Author: Diana

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Top Cities to Visit in France — That Aren’t Paris

The list of the top cities to visit in France that aren’t Paris begins with Lille and goes all the way south to Nice: Mon dieu, there’s a lot of France that isn’t Paris! Paris can be cold (both climatologically and interpersonally), it’s expensive, the weather’s terrible — yes, it’s beautiful, but so is Lyon! And Lyon’s cheaper, friendlier, and both sunnier and snowier!

What to Do in Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania, was the last of my Baltic capitals and my favorite: small, friendly, interesting. Does that sound boring? It wasn’t. Vilnius is an excellent choice for a long weekend — three days is just about right. These are not the only things I did in Vilnius, but they were the best. 1. Take a photo tour with Mindaugas

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Hair Breakage: What Actually Worked

Over the past four years, I’ve tried everything I could to combat my hair breakage. I finally feel like I have a winning routine — but it took years to get there, and along the way I tried more things that didn’t work than those that did. Read on for more — or listen to our new Olaplex-focused podcast report!

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The Best International Day Trips From Paris by Train (2020)

One of the best things about the City of Light is how easy it is to make international day trips from Paris by train. That’s definitely not something I grew up with: You can make an international trip from New York City by train — but only if you want to go to Montreal, and only if you have at least three days, because it’s a 12-hour trip each way. From Paris, you can reach London by train in a little over two hours. Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and others aren’t much farther.

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Lush Dream Cream Review

Here’s our Lush Dream Cream review. In short: A legit miracle worker. Read on or listen to our Lush Dream Cream story in the podcast below! What they say: “What makes Dream Cream so effective? It contains every ingredient nature makes for soothing sore skin! One of our proudest product achievements ever.”

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Best Crepes in Paris: My Top 5 (2020)

Crepes are basically synonymous with France, but not, in fact, with Paris: They’re famously a product of the Bretagne (Brittany) region, several hundred miles west. In fact, historically there’s  been a cluster of top crepe places near the Gare Montparnasse — because that’s the train station that serves Brittany. The Bretons who came to Paris first arrived at that train station, and then to that neighborhood — and they brought their crepes with them.

Best Day Trips From Paris by Train: My 9 Favorites (2020)

The news is basically all good in terms of the best day trips from Paris by train: There’s a wealth of attractions within Ile-de-France, the administrative region that includes Paris and its suburbs — nearly all of these are accessible via the RER or Transilien commuter trains. (And it’s even better if you get a Navigo pass for the week or month — with an all-zone pass, which would include transport to and from Charles de Gaulle airport, you can travel for free on all of these lines.)

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Supergoop Sunscreen Review

Here’s our Supergoop sunscreen review — specifically, the SuperPower Sunscreen Mousse Broad Spectrum SPF 50. In short: Don’t leave home without it. (Sometimes I do, but I try not to.)  What they say: “A lightweight, whipped, antioxidant-rich mousse with SPF 50 protection.” Our grade: A The Supergoop sunscreen review: Sunscreens are tricky, right? Not gonna lie: I have trouble getting into the habit of wearing one. This is primarily because — well, primarily because I don’t want to. But the secondary reason was because I couldn’t find one that didn’t make me break out. Then came Supergoop.