Weekend in Nice

Weekend in Nice

One of the downsides of living abroad is that we have inevitably had to miss lots of big moments for our friends and family back home, including several weddings that we would have normally attended. On the flip side, it is much easier for us to go to destination weddings in places like the French Riveria, which is how we ended up spending the first weekend in July in the Côte d'Azur celebrating the wedding of one of my favorite colleagues. It truly couldn't have been a more idyllic experience.

Weekend in Burgundy

Weekend in Burgundy

One of the most exciting parts about moving to London is getting first-time visitors and at the end of March, I finally got to experience my mom's first trip to Europe. We spent a few days in London and Paris before making our way to the real reason we were in France -- the Burgundy wine region. We stayed in Beaune, which is about 25 miles south of Dijon along the famous Route de Grande Crus, and it couldn't have been lovelier.

Four Days in Chamonix

Four Days in Chamonix

We spent the last weekend of January in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, which is a resort area at the base of Mont Blanc (the highest peak in the Alps) in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France and just across the borders of Switzerland and Italy. Despite Chamonix being a pretty challenging ski area for a second-time skier like me, we had an absolutely fantastic trip.

Three Days in Champagne

Three Days in Champagne

Anyone who knows me knows that I love champagne. When I started thinking about my 30th birthday, celebrating in the Champagne region of France seemed about as perfect (and on-brand) as it could get. We spent a fabulous three-day weekend touring the champagne houses, eating fantastic French food, and drinking as much top-notch bubby as we could handle.

City Guide: Paris

City Guide: Paris

As cliché as it sounds, I think Paris will always be my favorite city in the world. I've been 7 or 8 times over the past few years and there's something special about the energy and culture that keeps me coming back. Paris travel guides are a dime a dozen and I am certainly not an expert, but I've compiled a list of some of my personal favorite restaurants, attractions, and shops for anyone who might be interested. Bon voyage!