Josephine House: The Best House in Austin

There was once a time when I did not know how wonderful mornings could be. It was a dark time. It was a pre-brunch time. It was a time when “early morning” meant 10:30 or later. It was the time before I discovered that the best house in Austin was not my own, but Josephine’s. The

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A Weekend in Amsterdam

There’s something magical about the Netherlands. Spending my first weekend in Amsterdam showed me that the city is one of the most beautiful in the world. It also taught me a few lessons. Lesson One: Bring your own bike next time. It might save your hands, knees and ego.

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Where to Find Paris in Dallas

Ever feel like you want to find Paris in Dallas? It can be hard, but it’s entirely doable! Getting your French fix can be as easy as getting out of your house. I’m convinced that one of the best ways to feel like you’ve been transported to Paris is by finding the right patio–almost all of

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The View from Above: My Favorite View in the World

It shouldn’t come as any secret by now that I love to travel. I love waking up in a new place and finding things that only I know about. I love feeling at home in a place that should feel foreign. As such, I want to share with you one of my favorite views: the

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Royal Blue Grocery

What do you get when you combine beautifully tiled floors, excellent coffee and a fantastic selection of chocolate and wine? Well, it’s either an escape to Italy or Royal Blue Grocery.

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Six Days in Washington

I spent six days in Washington, and all I learned was that… I want more time in Washington. I got some time in Seattle and some time in Bellingham (and some time on the infernal highway in between the two, where drivers inexplicably slow down at every curve in the road).  It was beautiful, but something about

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