EuroNostalgie: La lumière et le reflet

Light, shadows and reflections, these are a few of my favorite things. Paris 2011-2012. At the Opéra Garnier and the Louvre. I stood in line for hours outside the opera in 2012 to get the free Bastille Day tickets. I’m going to say coming away with these few shots alone was worth it. Advertisements

The Study Abroaders: A Paris Memoir

In the typical American university study-abroad pamphlet, glossy words and pictures advertise a panoply of life-changing, whimsical and extraordinary adventures. Armed with my 19-year-old optimism, I was eager to begin my prepackaged fairytale. Like a small child convinced of her utmost grown-upness and her ability to predict the near future with exactitude (“because I said so”), I calmly…

Time Traveling in a Candy Store

Yesterday, to celebrate my freedom from spring semester, I decided to finally visit Shane Confectionery. I’d been wanting to visit the candy boutique since my mom had mentioned it to me a few weeks ago. The magical little boutique is located in the Old City of Philadelphia, right next to Penn’s Landing. Shane’s was established in 1911, and…