Loading

France

Postcard from Rue Cremieux

It's no secret that I love a good colorful house portrait in the city: there's just something about a well-kept facade amidst the chaos of crowded city streets that appeals to me. So Rue Cremieux was my favorite find on my recent trip to Paris: it's...
Continue reading...

The best streets in Paris

Paris is a city of curving rues and hidden alleys, cobblestone and courtyards. There's no grid system with numbers and letters, no even spacing and logical layout. It was built in fits and starts, expanding from the islands on the Seine to several...
Continue reading...

Postcard from the Marais

Without a doubt: the Marais is my favorite neighborhood in Paris. Part of this affinity is surely due to familiarity: my parents always rent an apartment right at Rue Vieille du Temple and Rue des Rosiers when we visit, and the streets surrounding...
Continue reading...

The best views in Paris

New York is a city best seen from above; Paris is a city best seen on the streets. It's a city of winding cobblestone streets and crumbling facades, flower shops and classic bistros, perfectly planned gardens and windows full of intricate...
Continue reading...

Postcard of Paris in blue

In New York City, I'm always on the lookout for red: a lucky red door, the red I <3 NY logo, a burst of begonias in a window box. But in Paris, it seemed like blue was everywhere I looked: a bright blue door, a spattering of blue tile, graffiti...
Continue reading...

The best of Paris, via Instagram

I went on my very first international trip to Paris with my mom when I was 11 years old: I was completely enamored with pain au chocolats every morning, the Disney store on the Champs-Élysées and the view from the Eiffel Tower. Last week, I went to...
Continue reading...

Why I love Paris in January

Now that January has hit New York City, I'm having pangs of Paris envy: my mom and I took advantage of cheap airline tickets and spent 10 days in Paris on my long winter break when I was in college a few times. They were my favorite mother-daughter...
Continue reading...

My favorite views in Nice

As the weather gets chillier and I go longer and longer without a proper pain au chocolat, I really start to miss Nice. Even though I realize I'd never want to live there full-time--which has more to do with the endless red tape of French bureaucracy...
Continue reading...

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...
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...
Continue reading...
1 2 3 4 7