paris mélange

Marian Parsonsa slice of life31 Comments

Before we move onto Tuscany, I wanted to write one last post to scoop up a medley of things from Paris that I haven’t written about in other posts.  If you missed any of them, you can catch up on them here… 1820’s Silver Dip Pen The Louvre and Museé d’Orsay The Paris Apartment  The Sweeter Side of Paris Where … Read More

where julia shopped

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Favorite Things, Kitchen, My House65 Comments

One of the things on my to-do list when visiting Paris was to buy a copper sauce pot, either a useable antique one from the flea market or a new one from E. Dehillerin, the kitchen supply store that was Julia Child’s favorite. The copper at the flea market was mouthwateringly gorgeous, but it was way out of my price … Read More

the sweeter side of paris

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food & Fitness42 Comments

Well, I am back home with Jeff and the boys.  I’m a little jet lagged and still a touch nauseous from the long flight and trying to eat when my stomach thinks it’s the middle of the night, but I’m still enjoying the high that comes from visiting beautiful places, experiencing new things, and making connections with people outside of … Read More

the paris apartment

Marian Parsonsa slice of life45 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Paris Perfect.  I was provided accommodations and services in exchange for posting about my experience.  As always, all opinions are honest and my own. A couple of weeks before my trip to Paris, the plan was to stay in a hotel in the St. Germain area and plan our own schedule.  But then, I … Read More

The Louvre & Musée D’Orsay

Marian Parsonsa slice of life80 Comments

I really wasn’t planning on going to a museum. I’ve never had a desire or felt the need to see paintings in person until this past year when my interest in studying art has increased. Still, I didn’t want to spend my brief time in Paris strolling indoors, looking at paintings that weren’t really my taste. People who knew me … Read More

but first…Europe

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Furniture Makeovers28 Comments

I recently had a Q&A session on my Instagram Stories and one question that was asked repeatedly was about furniture makeovers. (I will be answering some of the other questions in a blog post soon.)  Will I do furniture makeovers again?  Will I sell furniture again?  Will I sell at shows again? The short answer to that is yes. The long … Read More