visit this charming independent bookstore. Located on the main street of town - Broadway, right on the corner, find oodles of cookbooks, journals, cards and the newest releases.

616 Broadway St, Seaside, OR

All-natural handmade luxurious bath and beauty products. Try their linen spray, something I use weekly on freshly laundered sheets.

1 S Main St, Joseph, OR

Beehive Cut & Color Bar
Ask for an appointment with Kyle, my longtime stylist and colorist (but every stylist is superb).

126 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA

Beehive Cut & Color Bar
Ask for an appointment with Kyle, my longtime stylist and colorist (but every stylist is superb).
Bemelman's Bar
Located at the Carlyle on the Upper East Side, stop in for live jazz, iconic New York City atmosphere with the artist of famed children's book series Madeline,Ludwig Bemelmans', illustrations on the walls.


Bend's Farmers' Market
Opening in early May and running through October, each Wednesday beginning at 11am - 3pm. Directly situated next to Mirror Pond at Drake Park. This is Bend at its best.

835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701

Big Story Bookstore (new & used books)
A m of a bookstore in Bend that reminds me of Powell's in Portland as there are oodles of used books (in like-new-condition) and a welcoming and playful atmosphere for those of us who love words, books and learning something new.

228 NE Greenwood Ave A, Bend, OR 97701

Book in Bar
The only bookshop with coffee and espresso to enjoy while you read. Full of English books in all genres, pop in, relax and enjoy the ample selection.

4 Rue Joseph Cabassol, Aix-en-Provence, France

Boudin Bakery at the Wharf
San Francisco Sourdough French Bread is claimed to have begun with Isidore Boudin's creative idea to utilize the sea air to create something like nowhere else in the world. Enjoy a tour of the museum (free) and see how the bakers make the famous bread.

160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Boulettes Larder & Bouli Bar
Enjoy the front dining room for breakfast or lunch and the Bouli Bar for dinner. The menu offerings are seasonal, local and scrumptious. Pizzas too that will up your definition of comfort food.

Ferry Building, 1, #48, San Francisco, CA 94111

Brasserie Bellanger
Painted a delightful fresh green hue, you will not walk past this corner brasserie and miss it. And you shouldn't! :) It offers fresh, delicious French food with superb service. Their water pitchers are full of whimsy as well.

140 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris, France

Brasserie Four
French cuisine for lunch or dinner, and outdoor dining as well!

4 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA

Brick House
Located in the heart of downtown Bend, directly across the street from the Oxford Hotel, enjoy seafood (their seasonal halibut and sauce was delectable) and steak, a central dining location for locals (and you may even see Oregon's US Senator Wyden).

5 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97701

Bryant Park
A prime location situated behind New York City's famed public library and a block away from Grand Central Station. Yoga in the park in the summer - don't forget!

Bryant Park, New York, NY

A Parisian bistro in NYC. Oh, and look for Buvette in Paris as well! Petite, cozy, and delicious.

42 Grove St, New York, NY

Cafe du Monde
Offering the classic beignet that is deluged with powdered sugar - still very delicious. Do not be deterred by the long line.

800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Café Lignac
Located in the 7th, just a few blocks from Rue Cler is a quintessential neighborhood café founded by respected French chef Cyril Lignac. Enjoy classic, seasonal fare with touches of delicious flavor surprises. Click the link to read my review.

139 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France

Central Grocery & Deli
Located in the French Quarter, the long line moves quickly as customers wait for the classic, original Muffaletta sandwich.

923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Central Park
From the beautiful Bow Bridge, the tucked away Shakespearean Garden and endless running, biking and walking paths, find something new each time you visit.

Central Park, New York, NY

Charles Smith Wines
A tasting room downtown, taste for $5 and then purchase a quality wine. The Boy is one of my favorites as well as they viognier.

35 S Spokane St, Walla Walla, WA

Chez Panisse
Alice Waters' Michelin starred restaurant which opened in 1971 serves a different menu each night (closed on Sundays). Reserve one month ahead, and excited as your tastebuds will forever be in your debt.

1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

For a scrumptious breakfast or lunch (closes at 2pm), most people sit outside, with outdoor heaters in the cooler months as the restaurant is located on Newport Avenue across from Newport Market - lovely people watching.

1110 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97701

Claridge's (for Afternoon Tea)
Enjoy Afternoon Tea (or a special Easter Afternoon Tea in the spring) in Claridge's Foyer and Reading room. Impeccable service and don't forget to look up while in the Foyer - a Chihuly glass sculpture, exclusively commissioned for the space.

Brook St, London W1K 4HR, United Kingdom

Cliff Bell's
Live jazz music, and dark, classic aesthetic that sets the perfect mood. And the food, scrumptious!

2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI

Colville Street Patisserie
Amazing hot chocolate. This is my favorite destination for French pastries and they have gelato!

40 S Colville St, Walla Walla, WA

Commander's Palace
The top historically recognized gourmet restaurant in New Orleans. Make reservations ahead of time and save up your appetite. It will be worth it.

