Let the Sales Begin!

The next five weeks in France is the equivalent to Black Friday in the states.  Today marks the beginning of the soldes (sales in English).  Everyone is out spending money and waiting in queues.  This sale happens only twice a year (now and in January/February), so you better get out and shop! Warning #1: Although…

Passages of Paris

Paris can be beautiful in the rain, but sometimes we all need a little escape.  The passages of Paris were made just for this reason.  Women in their rotund hoop skirts would stroll past shops under the protection of glass.  Some are higher end, while others are more affordable.  Even if you don’t plan on…