Induction into the Jurade of Saint-Emilion!

The year was 1199….
when the Jurade of Saint-Emilion was founded. Temporarily dissolved during the French Revolution, this confrérie was reinstated in 1948 and has since inducted 3,000 individuals from all professions and many countries who have a passion for the wines of Saint Emilion. Their mission is to protect the wine quality and viticulture of Saint-Emilion. And now, as a Dame de la Jurade, I have the great honor and privilege of being one of them!

See more photos and details on the Jurade de Saint Emilion induction in my September 2023 newsletter! Sign up here on my website and join me as I head to Paris to work with a Michelin chef!

I received a beautiful diploma in Latin with a wax stamp as a Dame de la Jurade!

I’m a Summit Expert!

Watch my interview about nourishing the skin inside and out, on the Nourishing Vibrant Health Summit – “How to reclaim vibrant health in the modern world of dis-ease,” airing October 23 to 27, 2023. You can sign up for free and see speakers like Dr. Cate Shanahan, Dr. Bill Schindler, Hilda Labrada Gore, and Sally Fallon Morell. And as a suscriber to my blog, you are the first to have my link to my summit “freebie” on natural skincare right here! To healthy skin!

Amazing Hiking Tour in Switzerland!

My late summer 2023 newsletter covers details of the trip with some beautiful photos — It was an amazing week and I’m planning on doing it again next summer! You will fall in love with the Alps — Find out more information on next year’s tour here – I would love to have you join me for my next hiking and culinary adventures in Switzerland! 


In the meantime, I wanted to add my NEW PODCAST INTERVIEW! Feeling very much out of practice being interviewed, I surprised myself with my ability to articulate my story on the Embassy Wealth podcast, hosted by Tanya Salseth, a former US Foreign Service Officer, about my journey with The Bordeaux Kitchen book, I’m so relieved it turned out decently and that Tanya asked great questions! LISTEN HERE!

NAME DROPPING named me FIRST in their list of “books that built SOS”!! They listed The Bordeaux Kitchen, along with Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, so that pretty much tops it off for me! What an HONOR! Here is what they had to say about my book: 

The Bordeaux Kitchen  Modern & beautifully illustrated breakdown of recipes from across the french countryside, with great narrative introduction on the issues with our food today. Our highest recommendation!

And finally….join me on my morning walks and culinary adventures throughout the year on my INSTAGRAM account!

Holiday 2022 Newsletter

Please see more in my holiday newsletter…and sign up to receive them in the future…FInd out about my summer in Switzerland, testimonials from my trip to Bordeaux in the fall, and how I am finding grace…

Check out my tours to Switzerland and Bordeaux, come with me!

Fall 2022 Newsletter

Take a peek into my group tours to Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion & Paris as well as my side trip to Dijon for recipes for my NEXT BOOK….

Also check out my TOURS pages to FRANCE and SWITZERLAND!