My Favorite Work from the Cannes Lions 2019

I just returned, tan and happy, from a week at the Cannes Lions 2019. For those who don’t know, the Lions are the Oscars of Advertising. They take place in Cannes just barely a month from the Film Festival and offer a week of curated speaking from incredible industry leaders, nightly rosé rodeos along the…

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A 5-Day Paris Itinerary for First-Timers

For my mom’s 60th birthday last year, my family surprised her with a trip to Paris. My parents had come to Germany a few times at this point to visit me, and together we’d all been to Sweden, but she’d always dreamed of going to Paris. Because she couldn’t plan the trip herself, I wanted…

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Love Letters to Bruges, Jaipur, and Paris

This post is part of a series of love letters written by travel bloggers and expats about their favorite places around the world. Read more here! Love Letter to Bruges from Mayuri at To Someplace New Bruges is a stunning city in Belgium. This city is characterized by canals, Flemish architecture, market square and medieval…

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Lessons I Learned in Paris

Country 12: France | This post is part of my 30×30 series. Read more here! April 2009 — Paris, France Paris. There’s no other city like it—(perhaps because we keep saying there’s no other city like it). I spent four days in that city and cannot even begin to claim that I have seen it. My…

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What to Eat, Drink, and Do in Paris

There’s plenty to see on a trip to Paris, and countless resources trot out the same itineraries: the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Notre-Dame, the Louvre. Don’t get me wrong—you’ll definitely want to see those places. They’re famous for a reason, after all. But what if you want to shower some lesser known attractions with some love…

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Travel Inspiration: Champagne in Photos

The first time I lived in Europe (I know, kick me) was nine years ago, in 2009, to study abroad in the Netherlands. Ask any American college student studying abroad, and we’ll tell you—one of the best parts of it is being able to legally drink. I was a bit of a late bloomer when…

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People to People: A Few Days in Paris

  After the French foodporn I posted earlier this week, it only made sense for this week’s #throwback blog post to be a travel essay about Paris. Enjoy! Paris, France—April 2009 Paris. There’s no other city like it. My goal for Paris was not just be a tourist. Did I want to see the Eiffel Tower?…

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Ready for a Taste of France

I happened to go to Alon’s Bakery, a Euro-style market and cafe here in Atlanta, for lunch today. Now, Alon’s is in itself an equal parts mouthwatering and charming experience. As I munched on my sandwich, I mentioned to my friend that I was craving some French desserts, and mused about how nice would it be to be…

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Highlining in the French Alps: Paul Smith

Holy shit, my palms were soaked just watching the ad, but the behind-the-scenes look at the making of Paul Smith’s new underwear advertisement has got the acid seriously up in my stomach. It features slackliners Antoine Moineville and Tancrède Melet performing some truly incredible feats way high up in the French Alps. Encore, frenchies!! While…

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