Monte Carlo Travel guide

Discovering the French Riviera, Part Two: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Part Two of the French Riviera Travel Guide: Monte Carlo, Monaco “Ritzy” is an adjective perfectly suited for describing Monte Carlo – that glitzy city studding Monaco’s coast with its famous casinos, restaurants and shops. Often featured in novels and films (think the James Bond film, GoldenEye), Monte Carlo evokes a sense of attainable luxury –luxury … Continue reading Discovering the French Riviera, Part Two: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Rüdesheim’s Christmas Market

It only takes a few days in Germany for the 'blogging bug' to bite. Shortly after arriving in Deutschland, I could already smell mulled wine and gingerbread floating about the brisk December air. I had no choice but to visit a Christmas market, or Weinachtsmarkt, to satisfy my cravings. The picturesque town of Rüdesheim, perfectly nestled among vineyards … Continue reading Rüdesheim’s Christmas Market

Popping in at the MoMA, Andy Warhol and other Thoughts

"Pop." How can such a short, three-lettered word possess so many meanings? From carbonated sodas to music genres to loud noises, the homonym thrills with its transitional properties. My favorite definition of "pop", however, relates to the eclectic art movement. A brief description of Pop art: The movement commenced in Britain in the mid-1950s, and crossed over … Continue reading Popping in at the MoMA, Andy Warhol and other Thoughts

Brunching in Barcelona

Near Logan Circle, a vibrant tapas restaurant and wine bar sits among a heap of antique furniture shops and cafés. Aptly named 'Barcelona', the imaginative spot off 14th Street NW pours Spanish flavor onto classic brunch staples. To celebrate new beginnings, birthdays and farewells, I joined my friends last Sunday at Barcelona for a casual brunch. Nonetheless, the … Continue reading Brunching in Barcelona