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How to Take Better Selfies for Travel and Home: the Ultimate Guide

Love them or hate them, “selfies” have been around since people started scratching their images out on cave walls. Some of the greatest paintings ever created are self-portraits (think Rembrandt, Picasso, Hockney). But while the medium and the terminology may have changed, those changes aren’t the reason why many feel such ire towards the selfie […]

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Silk flower garlands. JJ Market/Chatuchak, Bangkok.

Shopping Chatuchak Market: the Ultimate Photo Guide to Bangkok’s Best Market

Where can you find a market filled with innovative, indie designers, pour-over coffee from just roasted beans, and unique, locally-sourced edible treats? Nope, we’re not talking about the latest overhyped Brooklyn market. At the literal other side of the world, in Bangkok, Thailand, sits a market so cool and so brimming with souvenir bargains that […]

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Best French Supermarket Souvenirs From Monoprix

Top 31 French Supermarket Souvenirs to Buy at Monoprix

Monoprix: Cheap Souvenirs in the Heart of Paris, France I’ve been hearing about the wonders of Monoprix in France long before I started this website. Everyone from fashion editors to in-the-know travelers raved about scouring Monoprix for downright cheap inexpensive French souvenirs. But while the bargains are fun, I wanted to see a Monoprix mostly […]

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Economy Candy: Photo Tour of a Real Old School New York City Shop

New York’s Lower East Side used to be the spot for shopping, with vendors in business for generations. Most of those shops are now shuttered, replaced by condos, real estate offices and fancy children’s boutiques. I’d hoped to write about a famous New York pickle shop in the neighborhood, but alas learned I was too […]

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