Europe

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…

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 art in layers of cerulean. I’m […]

January 29, 2015 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 Paris with my mom (my 11th trip to […]

January 27, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Istanbul

Istanbul is an easy city to photograph: straddling the East and the West, it’s delightfully exotic while remaining somewhat familiar and accessible. It’s a colorful  city: the blues and golds of mosques and minarets dotting the skyline, the primary colors of soccer team flags billowing over quiet side streets, every hue of the rainbow represented […]

August 7, 2014 Continue reading…

Wanderlust: Northern Europe edition

Northern Europe (and more specifically, Scandinavia!)  is one of my favorite regions in the world: it’s a group of countries that I’m constantly recommending to friends, as well as personally scheming to get back and explore more. I traveled solo through Stockholm and celebrated Museum Night with friends in Amsterdam back in 2010 (holy moly […]

August 5, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from Topkapi Palace

Although most of my time in Istanbul was spent just enjoying the city–riding the ferries, eating as much baklava as humanly possible, wandering around new neighborhoods in the sunshine–my very first stop was Topkapi Palace. Mostly, it was because my mother had seen it on a travel show (on the “Wealth Network”– ha!) and sent […]

July 31, 2014 Continue reading…