A Love Letter to Breakfast in Seville

A typical breakfast in Seville: toast with ham and tomato with a coffee

Andalusians are definitely onto something with the practice (dare I say, tradition?) of a near-daily breakfast out at a local bar or café.  Coming from an American frame of mind, where breakfast is not typically lingered over unless it’s a weekend brunch, the concept of taking the time to have breakfast out any day of […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Montmartre

This love letter to Montmartre is full of ideas for local experiences (a picnic at the Sacre-Coeur, anyone?).

I first fell in love with Montmartre on the big screen, thanks to its starring role in Amélie. And like my heroine’s own connection to her neighborhood, it’s the first place I started to feel at home in Paris. When I visited a shared apartment in Montmartre which came with all the basics as well […]

Enchanted by Saudade: My Love Letter to Lisbon

Ellis is an expert on Lisbon and the art of saudade. Here she is celebrating Portuguese Carnival.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. Hilly streets, buildings with history and a soft sea breeze. These are my first memories of Lisbon, a city I visited for the first time in 2007. Over a decade later a lot has changed, much due to a harsh […]

A Love Letter to Rome: Its Food & People

Two girls in their kitchen

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Rome. Rome is a city that lives and breathes its food culture. When you visit, you can’t help but fall in love with espresso, handmade pasta, bitter greens… and if you stay long enough, you might even develop a […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Growing Up

This beautiful Paris love letter encapsulates everything we love about the city—and why we can't wait to start exploring there soon!

Growing up, my birthday tradition differed from that of most American boys. For many of my friends, birthdays meant a chocolate cake and a trip to Chuck-E-Cheese or a laser tag game. For me, it was a tarte aux framboises with DIY birthday candles and a visit to the Paris taxidermy shop, Deyrolle. Paris entered […]

A Love Letter to Paris

In her beautifully written love letter to Paris, Jess shows us how her feelings about the French capital went from ambivalent to enamored (hint: it involved a lot of French food).

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Paris. An introduction from Lauren, the founder of Devour Tours: On my first visit to Paris, I was enthralled with the architecture, the food culture, the Parisians themselves… I fell head over heels and wanted to learn more. And […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Rue Paul Bert

Cyril Lignac, one of the top chefs and bakers in Paris, has a trio of divine eateries on Rue Paul Bert.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Paris. It was a grey mid-December day, but it still seemed like I could see all of Paris. There I stood, nose to floor-to-ceiling window of a sixth floor, one-bedroom on rue Paul Bert in the 11th arrondissement, contemplating […]

A Love Letter to “The Triangle”

Inside Companhia Portugueza do Chá, one of the shops where to buy Lisbon souvenirs

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. My relationship with Lisbon over the last 20+ years hasn’t always been undisturbed. I suppose that’s what happens with most long-term relationships. But if there is one thing Lisbon does well, and has done so since the Great […]