Parisian Pastry Hop: Day 1


Understanding that I was in the land of pastry and love, Colleen and I figured that rather than exploring the tourist-dense sights (which she had already seen), we would go on a journey, a two day journey through the streets of Paris. This journey would lead us to a land of paradise. A land of {Read More…}

Paris: A City I’ve Already Left My Heart With


 Arriving in Paris met me by utter shock. As I slowly ascended from the subway station, my eyes began to wander to the beautiful Parisian apartment buildings, the charming cafes, and the elegant clothing shops. I immediately knew that I would leave my heart here. We wandered toward the Notre Dame sector and were greeted by {Read More…}

Airports Suck: Accomplishments Don’t


The “farewell from Florence” festivities continued as Friday rolled around. It would not be a day reserved to reflect, but rather to be filled with lots of people, trying to make as many last minute memories as possible. I made my way through the Mercato Centrale, where I first fell in love with local food {Read More…}

Bittersweet: Leaving When I Just Unpacked


How am I expected to just get up and leave? It feels like it was just last week that I stuffed two suitcases full of sparkly shoes and puffy dresses, left my room a wreck, and wore my winter sweater because it wouldn’t fit in my luggage. I don’t understand how I can be packing {Read More…}

American Pancakes: Italian Momma


Sometimes when you live in a foreign country for an extended period of time, your appreciation for certain “homey” things gets the best of you. For me, the thing that encompassed “home”was the fluffy buttermilk pancake with maple syrup. Both of which are NOT Italian. So rather than pout about it, we decided to turn {Read More…}