Saturday, January 10, 2015

Whoa. Back in New York.

It's been a whirlwind over the past few weeks.

One of our best friends from New York visited us in Paris, we celebrated New Year's & John's birthday (33! We're getting old!), packed ourselves up, and zipped back to New York. We were lucky enough to leave Paris the evening before the terrible shootings, and feel torn by our desire to be with our Parisian friends during all this craziness, and a sense of good fortune to have left before things got even more tumultuous. It is clearly a difficult time in our adopted-city, and to be watching from this side of the ocean feels very peculiar.

Now, we're going to hunker down and tackle our next projects here in New York, and give 2015 all we've got! There's lots in the pipeline, so keep on watching. There's some super-duper exciting press coverage of our Callicoon Farmhouse, coming up next week (I can't say where, so you'll just have to check back in next Thursday!), we'll be cooking up a storm in the coming weeks, and who knows what Jules is going to get into now that we're back on english-speaking turf. No doubt he'll be thrilled to see how much easier it is to communicate with the local folk, though he was just starting to master french when we left Paris. (No joke: He asked for his water one morning, and then said, "J'ai soif." Ahh! If only we could have stayed a little longer, someone in this family might finally learn to speak french fluently!!!)

With that, I'll regale you with a slideshow of our latest photos, leading up to landing in New York City. Keep checking in to see what mischief we get up to next...

One more attempt at a family photo? We give up.  
Traditional New Year's Eve appetizer: Oysters with mignonette sauce.
Making this is delicious and easy. Check back in for the recipe for the mignonette. 

            This year, I resolve to eat more oysters. At home. 
                             Where they aren't $3.00 each. 

A day late, but not a dollar short!
(Actually almost a week after Christmas) we built this spectacular
Gingerbread Village with our Parisian family...

One last look before we go... Squint to see the Eiffel Tower in the background. 
            And off we went... Now onto the next big thing!!

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