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Jan 22Liked by Alicia Kennedy

Totally agree with you on the value of visiting a place over and over again to get to know it better. My husband and I honeymooned in New Orleans, and we’ve been back nearly every year since getting married in 2013. Developing that kind of relationship with a place—where you have a favorite bar to kill an afternoon, a much-loved coffee shop to visit every morning, and the perfect place for a nightcap—feels like gaining a second home.

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So many exciting updates here! Congratulations on the new book! And happy to be a reference for you when you begin thinking of the Paris trip :)

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Congrats on your 2nd book deal! I’m still telling anyone who will listen that No Meat Required is a must read. But also, that cover story...What a lovely read, and wow you got to eat granola with Gisele in Miami? What a trip!

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I've also done the food poisoning in Paris thing; not pleasant. Wishing you good health and a strong stomach for the next sojourn there.

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Jan 24Liked by Alicia Kennedy

Nice story on Gisele! You’ve been busy!

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Jan 23Liked by Alicia Kennedy

Omg! I am so excited to read your Harper's Bazaar story! A beautiful convergence of my love of fashion and models and food and your brilliant writing coming together...

I agree about visiting a place several times. I just came back from a trip to Paris, and that was my 5th visit in 7 years. And it was by far my favorite time there. I had some incredible food (especially Japanese and ivorien+reunionnaise) and look forward to sharing the recommendations when you like <3!

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I'm going to Paris for a week in March to see the giant Rothko retrospective (and for a bookend to the final chapter of my manuscript) -- staying in Belleville, which is a new neighborhood for me and I'm thrilled it's so close to the Paris "Chinatown". We're so starved for good Asian food here in Montana, I seem to be going to Paris to eat Chinese. I'll keep my eye out for vegan/vegetarian spots for you.

Oh! and CONGRATULATIONS on the book! So thrilled for you!

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Jan 22Liked by Alicia Kennedy

I am a from Madrid! I just came back to Italy after Christmas, so if you want any particular food places recommendations or other, glad to share them!

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Jan 22·edited Jan 22Liked by Alicia Kennedy

I found Barcelona to be so lovely last year with a ton of great vegan options. It was my first visit and I didn't know what to expect. There is a constant underrumble (not a word, but descriptive) of anti-tourism with graffiti and some vandalism. There was even a mini-riot at the tourism bureau on La Rambla with guns fired at the office, but other than broken bulletproof glass, all the evidence had been cleaned up by our morning walk.

This May, I return to Paris for the first time since 1991 and my wife's first-ever visit. It will be a brief stop, but I think about it as an appetizer for longer stays in the future. I am hoping to find one or two restaurants that can accommodate our diverse diets.

Look forward to hearing more about your travels, interesting moments, and food finds.

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my last time in Madrid was during the 2010 world cup, so my experience is quite skewed and now it's been so long that I'm sure it's different... Also went to Barcelona on the same trip and that city is just perfect.

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I may have missed it on your map, but have you ever eaten at Aux Vivres in Montreal? It's what I think of as a very classic vegan restaurant (tempeh, carrot lox, etc.) and back when I lived in Montreal (in 2002!) I loved it so much even though I wasn't vegan yet! https://en.auxvivres.com/our-menu

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