Posts filtered by tags: Corey[x]


 

Guest Post: Marilyn Miller

Each of us has a story to tell. I have so appreciated and enjoyed each story being shared. Here is my story.     As a young girl, I dreamt of being a fashion designer. I would design clothes from scraps of cloth for my dolls. My family didn’t understand that desire to be a creative soul, so after a while, my dream left me, but it must have really just been tucked away in a corner of my heart.     As I was approaching forty years old I began evaluating...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Etsy, California, Oregon, Nike, Portland Oregon, Corey, Marilyn Miller, French la Vie


Guest Post: Laurie-Annya Linfoot 

  Since I could not decide on my story, so I am giving you vignettes of my 69 years.      ​​ Annya and her son Jackson  My daughter Annya was one of the last babies born in the Yosemite National Park hospital, called Lewis and Memorial. When it came time to deliver my baby, we had to drive from the southern area of the park called Wawona (4,000 ft elevation), up and over a mountain pass of 6000 ft to get to Yosemite Valley where the hospital was located. It was the firs...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, France, Scotland, Wikipedia, Canada, Alaska, Connecticut, Jackson, Benjamin Franklin, White, Robert Burns, Nancy Drew, Lewis, Ian


Guest Post: Kambria Anton

  I believe at one point or another in our lives we find ourselves searching for something or someone to guide us, to help us along this life’s journey. Finding Corey and following her blog for over 8 years has been like finding a treasured jewel at the Brocante. like many of you fellow readers, I start my morning with a cup of coffee, sitting down with my computer and diving into Corey’s World. She has a tremendous gift of weaving her tales and imagery that spark my ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, California, Mexico, France, Corey, San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende Mexico, Yann, Brocante, French la Vie, Kambria Anton, Kambria, Facebook Be


Guest Post: Andrea Hames

Years ago, I reconnected with someone I went to high school with, and through him, I found Corey just in time to see the Paris apartment renovation.  When the apartment was done, my husband and I spent a week there.  Walking up the stairs and into the space was a bit like finally reaching the Emerald City.  I’m honored to be a guest blogger and to have the opportunity to share a bit about my love of weaving and dyeing fabric.    This is my grandson.   He’s playing an instrument tha...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, New York, Connecticut, Paris, Broadway, Jasper, Calvin Klein, Nora Ephron, Rhode Island, Emerald City, Andrea, Corey, Knoxville Tennessee, Greenwich Village


Guest Post: Penni also as S'Mee

  Hello Friends!   I’d like to thank Corey for reaching out to us all and inviting us to share a bit about our lives.  I’m Penni, and I found Corey about a year after she began her blog, ‘Tongue in Cheek’. I will rewrite a message I sent her a bit ago, changing the pronouns   "I’m not really into antiques, France is fine- but I’ve never been there, and probably never will— I stumbled on Corey’s blog about a year after she started and I stay because of her literal Spirit. She’s genuine. She’s re...
Tags: Travel, France, Canada, Corey, Duke University, Jane, ASL, Mee, Yann, Penni, French la Vie, Arson Investigator, Journeyman Wireman, Mojave Desert of SoCal


Guest Post: Amy Kortuem

    Bonjour!   My name is Amy.  Here is my story .  It’s about  adventu re. S urprise.  D isappointment.  M usic ,  art ,  discove ry .  It’s even a little juicy.        First, I am from North Mankato, Minnesota. I live in a charming old Craftsman-style bungalow   that I love   despite  its quirks,  creaks , crookedness ,   and  the occasional wayward bat they are always gently  shepherded outside in a net , a ccompanied by lo...
Tags: Travel, France, Chicago, Paris, Liam Neeson, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Mom, Mikhail Gorbachev, Seine, Monet, Mona Lisa, Amy, Corey, St Patrick, CDG


Scientists are aiming to launch a nationwide trial 'as soon as possible' to find out if the top coronavirus vaccines can stop the virus from spreading

A 16-year-old participates in Pfizer's clinical trial to test its coronavirus vaccine candidate. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Massive studies have shown that two leading coronavirus vaccines are highly effective at preventing people from getting sick with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Top researchers are already pitching plans for additional studies, Business Insider has learned. This research aims to answer a critical question: can these experimental shots also pr...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Healthcare, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, University Of North Carolina, Cohen, Corey, UNC, Children s Hospital, National Cancer Institute, Paul Offit, NCI, Lowy


Guest Post: Debra Graham

  Like many of the other blog posters who have shared about themselves here, I’ve wondered if I should accept Corey’s invitation to tell a bit about my life. Don’t we all wonder if we are “good enough” or “ interesting enough? Finally, I thought I’d just throw that doubt out the window. So here’s a bit about me.     I’m a native Mainer now living in North Carolina, a change that has been a real culture shock. When my husband retires in a few years, we will move further north and also ho...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, France, Virginia, Berlin, Spain, Middle East, North Carolina, Anne, Corey, Garry, French la Vie, Debra Graham, Marimurtra Botanical Garden


