I began my career as a dancer and educator, then moved to France where I lived for 22-years, raising a family while working as a journalist and communications specialist. During that time, I was also the co-founder of Your Inn on the Arts, a small company that brokered Manhattan lodging for tourists and longer-term visitors. (Think of us as a forerunner of AirB&B.) Even while away, I deepened my insider’s knowledge of New York City neighborhoods while building relationships with dozens of property owners by renting out their rooms and furnished apartments. I’ve always enjoyed matching people to their desired locales.
Now certified as a Life Coach, I have the expertise to help clients define what “coming home” really means to them at various life stages. I can certainly relate to the challenges of Boomers who yearn to return to Manhattan after decades away, as well as to those seeking to sell or downsize and embark on new adventures.
A mom of two grown sons, I am well acquainted with the housing challenges of millennials, from those navigating the world of finance to those who live on a much smaller budget. I believe in solutions and dreaming big, especially in my native Manhattan, the island of endless possibilities. But having been born and raised in Queens, I am open and excited about the the new vibe in the outer boroughs as well.
As a Franco-Americaine I also resonate with the refined tastes of Europeans seeking a pied a terre or permanent relocation. Together we will find a unique perch with Old World charm and 21st century amenities. Je parle francais donc n’hesitez pas a m’appeler.
On another front, I have published scores of freelance articles as well as a well-received memoir. You can get to know me through many of my essays online and I look forward to getting to know you in turn.