Make Me Happy

A question that has been weighing on my mind lately is how can I make myself happy? In principle, this seems like a silly question. I know myself better than anyone. I know what I like and dislike. Yet I have trouble finding things to do or think about that I actually get pleasure from.…

Top 6 Cute, Cozy Cafes in Paris

While Paris is famous for, well, a lot of things, one of those things is cafés. They’re iconic. They’re beautiful. They’re everywhere. Where to begin? I chose to begin with the new wave cafés that aren’t typically Parisian. Most of them have been opened by young entrepreneurs with appropriately hipster coffee shop names and designs. (Fun…

Why Study Abroad?

Many people don’t feel the need to study abroad because they find everything they need at the school they already attend. That may be true, but there is nothing that can replace the valuable experiences you can only get from traveling. I have attended two art universities prior to the American University of Paris, both…

Getting Situated

Before I moved here, before I even visited the school, I was in the car with my mom and said, “I need to remember: Paris is just a city. It’s not magic.” It’s easy for me to get swept up in romantic ideas about, well, pretty much anything. I have the “grass is greener on…