Amazon Orders ‘The Expanse’ Season 6, Which Will Bring the Sci-Fi Series to an End

The Expanse will return for a sixth and final season on Amazon. The streamer just gave the go-ahead for The Expanse season 6 ahead of the season 5 premiere, which is set for December. The series, which “is set in the future where humanity has colonized the solar system,” originated on Syfy, where it ran for three seasons. After Syfy canceled the show, Amazon swooped in and picked it up. Now, the end of the series is in sight. Amazon Studios announced today that they’ve gone ahead and ordered...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Syfy, The Expanse, James, Andrew Kosove, Corey, Amazon Studios, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar, Broderick Johnson


Guest Post: Lieselotte Maria Fritsch

  Hello Everyone, My name is Lieselotte, I live in a valley right in the center of Austria, surrounded by mountains and forests. My husband Dieter and I were lucky to get to know Corey and Yann a couple of years ago when they were on a motorbike tour through Austria. We found them “très sympathique“; but anyone who has had the chance to know them personally will know what I mean.   Corey was fascinated by what she called “coffee hopping in the alps“...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Spain, Austria, Luna, Provence, George, Corey, Dieter, Yann, Secondary School, Lieselotte, French la Vie, Lieselotte Maria Fritsch, Entrecasteaux


Guest Post: Gina Baynham

    I first came upon Corey‘s blog in 2007 accidentally as I sat in my kitchen in Australia helping my 7-year-old daughter to research a school project. The link Google brought me to was a story about gold bead necklaces  traditionally gifted to young girls in Marseille to mark special occasions as they grew up. I was captivated. For a brief moment I was unaware of my messy kitchen, the pile of laundry waiting to be done,  and young kids running around asking me to do things for them. I came b...
Tags: Travel, Google, Australia, France, Ireland, Marseille, Facetime, Dad, Le Havre, Corey, Gina, Corey Amaro, French la Vie, Gina Baynham


The sweet smell of fame and success: Doug McIntyre

For more than a hundred years the high cheek-boned and tapered-waisted have flocked to Southern California seeking wealth and fame, but mostly fame. In my own extremely limited way, I too took the bait. Granted, my bathroom mirror did not suggest a career on the big screen — at best a tiny blurry photo in the Sunday paper to accompany 600 words of rambling opining on subjects I am only marginally competent to discuss. Still, as far-fetched as my dreams of superstardom may have been, at no time d...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Rihanna, California, Opinion, Cary Grant, Sport, Soccer, Gop, David Beckham, Tim Cook, Miami, Seattle Seahawks, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Chicago Bulls


Guest Post: Linda Morrison

  I am a finder, and maker. I am a 67-year-old woman,  I am lucky  I am happy And I found my tribe.     I hate to travel, but the opportunity to spend a week roaming around Provence  with Corey as a guide seemed like a worthwhile endeavor.   Corey took us to a small market in her village,   while the others in the group shopped and wandered,   I watched as the vendors did a dance that was familiar to me.   I loved being a street vendor,        For many years I sold at a weekly flea market in ...
Tags: Travel, France, United States, Seattle, Provence, Joe, Corey, Linda, Spokane Washington, Tacoma Washington, Elsie de Wolfe, French la Vie, Linda Morrison, Luluz, Frona, Facebook Linda


Guest Post: Cy Todd

  Hi Everyone!   I don't know about you, but when I got a message from Corey, asking me to consider doing a guest post on her blog, well... I had just finished reading about Rebecca  the Metropolitan Opera singer in NYC, and thought... how do I follow that?   Then I read about Jennifer in New Zealand, and again, I'm thinking... how do I follow that?  Then I gave up.  What could possibly be of interest to Corey's readers about my life?  And besides, she probably wrote ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Usa, France, Rebecca, New Zealand, Christian, Monaco, Venice, Mediterranean, South Of France, Venice Italy, Corey, Jennifer, Yann


Guest Post: Annie Lockhart

  I’m so excited to be a guest here! I met Corey through blogging when we both were just starting out blogging back in 2006.     I, along with several others where invited to a wonderful BLOGGERS tea party/slumber party in her hometown in gorgeous Northern California. My grown children were a little concerned that I would travel to someone’s home that I had never even met in person. They called my blogging friends my imaginary friends.       Little did they know that some of my favorite...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Texas, California, Annie, Kansas City, Southwest Airlines, Perfecto, Midwest, Topeka, Corey, Instagram Facebook, Galveston Island, French la Vie, Annie Lockhart, Mabel Annie


