Paris: A Few Places to Visit in Lieu of the Louvre

Paris’s most famous museum, the Louvre, and I have a tortured relationship. On the one hand, I think the scope of the artwork contained within the Louvre’s walls is flat-out amazing, and as an art and history nerd, I love visiting its collections. On the other hand…crowds. See, the thing is, I like the Louvre … More Paris: A Few Places to Visit in Lieu of the Louvre

Paris: Adventures in the 5th at the Jardin des Plantes and Grand Mosque

One of the things I love about big cities is that there always seems to be a new neighborhood to explore. In New York City, there are entire boroughs that I’ve yet to conquer. In London, I’m dying to spend more time in Shoreditch (and a million other neighborhoods, to be honest). And in Paris? … More Paris: Adventures in the 5th at the Jardin des Plantes and Grand Mosque

Paris: Drama Under Cloudy Skies at Three Classic Landmarks

I started to have a recurring though in Paris. It went something like this: Paris, you are such a drama queen. Because, seriously, the city sort of was during my five days there. I mentioned before that it was rainy during my Parisian jaunt, and this led to one wonderful phenomenon: some seriously striking clouds. … More Paris: Drama Under Cloudy Skies at Three Classic Landmarks

Paris: Indulging My Sweet Tooth in the City’s Patisseries

While there are plenty of savory dishes to enjoy while in Paris – steak frites, anyone? – for me, Paris will always be about the sweets. From macarons to mille-feuille, sugary confections are everywhere in the City of Lights. And, since Paris is an eminently walkable city, you always have this excuse in your back … More Paris: Indulging My Sweet Tooth in the City’s Patisseries