1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Nestled on the east side of Portland in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, a new French restaurant, recently nominated for a James Beard award is situated on a corner lot amongst blocks of beautiful homes. Using seasonal, local produce, the food will delight.

6839 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

Covent Garden
Food, shops, cobbled streets and the bustle of London.

Covent Garden, London, UK

Dammann Frères Thé
With a plethora of tea varietals, Dammann Frères was established in 1692, and now one of my favorite French tea companies. With many shops throughout the city, click on the link to find one closest to your accommodations (they ship internationally).
DeBouche Modern
Consignment furniture with a modern touch. A few pieces have found their way into my home.

385 B St. - Airport District. Walla Walla, WA

Don Carlo Vineyard
A chardonnay I continue to treat myself to, and founded by a woman with a love for wine and a husband who believed in her dream.
Dream Dry
Founded by Rachel Zoe, schedule a blow-out and look great for whatever your schedule demands.

35 W 21st St, New York, NY

A blow-out salon with two locations in the city. Easy to schedule and individually selected styles. Oh, and enjoy a mimosa while you wait.
Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
The classic, cozy bookstore located in downtown Bend. New books on the main floor and used books upstairs. Stay, read, nibble and enjoy.

135 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR

Dunham Cellars
Where the wine flows and the dogs roam. Try their Three-legged Red for a budget-friendly red-blend table wine.

150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla, WA

E. Dehillerin
A cook and baker's dream is to shop at E. Dehillerin. Knowing Julia Child and Ina Garten have shopped there as well, doesn't hurt. Oodles of cooper, skillets and all the tools you will want to bring home.

18-20 Rue Coquillière, Paris, France

Italophiles (is that a word??), go here, now. Everything involving food and Italy in the Flatiron District.

200 5th Ave, New York, NY

Elephant's Delicatessen
A gourmet and speciality food's store and cafe. A treat in more ways than one.

115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR

Elizabeth's Restaurant
Located away from downtown, take a taxi, no reservations taken, and enjoy homemade regional cuisine.

601 Gallier St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Elm Street Books
THE bookstore to peruse and treat yourself to the newest release. The staff is savvy and the location is ideal.

35 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840

Embassy Suites, Downtown
Located in the historic Multnomah Hotel. This is not your typical Embassy Suites. Reserve a room for your next visit.

319 SW Pine St, Portland, OR

Empire State South
Chef Hugh Acheson’s restaurant blending traditional southern food elevated for healthy, delicious options.
Empire State South
Chef Hugh Acheson’s restaurant blending traditional southern food elevated for healthy, delicious options.

999 Peachtree St NE #140, Atlanta, GA

Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Paris
As both a Francophile and Anglophile, knowing how to easily travel between France and Britain is a must, and Eurostar is my transport of choice. Located at the Gare du Nord in the heart of Paris, these trains are on the second level (up the escalator).

18 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris, France

Eurostar, St. Pancras Station, London
To travel from Britain to France, I hop on the Eurostar which in London departs from St. Pancras. St. Pancras is full of eateries, a Hatchard's bookshop and other shops to explore, but do so before checking in on the main floor for your train.

Euston Rd, London NW1 2QP, United Kingdom

Faulkner House Books
Located on a quiet alley in the French Quarter, small, but full of inspiration.

624 Pirates Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116

Fondations Claude Monet
See the famous waterlilies in person, tour the gardens that Claude Monet designed, as well as walk through his home in Giverny.

84 Rue Claude Monet, Giverny, France

Fortnum & Mason
Be dazzled from floor to floor to floor. A gourmet grocer, tea store, place to dine casually or for high tea. The options are endless.

181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER, United Kingdom

French Quarter
Find luxurious bed & bath linens as well as L’Occitane products.

530 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR

Frog Hollow Cafe
The Frog Hollow Cafe located in the Ferry Building offers seasonal, locally sourced fare, and delicious options to enjoy while sitting and looking out onto the bay as the ferries full of passengers arrive.

San Francisco Bay Trail #46, San Francisco, CA 94111

G7 Cabs
G7 Cabs are the taxi I often hail while walking about the city. They are seemingly everywhere and offer nice, clean cars at fair rates.
Gabrielle Geppert
Hermés, Chanel, Dior. It's here and it's far more affordable. A dream of a designer consignment boutique.

31 Galerie de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France

Garden District Book Shop
Locally owned, 30+ year old bookstore that has held book signings with Julia Child and other top authors.

Rink Shopping Center, 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Garelick and Herbs
A gourmet deli to remind you of what you wish you could make at home.

97 Main St, New Canaan, CT 06840

Garrison Creek Cellars
A zinfandel like no other zinfandel you've had.

4153 Hood Rd, Walla Walla, WA

Gearhart Ocean Inn
Pet friendly, two blocks from an expansive part of beach on the Oregon coast, complimentary beach cruisers. Enjoy this quiet respite with a bakery one block away.

