Joyous Living


All About Me: 

Two months after my mother and I booked the trip we’d been planning for ages, she was diagnosed with ALS.  At her request, and like many daughters in midlife, I helped care for her for the 11 months she had left.  It was a painful, joyous, precious time, during which she and I talked so often about her life, her death, and my future.  After the funeral, after deep grief, travel (including taking that trip!), and contemplation, I determined to once again reinvent myself and to put all that had come before into this new incarnation – to live and work with an awareness of celebration.

I’ve been a copywriter, account executive, hospitality professional, mother, columnist, tech entrepreneur, student, lawyer and caregiver.  The future is my creation – a great new collaboration in my law-life and an exciting collaboration of celebration and joy shared with my friends and readers. Into this future, Fête and Happy is born.

What you’ll find here:

Fête and Happy is a resource for entertaining, travelling and connecting to friends and colleagues, with down to earth details and resources to help you put together the perfect gathering, itinerary or personal project.

Between us, we’ll bring style and substance together in memorable gatherings that help connect people and enduring experiences that delight you. 

This blog is for women with experience and means – and those still gaining the two – who want to live their best life by connecting with excellence: essential people, exciting places, enticing food and elegant décor.  The blogosphere has wonderful fashion and philosophy entries; Fête and Happy is a place to rediscover the beauty of bringing people together with style and grace.