How the French Stay Thin

How the French Stay Thin

One question I am asked a lot on account of spending time in France is, “How do the French stay thin?” And in light of my most recent Francophile food-related posts about delicious food in Paris, French bread and French cheese, I wanted to enlighten my mom...
The Spice House in Chicago

The Spice House in Chicago

This is my love letter/free advertisement to the best spot to buy spices in the U.S., The Spice House. This place holds a special place in my cabinets because the spices are not only high-quality, they are also really, really inexpensive. A few months back when I was...
Cool Souvenirs to pick up around the World

Cool Souvenirs to pick up around the World

I really love souvenirs. I try to pick up something meaningful and traditional from wherever I go, which usually results in me carrying a backpack full of highly breakable ceramics. Aside from a few pieces of jewelry, I have essentially amassed the contents of my...
Cranbrook by Fisheye

Cranbrook by Fisheye

As long as I'm stuck in the Mitten, I thought I should write about my favorite thing here- Cranbrook. And is there anything prettier than Cranbrook photography? From age six until age 17, I attended Cranbrook Schools (and as I've been asked a lot recently, yes, Mitt...
The ABCs of Travel

The ABCs of Travel

For a while I've been noticing the ABCs of Travel making their way around the blogosphere. Now that I finally have my own blog I wanted to make an ABC  list! (I'm a little late to the party but hey, I still showed up). This was a fun exercise because it reminded me of...