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kelly purkey
new york, new york
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Couldn't put down Night Circus. Spent a whole day in bed with it last winter.
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A couple weekends ago I took the Eurostar to London for my best friend Erin + her husband Pete's wedding out in the English countryside (their Michigan wedding blogged here.) I had a night before and a night after to... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at My Wanderlist
I've been reading Nora Ephoron + Sloane Crosley this week ;)
Toggle Commented yesterday on Paris: No Parle Francais at My Wanderlist
Hi Paula! I haven't heard of that before but will check it out, thank you!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Bonjour Kit Pre-Order at My Wanderlist
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Last week a friend was teasing me. "You've lived in Paris for three months and haven't learned French?" Oui. I've always heard that the best way to learn a language is to be immersed in it. But he was right.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at My Wanderlist
It will go up on Friday
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Bonjour Kit Pre-Order at My Wanderlist
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I have been doing a lot of thinking about business, shop, brand, products lately (which isn't as fun as thinking about bread, cheese, crossiant, more cheese) and hope to continue to offer items that you will love using. There's a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at My Wanderlist
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I met a friend at The Centre Pompidou museum the other night and only snapped one photo. Then we went for a scooter ride, ate tartines, and killed a bottle of wine. Le sigh. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at My Wanderlist
Hi Michelle, I no longer have a contract with them so you would need to contact Simon directly to inquire about the future of the products + purchasing them. Unfortunately I don't know the answers, I was just the designer and they manufactured + released it all. I'm sorry.
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In Paris, it matters how you dress. It just does. At the beginning of his book David Lebovitz describes changing into a button down shirt + crisp pants to take out the trash. Looking your best is part of the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at My Wanderlist
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I travel by myself 95% of the time. I love it. Absolutely love it. I'm a person who likes their alone time (craves it actually) and doesn't mind doing things solo. I really enjoy being able to dictate my own... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at My Wanderlist
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Hi Kai! Thanks for being a longtime reader and following along on the adventures. I have made the decision to turn the blog into more of travel resource guide and less of a personal space. I'm happy to do a post on tips for a long term stay in Paris though, so look for that soon!
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2014 on Paris: Le Bistro Paul Bert at My Wanderlist
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Le Bistro Paul Bert's steak frites is known as one of the best in Paris, so on a Saturday afternoon I headed over there to check it out for myself. The first thing I saw when I spotted the restaurant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at My Wanderlist
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I've been traveling quite a bit and these posts are coming out of chronological order but nobody knows except me, right? Right. So here we go with my first time in Copenhagen. When I started planning my summer trips I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at My Wanderlist
The font is called Arquitecta, it's in both thin + bold here :)
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on Paris: Tea Time at Laduree at My Wanderlist
Espresso machine
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2014 on Paris: Clamato at My Wanderlist
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One of the best things about this summer has been the endless troup of friends that have come through. I've gotten to share lots of adventures with friends old + new. My girl Adrienne, who I met through Instagram, had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at My Wanderlist
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My favorite meal so far in Paris has been at Clamato. Many restaurants are closed for part or most of August while everyone goes on holiday, so this was one that I definitely wanted to hit while I could. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at My Wanderlist
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I'm into my final third of my three months in Paris and I'm dreading dreading dreading leaving. In fact I changed my flight to extend my trip just a wee bit longer. If I could stay forever, I really think... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at My Wanderlist
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So glad you had a good time - they do a wonderful job, don't they? Hope that you're able to get back to Paris for another fun experience soon :)
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In the summer I've got a pretty standard uniform: t-shirts and skirts. The best thing is they're easy to pack when traveling, leaving space in your suitcase to pick up lots of souvenirs. You can do three t's + three... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at My Wanderlist
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In collaboration with Canon USA, today I'm going to be sharing some tips for creating a mini accordion photo book. While regular paper mini albums will always be my premiere choice, often I don't always have the time or if... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at My Wanderlist
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Paris is full of many incredible museums and Palais de Tokyo is one I've never visited. Modern art is my favorite and all of the contemporary installation art that is popping up more + more is fascinating to me. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at My Wanderlist
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One of my favorite travel experiences was when Erin + I took a Thai cooking class in Chang Mai, so taking a French cooking class was at the top of my to-do list. Even though I don't cook. Ever. But... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at My Wanderlist
Hi Paillette! Thank you for your comment on the gas stations! We were feeling quite dumb ;) Luckily we did a good combo of toll roads and non-toll roads to stop and take some photos (like the sunflower one above!) I think I was just in shock at that first toll. Do many people drive when they travel or do they use alternate transportation? I feel like driving could get quite pricey?