As some of you know, my wife and I have been French Antique dealers for 17 years. We are good at it, and love what we do. A few years ago, with three young boys to raise, coupled with a huge recession, we started searching for another income that we could love, and believe in, as much as our antiques business. I am a story teller by nature... I love the provenance of pieces and believe that often the back story is as important as the item itself... so we started our search.
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Throughout our lives, William & I have had the luxury of following our passions in our careers. At a young age he set his heart on becoming a chef… starting out at a local family restaurant, honing his skills in the Navy by cooking daily for 120+ submariners, and fully realizing that dream at a Bay Area restaurant & hotel. Passion for good food & pride in his growing skills kept him moving forward. My own dream of working in film & television production was also fueled by such a drive. Starting out as a production... read more →
It was an early morning bus ride, pulling away from the cool ocean breezes of Mui Ne heading inland where the air was thick and still. Two young couples, one American, the other Australian, all sleepy, hot and quite possibly nursing hangovers, struck up a conversation. Punctuated with the non-stop horn honking customary in some countries, they chatted throughout the journey. Arriving in the cool mountain air of Dalat, they said their good-byes and wished each other well. Little did they know that this was the beginning of many great things. Meeting again by chance... read more →