Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry everything, to everyone!

I learned a new phrase in this past Sunday’s paper: Chreasters. People who go to church only on Christmas and Easter (love it!). I’ve never been an organized religion girl but like to take this time of the year to spend time with family and friends, do good for others, reflect on the past and look forward to the future. It’s the wrap-up of a whole year—a great excuse to be with those you’ve loved your whole life, to make gestures grand and small, and, of course, indulge in champagne, chocolate and decadent meals. Whatever the holidays mean to you, however you spend and honor them, I hope they’re bringing you happiness, peace, fulfillment and a pause from the norm. 

On the note of thinking of others, I want to thank you all! To every Francophile, chocophile and reader of books and blogs. To Jessica and Shana, April and Heather, and every blogger and tweeter I've met literally and virtually. To all the bloggers who participated in the blog tour last February and to everyone who’s reviewed Paris, My Sweet ever since (even to those who ripped it to shreds on Amazon). To Books, Inc. and Booktowne; Posman Books and Boulevard Books; Talking Leaves and GoodReads; White Bliss, Chelsea Market Baskets and Bread & Cocoa. To Three Tarts, Bosie Tea Parlor and Christopher Elbow Chocolates. To all the most incredible bakers and chocolatiers in Paris, My Sweet. To the Hentry Waldinger Memorial Library and the Ferguson Library. To the Joan Hamburg Show and KPAM in Portland, Oregon. To USA Today,, Parade and the New York Post. To Seymour and Le Citizen; Lola’s and Sugar Daze; Click Representatives and Paris on the Platte. To my Paris family, my dear, old friends in San Francisco, and my homebase in NYC who are my world... 

... to all of you, thank you for a most incredible year. It's been filled with challenges and success. And it's because of your support, enthusiasm, encouragement, love, appetite and curiousity that it will forever be the year I realized a dream. Thank you! Happy holidays! Merci! Joyeuses fetes! xo


  1. Happy Holidays to you! I have enjoyed your book and your blog this year!

  2. Dear Amy,
    Milo just sent me an email. He complained that you did not thank him. I told him he can come live with me if he feels the need for a change of scenery :)
    Meanwhile, I would like to say No ! Thank You ! Thank you for a year of Wonder Blogging. You managed to write a book, get it published, do the tour and still blog , take photos and share.
    I told Milo this so he might stay afterall.

    Love you, see you in NY !

  3. Angela, thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed Paris, My Sweet and I'm thrilled to have you here.

    Candice, man, do you have my back or what?? Milo was acting funny - beyond finnicky. But he's over it now, no doubt thanks to you. Thank you, my friend. :)

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