(Straw/rattan clutch, $35, via Etsy)
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
(Ernest Hemingway at his writing desk, via Melawend)
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
(Paris map via Plan de Paris)
Consider the Seine to be your Fifth Avenue. All addresses leading away from the Seine increase in number. (So, right bank: increase northward, left bank: increase southward). Also, addresses running from east/west increase with the flow of the Seine (westward). So if you ever get disoriented or are unsure which direction you're walking when you come out of the Métro, take note of the surrounding addresses and it will (hopefully) help you feel a bit more centered in the City of Lights.
Monday, May 21, 2012
(photo via Facebook)
Friday, May 18, 2012
(photo of Ndidi O via Flickr)
Thursday, May 10, 2012
("Oléron1" by Fred Jagueneau)
For many years at the beginning of his career, Fred Jagueneau was a photographer's assistant to several huge names in fashion photography, including Mario Testino and Annie Leibovitz. In 1994, however, he set off to travel the world alone, to capture the lives and landscapes of the planet's "most remote places and peoples." A marvelous exhibit of some of those photographs is on display now at Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Obviously, I love music. With online French radio, I can kill two birds with one stone: improving my French and keeping up with the best new tunes. Here are a few of my favorite internet stations to listen to:
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Zelda is one of those neighborhood haunts that always feels like you just stumbled upon it. On a street just north of the Canal St. Martin that seems continually deserted, Zelda (inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald, an art deco poster of whom graces the main space) occupies a cozy space and offers a selection of both traditional and creative cocktails. (They also sometimes have Yamazaki, my favorite Japanese whiskey, so naturally they're on my list of loves). My friend had this gin fizz-meets-jalepeño creation for 8€, while my wine was 3€:
Thursday, May 3, 2012
This might be the biggest Cheapskate move I've ever pulled, aside from putting water in the shampoo bottle to make it last. It has been... quite awhile since I was a college student. But I still have my student I.D., and luckily 1) it doesn't have an expiration date and 2) I still (somehow) look enough like my photo to still use it. A lot of people make the mistake of ditching their I.D. after graduation in a flurry of scholastic freedom, but I've been surprised at how long mine has lasted and continues to serve me! I get reduced prices for almost every museum in Paris (but be prepared to face the occasional request for proof of your birthdate).
I know it might not be the most completely ethical move on my part, but if you still have your student I.D., I would definitely recommend keeping it, and using it! After all, aren't we always simply students of life?
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
(Jason Rhoades, Untitled)
May is the last month to check out "Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?", the gorgeous neon exhibit going on at La Maison Rouge. This thoroughly modern exhibition collects neon works from artists all over the world and shows how spectacularly evocative, funny, and poignant trapped, glowing gas can be.