Shopping

L. E. Travel Tips: NYC's Chelsea Market

L. E. Travel Tips: NYC's Chelsea Market

Loved by locals and tourists alike, this amazing market is one of the best in the world.

L. E. Travel Tips: Borough Market in London's Southwark District

L. E. Travel Tips: Borough Market in London's Southwark District

A food mecca and locals' favorite near London Bridge.

L. E. Travel Tips: Marché des Enfants Rouges

L. E. Travel Tips: Marché des Enfants Rouges

The oldest covered market in Paris, a local's favorite and for good reason!

L. E. Daily Tip: Mustapha Blaoui - Iconic Moroccan Shopping

Today's tip is focused on shopping... In-the-know travels know of the iconic shop Mustapha Blaoui in Marrakesh. This place is the quintessential Moroccan shopping experience! A must for any stay in Marrakesh! But don't go looking for it blindly on the streets of Marrakesh as this store doesn't have a sign outside the store (nor a website). Those seeking the floor-to-ceiling irresistibles within need to look for the two large wooden doors on Rue Bab Doukkala near #142/144.

The store is packed full of the best products made by local artisans including lamps, rugs, ceramics, glassware, blankets, jewelry, and more. They also have an amazing selection of antique furniture and unique items for the home. Those with the skill to bargain will be rewarded! And they ship internationally!

Just a small sampling of what lays within Mustapha Blaoui


L. E. Daily Tip: Barthélémy

If you love cheese, Barthélémy simply can't be missed on your next trip to Paris! 

I met some Parisians while dining at Verjus and they told me about this cheese shop and raved about their magnificent mozzarella cheese amongst others. I stopped in a few days later and was blown away by the selection and the knowledge of the employees at the shop. Oh, and the mozzarella was the best I've ever had. No trip to Paris is complete without stopping at Barthélémy.

Located a short walk from Musée d'Orsay. Just check the hours of operation before you go as their hours are limited.

 You can smell the cheese from across the street!

You can smell the cheese from across the street!