Dinner Series & Mike Fleming I have a friend who travels for the museums, spending each day snapping photos next to ancient art, otherworldly architecture, and every single monument she comes across. All I can say is: pfft. While I adore her, if you’ve seen one thousand-year-old building, you’ve seen them all, right? Okay, I’m… …read more

Aux Deux Amis The beauty of any great city is that you never “finish” it. There’s always a new corner to explore, a windy street to be discovered, a café you wonder how in the world you missed. Before I left Paris, I made peace with the fact that there was no way I would… …read more

French apéro cafe scene, Paris. Mecredis If there’s something the French know how to do well, it’s give themselves a break (or rather, a pause). They see downtime as a preventative measure, a means to avoiding exasperation (as opposed to an emergency response to it). Whereas many of us wear ourselves so thin that we… …read more

I’m recently back in New York from Paris and am suffering a particularly acute bout of withdrawal. I think part of the problem is that the structure of my days changes completely when I cross the ocean. On the European side, time expands and flows and I rarely even know (or care) what day it… …read more