Living your best life in Paris

Living your best life in Paris

I lived in Paris for about 6 months while studying abroad during my sophomore year of college. I returned home after my time abroad with French baking skills, a working knowledge of French wines and cheeses, a deeper appreciation of fine art, and pants that felt a little too tight after months of indulging in [...]

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An Afternoon in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

An Afternoon in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Saint Germain is one of those lovely quarters in Paris where I could spend a year wandering through the streets without ever getting bored. It is quintessential Paris in many regards- a beautiful quarter filled with cafes and boutiques and museums. I absolutely loved spending afternoons walking around this neighborhood, so I thought I'd share [...]

Macarons of Paris

Macarons of Paris

When living in Paris, I was a frequent visitor to the numerous patisseries and boulangeries. Every street seemed to hold its own treasure trove of sweets, and I ate far more than I would like to admit. Almost every bake shop I passed displayed the adorable circular cookies that have become increasingly popular stateside. Macarons are [...]

Reims

Reims

Last weekend, my friends Caroline, Adrienne and I decided to take a trip to the Champagne region of France. We had an amazing time visiting the main city in this region- Reims. This was a great overnight trip from Paris, although a more ambitious traveler may be able to tackle the city in a day. [...]

Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau

Two weeks ago, some friends and I decided to leave Paris for a little day trip to Fontainebleau, France, a little less than an hour by train from Paris. To get there, we took  the RER and Metro to Gare de Lyon and took a train to Fontainebleau, and then we took a bus to [...]

Settling In

I've finally settled into my new (temporary) home in Paris, France! I'll be sharing my adventures in this amazing city and around Europe on this blog for the next five or so months. I've been exploring Paris, visiting the tourist-y (and less traveled) sites, and eating more crepes than I'm willing to admit. In the [...]