About Anne Marie

My name is Anne Marie, and I love being Basque.  

Loving the croquetas in Boise!

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am the product of an adorable short couple: a Basque wino father from the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains and a shy, French American mother.

I spent most of my childhood involved in local Basque youth activities, notably folk dancing for twelve formative years of my life.  While I have retired the dancing shoes for now, I remain passionate about the promotion of Basque culture.

This blog and my seat on the Board of the Directors for the San Francisco Basque Club are the adult incarnations of my love of Basque culture.

You can find me at Basque festivals across the American West during the summer.  Otherwise, I’m usually writing, practicing yoga, watching shows on Netflix, dreaming up my next vacation, and/or cuddling with my cat.

You can keep up with me on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Me and Aita (dad)

Me and Aita (dad)


One comment on “About Anne Marie

  1. Kyla says:

    Hi Anne Marie, I came across your blog by way of an Instagram tribute you posted about Anthony Bourdain. I just wanted to say that your posts are very enjoyable and hit a lot of familiar notes. While I’m not Basque, I married a Gipuzkoano and am raising Basque American daughters in the SF Bay Area (Dublin). Between that and visiting Euskadi almost every summer I feel like an honorary Basque American. 🙂
    Your writing style is great and I hope that now, several years after launching your blog, writing is still part of your life.
    Kyla Otaegi
    (yes, I took my husband’s name, which his Spanish Basque relatives thought was a strange thing to do)

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