I am a writer, photographer, foodie and vintage seller---22 years ago I met ‘French Guy’ at a dog-park in Brentwood, CA never thinking that one day we would live in France. 12 moves around the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest, and we landed in Normandy France where we now live in a 376 year old farm house with ‘trois enfants’ a couple of cats and a King Charles Spaniel and a Welsh Corgi …. 22 chickens, 4 French Alpine goats, 1 Ouessant black lamb and six Toulouse geese ... and a bunch of cows… now and then!
In 2010 we packed up our two boys (with a petite-fille on the way!) three cats and three dogs and began our new life in Normandy, France after bidding a very fond farewell to our home and friends that we dearly loved in the Seattle area of the Pacific Northwest. The adjustment and transition to a new home and culture was not always easy and it wasn't until we found our 'maison de rêve' which we named Rabbit Hill in late winter 2013 that we really felt that we had finally found HOME in the French countryside.
The concept of creating a beautiful and welcoming home and cooking and hosting friends and people we love, has long been ingrained in our life. As previous bed and breakfast owners, we knew that we thrived by planning for and entertaining guests. After more than five years coordinating and guiding vintage shopping tours, creating Rabbit Hill Foodie - Markets and Cooking Workshops at the farm, was a natural progression.
Along with creating and teaching workshops, I host monthly online pop-ups sales for my shop 'Sunday Brocantes - Rabbit Hill', The online shop opens once a month on the 1st day of the month or during the first weekend. I love finding French vintage items and adore sharing 'French Home & Lifestyle Essentials' that I have come to know and love since moving to France. Each pop-up opening of the shop is a little different, featuring a favorite style or item; kitchen wares, linens, or decor items -- and always with the rustic and authentic French country charm that we adore at Maison Rabbit Hill. Based on the Northwest coast of France in Normandy, I ship worldwide.
So that is the short version of our story. Our days at Rabbit Hill are filled with daily tasks involving the farm-family members, photography projects and writing ... and recipe testing -- and eating -- of course!