France: Grand-Bornand & Lyon

As I sat down to write this, I became acutely aware of how very charmed my life is. We were met at the Lyon airport early Saturday morning by my dear friend, Sydney, and her French husband Mikael. From there we headed straight to Le Grand-Bornand for the holiday weekend. I'm still not entirely sure why…

England | Germany | France

Welcome 2014! Thus far it's been a whirlwind of travel, food, family, fun, and dance! This year began in London where we saw "Les Miserables" at the Queen's Theater, "Book of Mormon," some of my favorite artists' works at the Tate Modern, went to afternoon tea, and ate some insanely tasty curry. We flew back…

Austin City Limits

Despite a rather tragic ending to the weekend (aka: torrential downpour leading to the flooding of Zilker Park and cancellation of Sunday's festivities), my weekend in Austin, TX for Austin City Limits was a success. After an almost year-long absence from the town I lived and loved in for 8 years, it was great to…

Weekend in Little Rock

Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas wasn't exactly the most thrilling of experiences. I spent the majority of my teens plotting my escape, and my present day visits are fewer and further in between than either of my parents would like. It's a sleepy spot in a forest-covered state caught somewhere between a town and…

Greek Dancing

While in Greece, we were invited by Fotis, a new friend from the tiny village of Sinarades, to watch him perform traditional Greek dancing in a neighboring village. Such an amazing experience for a dancer! At dusk, we arrived at a hotel/bar with the most incredible view of the sea. Once the sun set, the dancers…

Chihuly Exhibit at Dallas Arboretum

To welcome the first day of December (and Dallas' 80 degree weather) we spent the morning at the Dallas Arboretum visiting the Chihuly Exhibit. Since so many of Chihuly's sculptures have been inspired by nature, a botanical garden couldn't be a more perfect setting. Here are a few of my favorite sculptures: Reeds (1995) Dallas…