67 N Cottage Ave, Seaside, OR

The stunning view from their patio dining area, and the food will leave you speechless for all of the right reasons. And who knows, you might just see someone you recognize from the celebrity pages.

27400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

GingerBitz Bakery
An ideal bakery with mouth-watering buttery quiche, endless sweet treats and the talk of the town for all the right reason.

155 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840

Goodbyes Consignment
Having opened in 1991, Goodbyes has two locations on Sacramento Street (so don't forget to look across the street). Find designer clothing and accessories at a fraction of the original retail price.

3464 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118

Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast
A dream of a bed & breakfast in the Garden District. Traditional, colonial grand home with an ideal location to the streetcar and everything New Orleans.

2727 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Great Pacific
With live music each week, and a casual, community vibe, enjoy their pizzas, sandwiches, and croissant sandwiches, or stop in to pick up your favorite wine for your evening dinner party.

403 S Main St, Pendleton, OR

Go and be amazed. From below ground floor to the designer collections, and don't forget to stop into the grocery market and pick up lunch to be enjoyed at a nearby park.

87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom

Hatchards Booksellers
The oldest bookshop in London (1797), and located directly next to Fortnum & Mason. Get lost in the shelves of new books and feel as though you are in a regal library.

187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE, United Kingdom

Haven in Paris
A luxury Parisian vacation rental that makes you feel at home. With a personal concierge to welcome you and be at your call of need if you have a question, all rentals are pristine and ideally located.
Highlands Golf Club
A fun, nine-hole golf-course weaving in between beach houses and perfect for anyone who just wants to stretch their legs, see some wildlife and not take the game too seriously.

33260 Highlands Ln, Seaside, OR

Hotel Ballard
A luxurious sleeping and living experience awaits in a quaint new neighborhood.

5216 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA

Hotel Monge
A boutique hotel located in the fifth away from the tourist bustle, but in close proximity to everything you want. And the reason I chose it was that it is one block from Les Jardins des Plantes.

55 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris, France

Hotel Particulier Montmartre
A beautiful boutique hotel tucked up in a private part of a Montmartre neighborhood. A wonderful place to arrive after a long day of international travel. Check out my spotlight post in the French-Inspired archives.

Pavillon D, 23 Avenue Junot, Paris, France

Hudson Hotel
A mid-town contemporary hotel. Small, but stylish rooms.

358 W 58th St, New York, NY

Hyde Park
One of the eight Royal Parks in London and with 350 acres, the history abounds and the landscaping will amaze.

Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom

Il Gattopardo
Classic italian cuisine located in a tucked away location behind MoMA. Don't miss this experience.

13-15 W 54th St, New York, NY

Iron Horse Antiques
Tucked into the quaint, beautiful downtown neighborhood, discover antiques of all types and very reasonable prices. A bustling destination for locals and tourists.

210 NW Congress St, Bend, OR

Iron Horse Second Hand (2nd Shop)
After you visit their original location (near Drake Park), be sure to pop into their second location where Eddie has even more. He needed more space for all of his treasures, and I think this is the best of the two (but stop into both, b/c you never know)

632 NE 1st St, Bend, OR 97701

Isenhower Cellars
Family-run and operated. The wines are delicious, fun and affordable.

3471 Pranger Rd, Walla Walla, WA

Jackalope Grill
Classic French cuisine by a Parisian-trained chef. In the warmer months, enjoy brunch in the courtyard for a lovely and delicious experience in the heart of Bend.

750 NW Lava Road, Bend, OR

Jackson's Corner
Two locations (west and east). Watch them toss the pizza dough while you enjoy a glass of wine with family and friends.

845 NW Delaware Ave, Bend, OR

Jacques Genin Chocolates
A gourmet chocolate shop where the chocolate is displayed like jewelry.

27 rue de varenne, Paris, France

Find stylish, active wear for the busy, physically active woman.

7 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840

James Smith & Sons, LTD (Umbrellas)
Making umbrellas since 1830, now located in a classic Victorian building in New Oxford find your lifetime umbrellas or walking stick. Handmade and high quality. It was a dream to purchase my first, and no other umbrella compares. Beautiful wood handles.

Hazelwood House, 53 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1BL, United Kingdom

La Couronne Restaurant
Dine where Julia Child enjoyed her first French meal which she credits for be a significant inspiration in her life’s journey into the French culinary culture. Check out my visit and video of my meal at this historic restaurant.

31 Place du Vieux Marché, Rouen, France

La Foulonnière B & B - Louviers
I had the opportunity to stay at this delightful B & B in Louviers while I attended Susan Hermann-Loomis' cooking class. The hostess is lovely and warm. Fresh croissants are enjoyed with breakfast each morning. And Louviers is just a short walk away.

35 Avenue Henri Dunant, 27400 Louviers, France

La Grand Épicerie
Your gourmet grocery on the left bank. Located below the Bon Marché. Two dreams in one!

