My first memories of special moments revolve around long tables and multiple-course meals. I grew up surrounded by food and wine.
My mother was from France and her mother owned a café in the Loire Valley. Watching my mother and grandmother effortlessly entertain family and friends regularly inspired my home kitchen experiments. My mother went from bank teller to classic French restaurant owner and captured my hometown one meal at a time quite successfully for 25 years. I am now the same age as my mother was when she started her own restaurant. Throughout my school years, I worked with my mother and this experience shaped my life in ways I am still discovering.
After college, I moved to Manhattan and pursued a business career in sales, customer service and management and led teams with global responsibilities at organizations such as AT&T and Jupiter Research. Despite the achievements of my career, I was drawn back to the food and wine industry and found great happiness leaving the boardroom to become a wine consultant for a boutique wine distributor in New York City.
After moving to Atlanta, I dedicated myself to raising my two beautiful children, Ella and Axel, ages 9 and 3. Then, I discovered Serenbe a little over a year ago and knew without a doubt that this is the place for my family and me. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my passion and experience to this incredible community as the proud owner of the General Store at Serenbe.
The General Store offers unique food, grocery, wine and beer essentials. I carry local offerings that the community wants in the same open, friendly environment that is found throughout Serenbe. Stop in and say hello, bonjour or just, hey y'all! I hope to see you soon.
Photo courtesy of Ali Harper Photography