Back to the Grind, by Lauren

December 17, 2012

I won’t lie to you it’s been a rough couple of weeks.  I took a new job for four months in which I subsequently feel overqualified and underqualified for all at the same time.  It’s running a department of 3D artists and VFX  for commercial production.  It’s not really my forte, being directly involved with [...]

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And the Winner Is…Spain! by Lauren

October 19, 2012

Even though it was a typical rainy Amsterdam evening outside, it was all Italian and Spanish fever inside Little Collins.  The soft glow from the slowly dripping candles stood proud on the wooden tables of Little Collins as the sound system intertwined hip hop Italian and ballads of Spanish Guitar. Dita from Salotto Rosso, although [...]

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Macro school and deep fried pizza, by Hilary

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My life for the last 6 weeks has been a series of packing and unpacking my suitcase. I remember planning all my travels months ago and thinking (as one of my friends likes to say to me quite often) I may just be a little mental. After Cyprus, which was amazing but now seems like [...]

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Moving Day! by Lauren

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It’s here it’s finally here! All the boxes are packed and ready to go.  The movers have arrived with their mini truck from which an elevated crane with sleek steel moving elevator attached perches itself to our fourth floor apartment.  We open up the window and by human assembly line we load in all our [...]

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Jet lagged, by Hilary

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What if I were all fearless. Totally and unconditionally fearless. What would I do? I have heard something like the following said, “the crazy people of the world are the one’s that become rich or famous, the rest of us just stand by in admiration.”  Or something along those lines. I don’t care of I [...]

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Arancini Di Riso by Lauren

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Ara what? Riso, who? My thoughts exactly.  I don’t know.  I’d never heard  of it before either.  That is until my friend Dita from Salotto Rosso, the pop up wine bar queen of Amsterdam, invited me to one of her Italian cooking classes.  It all started over pitchers of Pimm’s.  It’s like a British Sangria.  [...]

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Variety, by Lauren

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  After two weeks and a half weeks in NYC  I was very spoiled with all the  good food.  I could pretty much walk home from work and decide whether I wanted to roll into the Whole Foods in Union Square or just stop somewhere along the way and pick something up or better yet, [...]

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