TRAVEL

    Budapest

    October 13, 2017

    After my week in Dubrovnik, I headed north to Budapest for a week. The Hungarian capital, with its cheap drinks and intricately tiled buildings, has been on my bucket list ever since I ate my first chicken paprikash as a young girl. I took the overnight train from Belgrade which was a bit of a traumatizing experience but was happy that I had a friend with me so we could look out for each other. But also, never again! Budapest is divided into two parts by the Danube River, hilly Buda on one side, and the flat Pest on the other. We booked an adorable Airbnb in the Jewish Quarter, which was my favorite area in the city. Although it is now full of ruin bars, design shops, and trendy cafés, this area is filled with painful memories from WWII.

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    Dubrovnik

    During month 8 of Remote Year, I divided my time between Dubrovnik and Budapest instead of opting into Belgrade, Serbia on the original RY itinerary. I had to head back to LA for onsite…

    October 11, 2017
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    Berlin

    While I was living in Prague, I decided to take a short train ride to Germany and spend a weekend in Berlin with my friend on Remote Year, Marion, who lives there. I had…

    October 10, 2017
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    South of France

    While I was living in Prague, I took a long weekend getaway to the South of France. I divided my time between Provence to see the lavender blooms and Grasse for perfumes and Cannes for…

    October 9, 2017
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    Prague

    Month 7 of Remote Year has brought me to Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic and the 14th largest city in the European Union. Prague is a living and breathing mystery;…

    September 9, 2017
  • DESIGN

    Remote Year Packing List

    There are a lot of lists that tell you what to pack for Remote Year. And while I think they can be beneficial, I created a top ten list of the items I use…

    August 28, 2017
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    Buenos Aires

    Month 6 of Remote Year has brought me to Buenos Aires, the capital and most populous city of Argentina. BA is amazing and frustrating all at once. You will find European architecture, fine dining, world-renowned nightlife, and…

    July 31, 2017
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    Colonia, Uruguay

    Uruguay is South America’s best-kept secret, especially the quaint town of Colonia, just an hour ferry ride away from Buenos Aires. As BA can be loud and bustling, I craved an escape, only one…

    June 26, 2017
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    Platforms

    One of the most distinctive fashion trends I’ve noticed living in Argentina over the last two months has been the platform shoe. Porteñas love their platform shoes! They fill store windows, with a variety of…

    June 12, 2017
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    Mendoza

    You know that famous John Muir quote? The wines are calling and I must go. No? Well, I think if he had said something along those lines, he would have been referring to Mendoza,…

    June 7, 2017