If you were in my home I’d take your coat, welcome you to sit by the fire or on the patio. You’d meet my Yorkie, my kids and my incredible husband (guest cook and photographer on L’occasion). We’d offer you a tasty bite; maybe a warm bowl of risotto or lobster bisque. Most likely a counter-full of tapas or charcuterie and cheese.
We’d definitely offer you wine. Perhaps something from one of our trips to Provence or Burgundy? A glass of our house favorites from the Southern Rhône? Let’s enjoy this together, one glass at a time, the evenings that make life a rich and delicious experience.
My blog, L’occasion, is the 2016 winner of two Wine Blog Awards, Best Overall and Best Writing.
I write about wine (travel + food too) as a freelancer in addition to L’occasion. Recently my work has appeared in partnership with Forbes, USA Today, Vivino, Palate Press, Luxe Provence, Courrier International, American Winery Guide, Wine Tourist Magazine, Provence WineZine, Perfectly Provence, California Winery Advisor and DuVine Adventures and Cycling.
I am a fiction writer with short stories published in multiple anthologies and literary journals and my work has been featured on NPR and Longform.
My novel tells the story of Provençal winemakers during the Second World War through the later part of their lives in 1970’s Napa.
I hold a Bachelors Degree in Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago and have direct and current experience with digital marketing and business communications.(Ask me if you’d like consulting in these areas.)
I am interested in profiling wineries, hotels, tours or other establishments that offer an inviting experience for customers. Please contact me (in English or French) through the form below if interested in offering a sample or invitation to learn more about your work.