Shopping

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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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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December 17, 2016
Holiday Gourmet Gift Guide from Galeries Lafayette premium
One of the best things about traveling in France is discovering all the unique foods, and then eating as much as your pants will allow. Gorging on unpasteurized cheese and saucisson, while washing it down with a shockingly inexpensive carafe of Bordeaux, will inevitably leave you longing again for that gluttonous experience. Although, Americans can’t {legally} […]
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December 7, 2016
Holiday Capsule Wardrobe from Galeries Lafayette premium
There’s not much more that I love than the holiday season. The temperatures are low and the spirits are high. The smells of vin chaud and chestnuts fill the air, while the City of Light shines brighter, with the illumination of each arrondissement’s décor. And the glitter! Eloisa James wrote in her book, Paris in […]
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October 10, 2016
How to Pack for Paris in the Fall (without looking like a tourist) premium
In my August article, “5 Ways to be a Better Tourist in Paris, “ I interviewed Parisians regarding their biggest pet peeves concerning visitors. Along with the loud talking, most mentioned sloppily dressed tourists as an annoyance. OK, so it’s not just enough to ask visitors to dress better, without defining what better constitutes {at […]
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September 7, 2016
It’s in the Bag: 6 Essential Items I Never Travel Without premium
Whether a staycation in Paris, a quick trip to Italy, or extended time in the USA, there are certain things I won’t travel without. In fact, they’re packed and ready to go at a moment’s notice. All I need to do is grab my passport, and I’m out the door. Other than my MacBook Pro […]
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