Sunny Chartreuse Living Room

Chartreuse is the happiest of colors. It’s like if grass mated with the sun. I even love the word chartreuse.  Elegant, vibrant, and so very French. The color is actually named after a liquor French monks first made in the 1700s, which makes me like the color even more. I’ve always loved chartreuse. My mom […]

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There Ain’t No Party Like a Spanish Party…

…because a Spanish party don’t stop. Or at least it goes really, really late. Mr. Dame in Spain and I had an important milestone this past weekend: We hosted our first party. This is important because we love throwing parties, and because it means we actually know enough people that will come to our party. […]

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The Cultural Adjustment Cycle

Wednesday was a red letter day for me in Spain. I successfully asked for all of my desired vegetables in the market, got my hair cut and highlighted (and even cracked a joke with my stylist!), and, most importantly, after spending four hours over the past several days on the truly terrible RENFE website (Spain’s […]

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Bold Blue Dining Room: Before and After

For the first time in my adult life, I live in an apartment with a with a dining room. For someone who loves cooking and entertaining as much as me, this is particularly awesome. Our dining room has a few things going for it: Super high ceilings, and doors that open to a small balcony […]

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