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sweet, sweet summer

I’ve spent a good part of the summer faffing about Europe. I realize that’s not a word, but it’s the closest approximation …

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The best thing I ate in Italy

I realize I’m a bit spoiled–the first time I went to Italy, I was in 6th grade. We’d hosted an Italian exchange …

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La Dolce Vita

When I tell people I moved to Paris by accident, it’s not like I tripped and fell. But unlike many expats in …

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Ile de Ré edibles

Something I miss so desperately in Paris is honest-to-goodness fresh produce. There are a couple passable markets in the city, but the …

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Scenes from Giverny

This wasn’t the first time I’d been to Giverny–thought it took me more than 3 years of living only an hour away …

Chateau Thierry & environs

While it’s nice to think that my parent’s visit was 110 % frolicking and wine tasting–there was some business to be done. …