About

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”

― Henry David Thoreau

Bonjour et bienvenue!

The above Thoreau quote sums up my personal philosophy: To pursue my dreams and live a life with as few regrets as possible.

Following my dreams led me from a childhood in Alabama to New York City, Chicago, Milwaukee, and now Vermont. An enthusiastic student who loves to read, I have a B.A. from the University of Alabama and J.D. and M.L.I.S. from the University of Illinois. I have practiced law; worked in a florist; volunteered at libraries; researched at universities; and taught yoga.

Living the life I imagined is a work in progress. I love cooking, traveling, and spending family time with Mon Chéri and Le Chien, a mischievous miniature dachshund named Charlie Brown. I also love writing, which has been featured on MindBodyGreen and Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling. My passion for writing and French language and culture inspired me to start my own blog.

Joie de Vivre shares my passion for food, travel, and joyful everyday living. Joyful living is an attitude, a philosophy, a lifestyle, and, ultimately, a choice. Like living the life I imagined, it is a process. And part of my process is making lists and rearranging closets!

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À votre santé,

Katie