The Life-changing Magic of Korean Skincare

The Life-changing Magic of Korean Skincare

Over the past few years, I've fallen in love with Korean skincare. It's inexpensive, customizable, and gentle. Most importantly, it's improved my skin ten-fold. The only problem is I've never been able to find a Korean skincare routine that works for me. Most of the...
When Loneliness Strikes Abroad

When Loneliness Strikes Abroad

A few weeks ago, a Swedish girl invited me out to a bar with her friends. The bar was in Kampala’s industrial district, on top of a warehouse. When I climbed the stairs to the rooftop, I saw a scene out of East London or Brooklyn. There were countless young people...
6 Cookbooks that Travelers will Absolutely Love

6 Cookbooks that Travelers will Absolutely Love

I like to cook and host dinner parties more than basically anything. And I love to cook food from all over the world – from countries I've lived in (France, Argentina), countries I've visited (Japan), and countries I'm dying to visit (Iran, Korea). So I wanted...
Life in Africa: Month 1

Life in Africa: Month 1

Hey guys! So I've decided to resume my monthly recaps! My recaps will cover the highs and lows of living in Africa, as well as where I'm traveling and what I'm reading. I've now been living in Kampala, Uganda, for a full month! And what a ride it's been. Depending on...
Want to improve your vocabulary? Start a wordboard

Want to improve your vocabulary? Start a wordboard

This will probably come as no surprise given how much I read, but I love words. I love reading any words that are beautifully strung together, whether it's in the form of poetry or foreign languages or rap music. Hearing an articulate person speak is like music to me,...
My First Impressions of Uganda

My First Impressions of Uganda

I've only been in Kampala, Uganda, for a week and I'm already head over heels. I like it so much that when people ask me, “How are you liking Kampala so far?” I have to hold back from gushing about all the reasons I'm so enamored. For those who don't know,...
On Leaving Behind a Life You Love

On Leaving Behind a Life You Love

A few months back, I was feeling unsure about my direction. So I read my tarot cards. The first card I pulled was a hierophant. It read, “You may be struggling with an issue and are unsure about what is “right” for you to do. Know that the answers...
My Paris Food Diary

My Paris Food Diary

When I lived in Paris I was all about international food, from dim sum to Korean to Lebanese. But on this trip I just wanted old-school French gastronomie – think French onion soup, crêpes and cholesterol-laden salads. As I'm rarely in France these days, I...
My Travel Plans for 2017

My Travel Plans for 2017

Hey guys! So as you may have read, I'm moving to Africa! (I still can't write that without exclamation points, by the way.) In 2017 I'm going to travel much more than I have in the past few years. And I couldn't be more excited. Naturally, I am dying to explore...
My Number One Resolution for 2017

My Number One Resolution for 2017

Hey guys, I hope you're enjoying 2017 so far! Is it just me, or is it weirdly fun reading other people's resolutions? Maybe I'm nosy, but I find it super interesting. So I figured I'd share mine for the year. Stop wasting time. In 2017, I've resolved to stop wasting...