17 Things I Learned While Living in Paris

If you told me last year that I would be living in Paris, I wouldn’t believe you. I always wanted to live in Paris, but I didn’t think I would ever be able to do it after I graduated from university and no longer had an opportunity to study abroad. I thought I would be […]

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Trial by Fromage, Learning the Art of the French Meal

Farfalle with White and Green Asparagus and Tomatoes

I wasn’t prepared when I experienced a French family meal for the first time—it happened to be the first time I met my boyfriend’s family, less than 72 hours after landing in France. To say that I was nervous would be an understatement. I fought every impulse to reach over the table and keep the […]

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How to Shop the French Market (Almost) Like a Parisian

Going to the French market has taken my interest in food to an entirely new level. Don’t get me wrong, the Aquidneck Grower’s Farmer’s Market in Newport still has a very special place in my heart, but the concept of shopping at the French market for an American is an incredible sensory experience. I’m fortunate […]

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Adjusting to Parisian Life

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France sunset

I’m not even sure where to begin describing what it’s like to move across an ocean to build a new life and live with your boyfriend. I take way too pictures of street corners and flowers. I eat breakfast at 12:30 pm, because my body still thinks its 6:30 am with the +6 hour time […]

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Making Moves from New England

My “weekends” from my full-time job typically fall during weekdays, since retail work hours are not like traditional 9-to-5s. You’ll find me in the corner, hunched over my laptop clicking between 15 open tabs, occasionally pausing to sip a small mint mocha. I lost my headphones during St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Newport, so depending […]

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