Category Archives: Europe

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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A lovely friend sent me a list last night entitled “Things people don’t know about their astrological signs.” Under my birth sign, Taurus, it read “gets nervous about any change in their life because they fear the unknown and other things they aren’t used to.” Once upon a time this was very true (apologies to […]

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Lisbon is inching steadily up on my list of favorite cities in Europe. Its informal but trendy, a bit run down but beautiful. There is tons to see and do and easily navigable. You can scale the (many!) hills or jump in a super cheap taxi. Its pretty much the perfect weekend away and especially […]

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