A Walking Tour of Neuilly-sur-Seine

Bienvenue à Neuilly-sur-Seine, a Western suburb directly adjacent to Paris, France. Neuilly-sur-Seine is very close to Paris. It’s a 10 minute walk to the Paris city line and a 15 minute metro ride/20 minute walk to the Arc de Triomphe. The easy metro commute from Neuilly-sur-Seine to Paris or La Défense, a major business district west of Paris, makes the area desirable for people who work … Continue reading A Walking Tour of Neuilly-sur-Seine

Boulinier, Parisian Secondhand Bookstore Chain

There’s an exhausting list of things we need for the apartment, but it’s time to have fun and add some small, decorative personal touches. The bookshelf in our apartment looks a little empty, so I found a list of secondhand bookstores written by Insidr Paris and decided to head to Boulinier in Bonne Nouvelle. If you’re looking to shop for English books, this Boulinier location only … Continue reading Boulinier, Parisian Secondhand Bookstore Chain

How to Shuck Oysters at Home

Celebrating Memorial Day weekend with family and the Real Oyster Cult I’ve been meaning to order from the Real Oyster Cult this spring, but Memorial Day weekend seemed like the perfect opportunity to share the experience with family in Leesburg, Virginia—it only seemed right to bring a taste of New England with relatives who love oysters. Based in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the Real Oyster Cult works with … Continue reading How to Shuck Oysters at Home

Exploring Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

Calling out cultural appropriation has been a growing trend within the past decade—it’s time to figure out what it exactly means and what is legitimately considered offensive. To make this easier, I will focus mostly on understanding cultural appropriation in context to the fashion industry. What is cultural appropriation? Here’s the definition published by the Oxford University Press: A term used to describe the taking … Continue reading Exploring Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna

Out of all the places Steph and I visited during our short stay in Vienna, I didn’t anticipate the Freud Museum to leave such a lasting impression. We visited the Freud Museum in the late afternoon after eating schnitzel for lunch. The museum is a 10 minute walk from Votivkirche and Universitatstrasse. When you approach the Freud Museum, it’s clear that it isn’t your typical tourist … Continue reading Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna