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Almost November?!

Almost November?!

How is it almost November? Yeah, I don’t know either. In California, even the weather’s confused about the seasons, and it’s only recently (like…yesterday) that it seemed to remember that it’s been autumn for a while. Some of you may have noticed that my presence […]

Paris Picks: Breads, Pastries, Cookies and Cakes

Paris Picks: Breads, Pastries, Cookies and Cakes

If there’s just one thing that France does so much, much, much better than les Etats-Unis (the US), it’s bread. At this point, I don’t even think it’s a negotiable statement – it’s simply fact. If you live in the States and have access to wonderfully […]

The Nightly Sketch: Fashion Editions

The Nightly Sketch: Fashion Editions

Some more old photos from my Nightly Sketch series. This edition based on vintage fashion photos I found on the Internets. 2016. Tombow Dual brush markers and Sakura Micron pens.

The Nightly Sketch: Philadelphia Editions

The Nightly Sketch: Philadelphia Editions

Another post of old drawings (from 2016, in Philly), based on photos I’d taken around the city.  

Paris Picks: Restaurants (Partie II)

Paris Picks: Restaurants (Partie II)

A continuation of the previous post on my favorite Parisian restaurants (the best pho, a michelin starred wonderland, a lovely north african deli/caterer, among others), today’s edition contains a monument historique, mouthwatering falafel, CRÊPES (because even this girl, obsessed with all types of Asian food, can’t […]

Paris Picks: Restaurants (Partie I)

Paris Picks: Restaurants (Partie I)

“Paris restaurants, Our last summer… Morning croissaaaaaaaaaaaants~” ABBA/Mamma Mia pretty much encapsulates my nostalgia for Paris, and also coincidentally gives me a perfect intro to today’s post: Paris Restaurants! For those of you who’ve stuck around this blog for a little while, you know that […]

Sundays are for Baking: Scones with Walnuts, Cranberries and Oranges!

Sundays are for Baking: Scones with Walnuts, Cranberries and Oranges!

Last week, my mom wanted to make a loaf of cranberry-walnut-candied orange bread with our bread machine. Unfortunately for her, I was practicing my violin at the time and apparently drowned out the little noise the device makes when it’s time to toss in the fillings… I […]

Sundays are for Baking: Checkerboard Cookies!

Sundays are for Baking: Checkerboard Cookies!

Technically, we baked these Saturday, but I wanted to make “Sundays are for Baking” into a series, so…there’s that. The main point is that we most certainly did bake checkerboard cookies, and they turned out wonderfully! 🙂 I always had this idea that checkerboard cookies […]

Paris Picks: Chocolate and Candy

Paris Picks: Chocolate and Candy

I may be in my mid 20s, but when it comes to chocolate and candy, I might as well be 5. I LOVE CHOCOLATE. I LOVE CANDY. And no one can take that away from me. Paris is a wonderful, dangerous place for a choco/candy-holic. […]

Paris Picks: Museums (Partie I)

Paris Picks: Museums (Partie I)

Bonjour! Today, I’m starting the “Paris Picks” series where I focus on one theme and write about my favorites.  I’m starting it off by sharing my two cents about Paris museums (musées, en français). Though I haven’t stepped foot in the City of Lights for about three […]


Welcome to My Little World

Hello, world. Welcome to Traveling Flâneuse!

Hello, world. Welcome to Traveling Flâneuse!

Welcome to my new blog: (the) Traveling Flâneuse!

After several years of off-and-on blogging, I finally decided to get my own domain name and try again with something (hopefully) more permanent! You can see my past semi-failed attempts here and here and my semi-successful attempt (probably because it was my job as a Graduate Assistant) here. To find out more about me as a human: click here.

I am starting this blog for a few reasons.

First, I love blogging and sharing advice about various things (my favorite pastry shop, my recommendations for places to visit, navigating school, etc.). My friends know that if I have visited a city, I am ready with a list of recommendations for their future trips. I love walking around cities, observing the locals (and the tourists!), and treasure the small interactions and adventures. Second, I have always loved artsy things and have recently become addicted to taking photos (and to Instagramming). I’ll be sharing some of my photos with you and look forward to collecting my creative output on one website! Finally, I’m hoping that this website will eventually encourage me to do some more coding (not that I’ve done that much…but I did take a class a few years ago). I’m starting off with a free pre-designed WordPress theme by LyraThemes, but who knows, maybe I’ll design it all from scratch one day!

I just graduated from Penn’s Graduate School of Education and will be searching for jobs soon. As excited as I am to become a working professional, I also wanted to make sure to preserve a creative outlet. This blog is the space I’m carving out for myself to talk about some of my favorite things: food, travel, and everyday scenes.

For now, I hope to divide this website into several sections.

In Travel, I’ll be posting articles with advice and tips on where to go/what to see in various cities. You’ll find my trusty recommendations from my time in Paris/France. [Please note, though, the last time I was there was in 2015, so please consider these “old favorites” rather than the hippest-of-the-new. It’s more like I just want to share the ridiculous amount of tips and recommendations that are stored in my brain!] Other posts will include my recent favorites from Philadelphia, New York and Quebec! I’m headed to Japan in less than a week, so you can look forward to reading about my shenanigans there 🙂

In Food, I’ll talk about my favorite foods both at home (and on travels) and maybe share a few recipes! It might end up featuring a lot of food pictures.

In Photography, I’ll try to showcase some of my favorite, artsy photos from my wandering habits. Flâneuse, in case you were wondering, is the feminine version of the French word flâneur, which is essentially a person who wanders/strolls the cities. In French literature (esp. 19th century) you’ll often have the dandy flâneur, strolling through the streets of Paris, observing and remarking on the passersby. I can’t say I really identify with these dandy characters, but I have always identified strongly with the romantic image of flâning (excuse my Franglish, I promise I speak actual French) through places and moments…Photography helps me capture these moments of wandering.

Finally, the Everyday section will be the more personal (mundane?) blogging area where I’ll just talk about random happenings in everyday life.

In a nutshell, get ready for travel advice, recommendations, food, and so many photos! I frequently abuse the use of parenthetical statements (do you notice it already? ;)) and tend to write just like I talk. Bear with me, and I promise I’ll share wonderful things with you!

Thanks so much for reading, and happy wandering!