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