A Victorian Christmas

A Victorian Christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Victorian Christmas When I was a little girl, I remember watching Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with my father. I think I watched every version with him - my personal favorite being Mickey's Christmas Carol. Each rendition of the story brought it's own unique quality. Continue reading

My Favorite European Things: Crabtree & Evelyn Giveaway

My Favorite European Things: Crabtree & Evelyn Giveaway

Last night, while enjoying an exceptionally tasty French dinner at a local bistro, my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas. We had just ended a 7 hour shopping spree, buying holiday gifts for everyone (including my husband) - everyone but me. So naturally, when he finally asked moi what I Continue reading

A Cheese Lover's Thanksgiving

A Cheese Lover's Thanksgiving

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I was fortunate enough to try my first ever Dutch cheese! Sound good? Well, it was! About a week before Thanksgiving, the kind makers of Beemster Cheese sent me two wedges of their famous cheese. Being the cheese-lover that I am, I couldn't pass up this opportunity to Continue reading

German Christmas Markets In The United States

German Christmas Markets In The United States

On November 25, 2009, Chicago will open it's 14th annual Christkindlmarket, a month-long festival that celebrates a centuries-old German holiday tradition. What started in Chicago in 1996 as a simple 2-week event, has quickly turned into a 4-week extravaganza of lights, music, food, crafts, and Continue reading