A Paris Review

In a rather strange turn of events, my parents are moving to Paris. It is odd because ever since I’ve know them (so forever, then) they have always lived in exactly the same house. So there’s that, but also the fact that I always kind of thought in my head that if anyone from my immediate family moved to Paris it would be me. I’ve been thinking about a lot about Paris recently, mainly because I discovered to my horror that not everyone thinks it’s as totally charmant as I do. I was talking to one friend, and I think…

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5 hotels from the movies I’d love to stay in

If there’s anything more glamorous than staying in a hotel that’s been used in the mooovies, well gee, I just can’t think of it. Aside from the hotel from In Bruges, which I’ve already talked about plenty, these are my dream digs that have been featured on the silver screen over the years. Hotel del Coronado, San Diego –  Some Like it Hot Supposedly in Miami but actually in San Diego, the Hotel del Coronado captured my imagination almost as much as Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot. It fascinated me because it looked like a cross between the…

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What’s so great about Bruges anyway?

So you’re going to Bruges. You’re probably in love, aren’t you? We’re so in love, you probably said to each other. We should celebrate our love for each other with a romantic minibreak, you probably said. Let’s go to BRUGES! That’s where people go when they’re in love, don’t they? They hold hands and feed each other chocolates while riding bikes through quaint cobbled streets, don’t they? That could be us! It’s only an hour and a bit from the centre of London and it’s so much less obvious (not to mention cheaper) than Paris or Venice. After all there…

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