Before heading to Toronto early last month, I had already heard about the city's coolest neighborhood, West Queen West, and was eager to explore it firsthand. For those unfamiliar with what Vogue deems the world's second hippest neighborhood, it's basically a one-stop-shop for everything trendy. I toured the area on a rainy afternoon and even with overcast skies, I found myself returning the next [...]
 
 
November started off with a bang in Paris where I celebrated my 28th birthday and the fun continued on to Toronto. I had the pleasure of speaking at an impressive fashion & beauty blogger conference called at SPARK Sessions about the Power of Google+. It was an amazing experience and one that both challenged and excited me and I'm looking forward to filling you all in on that a bit later. Stay[...]
 
 
Although I was only in Portland for a few days, I did my best to explore as many neighborhoods as possible. If you've never been to Portland, let's start with some basic orientation to help get your bearings. The city is divided by the Willamette River, with the more walkable neighborhoods on the west side and the slightly more spacious, residential neighborhoods on the east. If you remember from [...]
 
 
Stockholm is hands down one of the most design-oriented and fashionable cities I've ever visited. Artistic expression is seen through the clothes people wear, the food they eat and the galleries they frequent. With so much creativity going on, I decided to do a fashion and design guide rather than my normal neighborhood guide. Don't worry though – I'm still featuring several different neighborhood[...]
 
 
Hamburg is most definitely a neighborhood city so as expected, I had a field day biking through them all. For the most part, Hamburg is already pretty established yet there are many changes in the works to drastically modernize the city as a whole. Many of the neighborhoods have or are currently experiencing gentrification, with HafenCity undergoing a complete revamp. There are a lot of neighborho[...]
 
 
The irony that I'm finally sitting down to write this post mere days after moving to Brooklyn is not lost on me. Not that I’m a Manhattan snob, because I’ve been aware of Brooklyn’s awesomeness for a few years now, but it’s just one of those posts that keeps getting pushed back.So, in honor of my new Bushwick address, here are five Brooklyn neighborhoods worth a wander. Please note, that these[...]
 
 
As I mentioned in my other Nashville post, many of the cool neighborhoods are not within walking distance of downtown so I definitely recommend renting a car or at splurging on a taxi to visit at least one of these areas while in town. Exploring Nashville's innovative art hubs was a major highlight of my trip and completely altered my perception of the city as a whole. Here are five neighborhoods [...]
 
 
I've written about London neighborhoods before and that's because there are so many fabulous ones to explore. During my semester abroad, I spent any free moment I had simply wandering around London. Similar to New York, I found that each area had its own distinct personality and that's not the case in every city. This list doesn't cover them all, but here are five neighborhoods perfect for the ava[...]
 
 
I found Kyoto very manageable, especially compared to a larger city like Tokyo. I spent three days exploring the different neighborhoods, sampling local food and people-watching whenever my legs needed a break. Kyoto has a good number of neighborhoods and just like other cities like New York and London, each feels different and appeals to a different crowd. I didn't get to visit all of them, but h[...]
 
 
I had so much fun writing my hipster guide to the Lower East Side that I decide to make it a series. There are so many amazingly fascinating neighborhoods in New York and each deserves a little praise once in a while. Today's guide is all about NoLIta, or North of Little Italy to be exact. This is arguably my favorite area of Manhattan, although it's really a toss up between here and the LES. I gu[...]
 
 
If you've been following my Instagram feed lately, you've probably seen enough pictures of the Lower East Side to feel familiar with this hip and very trendy neighborhood. The LES was my stomping ground when I first moved to the city in 2009 and I recently moved back to the area - to a different apartment on the same exact street to be exact. Talk about coming full circle!In case you are plann[...]
 
 
For my latest Neighborhood Guide I've chosen Québec City. From the newly revamped Saint-Roch neighborhood to the historic streets of Quartier Petit Champlain and Vieux-Québec, this French Canadian city has many faces. If you have time, try to visit these major neighborhoods but otherwise, this guide should give you an idea of which spots you will gravitate toward most. Saint-Roch Let's start wit[...]