• Alice B. Toklas is born in San Francisco.
• As a young girl, Alice studies music.
• Alice's mother dies.
• In Alice's teen years, literature becomes her passion.
• Alice meets Gertrude Stein's brother and sister-in-law.
• Alice arrives in Paris in 1907.
• Alice meets Helene, Stein's housekeeper.
• Helene expresses dislike of Henri Matisse.
• Helene leaves the Stein home to spend more time with her family.
• Helene returns to the Stein home to find that Gertrude and Alice's friends have all become famous.
• Alice is introduced to famous artists, Matisse, Picasso, and Cézanne.
• Alice learns about art and culture in Paris.
• Alice receives French lessons from Fernande Picasso.
• Gertrude Stein finishes school at Johns Hopkins.
• Mr. Stein discovers Cézanne while in Florence.
• The Steins visit Vollard's gallery for the first time.
• Gertrude Stein writes the poem "Vollard and Cézanne."
• The Steins begin to purchase works by C...
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