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Women’s Packing List for London and Paris Spring/Summer Travels

Figuring out a packing list for spring and early summer travels in Europe can be tricky– temperatures can vary so greatly you may not be sure what to wear and can easily result in that dreaded over packing. I am obsessive about packing light (more room for souvenirs!) so I keep my packing list for […]

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Where to Buy Inexpensive Handbags in Paris’ Marais District

I never thought about researching where to buy a handbag on my visit to Paris. Paris struck me as a destination for investment designer handbags, from luxury good makers like Hermes and Celine. While I would love to leave Paris with a souvenir Hermes Birkin bag on my arm, I’m not ready to drop ten […]

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Tasteful French Souvenirs from the Best Paris Museum You’ve Never Heard of

Yes I love the Musee D’Orsay, L’Orangerie and even the Louvre. But after several visits to Paris, I’ve covered all the must-see museums– each of which requires a hefty entrance fee and a substantial time commitment. Now on my return visits to Paris, I skip the big name museums and instead head for the Marais, […]

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Pink Macarons From Laduree Paris

Ladurée Macarons in Paris: Worth bringing home as a souvenir?

We all know that Paris is famous for its macarons. But with macaron shops popping up worldwide, including outposts of famous Parisian patisseries, should you even bother to buy macarons as a souvenir in Paris? We answer your top Paris macaron shopping questions here. 1. What is a French Macaron anyway? Not to be confused […]

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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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