38, rue de Sèvres, Paris, France

La Maison d'Isabelle
Winner of Paris' Best Croissants in 2018. Enough said! Beautiful, endless layers of buttery goodness and just blocks away from Shakespeare & Co., located right on Saint-Germaine boulevard.

47ter Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris, France

La Mascotte
A scrumptious seafood fine dining restaurant in Montmartre. From the sole, to the oysters, to the dessert, all was scrumptious on my last night in Paris in 2018.

52 Rue des Abbesses, Paris, France

La Petite Grocery
A trendy boutique restaurant, located on the famed Magazine Street where chef and owner Justin Devillier puts his creative spin on classic New Orleans dishes.

4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Cloud-like macaroons, visit any of the three locations to spoil your sweet tooth.

18 Rue Royale, 75008 Paris, France

Lady Bird Cultural Society
Inspired by the décor and drink of the 1920 speakeasies, Lady Bird is a unique treat for locals and visitors to Bend. The service was impeccable, and the limoncello profiteroles - yum!

75 SW Powerhouse Dr #130, Bend, OR 97702

Le Colonial
A French-Vietnamese restaurant with superb service in mid-town Manhattan.

149 E 57th St, New York, NY

Le District
Travel to France without leaving New York City. The food, the restaurants, the bars. Vive la France!

Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St, New York, NY

Le Grand Colbert
Fantastic service! You'll remember this restaurant from the movie "Something’s Gotta to Give".

2 Rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France

Le Grillon
Upon meeting mystery author M.L. Longworth here for a croissant and tea, it was clear why this was her favorite cafe. Located on Cours Mirabeau, the people watching is phenomenal, and the food a dream.

49 Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence, France

Le Notre Pâtisserie
Located at the end of Rue Cler (just around the corner, so technically not on Rue Cler), the artistry of desserts and buttery croissants are worth a visit.

7 Rue Amélie, 75007 Paris, France

Les Jardins de Villandry
The largest vegetable garden in the country, touring this grand garden was food for the soul. Check out my video of the tour and discover a beautiful breath of fresh air in your day.

3 Rue Principale, Villandry, France

Levain Bakery
The cookies! Oh my goodness. In a tiny Upper West Side location, look for the blue sign and be prepared to melt in deliciousness.

167 W 74th St, New York, NY

Liner & Elsen
The go-to NW Portland wine store. Find wines from Oregon, Washington, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and bi-weekly tastings on Friday and Saturday.

2222 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR

Lion & Owl
A brunch must-dine-at location for seasonal fare, and yep, this is the location with Airstream housed in the restaurant itself which is where this business began.Now the Airstream is the bar. With thoughtful décor and serving ware touches, a special place

60 E 11th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

Little Bird Bistro
Be swept away to Paris for an entire meal – the food is scrumptious (try their savory crepes for an appetizer), linger and enjoy their welcoming and warm service.

215 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR

London Symphony Orchestra (performing at the Barbican Centre)
Treat yourself to a performance by the London Symphony Orchestra at a gorgeous modern performance hall where the ensemble as been performing since 1982 when the Barbican Centre opened.

Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom

Located next door to the Garden District Book Shop, discover certified organic hand-woven in Turkey linens, scarves and beautiful designs.

2727 Prytania St #13, New Orleans, LA 70130

Looney Bean Coffee
Sip artisan coffee along Mirror Pond at the edge of Drake Park in a cozy setting.

961 NW Brooks St., Bend, OR

Lou Canesteou Fromagerie
The best cheese shop in Vaison-la-Romaine, recommended by Patricia Wells and visited along with her and the entire class on the day of the market in town (Tuesday).

10 Rue Raspail, Vaison-la-Romaine, France

Lou Canesteou Fromagerie
The best cheese shop in Vaison-la-Romaine, recommended by Patricia Wells and visited along with her and the entire class on the day of the market in town (Tuesday).

10 Rue Raspail, Vaison-la-Romaine, France

Lou Lou's Friendly Diner
Located on the bustling Saint-Germaine Boulevard just blocks away from Cafe Flore but without the tourist hype. Delicious classic fare and friendly service. Not to be confused with Lou Lou's on Rue Rivoli.

90 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris, France

LOustalet Restaurant
A special place to dine for lunch or dinner. Be sure to try the bouillabaisse, and enjoy dining under the large plane tree during the warm Provence sun.

5 Place Gabrielle Andéol, Gigondas, France

Lovejoy Bakers
A corner location in the Pearl District. Try their egg salad sandwich or pick up freshly baked bread. Busy and delicious.

939 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR

A women's activewear business, now known around the country and online, but originally founded in Portland.

1015 NW Couch St, Portland, OR

Mabel & Zora
A lovely women's clothing boutique in the Pearl District.

748 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR

Magnolia Bakery
Yep, that Magnolia Bakery as seen in SATC. Light and fluffy cupcakes and Carrie Bradshaw's brownstone just around the corner.

