Somerset House

Sometimes the best things in life are free, and an afternoon spent in the sun is most definitely one of those things. When I was recently in London, I took to the courtyard at Somerset

On Saying Yes

It’s easy to settle into routine, and yet while most of us are aware of the usual routine thing — the same breakfast, bedtime, or route to work — I don’t think most people realize

A Cup of Tea in Barnes

I’ve found when traveling it’s often the little moments, the almost insignificant ones, that I look back on with the most fondness and warmth. The quiet moments of life that we all generally take for

Le Fumoir

I’m always on the lookout for a place to kick back and relax when I travel, since I’m usually running around trying to see everything I possibly can. Le Fumoir fits the bill perfectly. With

Musée de l’Orangerie

When I think of Paris and its beloved history of arts, there are generally two styles that come to mind — over-the-top, gilded Rococo and the comparatively simpler, rawer, Impressionism. Located in the shadow of

Le Bistrot du Peintre

The oldest bistro in the Bastille neighborhood, Le Bistrot du Peintre was established in 1902 and is an Art Nouveau gem serving up delicious and traditional French food. Paris is known for its Art Nouveau

Musée de la Chasse

With tapestry walls and crystal chandeliers, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature may seem like any old palace-turned-museum in Paris, that is until you realize you’re surrounded by weapons and dead animals.


Ladurée is a little more “high class” than “no cash,” but it’s one of my favorites for what I consider an extravagant Parisian experience. Inventor of the macaron, Ladurée is a gilt jewel box of

Harry’s Bar

Harry’s Bar is famous for the legendary list of literati — Ernest Hemmingway and Truman Capote, for example — who’ve frequented the tiny space. Tucked down an alley just around the corner from Piazza San

Shakespeare & Co.

Shakespeare and Company is an independent bookstore located in the 5th arrondissement, an icon of Paris’s creative and illustrious Left Bank. Established in 1919 by Sylvia Beach, the store became a gathering place for writers

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