Guest Post: Chris Ulichney

When Corey invited her followers to share their stories, it seemed like the least I could do in thanks for all the beauty, positivity and joy she has shared with us. I have not had the pleasure of meeting Corey in person, but it could have happened more easily four years ago. Let me explain. My husband, Mick, teaches at Savannah College of Art and Design. SCAD has four campuses. One of them is in Lacoste, France. Mick was offered the chance to teach there for a quarter in January 2017. Prior to...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, California, France, Time, Ohio, North Carolina, Marseilles, Opera House, Chris, Max, Santa Monica, Savannah College of Art, Justin, Corey, Mick


Guest Post: Shelley Wildgen

  I've been an avid Corey follower for the past ten years or so, having first been introduced to her transformative writing in a magazine article, she wrote about her 'French Husband'.  Corey's story and pictures sent me immediately to her blog and I've been entranced ever since.         I love Corey's perspective of being immersed in a land that is so different, yet equally as beautiful as her California origins... and of course, all the characters that go with ...
Tags: Travel, California, France, Peter, Mark, Belleville, Corey, Harry Chapin, Belleville Ontario Canada, French la Vie, Shelley Wildgen, North Wiltshire


Guest Post: Kathie Baker

“I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,” in commemoration of November 13, 2015 By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada Translated from Portuguese by Katharine F. Baker and Emanuel Melo   “I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,” in commemoration of November 13, 2015 By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada Translated from Portuguese by Katharine F. Baker and Emanuel Melo   For a brief moment, I felt the pain my twitching eyes closed, My hands and my fingers clenched life poured out of me, I fell t...
Tags: Travel, California, France, America, Chelsea, Marseille, Paris, Berkeley, Central Valley, Nancy, Dick, Provence, Bataclan, Azores, Cal, Corey


Guest Post: Kathy Baker

“I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,” in commemoration of November 13, 2015 By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada Translated from Portuguese by Katharine F. Baker and Emanuel Melo   “I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,” in commemoration of November 13, 2015 By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada Translated from Portuguese by Katharine F. Baker and Emanuel Melo   For a brief moment, I felt the pain my twitching eyes closed, My hands and my fingers clenched life poured out of me, I fell t...
Tags: Travel, California, France, America, Chelsea, Marseille, Paris, Berkeley, Central Valley, Nancy, Dick, Provence, Bataclan, Azores, Cal, Corey


Malcolm Subban Has A Chance To Be The Starting Goaltender In Chicago

from Phil Thompson of the Chicago Tribune, Bowman said Crawford’s replacement will be a competition among Subban, Collin Delia and Kevin Lankinen and will play out throughout next season. Each contender likely will get several starts regardless of how well his rivals play. “When we made the decision we’re not going to bring Corey back, we (knew we) have these young goalies,” Bowman said. “They’re never going to get a better chance than this to prove they’re the No. 1 guy. They don...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Corey, Crawford, Delia, Bowman, Malcolm, Malcolm Subban, Phil Thompson, Jeremy Colliton, Colliton, Kevin Lankinen, Subban Collin Delia, Chicago Tribune Bowman


Guest Post: Pam Gunn

              Hello, My name is Pam, I am 74 and have never “canned” anything. My mom did the canning but not me. Whenever I wanted something "canned", I would ask her and she would do it I loved her canning.   My mom passed 10 years ago.   My brother who is 69 and a widower lost his job of 50 years last March due to Covid.   My Brother thought we should make our mom's canned corn relish he asked me if I have my mom’s recipe. Yes, I said. We canned 14 pints ...
Tags: Travel, Corey, Carmel, Pam, Jeannie, French la Vie, Pam Gunn, Canned Spiced Tomato Jam, Justin Rooster, Facebook Sidenote


Guest Post: Wendy Cole Steel

When I first started following Corey, I was deeply entrenched in Silicon Valley working in Tech, a newly remarried mom of a tween (God Bless my husband), and running as fast as I could on the proverbial hamster wheel.   As a full-blown Francophile, Corey’s photos and writing piqued my interest and provided a nice diversion from my then overly stressed out life.      Fast forward to now... We are retired and live in Carmel Valley, Californi,  w e are empty-nesters with three rescues dogs ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, France, Paris, Silicon Valley, Wendy, Corey, Carmel Valley, French la Vie, Wendy Cole Steel, Francophile Corey, Carmel Valley Californi, Wendy Steel Marketing It


