From France with Love – Gift Ideas
A list of my favorite gifts from France and where you can find them.
Louis Vuitton & The Art of Luxury Travel [offsite link]
Almost 150 years ago, Louis Vuitton began making travel bags for those with discriminating tastes, and the money necessary to satisfy them. Read about the history of Vuitton, as well as some information about their well-known designs, including the famous interlaced "L" & "V" monogram canvas. The site also has a separate travel section where you can obtain guides to many European cities. (Be patient, though - the pages can take a while to load.)
Prix de Diane - When Parisians Wear Hats
The Prix de Diane held in Chantilly is the race of the year that offers people watching of the best sort. Everyone out of their shell in costume paints a turn of the century daydream. It’s not really about the horses though, it’s about the hats.
Soldes : When Parisian Stores Entice Shoppers
France's biannual sales motivate shoppers into a consumer frenzy, not on account of groundbreaking prices, though they do relieve some of the sticker shock I experience in regarding price tags. No stranger to the Parisian boutiques, I usually greet the storm on the first day of the soldes.
Tombees du Camion – Shopping in Paris
An off the beaten path wander around the neighbourhood surrounding Montmartre in Paris’ 18th arrondissement with a peek into the treasure trove of unique objects at Tombées du Camion.
Up-dos Made in France – Cut by Fred
Stylist to the stars, Fred's weekly blog is a bank of advice on achieving the right cut and color. I like the video demonstrations of him effecting messy up-dos on waifish French models and peeking inside the Parisian apartments of friends he visits for hair SOS.
Vintage Shopping in Paris
Though you'll have to scavenge through a sea of psychedelia, the allure of vintage shopping lies in finding that truly unique piece, something with history. Free P Star is my favorite place in Paris to shop for such wears.
What to Wear in Paris
Nobody wants to stand out as a tourist. Here are some tips on what to wear when visiting Paris with both style and comfort in mind.
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