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…

Crêpes: like pancakes, but for every meal!

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One of my favorite traditions growing up was crêpes on Mardi Gras. My mom would make a big batch of crêpes and we would eat them for both dinner and dessert. My mom liked ratatouille and crème fraîche in her crêpes, while I preferred ham and cheese. For dessert, we would spread Nutella or fresh […]

May 5, 2010 Continue reading…