Hello and welcome to my internet pied-a-terre.

I am an independent journalist, author, traveler, lifelong Francophile, and champagne lover with a peripatetic soul.

My travel and lifestyle articles have appeared in print and online media including National Geographic Traveler, Virtuoso Life, Private Clubs, Robb Report, American Express Essentiels, Southwest: The Magazine, American Way, Delta Sky, offassignment.com, travelandleisure.com, ciaobambino.com, and many more. Several of my personal essays and articles have won awards and graced the pages of respected anthologies such as The Best Women’s Travel Writing and The Best Travel Writing.

In my spare time, I wrote a Michelin guidebook about Brussels, Belgium, where I lived for six years. I also wrote two guidebooks on San Francisco, my current home. My first book, Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves, a culinary travel book about the people and food of the Dordogne region of France, was the 2012 recipient of the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Book of the Year, given by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.  My next book, Quartraits: Portrait of a Community in Quarantine will be released by the end of the year.

Now enough about me…how about a little more about me?

I love meeting new people and the outdoors—especially walking, hiking, and sailing. Indoors you can find me cooking and riding my Peleton. I am a perpetual student of the French language and find the best teacher is to travel to France as often as possible. I never tire of travel or watching sunsets, and I love the smell of lavender. I prefer actual books and magazines to their electronic versions. I am a twin. I love the sunshine, but my red-hair and freckles do not. I wear big sunglasses, even when it’s cloudy, and I love dresses. As well as a writer, I am a mom, a wife, an aunt, a niece, a sister, a daughter, and a friend to many and I try to give 100 percent to each of these roles.

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Kimberley