France

Postcard from the Cannes market

Market culture is one of my favorite things about France: when I lived in Nice, I used to go shopping at the local market a few times a week, discovering new ingredients like zucchini flowers and stocking up on plenty of fresh strawberries and tomatoes. I love the fresh, seasonal produce and the copious amount and […]

July 7, 2016 Continue reading…

The best of 48 hours in Cannes

This was not a post I expected to write this year: I found out that I’d be going to Cannes approximately one week before I left, and because of how it coincided with getting Gertie, I’d be on the ground for about the same amount of time as I’d be in transit. The official reason […]

June 30, 2016 Continue reading…

The perfect (first) weekend in Paris itinerary

Thanks to my Francophile mom and an extended stint living and working in Nice, I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Paris. Even though it can seem like a museum city and it’s full of so many favorite places I love going back to, it’s constantly evolving and I always discover […]

March 31, 2015 Continue reading…

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 a completely surprising little lane in the Bastille neighborhood, […]

March 5, 2015 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 arrondissements barely contained within the circular ring road that serves as a […]

February 23, 2015 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 our apartment always feel like coming home. Even as the neighborhood shifts–there […]

February 12, 2015 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 pastries. But that’s not to say that it’s impossible or undesirable to see Paris […]

February 3, 2015 Continue reading…