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May 2010

Coming to you live from Cannes!

Taking advantage of a four-day weekend--thank you, France, for still pretending to be uber-Catholic when it comes to holidays--I headed to the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday with a few friends from class. Even during the day, Cannes was mobbed with...
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Quitting is for winners

I’m a big believer in quitting. To me, if I’m choosing to do something that doesn’t make me happy, then why would I continue? To many, this comes off as spoiled, idealistic or perhaps selfish. I prefer to think of it as proactive. Why stay in a...
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The perfect pizza doesn’t need a crust

Although "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" was a little too intense for my studio kitchen, I was delighted when my mom picked me up a copy of "Julia's Kitchen Wisdom." It still has all of Julia's signature recipes, like boeuf bourguignon and...
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It’s never too late to start an art movement

Good news, everyone. It is still totally possible that I could become a world-famous painter and create a style that rocks the art world. OK, maybe not--anyone who has seen my crafting attempts knows that my "style" is just messy. But I was still...
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My dirty little travel secret

I’ve been harboring a dirty little secret from the travel blogging community, from the #RTWsoon-ers and the #RTWnow-ers. Maybe because I think they’ll judge me, maybe because I think someday I’ll change my mind. But it’s true: I don’t really want to...
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True love endures

"Come on, you guys, it's a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You know what, you can actually see old lobster couples walking around their tank, you know, holding claws…" --Phoebe, Friends Cheers to all the mothers, couples...
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Live every day like a tourist

Right now, I'm lucky enough to be playing tourist and pretending to be a resident of Nice, France. The French Riviera is undoubtably a huge tourist destination, and I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to explore. However, before moving here,...
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Crêpes: like pancakes, but for every meal!

One of my favorite traditions growing up was crêpes on Mardi Gras. My mom would make a big batch of crêpes and we would eat them for both dinner and dessert. My mom liked ratatouille and crème fraîche in her crêpes, while I preferred ham and cheese....
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How not to meet creeps in London

Twenty-Something Travel was one of the first travel blogs I discovered--and wondered why the heck didn't I think of that? Needless to say, I'm a big fan of the site and its message and I jumped at the chance to guest post for Twenty-Something Travel...
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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

Well, I've run into my first hiccup in France. My dearest MacBook Pro broke last Wednesday morning--the screen won't turn on. No luck with any of the troubleshooting tips, so I had to to take it into a "certified Apple reseller" shop. Believe me,...
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