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Operations Manager + Client Service Expert, Haven in Paris / Editor, HiP Paris Blog
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Travel accessory you can't live w/o
This is a bummer response, but I have to say my iPhone.
Favorite NYC Address
Ever-changing, but I'm loving The Ten Bells. I've been with friends, colleagues... It's not new a new spot, but it's great.
How far in advance do you pack
I'm totally guilty of last-minute packing, though I'm a big fan of to-do/to-pack lists. Too many things buzzing around my brain to remember q-tips otherwise!
Favorite Thing to Bring Back
It depends where I'm headed, but I love a vintage clothing item or something for my apartment in NYC. And I always try to buy a few gifts for family or friends. Oh, and if in Paris, fromages et Gauloises.
I don't have another trip fully planned yet, though have a beach vacay with girlfriends in mind since this NYC winter has been brutal. And I'll likely be back in Paris soon! I'm a lucky lady.
A favorite travel memory
Another super tough one! I think it's hard to have a real sense of a place without getting to know its people, so one of my favorite travel memories would have be meeting two neighbors in Paris this past fall. It was one of my first nights in the apartment I was renting, a ground-floor former carpenter studio, and I'd locked myself out. I was takin' out the trash and a massive gust of wind blew the door shut. It was around 11pm and building neighbors' lights were off. As panic set in, I tried to break the lock while simultaneously racking my brain for alternatives. I was in PJs and had no keys, money, metro pass, nor phone. I wasn't going anywhere. So, I finally knocked on a neighbor's door. The couple inside proceeded to wake up half the building occupants, who begrudgingly came down to attempt breaking into my flat, all the while children hung out windows sleepily yelling down, "papa, vous faites quoi?!". The couple ended up offering me their couch for the night. I cozied up with their cat and an old magazine highlighting a Dylan exhibition from 2012, and awoke the next day to a full breakfast. Dominique was a retired artist and Evelyne a museum curator-cum-accordion player. They were lovely.