Paris in the fall

Paris in the fall

I may be on my way to Phoenix right now, but this time of year always makes me nostalgic for Paris. The way the grey sky hangs over the city, as the leaves begin to fall under a seeming constant drizzle of rain. I've always thought some cities are more "themselves" in certain weather, or [...]

Purchasing tickets for the Paris Metro System

Purchasing tickets for the Paris Metro System

Growing up in the Midwest, my exposure to the underground subway system was somewhat limited. Although St. Louis has a metro, it's really more of an above ground rail line, and I remember feeling incredibly apprehensive my first time in Paris, having to navigate the Metro. Today, I'm sharing a few tips I've learned along [...]

So what’s the big deal about the French pharmacie?

So what’s the big deal about the French pharmacie?

Do a Google search on "French skin care", and chances are, almost any article will make mention of the infamous French pharmacie. But what exactly is it? And why is this institution known world-wide? Today, I'll be breaking down what the pharmacie is, and why you'll want to visit at least one on your next [...]

Paris 2018: A tribute to Princess Diana, Lunch in the 8th, a river cruise on the Seine and the Trocadéro

Paris 2018: A tribute to Princess Diana, Lunch in the 8th, a river cruise on the Seine and the Trocadéro

Just beyond the Eiffel Tower, across the Pont de l'Alma bridge, lies a bittersweet monument, that I had planned to show my family. It's here, just after you cross over the Seine, that you are face-to-face with the very tunnel where Princess Diana's car crashed, 21 years ago. The exterior of the tunnel- covered in [...]

Paris 2018: Notre Dame and The Eiffel Tower

Paris 2018: Notre Dame and The Eiffel Tower

As many of you may know, I went back to Paris this summer with my parents, younger brother, and Ben. I had the absolute best of intentions in blogging about our trip, but... well... you know what they say about good intentions. Now that I'm on winter break from work, I'm finally catching up on [...]