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The place for clever creativity cultivated by Southern charm and {a certain} French je ne sais quoi.
Interests: Design & Decor, Brocantes, Flea Markets, Handmade Items, Fêtes, Traveling, & Food
Recent Activity
Yep. That’s right! That, I am! I’m soooo crafty… I’m back after a bit of a (ok…a long) hiatus that I like to call “Maternity Leave”!!! Let me introduce the most amazing thing I’ve ever made in my entire life. This is my baby girl, Bizzie. {She's truly outrageously happy!}... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Intriguerie
I think there's something in that Pink Sauce! I'm ready - just gotta figure out when :). The good news: I still have 4 egg rolls frozen in my freezer!
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2013 on 21 X 2o13 – My Thai Fix at Intriguerie
Looking for the best egg rolls on the planet? Look no further... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Intriguerie
It’s been 1,973 miles since I departed from Our Forever Pueblo on September 22nd en route to my final destination of Round Top, Texas, for the time of my life! Round Top is the home of the original Round Top Antiques Fair. Turns out, other vendors caught on over the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Intriguerie
Just last week, a Francophile friend and I were sharing what we missed about living in France and, right now, we both agreed: we miss La rentrée {The Return}. We, in America, really don’t have anything relatively close to this. As August neared each year that The Man and I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Intriguerie
My whole life has led me to this very spot in time. I've been so blessed to be able to experience the world and live in a country abroad that I absolutely fell in love with.

 I have been in the interior design world for 15+ years now and it's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Intriguerie
I have a true affinity for les arts de la table français {the art of the French table}. For those Francophiles out there like me, I hope to share with you the things I’ve learned along the way. There’s nothing on Earth that brings people together better than a meal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Intriguerie
Over this past weekend, The Man gifted himself an early Father’s Day present of a BBQ smoker. So, we decided early of the Sunday morning to get outside {while it was still cool} and he put that together while I trimmed up our rather desert-bush-looking rosemary plants. Who knew what... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at Intriguerie
After 3 moves and a lot of cultural diversity over the past 18 months, Intriguerie is back in the saddle again! You know, The Home Wife follows The Man anywhere he goes – from Lyon, France, back to Dallas, Texas, then to Plano, Texas {I honestly never thought we would... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Intriguerie
Oh my scrumptious goodness! If you haven't had Amish Friendship Bread, you're going to want to try it as soon as possible! The Home Wife received her first starter bag of Amish Friendship Bread about 2 weeks ago from her sister. Of course, she enticed me by giving me a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at Intriguerie
It was 1 year ago today that the Intriguerie blog started and I want to thank each of you for reading and participating! Though the latter part of this year offered some excitement for The Home Wife, it has been one extremely fun year of blogging. You might have noticed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2011 at Intriguerie
You either will love or hate Marilyn's. If you're into French silver, collectibles, and a little (OK, maybe more than a little) insanity, you're going to love this petite shop in Lyon's antique district. It's not for the faint at heart or those suffering from vertigo or claustrophobia. Consider yourself... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at Intriguerie
The French have a piece of silver for just about anything to eat or drink! And this is one of my French passions :: l'argenterie français {French silver}. Depending on the menu being served, the French place setting may vary. But, I thought it would be intriguing to share what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at Intriguerie
The Home Wife has developed an absolute passion for l’art de la table française {the art of the French table}. The seed was planted during the time I was a nanny in Normandy and it continues to blossom every day that I live in Lyon. Humankind has been dressing its... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Intriguerie
Dearest Mme. Occasionista, Congratulations on your new plot of land! What a very exciting time this is for you! While you’ll be missed at Intriguerie, I cannot wait for you to be settled in at The Home Acre and read your posts! I’m so happy for you and hope your move goes smoothly. Here’s to your new environment, new experiences, and new pleasures at May your days be filled with inspiration so that you never, ever stop creating! XX, The Home Wife
Inspiration can be a spark, a chain reaction over a period of time, or sometimes, it can hit you out of nowhere. Blogging with each other was an idea born out of a fortnight in Europe and has become a vehicle for both, The Occasionista and The Home Wife, to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Intriguerie
Intriguerie is now following The Home Acre
Jul 30, 2011
Opa!!! Ouzo & Octopus :: The Man and I discovered that these 3 things go hand in hand. OPA!!! What does it mean? Debra Rigas says the Greek term “’Opa’ is an affirmation of a joyous life. It means many things, central to the theme of happiness. Greeks use the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Intriguerie
OPA! It’s Greek Week at Chez Moi! The Home Wife has recently returned from a wonderful 5-day exploratory trip to Athens, Greece. Hopefully, it’s the first of many trips to Greece and I wanted to share some of my findings with you. One of the first things I do, once... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at Intriguerie
Bastille Day is the French national holiday that celebrates the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. This event symbolized the fight for Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity (all of which for the modern nation of France stands) and marked the beginning of the French Revolution and the birth of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Intriguerie
Though Intriguerie’s Month of Weddings has passed, Summer is full of wedded bliss. On vacation last month, the Home Wife stumbled upon a true treasure in Paris. It’s a store called “Trousselier” on Boulevard Haussman in the 8eme Arr. {I was excited to see this as the Occasionista would be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at Intriguerie
The Home Wife was recently at Versailles introducing my niece to all of its splendour when I discovered something I haven’t seen on my several trips before: Le Salon du Grand Couvert (the dining room in the Queen’s Grand Apartment). It has been restored and shows the table dressed as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Intriguerie
Congratulations America!! 235 years we have been Independent, forging our way to a better future for our families! Today we hope you are enjoying time with family and friends at a picnic, barbeque, pool party, beach or farmhouse enjoying the freedoms our country stands for. May it be cozy, splashy,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Intriguerie
Since I've got food on the brain, take a look at these clever bites for your Summer wedding or event! I will be making the cupcake cones or gelees for sure! {wine gelees - no jello-shots here!} {beet crisps with goat cheese} {mini-cones baked with cupcake batter and topped with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Intriguerie
Besides seeing the bride and groom pronounce their love and commitment in front of family and friends, what is another main reason guests look forward to your wedding? They want wedding cake! After all, the tradition of eating something sweet is a tradition at a wedding as old as the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at Intriguerie