Coming to you live from Cannes!

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Taking advantage of a four-day weekend–thank you, France, for still pretending to be uber-Catholic when it comes to holidays–I headed to the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday with a few friends from class. Even during the day, Cannes was mobbed with people–celebrities, paparazzi, festival attendees and good old people watchers. I’d been to Cannes in […]

May 16, 2010 Continue reading…

Quitting is for winners

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I’m a big believer in quitting. To me, if I’m choosing to do something that doesn’t make me happy, then why would I continue? To many, this comes off as spoiled, idealistic or perhaps selfish. I prefer to think of it as proactive. Why stay in a situation and complain when I can do something […]

May 14, 2010 Continue reading…

The perfect pizza doesn’t need a crust

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Although “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” was a little too intense for my studio kitchen, I was delighted when my mom picked me up a copy of “Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom.” It still has all of Julia’s signature recipes, like boeuf bourguignon and steamed lobsters. However, it also has helpful tips on making the perfect […]

May 13, 2010 Continue reading…

It’s never too late to start an art movement

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Good news, everyone. It is still totally possible that I could become a world-famous painter and create a style that rocks the art world. OK, maybe not–anyone who has seen my crafting attempts knows that my “style” is just messy. But I was still shocked to learn this weekend that Henri Matisse didn’t pick up […]

May 12, 2010 Continue reading…

My dirty little travel secret

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I’ve been harboring a dirty little secret from the travel blogging community, from the #RTWsoon-ers and the #RTWnow-ers. Maybe because I think they’ll judge me, maybe because I think someday I’ll change my mind. But it’s true: I don’t really want to travel around the world. It’s not as bad as it sounds, I promise. […]

May 10, 2010 Continue reading…

True love endures

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“Come on, you guys, it’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You know what, you can actually see old lobster couples walking around their tank, you know, holding claws…” –Phoebe, Friends Cheers to all the mothers, couples and families today. Enjoy the sunshine, and don’t forget to call your […]

May 9, 2010 Continue reading…

Live every day like a tourist

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Right now, I’m lucky enough to be playing tourist and pretending to be a resident of Nice, France. The French Riviera is undoubtably a huge tourist destination, and I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to explore. However, before moving here, I was living in Silicon Valley, California. Although it’s absolutely beautiful, it’s not much […]

May 7, 2010 Continue reading…