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!