Paris in a Day – A Celebration of our 10th Wedding Anniversary

Paris in a day is impossible – unless of course you’re in Atlanta, Georgia.

10 years ago my husband and I spent our pre-honeymoon in Paris and today I wanted to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary with a Parisian flare.

We were married on top of Love Circle by a preacher that showed up in a K9 unit. We left Post-it notes on a few of our friends doors to let them know what we were up to. Very effective invitations.

Jeff’s mom flew up from Atlanta and took us all out to dinner afterward. Then hubby was off to play at the Grand Ole Opry. Welcome to Nashville!

It’s amazing how fate steps in. We had planned to elope but are grateful for the impromptu celebration.

Paris in a day - Love Circle, Nashville, TN - November 21st 2003

Love Circle, Nashville, TN – November 21st 2003

A lot has happened in the last few years. The winds of change have brought us to Atlanta Georgia and being new to town I worried how I would pull it off, but only for a New York minute.


Hubby took little Rossi to school this morning and when he returned I surprised him with a croissant, pear and goat cheese breakfast. Oh La La.

Breakfast a la Paris

Breakfast a la Paris

Thanks to a few conversations at work I discovered this amazing cafe to visit for lunch. Anis Bistro & Cafe.

Beyond DELICIOUS! Our server, Miguel, made us feel like he was hosting us in his home. The environment is welcoming, the food is amazing and the wine list is stellar! I couldn’t recommend this place more.

Anis Cafe and Bistro

Anis Cafe and Bistro

We enjoyed mussels and fries, roasted fish, blood sausage and of course espresso.

Hubby at Anis Cafe and Bistro

Hubby at Anis Cafe and Bistro

From here we headed to the HIGH Museum to see Paris on Peachtree – an exhibit showcasing paintings, sculptures and photographs of the Louvre’s Tuileries gardens.

We love museums and the timing of the Paris show could not have been better. I thought this model of the garden was amazing. It was about 24 feet long and extremely detailed.

Wooden Model of Louvre’s Tuileries Garden designed by an unknown artist.

Wooden Model of Louvre’s Tuileries Garden designed by an unknown Australian artist.

Paris holds a special place in our hearts and it was a lot of fun to immerse ourselves in it – if only for the day.

Time of course plays tricks on all of us. Its so hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since that day atop Love Circle. Our anniversary was a great day to reminisce and to (quite frankly) pat each other on the back! 10 years.

Here’s to many more.



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The Magic Backpack was an idea Little Rossi and I played around with after we picked up all her back to school supplies.

I love film making and love the idea of capturing fun moments with my daughter.  Most of this was her idea.  She organized and dressed the “set” while I played with lighting.  We shot it in the sun room, so lots of natural light.  I used a tripod but without an adapter for the iPhone I had to secure the phone with gaffe tape – resourcefulness!

Not to worry, I’m making a wish list at B&H.

I took over 160 images and edited the shots down to about 120.  Peyton moved all the pieces in between shots and tried to remain consistent with her position – I’m a proud mama.

I used Windows Live Movie Maker for the edit.  It was really simple to use.  And let us play around with how long each image should run in order to get the rhythm we wanted.

Take a look and let us know what you think.

The Magic Backpack



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When I was a little girl I wanted to be one thing – an astronaut.  Space travel was my passion.  I dressed up in my one piece snow suit.  Put on my father’s Skidoo helmet that I insisted fit me just fine.  And spent my afternoons talking to ground control explaining all the amazing things I could see from space.  I often coned my brother into being my wing-man IF I promised to pay Tonka trucks with him later.

Space Travel TamiI dreamed about going into space, of exploring without limits and breaking more than just the sound barrier.

I’m old enough to remember what a big deal it was when Sally Ride became the first American woman in Space and when Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman in Space.  It was such a big deal that in 1978 when Sally Ride became an astronaut, news reporters would ask her interesting and engaging questions like: “Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?

Out of 534 space travelers only 57 have been women. (as of June 2013)

And that is why I’m so passionate about a short film I’m producing this summer.

The Law of Lunativity follows Morgan, a young girl who dreams of going into space, through 5 decades of trial and error as she navigates the world of science.

We are recreating the 1960′s the 70′s the 80′s (hello Neon) the 90′s and beyond!  We are exploring opinions and stereotypes and holding on to dreams because that’s what pushes us forward.

As the mom of a young girl I feel strongly connected to the messages in the film.

Be tenacious
Never give up
Live your dream

I wanted to work on a project that I not only believed in but that said something about our journey as women.  I’m extremely proud of this film.  We have a great writer and director. An amazing team.

And now we need you to be part of this journey.

We have a Kickstarter campaign where you can donate $1 all the way up to $1000.

But if that’s not in the cards here are a few other ways you can help.  Our campaign only gets funded IF we reach out goal.


- Please share the link to our Kickstarter page:

- Go to our Facebook page and “like” us:

- Tell someone today that “you believe in them”.

Young Morgan

Many Many Thanks!

Peace in!