Tokyo was a whirlwind trip. Right after a business trip, two co-workers and I travelled back through Narita Airport and decided to stay for a few days. Three days isn’t a long time to explore a city as large as Tokyo. We knew we wouldn’t see everything, but we were determined to lose sleep and......
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I love lists (ask me about my bullet journal, I dare you). Here’s what I loved about Mexico/things I will remember/things I learned: Fresh guacamole is the perfect breakfast // Incredibly kind people are EVERYTHING (we got into so many random, long conversations with people, even had a coffee date with a cute couple we met a few......
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It feels like every fashion/style/lifestyle blogger is going to Tulum. With good reason....
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The first time I went to Mexico, it was with my then-partner to belatedly celebrate our honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta. It was the first time he travelled abroad and the first time I travelled without older, seasoned companions (aka, my parents). Our first mistake was booking an all-inclusive resort. Our second mistake was naivete. I didn’t......
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A few years ago, I was the girl who had both a checked luggage and carry-on full of clothing, no matter how short the trip. Two inherent truths about myself at the time: I wasn’t confident about dressing the body I had and I didn’t understand the concept of a capsule wardrobe. I keep seeing this meme floating......
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My boyfriend purchased the new Geraldine Brooks novel for my mom’s birthday. And it started a discussion about how much my mother loved People of the Book so I borrowed it. It was actually my surprise last-read of 2015. Brooks wrote Bosnia convincingly. She was there during the war as a journalist covering what was going on. She managed......
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I’m no Millions but here’s a YIR anyway.  I thought a year of emotional distress and living alone would bring me more time to read but I maxed out at 41 books this year. I don’t mind. They were what I needed at the time. And 40 was my goal anyway. Of the 41 that......
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This book shop has been on my list for ages. I think it is on every booklover’s list. A photo posted by Selena Hutchins (@themaybeescape) on Jun 30, 2015 at 8:21am PDT I know that the current location of Shakespeare and Co isn’t the original that Sylvia Beach opened up (that notable folks like Hemingway and......
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aka a non-Parisian girl’s guide to the best restaurant (she visited) in Paris I didn’t know if I’d fall in love with the food in Paris. I love macarons, but it isn’t quite the same as falling in love with the meals. I haven’t ever fallen in love with a Parisian-style restaurant in the states…......
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Sacré-Cœur has had my heart since before I saw it. I have a strange love of churches. I’m not a religious person and yet churches feel like a second home. They’re as easy to be in as a library or bookstore for me. I felt incredibly at peace within Sacré-Cœur. I wrote while I was within......
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