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Fathom Questionnaire: Kerry Saretsky

by Kerry Saretsky

Kerry in her beloved Paris.

Hometown: NYC.

Occupation: publishing strategist and food writer.

Favorite destinations: France, Argentina, and back home, now that I live in London.

Dying to visit: Marrakech.

Bizarre travel rituals: I send myself a postcard from everywhere I go, so I can always remember really being there.

In-flight relaxation regime: I take off my shoes and put on socks. Then I curl up, and watch a movie I've already seen. I feel planes are a place for re-runs.

Always in carry-on: Ear plugs. The best ones are made by Quiet Please. You're a fool to travel without them.

Concierge or DIY? Now, DIY. One day, concierge.

See it all or take it easy? I'm guilty of see it all, although I admire the take-it-easies.

Drive or be driven? Be driven to the airport; drive when you get there.

Travel hero: Is it wrong to say myself? I have to say I'm a travel super trooper. I travel so much, but I'm proudest that I often travel alone. Nothing stops me from being where I want to be.

Weirdest thing seen on travels: When I was in Buenos Aires, I signed up for a "tango massage." The dollar was incredibly strong, I was in my early twenties, and I wanted some luxury. Two men massaged me for 90 minutes, completely synchronized with each other and the rhythm of the tango music pulsating through the room. I highly recommend.

Best hotel amenity: chocolates on the pillow. They're starting to go the way of playing cards and peanuts on airplanes, and I'm not happy about it.

I dream about my meal at The Red Bicycle in Santorini.

Everywhere I go, I check out the menus, and take vigorous notes on how to rip them off at home!

When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by buying a Streetwise map. Not to plug a brand, but these are truly amazing. They show just what you need to know, and are indestructible. I keep a collection on my bookshelf.

I always bring home clothes and food. From England, it was pre-revamp Burberry scarves and rose-scented chocolates. From France, Princesse Tam Tam lingerie and cans of cassoulet and flavored mustards. From Argentina, gorgeous leather shoes and cans of dulce de leche. Typical, maybe, but there's a reason these places are so famous for beautiful and delicious things!

If I never return to __________, it'll be too soon because __________________. I swear, I can't answer this question. Even if it sucks, I just love going somewhere.

I travel for the chocolates on the pillow.

MORE KERRY

Website and blog: frenchrevolutionfood.com 
Twitter: @frenchrev
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Kerry Saretsky

Kerry is a writer, eater, and founder of French Revolution (the blog, that is). She travels for the chocolates on the pillows.

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