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 Summer Sneakers
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 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