Souvenir Sunday – Florence

  Perfume is not the only thing I came back from Florence with (distended belly, some leather goods and a fresh appreciation for a certain Signore David), but it is the most memorable. Along with many other things, Florence is home to one of the world’s oldest pharmacies: Old Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella or Officina... Continue Reading →

Souvenir Sunday: Paris

In honor of Valentine’s Day I thought I would write about what I consider my loveliest souvenir. It was actually a gift from the amazing and crazy talented Barbara Agnes. Barbara is a scarf designer, she’s actually a scarf artist. She hand draws the patterns on her scarfs and she is seriously talented. Plus every... Continue Reading →

Souvenir Sunday – Amsterdam

Amsterdam exceeded my expectations. I thought the city itself was beautiful and the food was good. No really, it was. The museums, the canals, the tulips… the only thing I struggled with was the shopping. For sure - the 9 Straaits (9 streets) are the place for a shopper to wander - but at first... Continue Reading →

Souvenir Shopping Strategy

      Getting the right souvenir for your trip can be a tricky thing and the constant barrage of souvenir stands and ‘speciality goods’ does not help. There are a couple of different ways to approach the souvenir purchase - because, let’s face it, as much as people say memories are the best souvenirs,... Continue Reading →

Snacks on a Plane!!!

  Enough is enough, I have had it with these mother*#!@ing snacks on this mother*#!@ing plane. The least stylish thing you can do is arrive at your destination bloated and with an upset system. In general I avoid eating the plane food even when I'm in the front of the plane and there is an... Continue Reading →

The Dreaded Passport Photo

I recently had to get a new passport because my current one had no more room left for stamps or visas (I know, I know #bragging #lifegoals #freakingproud). I put off getting my new passport photo taken - and thus putting off getting a new passport for months. Seriously, months. Because I dreaded getting a... Continue Reading →

What I always wear to the airport

The airport outfit used to be problematic for me. I always want to look good. The trick is also being comfortable and warm, I always find airports and airplanes to be a little too cold for me. For the past three years the overwhelming majority of flights I’ve taken have been about 10 hours in duration,... Continue Reading →

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