Doughnut Plant: Best in New York

I could never live in New York City. Why? Because of the Doughnut Plant. This is an evilly addictive bakery that specializes in natural ingredient doughnuts and is so delicious that we went a total of five times during our two-week stay in Manhattan (we would have gone even more had we discovered it the […]

Conversations from Scotland

Conversation between Sebastien and I upon arrival in Scotland a week ago: It’s not raining. S: Wow, this is great! We landed in Glasgow two hours ago and here we already are in Stirling! J: Yeah, that was super fast. We got our bags, the car, went to the bathroom in, what, an hour tops? […]

Highlights from the Highlands

If I were a sheep, I would live in Scotland. I say this because Sebastien and I have just spent five days exploring the Scottish Highlands and it was quite obvious that the sheep rule. They dominate the landscape. Happy (and oblivious) as can be, they spend the entire day grazing on the open fields. […]

Eating Through San Francisco

I knew I was back in Paris this morning when I got on the metro. At 7:30, the cars on line 6 aren’t the sweaty, crowded bunkers you encounter later in the day. Actually, this morning, still caught somewhere between sleep and awake, I had to remind myself I was in public transportation on my […]

Chez moi?

I always go through some level of culture shock when I come back to the States. I never expect it, but it manages to get me every time. I’m in San Francisco, the first time back “home” in a year. The curse of falling for a foreign country (France), and actually having the good fortune […]