Hi there! My name is Sophie, I’m French and after spending one year in Michigan, I live now in San Francisco bay in California.
When I’m not drinking a cup of tea, I’m making my own cosmetics. I have been created toothpastes, shampoos, deodorants, lotions, moisturizers and hair gel for more than five years. I love trying new recipes and I confess… my husband is my favorite guinea pig!
So, when we decided to come to live here in the US, I really wondered what I could do… until I realized that so many people were interested in my hobby !
That’s why I decided to get certified in making cold process soap and to launch my adventure of the American Dream (what a cliché, yes I know ^^) !!
I was born and raised in Lyon, the third largest city of France.
Also called “The City of Light“, Lyon is famous for its “Festival of Lights” on December 8th. In order to thank the Virgin Mary for saving the city from a deadly plague in the Middle Ages, we traditionally place candles at our windows sills on the evening of December 8th, and we enjoy light shows all over the city.
Lyon is also well known for its gastronomy : quenelle (fish dish formed into a egg-like shape), salade lyonnaise (lettuce, bacon, poached egg and croûtons), coq au vin (red wine rooster stew), andouillette and rosette (kind of sausages) and also some famous desserts such as marron glacé (chestnut candied), coussin de Lyon (tidbit with chocolate, honey, sugar, almonds and curaçao) and cervelles de canut (cheese with herbs, vinegar, salt, peper and olive oil).
Anyway, you get the idea, all the food is soooo good in Lyon! 🙂