Category Archive: Travel

19 Stupid Things People Say on Vacation That Will Make You Want to Cancel Your Reservation

Oh, the things people say. More specifically, the really asinine things people say when they travel. You gotta represent when you travel, people … but represent WELL. Please. A sample quote to whet… Continue reading

Caramel Beurre Salé Kouignette, Maison George Larnicol, Paris

The day I discovered Maison George Larnicol was kind of like the food equivalent to the dramatic Lloyd Dobler-In Your Eyes-boombox moment in Say Anything. I was walking along the rue de Rivoli,… Continue reading

So I Live in New York Now. There’s That.

Believe me, no one’s more surprised than me. (See: January to April, 2005 and multiple statements that were in the vein of “As god is my fucking witness, I will NEVER live in… Continue reading

Stefan Sagmeister: The Power of Time Off

Wow! Turns out we’re all obsessed with not working for a while! Yesterday’s post actually resulted in a few emails from both strangers and friends asking about my time off: how I financed… Continue reading

The Most Delicious Croissant in Paris?

My opinion, with the expert guidance of pastry chef David Lebovitz. T-minus twelve days left in Paris and I’m already shaky at the thought of living without these. Start here and read the… Continue reading

40 Days of Paris, Day Two: Eiffel Tower, Cheese, Sunset and Some Bears

Why 40 Days of Paris? Find out. PS: there’s also a gallery of pics at the end of this post. Just in case you’re ready for pictoral stimulation now. Day 2 started out… Continue reading

Bourgogne: You Should Totally Go There

Do you like wine? France? Beautiful countryside and vineyard vistas? Nice people? Wine? (Oh, hang on, I already said that … ) Cheese? Delicious food? Oui? Then you need to get to the… Continue reading

French Girl Flair: Messy Buns, Braids, Twists, Chignons, and What(k)nots

Daily (nay, perhaps hourly) I find myself coveting some beautiful French woman’s messy bun here in Paris. I’m obsessed with their twists, chignons and braids (the more Hunger Games–esque the better) and any… Continue reading

Musée d’Orsay and Ernest Hemingway: Go There, Read Him, Fall in Love with Paris Again

Today is Tuesday, September 4, which means you have t-minus 5 days to get to the d’Orsay to see Misia: reine (queen) de Paris. If you’re in Paris, please go; you won’t be… Continue reading

Home, Fall, and My Paris Surfboard

As America prepares to celebrate its long weekend and one day of freedom from laboring, I’m sitting in Paris, contemplating how freaking lucky I am to have been given this opportunity not to… Continue reading