European Destinations: A Partial Checklist

There are so many places on this continent that we want to visit. I wasn't too sure how we'd be able to settle on where to go first.

Last week, we finally wrote out a list, chose a weekend to travel and investigated flights. And this past Sunday, our first trip beyond the borders of France was booked. We're going to...

A Mid-Month Update

Happy Friday! 

The temperature is dropping in Paris and it’s cold out! After five years in LA, I’m getting reacquainted with the bundling and unbundling that happens every time you venture outside. Oh well, we knew we weren’t going to live in California forever. 

Today, instead of a singular topic, I’m writing a little update on what I’ve been doing and thinking about in these first few weeks of 2016...

A Wintery Day Trip to Champagne

Last week, before ringing in the new year, we decided to embark on a day trip to the Champagne region of France. It’s a little over an hour away by train which makes for an easy day trip from Paris.

Of the two cities that cater to champagne tasters, we chose Épernay, "the capital of Champagne," mainly because the train goes straight into town. It kept things trés simple!

We left Paris bright and early Wednesday morning, sans the bright. The sun doesn't come up until about 8:45am these days. We walked through darkened streets ...

December 2015: Tiny Victories

Happy January my friends!

I hope the first few days of the new year have been treating you well. 

As I mentioned previously, each month I’ll be doing a little roundup of all the little wins we’ve had in this new Parisian chapter of life. Again, I’m a few days late...

December was a fun and festive month. It was really eye-opening to not just read about, but see how the holidays are done in a country that's not ours. We brought a few of...

Christmas in Paris

The lights are sparkling on rues all over the city. Chestnuts, or marrons, are in almost every pastisserie and boulangerie across town. And department stores like Le Bon Marché, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette have put their most magnificent trees on display.

We aren't heading home for the holidays, but...