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1506, 2017

Getting Lost in London

By |June 15th, 2017|

Who would win: a directionally-challenged girl with no data plan, a fraught history with maps, and a shaky understanding of the concept of “north,” or the entire city of London?  For those keeping score at home, the answer is London. To be fair, London’s mean streets and I do not have a relationship of pure antagonism: I’ve been saved quite a few times by handy little street maps (ah, the existential reassurance of a “you are here”) and signs pointing toward popular tourist attractions. And yet, just as she’s lead me to the brink of discovering that coffee shop I’ve been trying to find for the last 40 minutes, the cruel mistress that is London foils me again. Blast! I’m happy to report I’ve become [...]

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1306, 2017

I Couldn’t Put My Contacts in Until I Couldn’t Speak the Language

By |June 13th, 2017|

Like riding a bicycle, or learning a language, putting in contacts is something you can learn at a young age and—once you learn it—you’ll never forget. It’s the kind of thing that can be maddeningly frustrating to master, but then seems laughably easy once it becomes habit. When I got contacts for the first time in May, when I was finally sick of waving at people I thought I knew only to find a stranger several steps too late, I was wildly frustrated with learning how to use them. Blood vessels were popped. Corneas were (probably) scratched. Mascara was smudged. I was late for everything each morning for a week. Somehow, I just couldn’t bring myself to hold open the eye long enough to pop [...]

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706, 2017

Showering (read: Attempting to Cleanse Yourself Using a Single Extremity) in Rural Hungary

By |June 7th, 2017|

More often than not, when traveling in Hungary, you will be using shower hoses, not mounted shower heads. This is a design choice I simply cannot wrap my head around. I mean, what’s the point? Sure, Amy Schumer makes a strong case for the shower hose when citing its astounding capability to reach all of your nooks and crannies—especially valid if it’s been a while since your last date—, but after spending a week exploring rural Hungary, I can say with full certainty that they are not worth the hassle. Shower hoses are always, always a mistake. But fine. Let’s assume they are everywhere in Hungary. Fine. With that in mind, here is a rundown on showering in non-Budapest, Hungary: the good, the bad, and [...]

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506, 2017

Caroline Before Chanel: How I Almost Destroyed a $2,100 Dress

By |June 5th, 2017|

The Devil Wears Prada, but I scavenge from the clearance rack of Marshall’s. Look, sometimes I’ll splurge on a sweater that won’t get destroyed with one rinse cycle. I’m not frugal, per se. I just enjoy a good bargain. That being said and done, of course, I’m a natural fit for Rodeo Drive. It’s a quiet Monday morning when I decide to grace the sacred ground of Beverly Hills style with my appearance. Long known as the backdrop of paparazzi photos of the Kardashian family, Rodeo Drive is a street known for its luxury, high-end fashion. Brands like Dior, Prada, Gucci, and Yves St. Laurent have storefronts along the street where Ferraris and Lamborghinis routinely drive, their sun roofs down. I’m in a T-shirt, shorts, [...]

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3105, 2017

Down the Rabbit Hole of Zagreb

By |May 31st, 2017|

In case you ever wondered what lies between communism and capitalism, rest assured there is indeed a definitive answer: a three story slide. And while in Zagreb, I slid down it. The particular slide in question calls Zagreb’s Museum of Contemporary Art its home. The museum is a behemoth of a building entirely made out of concrete. Though it can seem unfinished at times with its unsealed floors and uninstalled sinks, the museum’s ideological position is clear. On one side is Avenue Mall, a just-popped-out-of-the-ground-all-you-can-eat-drink-shop-adolescent-popularized-mafia-financed monstrosity complete with bars boasting fake waterfalls and American fast food joints. In other words, it’s a textbook example of modern Eastern European capitalism. To the other side is Novi Sad—a collection of sad gray apartments that wouldn’t look out [...]

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