A few weeks prior to our departure to Cape Cod, I asked Abigail (a friend from Boston who'd be joining us on the trip) to pick a place for us to have a nice dinner. We usually eat at the campsite or at the more casual places on the Cape but this year, I wanted to have a nice dinner memory to look back on. Thus is the mindset of a diehard food-lover - all experiences are made memorable if reinforced by good food.I handed this task over to Abigail because she's a. a trained chef and knows what she's talking about, and b. way more familiar with the area. So on an . . .
It's hard to believe that it's been a whole year since last summer's trip to Cape Cod yet there it goes - another year has passed. With the exception of hurricane Arthur's twenty-four-hour wrath ruining the 4th of July (trying to sleep through 40 MPH winds and heavy rain in a tent in the woods is not an easy feat, folks), the trip was as lovely as usual. Here are some photos from the long weekend.At the beach, bright and early.Strolling through Provincetown. How adorable are those houses?In the middle of Breakwater Walk.Taking in the sights at . . .
Just a week or two before Boston was faced with the awful marathon ordeal, I spent a few days there with my friend Michelle (clearly this post is way overdue). We felt like getting out of New York for a bit and frolicking elsewhere, and for its close proximity and saturated amount of awesomeness, Boston was the perfect place. Here are some of the restaurants we visited that I recommend:Gourmet Dumpling House in Chinatown: After settling down at the hotel after a nearly four hour bus ride, we were starving. So before setting out to explore, we stopped by this . . .
As one who has spent a considerable amount of time in Paris, studied French for three years of college and seen tons of French films (yes, I am obsessed), I feel qualified - obligated even - to share some essential Paris travel tips.Paris is a truly magical place and it is no surprise that it's been a mecca for artists, writers, dreamers and romantics for centuries. However, since most tourists can only stay for a week or two, if one doesn't know what to expect or doesn't have a vague plan for their stay, one may simply not get it. So here is some useful . . .
Hello, readers! I am back from my glorious 10-day stay in Paris.My first trip to Paris was actually over two years ago when I was taking a class there over the summer with one of my best friends. Not a day has gone by since my return that I didn't dream about going back. Alas, an opportunity presented itself when my cousin Marina invited me to come visit her in Paris, where she lives with her son and French husband. Since I graduated college last month and have not settled into a full-time adult life yet, the timing was perfect for a carefree rendez-vous. Whereas . . .
Rene and I spent this past weekend in Washington D.C. - we were craving a change of scenery and a few days to ourselves. As is probably obvious, the most important part of any trip for me is the food. I consulted Mango & Tomato, my e-friend Olga's blog, for restaurant recommendations (she lives in the D.C. area) and this place stood out to me the most.First off, District Commons is gorgeous. The ceiling is high, there's lots of natural light, and the decor is modern, sophisticated and easy on the eyes. There's also a huge open kitchen, featuring a wood-burning . . .
Greetings. I spent this past weekend in Dublin, Ireland. It's a relatively small city but the people are friendly, the food is delicious and beer is a'plenty. The climate is cold and wet and there's not much to do during the day but the nightlife is...gee, what would be the right word...energetic? We arrived at noon on Friday and my first and only thought was breakfast. The receptionist of our hostel recommended The Lott's. The description of Traditional Irish Breakfast on the menu said sausage, Irish bacon and black and white pudding. Being an uncultured American, I . . .