Europe

Postcard from the streets of Cannes

I’m still in a bit of disbelief over the events in Nice last week. Six years ago on Bastille Day, I drank champagne and watched the fireworks with friends on that very same promenade. I was in Cannes just a few weeks ago, and I head back to Paris in a few more weeks: France is heavy […]

July 21, 2016 Continue reading…

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…

How to pack for a summer trip to Europe

Seven years ago, I graduated from college—and almost immediately hopped on a plane for a backpacking trip around Europe. I gallivanted through Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, England, Austria and France for five weeks, mostly solo. Looking back on that trip, I feel like it was a lifetime ago: at 21 years old, I had […]

April 18, 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…