401 Bleecker St, New York, NY

Maison Kayser
An artisan Parisian boulangerie in NYC. One location by Bryant Park and the Public Library and nine others around the city.

8 W 40th St, New York, NY

Maison Lohézic (aka Éspirit Gourmand)
Tasting four different boulangeries' croissants in the 7th, it was the croissants and baguette from Lohézic that were my favorite. And their accolades support my tastebuds' preference. :)

43 Av. de Saxe, 75007 Paris, France

Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen
France's largest flea market. Open Saturday-Monday, discover treasures for your sanctuary and delight in the variety. Decor details, dinnerware, furniture, clothing, linens and more. Visit my guide of 11 Helpful Tips for VIsiting and Shopping.

138/140 rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen, Paris, France

Marla June's
A boutique for chic women. Owned by a woman who knows how to style and whom I personally admire and respect.

16 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA

Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Stay in the downtown towers that create the skyline and enjoy an amazing view.

GM Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI

Stop in for lunch from 10-4 after perusing Powell's bookshop. It has a nondescript exterior, but the interior is exquisite and simple. French-Nordic fare, spoil yourself with their brie, apple and parsnip quiche followed by dessert.

921 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97205

Misbehaven Spa & Salon
A masseuse with amazing hands - Sandra, and a luxurious pedicure, schedule with Rachel

126 W Poplar St, Walla Walla, WA

Mission Hall Antique Centre
Located in the lovely small town of Barnard Castle, this fantastic place for antiques includes many different dealers and has even been a stop on the Celebrity Antiques Roadshow. Also where I found my storied foot stool!

51 The Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8PL, United Kingdom

Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Chocolate in many different forms and all decadently scrumptious.

526 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR

Mother's Bistro
Sunday brunch is a must-do for all Portlanders. Don't mind the wait as their French Toast will assuage your impatience.

212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR

Musée de l'Orangerie
The grand expansive paintings by Claude Monet, as displayed to his design in two oval rooms with gentle natural light streaming from above. Find it on the SW corner of the Jardin des Tuilieries, near the west entrance.

Jardin Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France

Museum of Modern Art
Visit the 4th and 5th floors, which are my favorite – Seurat, Picasso, Monet.

11 W 53rd St, New York, NY

Nancy P's Cafe & Bakery
Sandwiches, cookies, quiches, scones, pies and more. The perfect spot for a chat with a good friend.

1054 NW Milwaukee Ave., Bend, OR

New York City Public Library
Where the lions are on guard (Patience and Fortitude) – work in the reading room, take a free tour and then have lunch in Bryant Park.

5th Ave at 42nd St, New York, NY

Newport Avenue Market
Bend's version of Zabar's. Locally employee owned, gourmet cheeses, quality seafood and meat, and wines carefully chosen for a delicious experience. And don't forget the friendly service.

1121 NW Newport Avenue, Bend, Oregon

Noi Thai Cuisine
voted in The Source as the #1 Thai restaurant in 2015 & 2016 for a reason. The food is delicious and offers reasonable, but not absurd serving sizes, your palate will be satiated and the decor is phenomenal

550 NW Franklin Avenue, Suite 148, Bend, OR

Nome Italiano
THE place for Italian food in Bend. Dining on its opening weekend, beginning with oysters, savoring their radiatori pasta and concluding with tiramisu, the food paired with the superb service and bustling atmosphere made a delicious and memorable evening.

1465 SW Knoll Ave, Bend, OR 97702

NYC Airporter
Offering $14 fares (shuttle bus) to and from JFK and LGA to Penn Station and Grand Central.
Oblation Papers & Press
Looking for unique and stunning stationery? Stop in and discover endless ideas and options.

516 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR

Pacific Way Bakery & Cafe
Croissants and coffee in the morning and fresh seafood in the evening.

601 Pacific Way, Gearhart, OR

Palais Royale
A favorite must-see spot. Boutiques, a quiet, cozy garden, restaurants and those black and white cylinders.

8 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France

Paley's Place
Founded in 1996 and remains a must-dine. As well, recommended by recommended by Oprah and The New York Times.

1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR

Pan Pacific Hotel
Luxurious modern accommodations.

2125 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA

Papa Haydn
Simply stop in for dessert, as I did when I lived only a block away, or make a reservation for dining and a wonderful view of the cozy, yet bustling street of NW 23rd

701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR

Paris by Mouth
Tour the City of Light according to your palate's favorite foods. Taste and walk. Learn and listen in your own language.
Paris Perfect Vacation Rentals
Thoroughly enjoying my stay in their Saint Julien apt in the 7th in 2022, Paris Perfect welcomes guests into thoughtfully decorated, designed and ideally located rentals. Read my detailed post of my stay on the blog.

25 Pl. Dauphine, 75001 Paris, France

Parrilla Grill
The fish tacos. Try them. Love them. Burritos of all kinds as well.

