A Bit of Parisian Advice

On one of our last days in Paris, we made the long walk back to our favorite little cheese shop, Fromagerie Quatrehomme, to pick up some goodies for the next few days.  As we walked home towards our apartment, we conveniently passed by Le Bon Marché (both a department store and culinary wonderland), and so […]

In Monet’s Garden

When I was a little girl, someone gifted me something that left quite an impression on me; the book Linnea in Monet’s Garden, and a Linnea doll.  I remember spending countless hours playing with Linnea and both having my Mom read the book to me, and when I was old enough, reading it myself.  I […]

Museum Style

To be honest, I’ve never really been what you might consider a ‘museum enthusiast’.  And this is definitely an area where Ryan and I differ greatly. While we were still in the early stages of our relationship, Ryan came out to Wisconsin to visit me over our Summer break.  And for some reason, I decided […]

Food Drunk

Food drunk…well, where to even begin?  For Ryan and I, there have been a few standout meals in our lives that are so far beyond our barometer for deliciousness, that we’ve become a little overwhelmed, and, well, food drunk.  We become super chatty about our food, and basically can’t stop “oohing” and “aahing” and talking […]

Paris in the Fall

I can almost remember the exact moment that I first mentioned to Ryan about wanting to visit Paris in the Fall.  It was about nine, maybe even ten years ago, and I was sitting on our bed in our Philadelphia apartment while Ryan was at the desk (most likely playing some sort of video game).  […]

Bonsoir Paris

Arriving in Paris instantly felt like a dream come true.  Truthfully, I had been dreaming about visiting Paris in the Fall for years, and finally, it was here.  I had this picture in my mind of what it would look like – the glittering lights, the falling leaves, the beautiful buildings, the food, the wine […]

Athens

Sometimes plans are a lot better on paper than they are in practice.  And our plans to “quickly” visit Athens for one night was definitely one of those cases.  We knew that we didn’t have a lot of time in Athens, but we were determined to make the most of it.  We had timed out […]

Paros Bay

Sometimes I can’t help but say, “where did the time go?”  And during our last few days on Paros, I’m pretty sure that I was saying that a lot.  Where did the past month go?  How did all of this time slip through our fingers so quickly?  Can’t we just hit a “slow motion” button […]

Lounging on Paros

Here is what we have learned about Greece so far: things move at their own pace.  And when I say that they move at their own pace, what I really mean is, pretty much everything in Greece runs late – buses, reservations, boats, planes…heck, even dinner starts late. Since I have worked hard to be […]

Sailing Santorini

Let me start with the truth…I get motion sickness…really easily…sometimes even when my husband is driving the car.  So I am probably not the best candidate to take a sailing tour, but, I am also the kind of person who is willing to try just about anything once. the crystal clear turquoise waters at the […]