Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tongue in Cheek

I’ve posted about David Lebovitz’s blog, which I love for his recipes, musings about food, and his wonderful stories about living in Paris. For French style and fashion, French photographer and illustrator Garance Doré’s blog can’t be beat. And every francophile loves Vicki Archer’s French Essence, an extension of her beautiful book, My French Life. These blogs have attained celebrity status, still their authors find time to respond to comments, and are gracious and generous with comments on the blogs of others.

But, there is one blog I read daily, religiously and that is Tongue in Cheek. I’ve never met Corey Amaro, but I feel like I know her, her family, her friends. Every day she invites readers into her life, into her home, and yes, even into her bathroom (how many bloggers will do that for their readers?!)

Corey is an extraordinary photographer and her blog is a testament to her talent. She is also a collector of French brocante and the pieces she has in her collection will make you swoon. And one of my favorite sections of her blog, “French Dressing” is a collection of photos and recipes of her favorite foods.

I can’t say for sure how I discovered Tongue in Cheek, or what attracted me in the first place. But what keeps me reading day after day are her posts about her friends (especially Annie), her teenage children Sacha and Chelsea (I have a teenage son of my own and her stories about her son Sacha resonate with me), and her French husband (he reminds me of my sister’s French husband).

Corey has taken her readers to fancy parties and on day trips in the south of France. She takes us to the French brocante and to the marché. She invited readers into her home during her kitchen renovation (who does that?!) and most recently, Corey took us on a three week motorcycle trip she shared with her husband.

If you’ve never visited Tongue in Cheek, you are in for a treat. But be warned: the first time, you can’t drop in for a quick visit! No, no, you need to pour a glass of wine and settle in for a time because reading Corey’s blog is like reading a good book, or paging through a new issue of your favorite magazine. Beautiful photography, trips to Paris, stories about Corey’s family, her antiques—there is so much to take in!

As I said, I have never met Corey, but I feel like I know her. She is fun and funny and wonderfully human. She is a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a good friend, and she generously shares some of her most intimate life moments with readers who have come to adore her.

Mille mercis, Corey.


  1. Corey's is a charmed existence indeed. Her every day sounds like something from a dream.

  2. Marsi, how long have you been following her blog? I can't believe it's been out there for years and I never knew about it . . .

  3. I like her blog too. I love the stories about Annie!

  4. I have been reading this blog for a while now and have a link to it on my blog. I love how personal her blog is and her photos are so beautiful.

  5. I think I first came across it about two years ago?

  6. Holy cow I am blushing, my cheeks are red, and yet I am very thankful of your generous write up about me. Thank you you have made my day.