Executive Chef Lilian Lacassagne



Crabtree Lake on Sunday afternoon

We used the hours of sunshine to go to the trails and the park with the kids this afternoon.

Patrick went mountain biking there even if the trails were not as fun for him, they are beginners trails…but going there would mean that the girls and I can go with him.

Girls and I did the trails and then walked on the pier and grabbed our books and read. We laughed, sang, made funny faces on selfies and walked!

Photos of me were by Chloe Singletary.



Kids photography by Katia S. Photography

I pride myself in being able to capture the moment, capture the smile, the cry, the “not posed” portrait.

Here are examples of photography I took of Maya Kadol at the beach.

Click on the gallery and contact me if you want some journalistic portrait of you and your family at 919-308-5330



Monsieur Roberto Restucha

Sad news this morning when I got the phone call that our friend Roberto had past away…

I thought I would reblog this in his memory!


When you see him, he always has a smile on his face, he is always happy. You look at him and you see the gentleman.

You see the old fashion Argentinian! The tanguero….

He looks at his wife with eyes of admiration, of love, of happiness.

In a photoshoot you can get to see  the real personality of someone. He is real, as real as it gets.

This is him: funny, wise, in love with his wife. We had so much fun, that I invited his wife Amalia to join us at the end of the shoot.

Wow! One would be lucky to have what those two have.

Complete admiration for each other, love through the years and happiness!

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Outdoor Milonga Raleigh


What a wonderful afternoon tango time in Raleigh. Triangle Tango had organized once again with the generosity of Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

This was held in the afternoon from 3.00pm – 6.00pm. Jae of Tango Utopia fame had put together some of our favorite tandas that  had on the dance floor provided by David Karasiewicz.

I went with the girls, of course….it was in the middle of the afternoon and I wanted them to enjoy the afternoon tango, the community, and the gorgeous weather.

It was a joy as many brought their kids as it was an afternoon event.

Lara had so much fun with the oldest kids and Chloe with the youngest kids.

It was kids, dogs, bubbles, dancers and friends. Gorgeous day, beautiful venue, and incredible people, they are my tango community.

Here couple of photos I took from the event.

Prom 2014

I am so fortunate to be able to be such a big part of that day again this year.

I was so grateful to be able to have Millicent getting ready at our house. She is such a delight. I am so happy for her and Jason. This was their second prom together.

After doing her hair, she got dress and then we went to the Botanical Gardens to take photos. The weather was perfect.

Gorgeous couple, all around inside and out!

Far away from home

How do you celebrate someone’s life after you get the phone call that one of the most important person of your childhood have passed away?

How do you handle incredible people in your country telling you: “I gave her big kisses for you, we were all there for her, even you”

How do you get over this sensation of loss? This feeling that everything is changing around you? The feeling that no matter how right you act, the feeling that no matter  how kind you are, the feeling that no matter how  driven you are by doing the right things, well sometimes bad things happened, and sometimes life just happens.

How do you get over the fact that life is not fair?

How do you get over the fact that you are so far aways from family and home when a major life event happens?

How do you get over the fact that you are not with your loves one in your homeland when a death occur?

How do you get over the simple selfish fact that they are all together leaning on each other, and you are not there with them?

Who do you choose to call , when you have no family around, to go cry on their shoulder? Who do you not care to see you with red puffy eyes, nose running, sobbing and not be able to talk? Who will be there for you? Who will will just listen to you crying, blowing your nose and staying there in silence?

Today February 16, I lost my beautiful, kind, incredibly humble, funny, incredibly funny, hard working, loving Mémé Gallon.

I am just simply lost today.

Did I told her I loved her the last time I left? Or was just the strong one, as usual going ” come on you know we will see each other next summer…”

Let me introduce you to my beautiful grandmother….Josephine Gallon.

L’innocence d’un enfant

There is a certain beauty to see a child being a child.

Chloe was outside today and she closed her eyes and was feeling the snow coming down on her face. I had the camera on hand, and looked at her for a long moment to enjoy the no worry, no care of my child. Then of course I had to capture this moment, I wanted to feel inside my heart for a long time..

It was beautiful, innocent. Catching the snow in her mouth, her eyes closes, the flakes on her eyelashes….I stood there, watching her, and wondering if as an adult we can ever experience this peace…

Here is my beautiful Chloe.

Beautiful woman…great model

The wonderful part about having such a beautiful friend is to be able to do a photo-shoot anytime I want or need.

Here is a photo-shoot I did with Iryna last week for a project.

This was fun, and as usual she was exactly what I needed her to be!


Girls at the beach

Girls are having such a great time at the beach…the water was not too cold for them! They were so so cute.