Some Exciting News



One of the other perks of getting all of our engagement photos from Inna was the beautiful packaging it all came in. Everything came wrapped in tissue paper, our DVD customized with our smiling mugs and secured in a gorgeous, raw paper case. She graciously included a handful of free prints of some of her favorite shots, which I thought was an especially nice touch. I know I’ve complained before that weddings are expensive, but seriously, the one place I would never skimp is the photography. Feed me mac and cheese from a box at my wedding, I don’t care, but I want beautiful photographs. Inna has been worth it and then some.

I had forgotten, in all the excitement of that day, that Inna had also taken some solo portraits of both Jamal and me. It gave me an excuse to finally update my About page with a new, current photograph of me (I previously had a picture of me at 3 years old. Really.) as well as answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. I feel all official having an FAQ section! But that’s not my exciting news.

You’ll also notice, if you read that new bio, that I included an extra special bit of news: I am now a contributing writer for France Property Magazine! France Property a monthly digital magazine focusing on the French real estate market, from current market conditions, to all the beautiful views money can buy.


It just launched yesterday, and if you’d like to download it you can do so at the iTunes App store (currently only available for the iPad/iPhone). In this month’s launch issue, I’m sharing a gorgeous apartment for sale on the left bank. I am so happy to be a part of this publication; it feels like a natural extension of what I already do. Go check it out!

28 thoughts on “Some Exciting News

  1. Oh that is exciting – congrats! And I do like your new About Me section, I feel exactly the same way about the Oxford comma. Thank you thank you.

  2. Such exciting news and perfectly right up your alley. I couldn’t be any happier for you. Well done, girlie.

    You guys are going to have to find a way to love me anyway, but as a longtime writer and editor of newsletters and other publications where brevity is key and word/space count reigns supreme (meaning the fewer the better), I take the “optional” part of the Oxford or serial comma definition very seriously. Because I write and edit professionally in AP style, it tends to look superfluous to me personally now, but the beauty of English grammar is that it is a fluid and ever-changing (read: clunky) thing. The key is to pay attention. Some lists don’t need it, some absolutely do.

    Just my 2cents, but there you are. Hope you both can forgive me!

    1. Haha, of course I still love you, but any list of more than two things needs an Oxford Comma. Observe:



  3. girl, whaaaat? oh my gosh, this will be perfect to put on your resume for when you are looking for work in paris someday. i want to write more but the urge to go grab my ipad is totally taking over my mind and body. but before i dash off to get it i love the new photo and the photo on the website looks pretty good as well. you are photogenic!! xoxo

    1. “…when you are looking for work in paris someday” EEEEEE! Don’t even joke, haha, that would be my dream! I’m so excited about this new venture, and so happy you’re so supportive! It means the world. xoxo

  4. 1. Congrats on your new venture! That’s so exciting – and so perfect for you :)

    2. Have you ever seen The Real Househusbands of Philadelphia? I just realized that you’re another Philly person I can share them with AND I’M SO EXCITED BECAUSE THEY’RE HILARIOUS

    1. Thanks, Sam!! And yes, I have seen that series!! A friend at work showed me those videos and you’re right, they are HILARIOUS. I promise I don’t talk like that though! (but I totally know people who do :) xo

      “Half lab, half Smarty JOOOWWNS” and “I’m heir to the Burlington Coat Factory fortune, so if you bought a slightly irregular coat in the last 20 years you helped pay for my shore house.” KILLED ME DEAD.

  5. Well deserved if you ask me – congratulations!!!

    No-one’s more passionate about France than you. Who knows it may eventually come with the added perk of mandatory and frequent trips to your favourite part of the world! ;D

    Off to check out your new About Me section. :)

    1. Aw, Chi! Thank you so much! I like to think I do have a smidge of passion when it comes to all things French ;) xoxo

  6. Congratulations, Erin! You get to write more about Paris! I can’t think of a more fitting AND fun opportunity. The editors were very smart to seek you out. They’re getting an amazing writer. And hello new About page and photo! Nicely done. I kind of loved already knowing the story behind each link. ;)
    Ok, off to have a gander at the magazine.
    ps~Hope you’re holding up ok while Jamal is away. Just keep thinking about those lovely Parisian souvenirs.

    1. Thank you so much, T! I was so beside myself when I got the email from Rory, the editor in chief reaching out. It was like fate, I tell you! What an amazing opportunity, I’m so excited! You’re so sweet, as usual.
      I’m doing really well! It honestly gets easier with each trip, haha, but don’t tell him that! I’m keeping my eye on the prize for sure: macarons (hopefully!) ;) xoxo
      PS. Hope YOU are doing well! I miss you! xo

  7. wow, lots of news :) and beautiful pictures. I’m like you. I think the photographs would be the single most important thing of my wedding :)

    1. Thanks, Petra!! I’m glad you agree. Photographs are so important, once your memories start to fade they’re all you have! xo

    1. Aww, thanks Sam!! I think I’m definitely getting the better end of the stick here though ;) But you’re so sweet! xo

  8. – Gorgeous photos!!
    – I majored in French and still feel like I’m losing it. I talk a little bit about it here: Congrats on the new writing position! That is truly something to boast about.
    – I sure didn’t think he looked like a Jamal but hey, I wasn’t going to ask. ;)
    – I will never not be an oxford comma girl. I’m fairly certain I abuse the comma in general, but I want people to read my words just as the roll in my mind. Pause when I want you to, right?!

    1. Thank you, Sarah! I figured you were somewhat of a Francophile yourself based on your blog name ;) but it’s nice to find a fellow soul out there. I wish I had majored in French in college, what a smart choice you made! If we lived closer I promise I would practice with you. The classes I’m taking are helpful, but only speaking it a few hours a week with a teacher to guide you isn’t entirely practical.
      I LOVE that you are also on Team Oxford Comma. We’re a persecuted bunch, I tell you! I am laughing at “Pause when I want you to.” My thoughts exactly!!

      And yeah, he’s not so much a Jamal, but the nickname makes me giggle. :) xo

  9. that’s so amazing that you are contributing to that publication!!! what a wonderful week of all things good! i love love LOVE your new about page photo – it’s gorgeous!

  10. Congrats Erin, that’s amazing news! And your engagement photos look amazing too. I have to download the magazine onto my Ipad and check out your updated about page. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. xo

  11. Oh yeay for you on both counts. I wish I had some nice photos of me from when I was your age. The close ups of me at my wedding are vile. The older one gets the further away the camera should be I think. Ugh. And yes, that’s really cool about the French Property guide, right up your street. Hope they are paying you!

    Love you ducks!


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