France

Why I love Paris in January

Now that January has hit New York City, I’m having pangs of Paris envy: my mom and I took advantage of cheap airline tickets and spent 10 days in Paris on my long winter break when I was in college a few times. They were my favorite mother-daughter trips: we ate well and shopped well, […]

January 7, 2013 Continue reading…

My favorite views in Nice

As the weather gets chillier and I go longer and longer without a proper pain au chocolat, I really start to miss Nice. Even though I realize I’d never want to live there full-time–which has more to do with the endless red tape of French bureaucracy and vast cultural difference–I still miss the vibrant colors […]

November 23, 2012 Continue reading…

The best of the French Riviera, via Instagram

When I decided to visit Croatia, I realized there was no way I’d be able to go to Europe without at least a stopover in Nice: I spent seven months living in this Mediterranean gem, but with studying French, two jobs, a blog and a social life, I didn’t get to explore and relax on […]

July 30, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Old Nice

I have a love/hate relationship with Old Nice: the winding network of cobbled streets and vividly-colored shutters are crowded with terrace tables and slow-walking tourists. For seven months, I lived on the edge of Place Garibaldi: overlooking the sloping roofs of Old Nice, but not quite in the hustle and bustle (or as English-speaking expats […]

July 26, 2012 Continue reading…

The best beaches in Nice

Confession: I spent a week in Nice and didn’t do one cultural activity, unless you count drinking rosé and eating pissaladiere. Instead, I went to the beach. Instead, I went to the beach. You can find an quite a few accommodations in Nice that are close to the numerous beaches that are available. I went to beaches with pebbles, beaches […]

July 18, 2012 Continue reading…

The best of Paris, via Instagram

Paris is a city that’s endlessly photographed: the icons, the sunsets, the stately terraces and crumbling facades. It’s a city that inspires artists, writers, tourists; it’s the most-visited city in the world. For me, Paris is a city of crowded metros and unexpected details: a place where I feel at home and completely foreign. I […]

July 16, 2012 Continue reading…

Capture the color

I’m not a girl who shies away from color: I like to be swathed in neon and surrounded by brilliantly blue skies. I get depressed when I wear too much black, sit beneath gray clouds, stare into glass and concrete. Whenever I’m traveling, I seek out the pops of color that define a destination: the […]

July 13, 2012 Continue reading…