Welcome to my Page! I am so glad you decided to check it out. If you like what you see please feel free to share anything you see, and subscribe to my blog so you know when new posts are published. I am a Florida girl, living in France. This is a wild, yet exciting part of my life, to say the least! I try to enjoy every minute of this gypsy lifestyle, because I know it will not last forever, so I am starting to document my journey. Me, my husband, Jason and our yorkiepoo, Estelle, call Tampa, FL home, but these days, home is wherever we are together. I started this blog to give my fam & friends a deeper look into our lives, because they usually get the cliff notes version of our overseas life. To be honest, I am writing this for my future self too.


   Why did I name my blog Gardenia Trails?!? Well, we are home in Florida every summer for a total of 3 months out of the year, and this past summer we planted two gardenia trees in our backyard. The sweet scent of the gardenia flowers reminds me of being home in the summertime, so gardenias represent our home in FL. Trails symbolizes of our overseas life. Honestly, I have to give credit to Jason (my hubby) for this catchy name, he is ridiculously creative.

backyard-2                        gardenia

    I live in Paris!! I still can’t believe it. Not everyday is a whimsical Parisian daydream. But, yes, there are plenty of magical moments and there are many times when I am out and about, I look around and think, is this really happening?! I decided it’s only right to share these experiences. This is year 2 in Paris, and I am finally starting to figure (some) things out about Parisian life. I’ve had many embarrassing, awkward, and scary moments in this huge city up until this point, but now I can look back and laugh at my mistakes. So whatever you’re doing today, go out and have fun. And don’t forget to laugh at yourself.

unnamed-1     Bon Voyage Estelle! My favorite little travel companion.