paris in spring

paris in spring

Stephen and I went to Paris together for the second time at the beginning of April, after having had such an excellent time on crêpe weekend last June. Our plan was pretty much to do the exact same thing as last year, i.e., eat every single crêpe and galette we...Read more
german november/december

german november/december

Writing from Virginia Beach, where I haven’t yet taken a single photo with my big camera. Here are a few shots from Frankfurt and Nuremberg from late November/early December. Happy holidays! And yes, that is Santa playing an accordion with a dog who is also dressed as Santa. Nuremberg has...Read more
brussels

brussels

Stephen and I went to Brussels last weekend to see Arcade Fire in concert*, selecting Brussels out of the European options (Brussels, Paris, Berlin) because neither of us had ever been there. In the five years I’ve lived in Germany, I’d still never even been to Belgium! Through Belgium, sure,...Read more
ryan & mariah

ryan & mariah

Ryan and Mariah got married not quite three weeks ago, and we all celebrated with them two weekends ago! It was really gorgeous fall weather in Stone Harbor for a lot of fun outdoor time: a pizza dinner on Friday on the deck at Stone Harbor Pizza, a lovely midday...Read more
kölner wochenende

kölner wochenende

I visited Mandie in Cologne a couple of weeks ago, and in between running 13.1 miles (training for the Frankfurt Marathon less than two months out!), splitting fifteen little dishes of fabulous Persian food with Mandie and Kedar, watching Clueless, and getting Flammlachs sandwiches and a Nutella crêpe at a...Read more
paris: city of crêpes

paris: city of crêpes

Have you heard of crêpe street in Paris? Rue du Montparnasse and the next street over, rue d’Odesssa, are packed with upwards of twenty crêpe shops. Stephen discovered this area when visiting Paris with friends last year, and brought me back for what we dubbed Crêpe Weekend: two days and...Read more
london & winchester

london & winchester

  In the middle of June I visited Lucy in London, right around the same time as last year, and did a surprisingly restrained bit of shopping, ate excellent breakfast outside (!) in Clapham while it was briefly warm and sunny, had a mid-afternoon trip to the pub to beat the...Read more
manhattan food recs

manhattan food recs

  1. Cienfuegos, East Village: amazing dark & stormy cocktails with homemade ginger beer; crispy avocado with guava habañero; excellent atmosphere. Yes, the cocktails are expensive. Yes, they are worth every penny. Excuse the blurry picture of the crispy avocado. I would have taken another shot, but we were too busy...Read more
brooklyn

brooklyn

Stephen and I spent parts of five days in NYC in early June. Here are a few shots from the wonderful Saturday we spent in Brooklyn, land of Smorgasburg and microbatch, locally sourced cat food. Bless hipsterland.Read more