Welcome to my website and blog! My name is Hope, and I started this site to explore “la joie de vivre” (the joy of living!) 🙂 I am a Canadian by birth living in the United States who loves all things French…ok, all things European! I also love to cook. I love to travel. I am a musician by education and a web designer by trade. I am smitten by home decor and can spend hours devouring any number of related books and magazines. I suppose I’m somewhat of a renaissance woman. I have many interests and believe they can all fit and relate in one’s life. My ultimate goal is to be happy and inspire happiness, and the best way I have found to do that is to share all of those things that make my life full. I hope you enjoy the site, and I welcome your interaction and comments!