Posts Categorized: Travel

How to be Parisian (wherever you are)


I know that I mentioned the books that I’m reading this fall, but my discovery of How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are, by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas, somehow trumped that list (I’ll get back on track soon!). I couldn’t help but wonder what these four accomplished ladies had… Read more »

A reason to go to France


Not that I ever need one, but it seems like it would be worth a plane flight to see this “Sleepy Chick” (Poussin Endormi) in Nantes, right? It’s so cute—especially the big belly and beak. You can find this larger-than-life topiary tucked away in Le Jardin des Plantes, one of the oldest and largest botanical gardens… Read more »

Get out of town


A bit of last minute decision, but I just booked tickets to visit my little sis in California in a few weeks. Yay! I’m going for seven days and I can’t wait. She lives an hour from LA in Irvine, but we’re looking forward to doing some exploring and checking out some new (and car-accessible!)… Read more »

The weekend is here!


Happy Friday, my darling readers! What do you have planned for the weekend? I’m headed out of town to see family and celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Four. decades. Amazing, right?  Here, to get your weekend started right, a few happy posts from around the web:I don’t care if you’ve already seen it. I’m sharing… Read more »

Travel Page: Padua and Venice


At last! The final leg of my European vacation this summer—three days in Padua and Venice, Italy. When Matt and I finally made it to Padua, we let out a small sigh of relief. We had trekked rom Sweden to our destination, and now we could truly kick back and relax. And since Matt had lived… Read more »