635 NW 14th St, Bend, OR

Pearl 6101 Restaurant
Newly opened in 2018, offering breakfast and lunch, as well as dinner and brunch on the weekends, classic, elevated cafe fare. Find this cozy, open destination in the Richmond neighborhood on the corner of 25th and California. Enjoy!

6101 California St, San Francisco, CA 94121

Pearl Oyster Bar
The Lobster Roll you'll never forget, enjoy one in the petite dining area or at the bar in the West Village.

18 Cornelia St, New York, NY

Pepper Bridge Winery
Rava Avis Grenache – a peppery red wine that is scrumptious!
Pepper Bridge Winery
Try their Rava Avis Grenache – a peppery red wine that is scrumptious!
Pierre Hermé
Amazing macarons and other pastries. Step inside and dare to dream.

18 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France

Pimlico Interiors
Design services, decor items and chic taste. Founded by a decorator who believes you do not have to redo the entire room to completely transform it.

48 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840

The famed sourdough rounds, melt in your mouth chocolate croissants and “punishment” cookies.

38 Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris, France

Portage Bay Cafe
Local, organic and sustainable dining in four locations around the city.

2821 NW Market St, Seattle, WA

Portland's White House
A regal southern-inspired mansion bed & breakfast in the NE, Irvington district

1914 NE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR

Powell's Books
The mecca of bookstore lovers. Multiple stories, new and used. Block out a significant amount of time to explore. As well, bring your used books and sell to gain store credit or cash.

1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR

Pre's Trails (yep! Prefontaine!)
For walking your pups, walking yourself or taking a great run in the heart of Eugene, yet feeling as though you are far from urban living. Well lit at night and in the evenings, the bark chip trails provide great support instead of pounding pavement.
Find classic American lighting and house parts, and allow yourself to dream.

1100 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR

Robert Kime, Ltd.
Located in Belgravia, Robert Kime's taste and discerning eye for layering and collecting items to adorn a beautiful traditional English home is a treat of luxury from fabrics, wallpaper and furniture. Have a customized lampshade made of his fabrics.

190-192 Ebury St, London SW1W 8UP, United Kingdom

Rose Bakery
Located in Montmartre along one of my favorite streets on the right bank, Rose Bakery offers seasonal, light and fresh fare that is healthy as it is tasty.

46 Rue des Martyrs, Paris, France

Roundabout Book Shop
Located in NWX, this cozy bookshop has the latest titles and coffee, tea, wine and beer to beckon you to stay and enjoy. Recently expanded in 2022, there is even more cozy corners and even more books. Enjoy whiling away many hours here.

900 Northwest Mount Washington Drive #110, Bend, OR

Rue Cler
Located in the 7th arrondissement, just blocks away from La Tour de Eiffel, be sure to visit the fromagerie that is a local favorite (with a line to boot on Sunday mornings), St. James clothing store, choose a café to dine and just enjoy exploring.

Rue Cler75007 Paris, France

A mediterranean dining experience with tapas on the menu and a cozy, European atmosphere to take you abroad without the airfare.

125 W Alder St, Walla Walla, WA

Salon de Ning
Rooftop lounge above the Peninsula Hotel on 5th and 55th. Amazing city views.

The Peninsula New York, 700 5th Ave, New York, NY

Sammy's Flowers
My favorite destination for fresh flowers. Always fresh, unique and beautiful.

1710 W Burnside St, Portland, OR

San Francisco Flower Mart
If you need your flower fix, stop by at 10 am and not too much later and be dazzled by the infinite amount and varietals of flowers. Buyers can begin buying at 6 am with their badges, but simply touring is fun.

640 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Many locations await your patronage, but my favorite is Central Park South. Ideal for breakfast and brunch.

40 Central Park S, New York, NY

Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread
THE place to stop and enjoy hot out of the oven gingerbread that is not just any gingerbread. So good! And a lovely snack after a hike around Grasmere Lake.

Church Cottage, Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9SW, United Kingdom

Saviah Cellars
A small winery on the outskirts of Walla Walla. Their Jack red-blend is perfect for week night dinners.

1979 J B George Rd, Walla Walla, WA

Savoy Grill
An iconic (and delicious) establishment now run by Gordon Ramsey, be sure to select the Beef Wellington and Cheese Soufflé. Marrying French cuisine with British classics. Request a seat in one of the 1/2 moon banquettes whether on your own or as a duo.

100 Strand, London WC2R 0EZ, United Kingdom

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Classic American lights, fixtures, hardware, furniture, and a great cup of coffee.

2181 NW Nicolai St, Portland, OR

Seams to Fit
My go-to designer consignment shop for clothing each time I visit Portland (and they have consignment furniture too!).

2239 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR

Sébastien Gaudard Patisserie
A dream of a patisserie in Montmartre. Referred by a Parisian friend, I stepped in and was in sweet bliss. Not only was the food artistically beautiful and delicious, the decor in light French blue made it feel extra special.

