July 2012

The best of the French Riviera, via Instagram

When I decided to visit Croatia, I realized there was no way I’d be able to go to Europe without at least a stopover in Nice: I spent seven months living in this Mediterranean gem, but with studying French, two jobs, a blog and a social life, I didn’t get to explore and relax on […]

July 30, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Old Nice

I have a love/hate relationship with Old Nice: the winding network of cobbled streets and vividly-colored shutters are crowded with terrace tables and slow-walking tourists. For seven months, I lived on the edge of Place Garibaldi: overlooking the sloping roofs of Old Nice, but not quite in the hustle and bustle (or as English-speaking expats […]

July 26, 2012 Continue reading…

Having dresses made in Hoi An

One of my favorite parts about visiting Europe was the shopping: even if it was at chains like Zara and H&M, there was a day when these stores only existed in Europe. I’d return to California, sporting new dresses and cute bags; when someone asked me where I bought it, I’d proudly proclaim Europe and […]

July 25, 2012 Continue reading…

The best of Croatia, via Instagram

My memories of Croatia shall forever be a thousand shades of shimmering blue: the vivid and cloudless sky, the fish swishing through impossibly clear turquoise water, the sun dancing over the sea. Sure, there were other colors, too: the unexpected joy of red flowers in Zagreb, the melting of purples at dusk, the primary shout […]

July 23, 2012 Continue reading…

Why I’m finally giving in to fixed life envy

As soon as I said I was moving to New York, my friends and family seemed to breathe a giant sigh of relief. Right, she’s finally settling down. Maybe it’s across the country, but it’s in the country. Good, it’s time for you to get a real job. At first, I was a little affronted: […]

July 20, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Hvar Island

Lately, Hvar has cultivated a reputation as an exclusive playground of the rich and the famous: an sparkling island paradise where you can dock your swanky yacht and indulge in champagne, sandy beaches, all-night clubs or whatever else your heart desires. It’s a favorite destination for celebrities, royalty and the ultra-rich. But as our group […]

July 19, 2012 Continue reading…

The best beaches in Nice

Confession: I spent a week in Nice and didn’t do one cultural activity, unless you count drinking rosé and eating pissaladiere. Instead, I went to the beach. Instead, I went to the beach. You can find an quite a few accommodations in Nice that are close to the numerous beaches that are available. I went to beaches with pebbles, beaches […]

July 18, 2012 Continue reading…