When getting ready to move to Europe, the thought of weight gain (or weight loss) is probably one of the first things that come to mind, and with good reason. The endless accessibility to fresh bread and high quality yet affordable wine is tempting on so many levels. I’ll start by saying this, while living in Spain I’ve been the heaviest weight I’ve ever been in my life, as well as the healthiest. Hear me out...Read More
I’ve learned a great deal since I made the decision to move abroad. I’ve learned that Google maps is no match for cities older than the U.S. I’ve learned that the ten years I spent navigating the NYC subway system equipped me with the ability to decipher virtually any subway system in the world; and most recently, during a meal in Portugal that left me nothing short of breathless, I learned that Anthony Bourdain is always right.Read More
Whether you’re actually headed to Europe this summer or it’s something that you’ve had on your bucket list for a while, we’re here to help. We’ve put together four style trends that will help you slay during your summer holiday.Read More
So, what role should the news play in the decisions we make for travel and even living? The most important challenge is to examine the misconceptions and stereotypes that we have of each other and educate ourselves about the world from an array of different sources. Have you ever let fear dictate your travel choices?Read More
From Alaska to the heart of Spain, Nicole is an expat who really knows how to go after what she wants. With over 10 years living in the country, she has dedicated her time here to advancing professionally and growing as an individual. From flamenco, English teaching and acting, she has been able to go after what she truly wants while living in the country. Recently starting her own business in the wine industry, Nicole is breaking boundaries once again. We got to speak with her to hear her story of how she ended up in Spain, why she's decided to stay long term and the importance of being open minded when moving abroad.Read More
Linda, the face behind Looks Like Berlin, a fashion blog based out of Germany, tells LMDES all about her experience as a blogger, and lover of all things style, in Berlin. Not only does she know where to shop, and which stores to check out, she also shares a few tips on how bloggers can grow their networks.
This trip was one of the most memorable in my five years of living in Europe and such a wonderfully pleasant surprise. It almost brought me to euphoric tears seeing Black people walk through this European city proclaiming the truth: we belong here. The blood of our ancestors taint these cobblestones. Our bones bent to build this city that you now call home and you need to – read: better—recognize this fact. So yes, our hair will fly free. Yes, we will dress how we please whether that be in African or Caribbean garb or with piercings & tattoos or traditionally French. We are home.Read More