can be found at Jacques Genin, one of Paris’ most reputable pâtisseries and chocolate shops, located in the 3rd arrondissement. But don’t go asking for a lemon tart; ask for a tarte au citron instead. You’ll be received with much better service, and maybe even […]
It’s hard for me to get excited about Orange County, considering I was born and raised here. Ever since I left the house, a decade ago, the only real reason for me to return is my family.
Though I often complain that nothing ever changes when I […]
Excerpts from my Study Abroad in India journal…
During our month-long intensive language sojourn in Mussoorie, we were given weekends off. Every weekend, we set out to a new neighboring destination to witness a different facet of Indian society and life. One weekend, we really wanted to […]
Halloween is officially over, and November has crept up on us far too quickly. Corner markets have now transitioned from pumpkin patches to Christmas tree farms, helping us to ease into the holiday spirit and festive mood. It’s finally time to start thinking about Christmas and all […]
and arguably, the world is the Pastel de Nata (also called the Pastéis de Belém) from Antiga Confeitaria de Belem–the purported birthplace of the eggy dessert. Think of it as one of Portugal’s culinary gifts to the world. These unbelievably creamy, flaky custard tarts […]
One of the perils of being a perpetual traveler is that you always have one foot here, and another foot somewhere else, making it slightly difficult at times to live 100% in the present. Today, though both feet were planted firmly in LA […]