Blogger Recognition Award

What a surprise!  I’m a little delayed in setting this up, but 100 percent appreciative of the recognition.  I was nominated by Maegan from Ruffles & Macarons for the Blogger Recognition Award!  I subscribe to her blog, and daily I receive a lovely recipe or restaurant/travel recommendation in my inbox.  As a bonus, she also loves to blog about the local breweries she visits when she travels (even internationally).  We all know I love beer, and I REALLY love finding out about international small batch beer.  If you haven’t checked out her blog, please do & thank me later.

Thank you, Maegan, for nominating me!!!


1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog

2. Write a post to show your award

3. Give a brief story of how your blog started

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers

5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to

6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

How my blog was created:

Last April my husband and I became expats when we moved to Toulouse, France from San Francisco, California.  I love to eat, I love to travel, I love to drink, and I like to write and (sometimes) take photos.  However, it wasn’t until we were preparing for the move that a number of friends said, “Victoria, you should start a blog.  You can blog about all the places you go and we can follow along vicariously.”  It wasn’t until we had officially moved that I decided to start my own blog and document our life in France.  Eh voilà!

Advice for new bloggers:

I’m honestly not sure what sort of advice I would give to a new blogger, as I feel like I’m so new to the game.  Maybe just find a topic that speaks to you and really write with your own voice.

My nominees:

CineMuseFilms |

Little Miss Traveler |

Orangette  |

David Lebovitz  |

Bunny Eats Design  |

I know it said 15, but I struggle to keep up with more than a good 5-6 (I also closely follow Ruffles & Macarons).  Always looking for more good reads, so I’m excited to find some more travel, movie, food, and drink blogs 🙂

Thank you again, Maegan!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Bernadine says:

    Congratulations 🎊!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oh this just made my day!! You are too kind! I love reading your blog posts, and traveling vicariously through you!! Thanks so much for such a sweet shout-out! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. fromdreamtoplan says:

    Hi! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Looking forward to following you 🙂

    Lisa |


    1. closesat7 says:

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog. I definitely have fun writing it!

      Liked by 1 person

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