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An Editor A-Blog: Au revoir Paris (part 1)!

June 24, 2016 (5:52 p.m.) It was my last full day in Paris, so what did I do? Aside from eating moules frites one last time and writing in the cafe (this server actually understood my…

An Editor A-Blog: Paris Fashion Report

June 24, 2016 (12:02 a.m.) The weather has been pretty gloomy for the majority of my time in Paris, but that all changed two days ago. The sun came out, and so did the bare shoulders…

An Editor A-Blog: Ode to the Croissant

June 23, 2016 (1:10 a.m.) There’s no pastry on Earth that compares to the French croissant. (Email me with your arguments.) And there’s certainly no croissant in the U.S. that measures up to its French counterpart….

An Editor A-Blog: Mes Amis

June 22, 2016 (8:20 a.m.) I have a lot of friends in Paris, which is part of the reason I’ve been here three times, and I’m often asked how we all met. I met my French…

An Editor A-Blog: Expecting the Unexpected

June 21, 2016 (6:51 p.m.) I’m sitting at a table on the sidewalk of the first cafe we visited when we arrived in Paris more than a week ago. The same cafe with the server who…

An Editor A-Blog: A Not-So-Secret Garden

June 19, 2016 (4:06 p.m.) I found a cure for loneliness: Sunshine, an iPod, Mark Twain and one of Paris’s most beautiful gardens. Since one of my main goals in Paris was to wander, that’s exactly…

An Editor A-Blog: Solo in the City of Love

June 18, 2016 (7:37 p.m.) My husband and traveling buddy returned to Arizona early this morning, and I’ve been left feeling a bit bereft. I’m not sure exactly what I expected, but it’s quite jarring to…

An Editor A-Blog: Impressions

June 17, 2016 (12:23 a.m.) Giverny: Claude Monet’s gardens. Drops of rain on ponds filled with water lilies. Small wooden bridges. Throngs of schoolchildren. The smell of jasmine. Bees drunkenly buzzing around flowers I couldn’t identify….

An Editor A-Blog: Sanctuary!

June 15, 2016 (6:13 p.m.) Today marks the second birthday I’ve celebrated in Paris – I’m a very, very lucky girl. When we woke up this morning, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: Climb…

An Editor A-Blog: Mon Pied-a-Terre

June 14, 2016 (5:14 p.m.) Our home in Paris for the next two weeks is exactly what you’d expect from a Parisian apartment, though as a House Hunters International junkie, I can tell you it’s probably…

An Editor A-Blog: Bonjour, Paris!

June 12, 2016 (11:20 p.m.) It’s been a long, long day. We started out with a tour of one of the great Champagne houses (Domain Pommery), which was probably my favorite thing we’ve done on this…

An Editor A-Blog: Have Fun Storming The Castle

June 11, 2016 (10:59 p.m.) When we entered Chateau de Bouillon, the grounds had just opened, and it was practically empty save for the ghosts of medieval times. We could see the castle from our hotel…

An Editor A Blog: Reunited And It Feels So Good

June 10, 2016 (10:20 p.m.) No, I’m not referring to my much anticipated return to Paris but rather my toiletries. I love you shampoo! I love you flat iron! I love you eye cream! Please don’t…

An Editor A-Blog: Unexpected Antwerp

June 9, 2016 (11:18 p.m.) Antwerp is cool. Like wasabi-flavored-chocolates cool. Girls who walk around (without irony) in bodysuits, high-waisted, acid-washed jeans and Converse. Black-and-white student films playing on giant TVs in the windows of the…

An Editor A-Blog: Tour de Belgium

June 8, 2016 (10:04 p.m.) They say you never forget how to ride a bike. “They” are full of it. Inspired by the hundreds of bicyclists who navigate Bruges and look cute while doing it, I…

An Editor A-Blog – Paris, Je T’Aime

June 1, 2016 (7:43 a.m.) When we first told people we were returning to Paris, several times I was asked, “Why are you going to Paris AGAIN?” My immediate (and admittedly snarky) response: “If you have…

An Editor A-Blog

5-28-2016 (8:36 a.m.) It’s finally here! Almost. For those of you who missed it in my editor’s note, I will be blogging from Belgium, France and (possibly) London in June. My plane leaves one week from…