(of a liquid) giving off bubbles; fizzy.
vivacious and enthusiastic.
It all started with a (rather early) quarter-life crisis.
I had quit my job as a hair stylist at a salon, and I had no clue what I was going to do next. I wanted to travel. I wanted to learn. I just didn’t know what. I’d research, I’d dream, and, when I got stressed, I’d bake. This cycle continued for a couple months until my mother suggested that, perhaps, my go-to stress reliever could become my next venture. Pastry school. The next thing I knew, I was touring different schools and signing up to begin a nine month pastry certification program starting the following January. Since I had about eight months to kill before beginning school, I took a summer internship opportunity in northern Europe and sparked a hunger for adventure that has only grown since.
In the five years since finishing school, I have worked as a baker, hair stylist and makeup artist, and a personal shopper. Along the way I met a wonderfully kind and devastatingly adorable man who, thank God, found my scatterbrained creativity, obsession with French culture, and overzealous love for karaoke endearing, and we became quite the smitten kittens. I quit my salon job in September of 2014 in order to focus more on baking, but a month later we got engaged and instead focused on planning a wedding. We married in Paris in March of 2015, and settled into married life in Atlanta, Georgia, along with our boxer, Stella, and mini Australian shepherd, Roux.
This blog started as a way to document my creative efforts, whether they involve food, crafts, styling, fitness, or travel. Because my husband has a GI disease and I am gluten- and (mostly) dairy-free, I love experimenting with whole, healthy foods that will fuel us in every capacity. Because my work is physically intense, I focus on exercise to keeps my muscles strong, supportive, and flexible. I have only become a fitness fiend in the past few years, but it is now one of my favorite daily activities. I love to entertain, and I firmly believe that friendships are deepened in homes and around the table as we dine together. The best part of being a hair stylist is helping people feel like their inner beauty is being reflected on the outside, and the best part of baking or cooking for someone is (hopefully) providing a sense of nurturing for both the body and the soul.
My hope is that we are able to develop a friendship as I share bits of my story with you. I am a firm believer that champagne is always appropriate, regardless of the time of day, because life is a precious gift and is meant to be celebrated. I raise my glass to you, friend.