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5 Favorite Cocktail Bars in Reykjavik, Iceland

October 7, 2017
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Icelanders have an undeniably passionate love affair with booze, particularly beer. But it’s interesting to note that beer became legal in the country only about 26 years ago in 1989, designating March 1 as National Beer Day. You will notice that most bars around Reykjavik do […]

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Autumn Love: The Best Cities to Visit in the Fall

September 7, 2016
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Autumn and I ignited a love affair long ago, and it’s still going strong. The air is crisply inviting. The colors are deeply vibrant. The food is soul-warming. The fashion is cozy chic. It’s the season that keeps on giving. Beyond that, it’s […]

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Ooh La La! The Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide for Francophiles

August 30, 2016
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Francophiles rejoice!

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea,” and I’m sure any Francophile would agree. I have seen endless gift guides for Francophiles, but I have not seen many that cater to the luxe Francophile — someone […]

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Have You Read A Year in the Merde?

August 16, 2016
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Have you read the book, A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke? (FYI, merde = shit in French)
It’s a comical tale that chronicles the misadventures of a British marketing professional as he runs wild through the streets of Paris and navigates […]

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Pardon My French: 20 Common French Phrases for Travelers

August 9, 2016
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Of all the languages I’ve learned, French has undoubtedly been the hardest. When I first moved to Paris, I didn’t speak French very well, though I added words to my budding French lexicon daily. I had 8 years of high school and college Spanish to […]

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48 Hours in Paris, France

April 14, 2016
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“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.” –Ernest Hemingway
48 Hours in […]

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Travel + Architecture + Books = 10 Favorite Libraries Around the World

April 10, 2016
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From April 10-16, celebrate National Library Week with the theme “Libraries Transform” — a public awareness initiative to show how libraries transform communities by providing free access to technology, career development resources, and the skills to help people thrive in the digital age. I’ve spent the […]

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[Eat, Play, Stay] A Luxe Guide to Reykjavik, Iceland

February 7, 2016
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You know what I loved most about Reykjavik, and Iceland in general? That it was unlike any other destination I had ever been to. There was no city or country to compare it to in my mind. It effortlessly blended the casualness of a village with big […]

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Photo Essay: Best of Autumn 2015

December 22, 2015
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It’s the first day of winter, and not to mention almost the last week of 2015! I’m currently in Los Angeles visiting family for the holidays, so I can’t say there’s even a semblance of a white Christmas, but it’s charming in […]

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5 DOs and DON’Ts in Reykjavik

November 15, 2015
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Better weight than wisdom a traveller cannot carry. Thank you to the Vikings for the reminder that experiential learning taken out of the stale confines of a classroom often reigns supreme.
Before you ignite a passionate affair with the Icelandic Capital of Cool […]

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