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Enfin Printemps

Finalement, L‘Équinoxe de printemps est ici!  With the changing of the seasons, Spring brings a return to sunny, albeit crisp, picnics in the park, ballet flats sans tights, and daffodils sprouting in the most unlikely of places.    After being cooped up all winter, the motivation to...

Dimanche à Paris

I’ve become accustomed to waking up to church bells. Growing up in Southern California, the river of traffic lulled me to sleep at night, through the roar of motorcycles racing up and down Crenshaw Boulevard and the rare, desperate screams of ambulances. During college, I lived at the Shaffer...

Parisian Fatigue

I never thought I’d attempt hitchhiking. It seemed too Kerouac, and I’ve always been a Fitzgerald. Besides, growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, transportation was never an issue. We practically lived in our cars, eating breakfast, lunch, and sometimes a quick, one-handed dinner...

Temps Suspendu

When I was a kid, I liked to play something I called “The Apartment Game.” This entailed imagining my future life as a twenty-something living in an apartment. Hello, adulthood! Turning 20 seemed like a mythically distant event, a milestone I’d never hit. Being in my twenties...

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