friday fünf {surviving winter}


Heading into my first real winter in Zurich, I was given survival advice from a friend. Her winters in Vermont are even colder than mine, but the advice is just the same; embrace the snow. Find activities you like to do outside, even in the winter. Our first winter, I was happy to cozy up […]

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The Veuve Clicquot Chalet

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This time last week, I was hanging out in a chalet drinking a bottomless glass of Veuve Clicquot. NBD.  Who am I kidding, it was a really BIG DEAL!  I was given the opportunity to represent the online magazine, My Girlfriend Guide to Zurich, with whom I occasionally write articles, at an event sponsored by […]

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My Food Lover’s Guide to Paris

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I have been to Paris on three separate occasions and while each trip was very different, there has always been a common thread: delicious food. I don’t know how the Parisians continue to amaze me with their cuisine, but they do and I can’t complain. This most recent trip, we stayed a full week in […]

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friday fünf {new year}

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It’s amazing how the clock turns to a new year and I suddenly have a renewed energy to get my butt in gear and attempt to make it better than the last. So far, it has been productive, exciting, and tiring all the same time, but I have to say it’s off to a good start. […]

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DIY Snowman Gift Tags

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We just said auf wiedersehen to the Ball family this morning, and this afternoon we welcome the Dunn clan to continue the holiday festivities. My ninety-year-old Grandma is coming all the way here to Zurich, Switzerland from California. I didn’t really think much of it considering she is my always-on-the-move grandmother, but when I told other […]

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Christmas in Innsbruck, Austria


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Christmas in Europe is magical. I’ve decided that it all comes down to the lights. Why does such a simple thing make me so happy? I don’t know why but it doesn’t matter because I’m loving my second European Christmas and all the beautiful lights, decoration, and […]

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