Three days in Istanbul

Istanbul is loud, colorful, spicy and disorganized–truly the opposite of Geneva. It was exactly the breath of fresh air we needed after a few weeks spent navigating the Swiss apartment rental market. The downside with having been so preoccupied with apartments is that I didn’t get a chance to research Istanbul and its history before […]

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This week I am…

…waiting for internet to be installed in our apartment (it’s tough!)…so, working from a cafe. …earmarking the 20 best quotes about Paris. …missing California. How cool is this? …shocked over this airport crime story. Only at LAX. …enamored by this unique retirement story. …tickled by this ingenious machine. …celebrating two expat Thanksgivings! My recipe inspiration.

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This week I am…

…heartbroken over Paris. We are all Parisians. …missing being a dog owner. …using this genius Airbnb hack–why didn’t we think of this sooner? …eyeing this silly framed print for my dresser. …trying to put down the chocolate. …deleting a few apps off my phone–yikes. …moving into an apartment with nothing but suitcases! Our look will be flea market chic.

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This week I am…

…going to Istanbul! Ever since visiting Morocco, I’ve been craving more exotic travel. …feeling very middle class. …heeding the call of the ocean. …celebrating the 223rd birthday of Paris’ Musée du Louvre! …shopping for sweet gifts. …following one of my favorite food writer’s biggest career change. …taking a closer look at my airplane seat.

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Press pause

Trying to find an apartment over these past few weeks has been pretty frustrating. Really frustrating. So frustrating I’ve developed a sort of tick in my left eye. It’s not very attractive. I’ve been trying to put my finger on why this apartment search is infinitely more tiring than all of the other times I’ve […]

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This week I am…

…wearing a striped shirt (because I own, ummm, seven.) …incorporating homemade pumpkin puree into everything. …embracing feminism. …rereading this article. Gives “baby talk” a new meaning. …planning an escape to one of these Swiss villages. …leaving voicemails begging for an apartment! (This is why you hate the sound of your voice.) …fascinated by this underwater recycling […]

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This week I am…

…still looking for an apartment. It is really hard in Switzerland. …shopping for some new bed linens. …trying to understand Benghazi. This article helped. …bundling up. How cute are these gloves? …incorporating my stash of Italian hazelnuts into dinner. …attempting a new hairstyle. …totally distracted by chewing/slurping. Am I secretly a genius? …loving Google’s modern take on […]

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An Irish road trip: Galway and Limerick

You can’t go to Ireland and just see Dublin. Well, not if you have more than 48 hours in Ireland. And since my sister and I had four days to explore the Emerald Isle, we hit the road as soon as we landed. First stop: Limerick. Limerick is a quiet city, but there is plenty of architectural beauty […]

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This week I am…

…booking flights. Look at this! …getting inspired by this dark design trend. …washing the dishes by hand (I mean I don’t have a dishwasher, but still…) …getting a reservation at this dorm. …throwing the “BMI” scale out the window, I guess. …cooking with pumpkins. …taking a long walk in the woods.

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This week I am…

…stressing about finding an apartment–I guess it’s good for me. …feeling inspired by my favorite film director. …re-reading this “life after crime” story. …sharing this adorable video. …stocking up on hand sanitizer for my next flight. …taking this article to heart before my next Instagram post. …coveting these for the fall strolls around Geneva. …baking! (My […]

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