I have found the most perfect pair of pants for the summer; well-suited for Phoenix's 100+ degree weather. Actually, I think you could wear these pants in any weather. They're light and airy for the summer, keeping your legs cool and shaded from the sun. They're breathable, you don't have to worry about your thighs … Continue reading PANTS FOR TRIPLE-DIGIT WEATHER
Growing up in Phoenix, I tended to avoid wearing closed-toed shoes when the weather hit 100+. Now, however, I understand the need to cover your toes every once in a while--whether that's due to professionalism, lack of a pedicure, or just a styling choice. It can be difficult to buy sneaker-like shoes for the summer … Continue reading THE BEST SNEAKERS FOR THE SUMMER
Fun fact: The only French Consulate for Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado is in Los Angeles. Unfortunately for me, this meant I had to drive 6 hours for a twenty minute visa meeting. I decided to make a trip out of my visa appointment since 1. I wasn't going to … Continue reading TWO DAYS IN L.A.
I visited Boston for the first time 4 years ago, and I fell in love. I think it's mostly due to the rich history behind the city, but the strong accents and youthful spirit of Boston definitely help. The city has a certain charm to it that makes you feel like you're in the heart … Continue reading A WEEKEND IN BOSTON
I had never been to Europe before my trip to Spain, and I never imagined Spain would be the first European country I'd visit. The reason behind my trip to Spain was a neuroscience research conference that I was presenting at, but of course I was going to make a vacation out of it. I … Continue reading UNA SEMANA EN ESPAÑA
I sat in the back of the taxi cab, wondering if the taxi driver was purposely taking the long route with every twist and turn of the steering wheel. I watched as the monitor went from 2.76, to 3.30, to 5.76, and so on. I sighed every time I checked my phone, watching as the … Continue reading MIDNIGHT IN MADRID
I think we've all heard the rumor of New Yorkers being rude, but I had never gotten the chance to experience it first-hand. (Disclaimer: I know not everybody from NY is rude, but almost everyone on this particular day seemed to be extra cranky.) I’ve been to the city plenty of times before but never … Continue reading NEW YORK HOSPITALITY