Bruce Willis Fights Off Aliens in Saban Films’ Breach Trailer

Bruce Willis Fights Off Aliens in Saban Films’ Breach Trailer Saban Films has released the official trailer for their forthcoming sci-fi action film titled Breach, featuring Golden Globe winner Bruce Willis as he tries to defend his spaceship from aliens who have the ability to shape-shift and corrupt people. The film will arrive on December 18 in theaters and on VOD and digital. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Universe’s Most Wanted: Dave Bautista to Star in Sci-Fi Fantasy...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Michael Bay, Luc Besson, Brad Pitt, Terry Gilliam, Gary Oldman, Breach, Bruce Willis, Corey, Thomas Jane, Milla Jovovich, Jiu Jitsu, Brad Peyton, Dave Bautista, Movie News


Why It's a Big Deal If the First COVID-19 Vaccine Is 'Genetic'

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from Wired: On Monday morning, when representatives from the drug company Pfizer said that its Covid-19 vaccine appears to be more than 90 percent effective, stocks soared, White House officials rushed to (falsely) claim credit, and sighs of relief went up all around the internet. [...] The arrival of an effective vaccine to fight SARS-CoV-2 less than a year after the novel coronavirus emerged would smash every record ever set by vaccine makers. "Historic is...
Tags: White House, Germany, Tech, Pfizer, Corey, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Larry Corey


Guest Post: Anna Schlemma

  A day without Corey is like a day without sunshine.  I always begin my day with Sunshine.  I’ve been reading Corey’s “reflections” for many years, and am always deeply appreciative of her open-heartedness, talents, insights, and wisdom, and the beautiful way she IS in this world.  I’m delighted and humbled to have been invited to share a bit of myself here.  I will now attempt to distill and encapsulate a life for almost two weeks short of 72 years.          I was ...
Tags: Travel, Chicago, National Parks, West Coast, Anna, Michael, Andy, Amy, Eric, Corey, University of Notre Dame, Evan, Bavaria Germany, Montessori, Valerie, Indiana University South Bend


Guest Post: Linda Marcov

2009   When Corey asked us to be guest writers for her blog, I knew I wanted to give it my best and make it something worth reading. I have followed her for years it seems, maybe 20 it's hard to remember when I first saw her beautiful photos and words in Romantic Homes magazine. When she wandered into my booth at Marburger Farms Antique Show in Round Top Texas over 10 years ago, camera in hand, and made a comment about how lovely our things were I looked up to find I recognized her name on her ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Corey, Linda, Romantic Homes, French la Vie, Linda Marcov, Marburger Farms Antique Show, Ludimil


Guest Post: Sue Johnpeter

  When the blogging universe was exploding into many points of light, I found my way to Corey’s blog. Her touching words and observations kept me coming back. Her story of Chelsea climbing into Sacha’s crib to give him a bottle when Corey was recovering from cancer surgery touched me deeply. An incredible family, a mother with such heart and love.     (Our front porch)   Like many Americans, I am drawn to things French. Unlike many Americans, the reason is that our Dad was a bombardier instruct...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, France, Chelsea, Paris, Nice, Montpellier, Dad, St Martin, Corey, Glenn, Charlie, Sacha, Big Spring Texas, Quimper


Guest Post: Teresa Young

    Hello Friends, my name is Teresa Young. My husband, Dave & I live in a small town in southern Oklahoma. We met later in life, and have enjoyed being able to share our mutual love for art & creativity in life together.  Seems like I always have a million projects going on in my head as well as my life. I think that is how I roll. I always have... Our children are grown and living their adult lives. We have 2 beautiful granddaughters that are truly a joy.   Favorite photo of us with Corey ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Texas, California, France, Dave, United States, Italy, Oklahoma, Corey, Teresa, French la Vie, Round Top Flea Market, Teresa Young, Corey Yann


Guest Post: Becky Hubble Peterson

My name is Becky Hubble Peterson. Corey and I have never personally met. Years ago in my search for all things French, I stumbled across her blog, Tongue in Cheek with a zip code that was familiar.     St. Xavier’s Catholic Church (circa 1855) in Chinese Camp, a few miles from my home. It was locked up, however, if there is a way to peek in I'll find it. Look at the tiny confessional near the door.   A horse posing for me on a Spring day in Chinese Camp. One of the other days ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Los Angeles, Paris, Catholic Church, CHP, Steve, Rouen, Monet, Liz, Jamestown, Gabriel, Corey, Joan of Arc, Nicolas, Becky


Guest Post: Ann of Avondale

I met Corey through Victoria Magazine.   I was interested in the monthly feature “Business of Bliss” and how women do what they love as a business. Long ago there was a chat forum on iVillage for Business of Bliss and I was a Moderator to keep the conversation flowing and interesting. During that time, I came across an article on Corey and her life in France. I read all her posts and have continued to follow her blog. Hopefully, one day we will meet in person. My real career is in Finance. I h...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, France, Bliss, Meyer, ANN, Corey, Avondale, Victoria Magazine, French la Vie, Aerospace Financial Institutions and Technology, Iris Hibiscus Tulips Lilies, Avondale Ann