22 Rue des Martyrs, Paris, France

Shakespeare & Co. bookshop
A bustling iconic bookshop located along the Seine and full of English language books of all genres. No photos can be taken in the shop which will enable you to hone in on that perfect book you're looking for.

37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France

Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Extensive gardens to explore year-round. Originally created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson in the 1930s and still a gem to explore. This is the garden with the famous White Garden - small, but stunning.

Biddenden Rd, Cranbrook TN17 2AB, Kent, United Kingdom

Globally-inspired green-conscious cuisine and voted Bend's best restaurant in 2016. Take-out or dine in. Either way, enjoy.


St. Honoré Boulangerie
My favorite French boulangerie in Portland.

2335 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR

St. Pancras International Train Station
Depart on the EuroStar for Paris at the beautiful, historic train station. As well many other English countryside destinations depart from St. Pancras.

Euston Rd, London N1C 4QP, United Kingdom

Studio Vero
My go-to for European linens, custom upholstery for window treatments, furniture, pillows, and bedding. View all of my rooms in the archives. Veronique Waldron is the expert will create the room you imagined.

1465 SW Knoll Ave Ste 102, Bend, OR 97703

Swink Style Bar
A blow-out bar that will leave your hair looking great for any occasion.

611 Stewart St, Seattle, WA

Tartine Bakery
The original location of famed bakery Tartine which opened in 2002, stop in for a lovely, buttery and flaky croissant, pain aux Chocolat, quiche and a cup of your favorite something hot to start the day.

600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Tartine Manufactory
Opening in 2016, Tartine expanded into a sit-down breakfast, lunch and dinner location just 10 blocks from their original bakery.

595 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Telescope Cafe
Find it behind the Palais Royale, and look for a all of the wooden owls adorning the decor. A truly local haunt that knows how to brew a cup of jo.

5 Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris, France

The Argonaut Hotel on the Wharf
Located in a historic building and the only hotel on Fisherman's Wharf, choose a room overlooking the bay, and stay in a luxury hotel primely located for tourist pursuits.

495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109

The Bookloft
My childhood bookstore. Cozy, quiet and owned for decades by a bibliophile and Francophile. Coffee & treats in the back room as well as local art. Stop in and say hello.

107 E Main St, Enterprise, OR

The DragonFly Coffee House and Bakery
Come with cash and enjoy this cozy, corner destination just off of NW 23rd.

2387 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR

The Ferry Building Marketplace
Artisan shops, produce, seafood and restaurtants in a beautifully refurbished building at the foot of Market street.

1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Bldg, San Francisco, CA

The French Bastards Boulangerie
Having opened in 2019, three French men have taken their love of French food, some inspiration from American sweet favorites (e.g. the cinnamon roll) and make scrumptious sweet treats and breads.

61 Rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris, France

The Glass House
Visit and be prepared to be in awe of stunning simplicity. Did you know? Vogue and other top magazines have chosen the Glass House as their set for numerous editorials.

199 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840

The Goring Hotel
Ideally located in the heart of London just steps from Buckingham Palace and Victoria tube station, walk to the theatre, to Trafalager Square and oodles of museums and restaurants. And amazingly a quiet tucked away corner that feels cozy.

15 Beeston Pl, London SW1W 0JW, United Kingdom

The Heathman Hotel
Stay on Broadway and bring your pets. The service is incredible and the library is something to take a moment to check out.

1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR

The Linney vacation cottage
My first stay in the English countryside was in north Devon at The Linney cottage which overlooks the Bristol Channel. Read my detailed post through the link.
The Marcus Whitman Hotel
THE place to stay in downtown Walla Walla. Ask for a room in the tower.

6 W Rose St, Walla Walla, WA

The Metropolitan Museum
Nestled into Central Park, tour the endless rooms and the fashion exhibits as well. And cap off your visit with a cocktail on the roof overlooking the park.

1000 5th Ave, New York, NY

The Mousetrap (play), St. Martin's Theatre
The world's longest running play. Written by Agatha Christie (beginning in 1952) and having been performed at St. Martin's Theatre since 1974, enjoy the caper and discover Who Dunnit!

West St, London WC2H 9NZ, United Kingdom

The National Gallery
Located in Trafalgar Square, wander for free from exhibit to exhibit to view more than 2300 paintings.

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom

The National Portrait Gallery
A wonderful museum to slip into away from the bustle of the city and step into Britain's history of near and far figures of note.

St. Martin's Pl, London WC2H 0HE, United Kingdom

The Nest, A Spa at True Salon
I highly recommend my esthetician Ciara and their Eminence products.

2009 Portland Ave, Walla Walla, WA

The Palace Hotel
Recently remodeled in 2015, even if you don't stay, book a reservation for their weekend Brunch. The setting will surpass expectations and the food will leave you full for days.

2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA

The Paris Theater
Foreign films in the city – French, Italian especially – a delightful respite in mid-town.

4 W 58th St, New York, NY

The Pembroke
A pub with yum to fill your tum. The interior is a mixture of old and new and your experience will be unforgettable.

