Category Archives: Europe

After all these years in Europe, I should have learned by now that my preconceived notions of cities are usually wrong. Berlin was never really on the top of my must-visit list (*pause* while you scold me), but only because I was always thought it sounded too trendy and cool for me. Much of my […]

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I was an idiot for the first year and a half that I lived in London because I never knew that Clifton Nurseries were a ten minute walk from my house. A few Saturdays ago, a group of instagrammers I have long stalked followed from a distance – the “We love to brunch” crowd – were […]

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When you find yourself stranded in the middle of a central London park in a downpour – there is only one thing to do: duck into the nearest museum. In my case, this happened to be the Serpentine’s Sackler Gallery, which had been on my list to visit but never explored. Wizzing past the “free […]

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I woke up one sunny Sunday morning with an itch to get out of town (this was back before the whirlwind Tale of Six Cities really hit me). Just an hour’s train journey South from London Victoria, stepping out of Brighton’s station felt… just like being in London to be honest. Hordes of people had […]

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I’m sitting in my apartment in London, going through old photographs of a recent trip to Berlin, trying to pull together a city guide of favorite spots. And then I remember that staircase. And Croissant French Toast. “What are you doing??” I shout at myself. “This place cannot casually be thrown in with a roundup […]

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