Dear Trump Supporters

I love you.

You probably don’t have many Trump protestors or anti-Trump people showing you love this week, so today I will tell you – I love you.

I can imagine what it would be like if I wanted to celebrate while such a large group of people were bringing me down. Nobody likes a party pooper. But alas, every party has one. All I ask is that you read this letter with an open heart and an open mind, and try to do the same for me – understand why I’m not in the partying mood.

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It’s been a few months since this site has seen new text, so I thought I would start with an update.

It’s been a work hard/play hard 2016 for us so far. I’ve been focusing on my writing career and setting up our new apartment in Marseille. And my husband has been busy being his awesome chef self at a beach side brasserie named Le Manhattan (I know, fitting for a couple who just left the big apple). We moved semi-permanently (for at least 1 year) in January,  and have been finding our feet while we navigate newly wed life in France’s second city.

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PLAGES DE BANDOL

The beaches of Bandol are by far, some of the most beautiful in the world. They offer the most breathtaking views I have ever seen (especially in the south of France). My first trip to Bandol was in April, so it was not exactly bikini weather, but the breezy and mild day provided a perfect hiking atmosphere.

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NOTRE DAME DE LA GARDE – MARSEILLE

It’s a long and steep hike to the top of Marseille. At the city’s highest peak sits The Notre Dame de la Garde, a gorgeous and important Cathedral in the South of France. I suggest you bring water for the trek. We visited smack in the middle of the day and it was extremely hot. But, even through my sweat drenched sunglasses, the views were simply stunning.

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MUSEE D’HISTOIRE MARITIME – SAINT TROPEZ

It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve realize that living in Saint Tropez for the summer definitely demanded my FULL attention. I had promised myself that I would do my very best to live in the moment. Every single moment, if I could. I wanted to learn more French (and have done so) and to soak up as much sunshine (and tan) as possible.

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MORSALINES – NORMANDY

We (my husband and myself) spent a weekend in Morsalines that was definitely one for the books. I was meeting my husbands (French) besties for the first time and I had never been to Normandy. We would be spending our time eating, drinking (a lot) & laughing with 5 other people (and 1 bathroom).

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MONASTERE DE LA VERNE – COLLOBRIERES

The Monastere De La Verne was founded by Pierre Isnard in 1170 and was constructed on the site of an abandoned priory named “Our Lady of the Verne”. Being from a country that itself is only 239 years old, I straggled behind the group. I was ready to take a picture (or three) at every corner.

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