• Paris: Day 2

    Dena November 16, 2010

    I spent my second day in Paris exploring the 4th, 5th, and 6th arrondissements. In chronological order, I visited: the Mosque of Paris; El Jardin des Plantes & The Museum of Natural History; The Pantheon; Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore; Notre Dame; and Ile de Saint…

    Read more
  • Paris: Day 1

    Dena November 12, 2010

    I left New Jersey late Saturday afternoon, “slept through the night” on the airplane, and arrived in Paris Sunday morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. From the airport, I took a train to my host’s neighborhood in Argenteuil—a suburb just outside of Paris. I called my host…

    Read more
  • Dining in Paris

    Dena November 9, 2010

    In September, I spent five glorious days exploring Paris, France. My time there was a dream come true. This post is my meager attempt to summarize the succulent (and the not-so-succulent) side of the City of Light. Day 1 After my long flight, from Newark,…

    Read more
  • The Kindness of Strangers: You Get What You Give

    Dena September 23, 2010

    You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. I really didn’t know what to expect. It was my first solo international trip. I’ve traveled internationally—England, Kenya, Wales—but always with a group. I’ve traveled solo—Seattle—but…

    Read more
  • SWAN Saturday: Create the Life of Your Dreams

    Dena September 18, 2010

    SWAN (Stop Wasting Away Now) Saturday is a weekly dose of inspiration from me to you. Each week I will make a short video post about something on my mind. The posts will be unscripted & shot straight from my soul. Stop wasting away now,…

    Read more
  • This is Paris

    Dena September 14, 2010

    Written Monday, September 13 Paris France — Argenteuil Train Station Yesterday, I came to Paris. On the flight, I was sat next to a man named Charlie—a textile salesman from Westchester. He travels to France twice a year for trade shows. It bothered me that…

    Read more
  • A Change in the Air

    Dena September 10, 2010

    Hello, loves! Yes, there is a change in the air… and it’s not just autumn. I apologize for my recent hiatus. Big things are happening. After three years, I quit my job two weeks ago. Today is my last day. And tomorrow… I am headed…

    Read more
  • Ask Dena

    Dena August 20, 2010

    I’d like to let you know about my weekly column called Ask Dena. This is your chance to get questions answered on a variety of topics including anxiety, career, happiness, relationships, self improvement, travel, and anything else you can dream up! So, what are you…

    Read more
  • Trading Cash for Experience: New Jersey State Fair

    Dena August 11, 2010

    Preface: I’m not a fan of money, spending money, or obtaining material possessions. In my life, I practice minimalism whenever possible. My opinions about money & possessions are largely shaped by my financial history. Despite the facts that I am frugal & that money is…

    Read more
1 8 9 10 11 12