Happy 5 Years Misadventures with Andi!

Today is my 5-Year Blogiversary. Can I say I feel my age? Misadventures with Andi has been quite an adventure, although at this moment it feels a little more like a misadventure as my focus and energy are devoted to a few other things at the moment. However, this spot in the blogosphere is still the love of my life and I want to thank Jennifer, Andi, Walker, Clarabela, and Lindsey who have … [Read more...]

Newbie Photography Kit for Travelers

Wow!  Office supply stores have evolved! I for one did not realize the variety of items that you can pick up at them these days, its mind-blowing! When I was contacted about doing some exploring on Staples.com I was hesitant. What could a foodie and a traveler find that would be appealing? Already have all the pens I might need. Little did I know! But was about to find out. The … [Read more...]

J’adore – Jewelsies

This is not the first time that I have written about how much I adore Kate and her jewelry shops Jewelsies and Half Hours.  As a francophile, her items call to me.  But beyond the French or Parisian-themed necklaces, earrings and pendants, she also crafts beautiful art deco, antique-styles and mix metal pieces that appeal to just about anyone.  Kate is delightful, hard-working and extremely … [Read more...]

J’adore – Lessons from Madame Chic

Sunday night I was watching Un Bonheur N'arrive Jamais Seul which came out in cinemas this past summer in France (Happiness Never Comes Alone in English).  It stars Gad Elmaleh, an actor I adore and Sophie Marceau who I find to be a gorgeous representation of the French woman I would die to be.  She is beautiful, always well-dressed, her hair and makeup are always subtle.  She is not too skinny or … [Read more...]

J’adore – Eat Boutique

The first time I encountered Maggie, the mastermind behind Eat Boutique, was at professional social media conference three years ago in Boston. She was speaking on a panel about community while in the process of transitioning from Trip Advisor to Haven in Paris where she had begun to work with. Being an avid reader of Haven in Paris my ears perked up when her bio was given and while I didn't meet … [Read more...]

J’adore – A Slice of Delight

I first introduced you to A Slice of Delight back in when I interviewed the owner, Hilary, for a French Friday feature and giveaway.  Hilary is a francophile who has spent time in France, lives in Berkeley where her kids attend the French school and is the creative mind behind her own soap business. She disappeared for a year, all for a good reason.  She spent that time volunteering with her … [Read more...]

J’adore: Photos & Generations

To say that I adore Jennifer James is an understatement. She has been a shining light in my blogging life. I share my highs and my lows and she gives me a shoulder, an ear and lots of great ideas. That in and of itself would be enough except that she is just plain talented. She crafts posts that pull me in, she is constantly innovating and exploring new topics within her niche and beyond on her … [Read more...]

Social Media Sunday – My Blog Giveaway Tips

I thought I would use this week's Social Media Sunday to cover my thoughts and tips on giveaways. I have done giveaways for the past several years here on Misadventures with Andi and in a professional capacity as a social media manager for my employer. The giveaways have had success and failures and by sharing my experiences I hope you can benefit from them.  I am definitely not an expert so … [Read more...]

Three Things Chopped Taught Me About Life (plus Yes Chef)

I've mentioned it before, but we don't watch much TV in our house. We had an old Tivo, with a parculiar set-up that only allowed us to record one channel at a time, so it was always set to TV5 to record the French news and that was the only thing we watched. I download a few shows like Dexter and MadMen to watch on my iPad, but that was the extent of my TV watching. The exception was when we … [Read more...]

J’adore #43 (Map Edition 3)

Time for a new edition of J'adore, my series of where I share with you things that have caught my eye during my internet travels. And speaking of travel, since I am slightly addicted to the sport, forever dreaming of where to go next (even when I am on a trip), maps, and things related to maps, such as unique city/country outlines, always call to me!  So once again I present to you a map-themed … [Read more...]

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