261 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington SW5 9JA, United Kingdom

The Pig at Bridge Place
Located in Canterbury, a luxurious traditional English décorated inn, complete with a restaurant on-site that incorporates what is grown in their own garden, and don't miss the breakfast - oh my goodness - oodles of goodness to enjoy.

Bourne Park Rd, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5BH, Kent, United Kingdom

The Prince Alfred
Classic interior in the quaint, historic Maida Vale. Stop in for the classic pub experience.

5A Formosa St, London W9 1EE, United Kingdom

The Prodigal Sons Brewery and Pub
Family owned and brewed and made for family and friends. A convivial location on an ideal corner location.

230 SE Court Ave, Pendleton, OR

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Enjoy changing exhibits from the Royal Collection in a lovely tucked around the left side of Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom

The Regent's Park
A Royal Park to visit and wander throughout. And don't forget to check out Queen Mary's Garden and the more than 12,000 roses.

Chester Rd, London NW1 4NR, United Kingdom

The Rookery Hotel
Situated in Clerkenwell, London, just one block away from the Farringdon Underground (Tube) station, enjoy large, spacious rooms with classic English décor complete with tea service using Burleigh tea sets and sitting rooms to relax in between outings.

12 Peter's Ln, Cowcross St, London EC1M 6DS, United Kingdom

The Savoy Hotel
For a special stay in the city, situated in and near the Theatre district, enjoy a truly luxurious stay, and explore Afternoon Tea in the Thames Room or simply enjoy your breakfast there. Wonderful service, tucked away in the heart of the city.

Strand, London WC2R 0EZ, United Kingdom

The Sparrow Bakery
Two locations - west & east. The croissants and the pain au chocolat is the closest I've found to Parisian quality.


The Victorian Cafe
A great place for breakfast, and the wait is worth it. Located in a bustling part of Bend on the roundabout corner of Galveston and NW 14th, you will see Bend while you wait, which makes it quite enjoyable.

1404 NW Galveston Ave, Bend, OR 97701

The Village Baker
Delicious deli sandwiches, brioche rolls, daily homemade bread. Simply ideal for lunch. Oh, and try their apple caramel tarts - melt-in-your mouth delicious (add a scoop of vanilla ice cream + perfection!).

1470 SW Knoll Ave., Bend, OR

The Warrington
A stunning iconic pub situated in Maida Vale that will please and delight the moment you step inside.

93 Warrington Cres, London W9 1EH, United Kingdom

Tin Pan Theater
A petite boutique theater in downtown Bend. Enjoy independent, foreign and many critically praised films that fly under the radar. And they have concessions! A scoop of M & Ms for me (and wine or beer is available too!).

869 Northwest Tin Pan Alley, Bend, OR 97703

Trader Joe's on NW 21st
A small, neighbor location offering the best that Trader joe's has to offer.

2122 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR

Urban Fauna
My go-to dog groomer for years.

939 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR

Victor Cabs
For ease of transport from the airport, train stations or from location to location in Paris, I have depended upon Victor Cabs. You can schedule many days ahead of time, and they arrive promptly at the scheduled time.
Vivace Coffee & Crepes
Amazing crepes of all varieties & delicious coffee.

1400 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR

Walin & Wolff
A high-end women's clothing boutique with clothing, shoes and accessories.

36 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840

Walla Walla Gourmet Grocery
An international gourmet grocer. Go and step inside their cheese refrigerator. Yes, you read that correctly.

12 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA

Walla Walla Vintners
The most pristine location up on a hill out in the countryside overlooking rolling hills. Go to taste, go to wander, go to enjoy what Walla Walla wines are all about: the entire experience.

225 Vineyard Ln, Walla Walla, WA

Wellness Wave
Pendleton's destination for yoga, dance, zumba and more.

33 SE Court, Pendleton, OR

Westminster Abbey
The history. The prime location of London and England's political heartbeat. Where every monarch has been crowned since 1066. Enjoy the Easter Service (free to the public), whether you are religiously inclined or not. Don't be discouraged by the long line

20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA, United Kingdom

Whistle Stop Farm & Flowers
My favorite nursery. Top quality and reasonable prices.

65325 Pleasant Ridge Road , Bend OR

Whitehall Gardens
If staying along the Thames, begin the day with a stroll over the Waterloo Bridge and loop back over Westminster Bridge, walking along the Victoria Embankment and slip into the Whitehall Gardens for a quiet respite in a beautifully cared for sanctuary.

Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2HE, United Kingdom

A special occasion dining restaurant offering modern versions of your favorite American cuisine.

55 W Cherry St, Walla Walla, WA

Remember "You've Got Mail"? On the Upper West Side, this petite grocery store is a mecca gourmet and kosher offerings.

2245 Broadway, New York, NY

Fresh, gourmet grocer. A staple since 1975 in Portland's foodie metropolis.

2340 W Burnside St, Portland, OR