Dear Paris,

… and Dear France, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the amazing year, the incredible new friends, the too-brief dip into your beautiful culture, and for the time of my… Continue reading

Happy Holidays: Instant Feel-Goods, from Me to You

Remember when I said I was an easy crier? These two scenes from one of my favorite Christmas movies, Love Actually, do it to me every time, especially the airport opener. There’s nothing… Continue reading

Merci and Thank You

Today’s my birthday, and I’m so glad that I’m now old enough to stop pretending like birthdays aren’t a big deal to me. Because they are – birthdays are a huge deal! I… 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

Shocking: The Real Purpose of Your Life

As a person who’s taken almost a year off of the traditional path, sometimes I beat myself up for what I’ve done, especially as I grapple with all the re-entry issues I’m about… 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

Happy Thanksgiving, (Small) World of Readers

I know I’ve totally shit the bed on my 40 Days of Paris. Truth be told, it’s all a little overwhelming, this leaving business. There’s a lot of processing going on, a lot… Continue reading

The Highlander: 40 Days of Paris, Day 4

Why 40 Days of Paris? Find out. Back in August, my friend Jenna and I did an epic Paris all-nighter (tons of pics here), where we ambled around the city between 10 pm… Continue reading

Palais Garnier: 40 Days of Paris, Days 3 and 4

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. Fact: I’m an easy… 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