Paris

May 10, 2018
A Work of Art—and Sound—at Galeries Lafayette premium
You probably know Galeries Lafayette as one of Paris’ premier shopping destinations, but did you know it’s home to an actual gallery? Galerie des Galeries presents exciting exhibitions throughout the year, and the one on now through June 24 will be music to your ears—literally.
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April 25, 2018
Shop ’till you Drop: Guide to Getting your VAT back in France premium
One of the best things about visiting France is the shopping. AND, if you happen to be a non-European Union resident, you can shop ‘till you drop for less by claiming back your sales tax. Since this concept doesn’t exist in the United States, Americans can find the process quite confusing. Thus, I’ve put together […]
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March 21, 2018
5 Things to do at Galeries Lafayette in Paris (other than Shopping) premium
Did you know that the department store concept was created in Paris? It was in the mid-1800s that Paris shopping moved from covered passages to les grands magasins. These big stores set up shop on wide boulevards with plenty of lighting. It was in 1893 that two cousins from Alsace opened what is now known […]
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May 31, 2017
11 More Beauty Products to Buy from French Pharmacies (or Amazon) premium
French beauty products are some of the most sought after in the world, and not just international brands such as L’Oréal, Clinique, and Clarins. Skip the department stores, because in France, there’s a whole host of brands that line the shelves of pharmacies. Consider the green cross that flashes above the entrance of all French […]
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May 13, 2017
10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Paris: Tips from a Local premium
I’m willing to bet that even if you’ve never visited Paris, you can name at least five of the most popular {and thus touristy} things to do in the City of Light. There are some Parisian experiences that just can’t be replaced, like seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle for the first time and taking a […]
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April 17, 2017
3 Easy Day Trips from Paris premium
As much as I love Paris, there are times when I have to shake up my daily routine. I want to trade the 7th arrondissement for silence and the Arc de Triomphe for trees. Sure, I know several spots in the city where I can hide away with the birds and red squirrels, but there’s […]
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