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HIGH FIVE: Copenhagen

These days if nothing else there is an excess of information. My challenge for myself is to make sense of it, and help “package” it in a way that concisely captures the key points, while also being able to share it. Selfishly, I’d rather share a link rather than write another epic email, and besides, everyone can have access. My “High Five” series is my way of editing down and choosing my five favorite places on a trip (I then enter + map them all on Everplaces). For so long... Read The Rest →

High Five: Day Trip Champagne {Reims}

My parents were in town over father’s day and we decided to take a little day trip to the champagne region. There are three main options when it comes to taking the train – Reims, Epernay (which Meg visited) and Laon – which are just about an hour from Paris. For no particular reason we opted for Reims (knowing my dad, he probably liked that train schedule the best). We were on the 11:30 train out of Gare de L’Est, and back to Paris on the 6:45pm train, and while... Read The Rest →

High Five: Berlin

Last month I was in Berlin for The Hive conference. The way airfares were, I decided to go ahead and stay for a week, knowing as long as I have myself, my computer and internet from time to time, I can work from anywhere. It was my second trip to Berlin, so I didn’t feel any pressure to see or do anything in particular other than sit in cafés, work and explore. I mean chai tea lattés are only 2,50Euro in Berlin, so I had to find an excuse to... Read The Rest →

High Five: Budapest, Hungary

It’s amazing to me that I went to Budapest this past May with less than 24 hours notice, and of course the irony is that I’m just now mentioning the trip on my blog for the first time. Unfortunately, a friend who was supposed to go had to change plans and go to the US last minute, so there was an extra ticket and a travel companion in place. It didn’t take much begging to get me to go; I’d finally really take advantage of the fact that I’m a... Read The Rest →

High Five :: Williamsburg, Virginia

I’m starting a new series called High Five. The idea is that I’ll pick my five favorite discoveries from places I’ve traveled. There are a million guides out in the world, but of course you can’t do everything when you travel. So if you only have a limited time, these are the five picks I’d recommend. To round out my Virginia week, I thought it only appropriate to start with High 5 :: Williamsburg, Virginia. Additionally, I just discovered an awesome new site/app called Everplaces. For each edition I’ll be... Read The Rest →

Bloggers Guide to France

July 14th (Bastille Day) not only marks the 7th year of this blog, but it also is a signal to the French mentality to start going on holiday for the next month or so. Awhile back I put together a post called Bloggers Guide to Paris. It was a big hit, so I thought it was high time to expand to France, as many of these places make great day trips too. This post is just a start, but is a good reminder of all the diversity in this country,... Read The Rest →

Flamme Eternelle, Palais de Tokyo

I’ve been raving about Thomas Hirshhorn’s Flame Éternelle at the Palais de Tokyo ever since I went a couple months ago. Then I went back again a few weeks ago, and loved it just as much. Both visits I went with friends and it felt like some kind of awesome retreat where we got to be kids again, which is odd to say in an environment surrounded by thousands of tires, crazy print outs, couches covered in brown packing tape, and styrofoam for carving. When you first get there you... Read The Rest →

New Year, New Look

I started this site on Bastille Day 2007 as a personal project to get my creativity going in a way it wasn’t being fulfilled by my day job. That was 5.5+ years and 1,241 posts later, and a lot has changed since then. Of key importance is that I actually live in Paris now. There are certain things that this city has taught me, but the key lesson today is style and refinement. The style of Frenchwomen doesn’t come from having a million clothes and accessories. (Their closets only overflow... Read The Rest →


When I was in Copenhagen over the summer I was lucky to meet up with the Everplaces team.  I love what they do and how they make traveling, saving and sharing your favorite places fun, and in a visually interesting way where form matches function. Their latest version of their app just launched last week, with some great new functionality (free in the iTunes store). In honor of the new release, they also asked my friend Ashley – aka Chasing Heartbeats – to make a video. I’m lucky enough to... Read The Rest →

Hello Etsy, Eindhoven Edition

Last May I met Ashley of Chasing Heartbeats and Thea of Sister Mag at The Hive conference in Berlin (they both live there). We all had been friendly online, but if there’s anything these conferences teach you these days is the importance and value of human connection and contact. So when we saw Hello Etsy: Small Business In A Big World was happening in Eindhoven we said to each other pourqoui pas? Not only do we all run small businesses – Ashley as a photographer, Thea is the designer behind... Read The Rest →

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