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Katherine LaGrave
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Katherine LaGrave is a journalist and photographer based in New York City. In 2011, she received her Master's degree in magazine writing and editing from the Medill School School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Katherine grew up in Japan, Germany and Indonesia, and has worked in Greece, Haiti and the United Kingdom.

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Hostel Behavior

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 3:44 PM


While traveling on a budget, balancing the fine line between affordable accommodation and keeping your sanity in a bunkroom with 13 other people is something best pondered before you're actually bunking with those 13 people. This is something I know and know well,...

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EccentriCities: Horchaterias, the Holy Grail and Hemingway in Valencia

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 5:41 PM


If good things really do come in threes, then Valencia -- Spain's third-largest city after Madrid and Barcelona -- perfectly completes the trifecta. Nestled comfortably on the Mediterranean western coast, Valencia is the perfect mix of classic and contemporary that has come to...

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EccentriCities: Bingo Parties, Paella and Island Hopping in Oslo

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 5:30 PM

Geographically, politically, economically, socially, naturally, expensively and culturally, Norway is an impressive nation -- no matter how you slice it. It's got the world's longest road tunnel, it is the most successful nation in the world at the Winter Olympics, and it's also the

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Athens in 1 Day, 2 Locals and 6 Questions

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 3:49 PM

Greece has been a country hit hard by austerity measures, and no city more prominently than Athens. Here, police routinely march with gas masks to combat protestors, a homeless population has doubled in number since 2009, and approximately 27 percent of the population is unemployed. Curious...

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The Q & A: Jewelry and Sustainable Development in Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 4:53 PM


Alyssa Kuchta is the founder of eff.Y.bee, a lifestyle jewelry brand that has an employment program for women in Haiti called Bay Lavi, or "give life." Initially started as a charity line during Kuchta's senior year at the University of Delaware, the...

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Cherry Blossoms: History Behind the Bloom

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 1:52 PM

When talking with my Milanese friend recently, she was describing her afternoon of sitting in the park. Hanami, she said, evoking the Japanese concept of picknicking under cherry trees to describe exactly what she meant. I got it.

That the Japanese have a specific word devoted to describing this...

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Style Lessons From My Grandmother

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 3:23 PM

The first anniversary of my grandmother's death recently passed, and as I found myself flipping through memories, both on pages and in my mind, I celebrated her. I remembered her love for classical music and mint chocolate chip ice cream, and her vivacious laugh. I remembered how kind she was,...

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Sex and the City's Biggest Star

(2) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 6:12 PM

Ninety-four episodes, eight Golden Globes, two movies and years later, it's safe to say we know the leading ladies and golden girls of Darren Star's famed HBO drama Sex and the City: writer Carrie, played by Sarah Jessica Parker; lawyer Miranda, played by Cynthia Nixon; art historian Charlotte,...

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Mindy Kaling and Karl Lagerfeld on Dressing for Men, Women or Yourself

(10) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 11:23 AM

Recently, one of my dreams came true when I was given the opportunity to write about Mindy Kaling and Karl Lagerfeld in a piece. While I would have never thought in any ether that there would be some semblance of a connection, there is one -- a quite plausible one,...

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Four Bloggers to Watch This Fashion Season

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 7:52 PM

One of the most glorious weeks of the year -- New York Fashion Week -- is upon us, and, depending on when you read this, almost over. But fear not. London, Milan and Paris are coming, as are other shows in other hotspots around the world. And if...

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Galliano and Armstrong: With Titles Gone, What Remains?

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 8:25 PM

This past week, two of the world's most recognizable men had titles taken away from them. And though their worlds are radically different--one in fashion, stripped of the Legion d'Honneur, France's most prestigious award; the other in cycling, stripped of seven Tour de France titles --...

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Red Lip-shtick

(10) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 7:10 PM

"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick." -- Gwyneth Paltrow

They say that inspiration comes in all forms. In this case, the inspiration was born, beautifully, of confusion. I've been traveling a lot recently, and as anyone who...

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The Models of Summer

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 5:52 PM

America's favorite season has got to be summer. And while the Fourth may have come and gone, the I-love-you's to some of summer's favorites are just getting started: think beer, swimming, red, barbeque, baseball, sun-tanning, white, vacation, swimming, blue and riding around in cars with the windows down.


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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: I (Think I) Finally (Almost) Get It

(4) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 4:01 PM

If I could ask the world a question, I'd skip over thoughts on global warming, Obama or world peace, and move right on into the juice: Hey, world, how do you feel about the Olsen twins?

Ever since the Michelle Tanners of the world started dressing...

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Why Chanel's Little Black Jacket Is a Really Big Deal

(3) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 11:32 AM

The Internet is abuzz with news of the Little Black Jacket Exhibition coming to the U.S. this week. The exhibit celebrates Chanel's iconic black tweed jacket, and, in a nod to the jacket's dynamism over the years, showcases 120 ways the jacket was reinterpreted and reimagined in a...

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Fashion: Why Is It Important?

(6) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 2:27 PM

Vogue editrix Anna Wintour recently sat down as a guest on The Colbert Report, batting down The Devil Wears Prada puns and teasing Colbert about his outfit. At one point, Colbert asked Wintour why she bothered with fashion -- and if she ever just had an urge to...

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