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I'm happy to introduce Lindsea - the creative and talented mind behind the beautiful online shop House of Harvest. Her style is really well curated and I was excited that she was willing to share the story behind one of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Farm Chicks
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After we made the decision to move into the city, we put our house on the market. It was the weekend before The Farm Chicks Fair. After a couple of months, we accepted an offer and we began going through... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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Who would have ever guessed that the question of How to make French Toast would be such a thing? It's a question I received a lot from my children when they were growing up - the first time being when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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Just like that, a chill has set in and seems to be here for good this season. So of course, it's the perfect time to start shopping for some cozy sweaters! Grab a cup of cocoa or tea and come... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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On a recent trip to Japan, Colin and I thought it’d be fun to visit a baseball game. The Japanese culture is so sweet and I was really looking forward to experiencing how they do baseball. Let me tell you,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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You know how much I love to forage for supplies to make floral arrangements, but why not consider those same possibilities in buttercream form? With that thought in mind, I set out to make an Autumn cake with botanical items... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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Sometimes, when describing a city or new place they've visited, I've heard people say things like they felt right at home the instant they arrived or something along those lines. I've visited places like that too. Paris isn't one of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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A recent stay at The Peninsula Hotel in Paris made my trip one to remember. I thought you might like a little tour! The hotel itself is stunning and the service is over the top. Staying at such a beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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Whenever I visit a big city I try to make time to enjoy afternoon tea at a beautiful location. Since I was staying at The Peninsula in Paris, I knew I'd want take the time to schedule tea for one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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As a part of my girly trip to Paris, I thought it'd be so fun to find a new perfume as a special souvenir of my trip for one. Because of my love for great aesthetics in all things, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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Although in the U.S. we hear much more about the famous Laduree macarons than any others, there is a little bit of chatter about their macaron vs. the Pierre Herme macarons. There seems to be a lot of debate about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
Thanks, Sarah! :)
Hi Anna! I speak just the very basics. I've learned a few things about communicating here that seems to really make things go more smoothly: As I understand it, it's rude to not acknowledge an employee when you enter a business, so you should always make sure to have a greeting like Bonjour, Madame! Or Bonjour, Monsieur! And when exiting, Something like Merci. Or Au Revoir or Merci Au Revoir. Most often, once I say that, the person can tell I don't speak French and then quickly speak English to me. I've found that most shopkeepers and restaurant staff in Paris speak English, but I've never encountered a taxi driver who speaks English. I have an app that helps me remember basic French words and I try to take a look at it each day before setting out to refresh my memory. It does help. Being able to ask "Do you speak English?" is helpful, etc. Just basic stuff like that. I talk about the subject on my blog post today too...
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2018 on Paris, Party of One at The Farm Chicks
Hi Heidi! It was Context. I think Context Travel is the full business name. The tour was called the Chocolates and Pastry Tour.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2018 on Paris, Party of One at The Farm Chicks
Hi Debbie! I'm so excited for you. It's such a wonderful place to visit with the one you love! I hope you have the best time.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2018 on Paris, Party of One at The Farm Chicks
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My first night in Paris was a bit restless so I got a slow start to my Saturday, but a slow start was actually pretty great. I ordered breakfast in and after trying a bite from 4? 5? different pastries... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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A few years ago, I was desperately needing a break from life and decided to book a solo trip to Palm Springs, hoping for a quiet, relaxing, and rejuvenating trip. It turned out being a terrible idea. Unbeknownst to me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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Meet Shannon, lifestyle blogger at Ladys Little Loves. She recently shared one of her favorite finds, a vintage ice maker, here on the blog. Today she's sharing some tabletop inspiration for a sweet summertime gathering. Oftentimes, a tabletop can come... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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It's cherry season on the bluff and the cherries are as sweet as ever. A day of picking is always such a treat. Come along as I visit Cherry Hill Orchard. . . . . . . Between posts on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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Last summer, Shannon's husband ripped down their deck and built a much larger one. But with all of the new deck space, they were faced with the challenge of finding the right pieces of furniture to fill it. Shannon started... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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I always have such a fun time planning out the themes and entry installations at The Farm Chicks Fair each year. I especially enjoy pulling from my humble childhood roots of making things that were meaningful to me out of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
Wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
Thanks for sharing, Robin. Best wishes. :)
Toggle Commented May 30, 2018 on My Viking River Cruise at The Farm Chicks
I'm glad to hear it. Enjoy! :)
Yes, from 3pm-5pm at the fairgrounds ticket windows.