God, I love Air New Zealand. Their Premium Economy is better than many other airlines’ business classes, they have friendly flight attendants and great New Zealand wine, and their in-flight videos are always hilarious, adorable, and actually worth watching.
I’ve written at length about my mom, Nancy, but haven’t given much space to Papa Jolie, who’s obviously shaped and influenced my life in so many wonderful ways. My Concorde-flying, multi-lingual, international-man-of-intrigue daddy was profoundly bad ass, but that’s another story for another medium–the easy merci comes from the importance my foreign father placed on culture, […]
Since I took Erik’s last name back in March, I’ve been going by Nadine Courtney in the “real” world, and Nadine Jolie Courtney as my pen name. Despite having my new last name on my outgoing email signature, on my business cards, and on my Twitter and Instagram accounts, people still insist on addressing, emailing, and signing me in as Nadine Jolie. Old habits die hard. I get it. But this year has been all about growing up and evolving, so I’m excited for the site–soon to be NadineJolieCourtney.com–to grow and evolve with me.