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Everyday Granite

A few years ago, I moved to Paris to write a book about life after my mom’s death. (And do other things, too—like live in freakin’ Paris.) The focus of the book changed… Continue reading

We’re All Paris, One Wine Cork at a Time

It was Saturday morning, the day I took these pictures. Just like today, and yet not anything like today. My friend and I had stayed out all night in Paris, something we vowed… Continue reading

The Best Gift You’ll Ever Give: A New Memory

{About a 2-minute read} I walked through her house and grabbed everything I could fit in my arms. They were just things. Glasses. Scarves. Coffee cups. Pens. But they were her things. The… Continue reading

You Are Who You Meet: Why Your Daily Five Can Make or Break You

{About a 4-minute read} Two years ago, if you’d asked me who I spent the most time with, my answer would’ve sounded ridiculous. Because the truth was, I spent most of my time… Continue reading

How to Do Something You Know Is Completely Stupid but 100% Right for You

{About a 3-minute read} I have big, amazing news, everyone: I’m expecting. Before you start having visions of me injecting my single-not-dating-a-soul ass with drugs that make me fertile, let me stop you.… Continue reading

How to (Attempt to) Break a 2-Year Writer’s Block: Make a Few Stupid Lists

{About a 2-minute read} Blogosphere, I hardly recognize you. So much has happened since we last hung out regularly: The Boston Marathon bombing. A royal baby. James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams,… Continue reading

Espresso Balsamic Vinegar, The Filling Station, Manhattan

You know what’s great about New York? You can find absolutely anything–and I do mean ANYTHING. Like a store with forty or fifty kinds of salt, just laid out beautifully before you on… Continue reading

Lost Love Found: Marina Abramović e Ulay, MoMA 2010

Wow, this is super intense and very powerful. Read the description below BEFORE you watch. Like a lot of other people commenting, I found myself wondering what happened next. One commenter said it… Continue reading

Wait, Matthew Crawley is DEAD??** And in Other TV Obsessions: The Following

(**Consider this parenthetical text my Downton spoiler alert for the three other people in the world besides me who didn’t know that.) Imagine my surprise tonight (Tonight, for F sake! Two nights later!)… Continue reading

8 Things I Miss About Paris

It’s been two months and ten days since I returned from Paris (but who’s counting?), and in case you haven’t noticed, other than a few snarky comments about the lackluster quality of American… Continue reading