Where to Shop: San Francisco

I love exploring destinations through fashion so it only makes sense that I find the need to sniff out the local stores and goods. San Francisco is a city that has some amazing shops that are local and original - something that is increasingly hard to find. It is also a city that is easy... Continue Reading →

Souvenir Sunday – India

I went to India on a group yoga and volunteer trip two years ago (read about it here). It was both challenging and rewarding. I had to purchase a duffle bag in India in order to fit all the goodies I bought while there (!). I know, a little ridiculous. I struggled with curating and... Continue Reading →

Souvenir Sunday – Florence Leather

Among many other things (paper, food, art) - Florence is famous for it’s leather. There is a daily leather market that takes place in the Mercato del Porcellino which is a covered market dating back to the 1600’s on Via Calimala. Walking through this leather market is a big treat. The designs aren’t always the... Continue Reading →

Style Pack Go: Florence

I travelled most recently to Florence with friends in the fall. We went for a long weekend (I was living in London at the time) and had a fantastic time. I’m a huge fan of traveling during the ‘off season’ to avoid crowds. That said, I’m not sure there technically is an off season for... Continue Reading →

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 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 →

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