April 27, 2013 by Audrey
April was, once again, time for my bi-annual trip to the City of Brotherly Love. I left a cold and rainy Lyon at 5:30 am and made my way to Philly, via Zürich.
When I landed in Philadelphia, the weather was summer-like, the trees were in bloom, the terraces were buzzing… I took a good breath of that energizing atmosphere and started a two-weeks round of seeing lots of friends, eating lots of food and drinking lots of wine!
Springtime on Bainbridge Street
Roaming around the Reading Terminal Market
Testing new restaurants
Without forgetting the classics… (grits with everything please!)
Playing tourist at Independence Hall
After enjoying two full weeks of Philadelphia freedom, it felt like I was back in my old life. But my new life was awaiting, here in Lyon. Time to pack my bags and come home.
Next stop: Playing tourist in Paris, this time, with a Philly friend!
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April 8, 2013 by Audrey
On a cold Easter weekend, three girls headed to Amsterdam by way of Bruxelles.
The ugliness of their tiny (but very well located) hotel room, encouraged them to walk the city, up and down, only stopping along the way to sample the good things this city has to offer: cafés, museums, shopping and very pretty sightseeing.
I must confess, I was afraid that the food would not be the highlight of that trip… but this has nothing to envy to some of the best gourmet stores I have been to.
I had to bring back some of that tasty aged cheddar…
The goal was to keep going when everything was pulling us in a different direction: small walkable downtown but lots of things to see!
And it often felt like the most interesting things were behind windows… or behind shutters…
But that didn’t prevent the wheel of life to keep on spinning and us to catch a ride with it.
Just the sound of a wheel in the gravel
Just the click of a heel in the pavement
Just a moment like any other moment
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October 8, 2011 by Audrey
Well, I don’t either. And I often wonder how I wouldn’t do it if I had a husband and two kids to take care of. Truth is, I bet I would do it. I don’t think it’s humanly possible to do it. And most of all, I don’t think women should be expected to; unless juggling with multiple lives is really what they’re striving for.
As for the movie, it’s an entertaining hour and a half for any respectable 30-something that is actually not trying to do it all. It’s like a sequel of Carrie-Bradshaw-got-married: a Sarah-Jessica Parker one-woman show. Oddly, the one thing I noticed about SJP, beside the fact that I couldn’t identify which character she’s playing if there was not a context around it, is that her hands look old. Very old.
On top of my list after seeing that movie: get a manicure, buy hand lotion.
As for the lists… Which are, in my opinion, an important character in that movie… Well, yes, I make lists. Lots of lists: grocery lists, wish lists, to-do lists, 5-year plan goals lists, Netflix lists… I’m sure I’m forgetting some. They keep me on track. They give me a feeling of accomplishment every time I check something off one of them. Does this mean I’m an overachiever spinning my wheels in yogurt? You tell me.
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