Not Hallmark’s Holiday: Elizabeth Wetmore’s “Valentine”

Don’t expect candy hearts and love letters inside Elizabeth Wetmore’s debut novel. But do expect to be captivated.

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Trick Mirror is a Treat

Reading this book felt as if Tolentino had read my mind over the past few years and transmitted my thoughts in a more succinct, intelligible and eloquent way.

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A Fairy Tale for Our Time: Ann Patchett’s ‘The Dutch House’

I tore through the book end to end, unable to put it down. Even at the last page, the book left me wanting more. And what else can we ask for in a work of fiction?

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A Guide to Le Quartier Latin

Take a look at my guide for ideas on where to eat, shop, people watch and a number of cultural must-sees around the Latin Quarter of Paris! 

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Celebrating Christmas in the City of Lights

Tis officially the season! And the city of lights takes on a whole new meaning during the holidays.
Joyeux Noël à tous et à toutes!

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Can You Find Hemingway in Paris?

One central question lies at the heart of Michael Katakis’ research: who was Ernest Hemingway, really?

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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Must-Read!

My Grandfather, a voracious reader who averages about 5 books/week, declared this novel the best book he’s read in a year. To me, that was the ultimate rave review!

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Key West: Beyond the Bars + Spring Breakers

Key West exudes creative energy and eccentricity. Boasting many galleries, shops and restaurants, the Floridian city home to famous artists such as Ernest Hemingway and Tenessee Williams, remains a wonderful place to spend time.

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My Favorite Artist: Florine Stettheimer

I love that my favorite artist happens to have worked across multiple genres, and perhaps that’s why I am drawn to her. Who is your favorite artist? And why?

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