Monthly Archives: March 2011

How to Fake French

It is no secret that the French take tremendous pride in their language, and as a result, visitors that attempt a few key phrases are often met with appreciation and praise. A decently pronounced “S’il-vous plaĆ®t” will have every waiter … Continue reading

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Napoleon’s Bonaparte

After his game-changing defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the British island of St. Helena, where it is now believed that he was ultimately poisoned with arsenic. The fact that his captors ended his life … Continue reading

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Cuteness, Ahoy! The Breton Shirt, aka “Why Everyone Looks Precious this Season”

There are few wardrobe staples that have experienced the longevity of the nautical striped shirt. Be it boat cut and preppy, or boy cut and more punk-oriented, fashionistas from every sphere have gravitated towards this statement piece for well over … Continue reading

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