*Note: This post is about a trip I took in September. No one should be traveling farther than their local grocery store right now.* After a week in Milan, Colin and I were both itching to get out of the city to someplace more scenic. In the interest of keeping things simple, we decided on … Continue reading What to do at Lake Como if you aren’t a billionaire
With everything that's going on in Italy right now, it's hard to think back to the lazy vacation days I spent there in September. But by the same token, now seems like the perfect time to celebrate the beauty and charm of northern Italy. Andiamo! Let's go! (First, an explanation for my long delay: Shortly … Continue reading One day in Venice
Colin and I started our trip last month in Milan, where he had a week-long conference. Now Milan may be known as a fashion capital of the world and an international business hub, but it is decidedly not known for its tourist appeal. That meant that our week was pretty quiet overall, compared to other … Continue reading Milan: not-so-touristy Italy
Time has snuck up on me. Colin and I have been in St. Louis for more than six months now, which means we're knee-deep in the minutiae of Real Life. As much as I still miss Paris, it now feels like a world away. The longer we're away, the harder it is to imagine going … Continue reading J’arrive!
I’ve been to my French discussion group three times since the day I accidentally assumed the role of (amateur) photographer, and I have some good news and some bad news. The good news: my secret identity as an economist-turned-heiress-photographer is still intact. The bad news: the instructor Laurine seems to think that having a photographer … Continue reading The current state of my secret identity
I know you're all anxious for an update on my secret identity - and I promise I'll get to that soon - but the prelude to that update is actually my recent trip to Italy. I know, I know—after having just written about how this fall is jam-packed with visitors, how did I have time … Continue reading A quiet realization