Saturday Morning Manna

Going to keep this one short because we have a lot of activities going on this weekend. The Chinese New Year celebrations have begun so we need to get out of the house today. And we also need to find a mask for the Carnaval ...

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Booze Free Booze (aka Alcohol free wine)

Can you believe this is the aftermath of inviting three pregnant women over for a wine tasting apero chez moi recently?  What started off as a civilized affair turned into a full-on girl’s night in. Nobody left before midnight! We laughed, we cried, and we woke ...

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MANNA Mamma: Zeva Bellel

I met Zeva at a dinner party hosted by a mutual NYC friend towards the end of my first attempt at living in Paris.  Zeva was literally the life—or really the laugh—of the party! She had this exciting energy and a laugh that was loud and contagious. Everyone around her that evening seemed ...

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Hump Day Inspiration

Many years ago, I wrote the below words by Madame Runbeck into my quote book. (Many of my Hump Day Inspirations will come from this little book I keep.) This quote showed up in front of me on a day I needed to hear it. (Not literally but flipped a magazine open and there it was.)  I have a ...

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