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Veggie in Paris

The French love their meat, and the only thing they might like more is cheese. Living here as a vegetarian or vegan is viewed as comedic and somewhat impossible. I recall once, when asking what was vegetarian on the menu the tired looking french waiter replied “Bah le poisson?” (Uh the fish?). Luckily over the […]

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A Baker’s Dozen

If I were a bird, and could peer down upon this city from above, the tiny streets of Saint-Germain-de-pres would look to be an empty maze of tall, old Parisian appartements. But beneath the eaves and behind the time worn doors thrives another world. I walk through the winding streets, each seemingly identical, and yet […]

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Homemade soup 

I stared at the calendar this morning. October, in clear dark letters stared back at me. It really shouldn’t have been such a shock, the months are in the same order every year after all. The leaves have started to turn in Paris, the rain is relentless in the most romantic way, and I’ve pulled […]

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Shakespeare and Co.

I feel more at home in the maze of bookshelves, antique artifacts and reading nooks of the Shakespeare and Company book shop than I have in a long time.  Wandering the world can lead to an odd number of places where one feels at home. I seek out bookshops around the world for this very […]

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Puces de Vanves

Lining the streets of a quiet city neighborhood, under a canopy of brilliantly green trees is the hustle and bustle of one of the best flea markets in Paris. Puces de Vanves has everything you could dream of when it comes to antiques. From ornate tapestries slung over fences and rickety old vans, to 100 […]

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Time flies…

It’s now been a month since I landed in this beautiful maze of a city. I realized this sitting in an Uber, driving home from dinner at a friend’s. We drove passed the Eiffel Tower, 1am and the tower sparkles with thousands of lights, brightening up the center of Paris in a wonderful show every […]

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Charmed

Landing in a new city can be exhilarating, eye opening and terrifying. Jet lag adds to a surreal feeling that takes over every part of your life, things as simple as brushing your teeth ridiculously gain new excitement. I’ve spent the past two weeks in a whirlwind of famous monuments, ancient artworks, foreign food and […]

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