Things I love
Eating in season
Hosting and entertaining
Oils for the skin
Only mediocrity is safe from ridicule.
-Dita Van Teese
Zest is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
Tell the world what you intend to do, but first show it.
My life did not please me, so I created my life.
if you still want to know more....
More about me: I went to Harvard, undergrad, and Columbia for grad school. I speak Russian fluently. I homeschooled. I have homebirthed, water birthed, and hospital birthed fully medicated. I nursed forever, pumped, tandem nursed, adoptive nursed. I was a professional gardener. Coco Chanel and St. Rose of Lima are my inspiration. I have gained and lost weight. I read a lot. I love to dance. I went to the French Culinary Institute. I look amazing. I have a lot of kids. I am a recreational exerciser. I grow over 300 antique roses. I have tons of certificates in nutrition, wellness, and women. I have a fabulous eye for decorating and fashion. I have a great relationship with my kids-they are my cheerleaders as I am theirs. I take time for me. I love a long bath. I eat mainly vegetables, fruit, and fish. I love life. I am always learning -- there is always more!
My passion, since I can remember, centered on health, learning, and inspiring. Taking different forms throughout my life, but the thread remains broken.
I always wanted to live gracefully and fully - as a student, a woman, and especially as a mom of seven. Gardening, then cooking and nutrition are what kept me fired up, grounded, and full of energy.
My mind, ever curious, has led me to dive deep into the science of longevity, wellness, and health. Because of this, I have enjoyed abundant health and have not lost the connection with my center despite chaos.
My body, ever changing, led me to master weight loss and repair.
I created jolie as a mother, teacher, chef, and gardener who wished to create a company to help people live better, live happier, and live in joy. The food is the cornerstone - artfully done with the highest quality ingredients and technique rooted in French cooking.
I am super proud of the farmers who supply us with seasonal, sustainably raised vegetables, chickens, and cows.
I am eternally grateful for the healing powers - locked within the foods - that are so generously shared with us when we nourish ourselves with plants.
Welcome to jolie - the beautiful life!
Song: I'm Not Afraid by Eminem
Book: Shoedog by Phil Knight
Candle: Mad et Len Spirituelle
Tea: Mariage Freres The des Tres Legendes
Furniture: Early American
Coffee Drink: Cortada
Food: Brook trout
Season: late spring