Five reasons to visit Berlin now

History. I’ve never visited a place that so directly and gracefully addresses the most tragic parts of its history more than Berlin. Pictured right above is the heartbreaking Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The name alone stirs up the still raw emotions from World War II. If you look down while walking around Berlin, […]

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My kind of Berlin: The luxurious Hotel Bristol Berlin

What is the first thing you think of when you hear Berlin? Maybe it’s über modern architecture and graffiti. Perhaps it’s quaint cafes and apple strudel. Probably World War II and the wall. Marlene Dietrich and Angela Merkel. There is no getting around the fact that Germany’s capital has had many lives. It’s resolute resilience […]

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Ich bin ein Berliner

One of my favorite stories I heard growing up was about my dad visiting East Berlin as a college student. It’s one of those stories that needs to be heard instead of read, but it ends with a German guard pointing a machine gun at him while he backed away from the Berlin Wall. I’ve […]

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Five lessons I’ve learned flying with bébé

The first time we boarded a flight with baby in tow — from Switzerland to Washington, D.C. — he was only seven weeks old. I wrapped him up tightly and strapped him to my chest; effectively creating a human shield between the dirty, scary world and my most precious possession. I was a stressed-out, new […]

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Have you met Ned? The most dapper hotel in London

Can you imagine staying in vibrant, bustling London for a week and feeling reluctant each time you leave your hotel for the day? No. That would be ridiculous. London has it all. Surely no one wants to be cooped up in a hotel all day. Then again… What if every time you entered your hotel you […]

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A long weekend on Lake Como

I used to treat myself more often than I do lately. Back when I was single and living alone. Back when I didn’t have many responsibilities to begin with. I’d bake my favorite batch of cookies or take a weeknight yoga class. Basically, I was practicing self care years before Gwyneth Paltrow told me what I […]

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A quick bonjour from Geneva

If there is one thing that reminds I am actually living in Switzerland versus existing in some dreamy, problem-free Instagram travel thread, it is going to the dentist. I’ve never been a fan. It’s not fun trying to make conversation with a mouth full of metal and a blinding light overhead. The prospect of doing […]

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