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Packing For Paris In Spring – And Your Free Packing Guide

I’ve got to tell you – I’ve always found packing for Paris in spring a bit tricky. I always end up lugging way more weight than I want to – primarily because I’m forever trying to cater for the changeable weather. Shoes are definitely the worst. If there is ever a season that sees me […]

Your guide to packing for Paris in Spring

Master A French Classic - The Trench Coat

Master A French Classic – The Trench Coat

Baby pink blossom, with an Eiffel Tower backdrop. Parisian café terraces bathed in ever brightening sunlight. Yes, the photos that have been popping up in my Instagram feed lately have been sending a clear message. Spring is on the way – at least in Paris. And while the ever appropriate Parisians won’t be looking to […]


How To Pack Light For France

On Sunday, I shared my Top Five Reasons For Packing Light. Each one of my points were perfectly reasonable and fairly difficult to argue with, even if I do say so myself. But having a stack of motives for travelling light doesn’t make the art of refined packing any easier. These days, I can head […]

How to pack light for France

Top 5 reasons for packing light

My Top Five Reasons For Packing Light

We went to a party a couple of nights ago and as it always does, the conversation turned firstly to travel and inevitably to packing. Our host on the evening is planning a three month jaunt to Europe with her hubby. It is their first big trip and it will be their introductory visit to […]


What Are They Wearing In Paris?

People watching is one of my very favourite things to do in Paris. I love every bit of it. I’m very happy to check out the current fashion trends and what shopping bags people are carrying. I try and determine what people might be eating for dinner and I smile knowingly at fellow travellers struggling […]

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Packing For Paris In Autumn – And A Free Packing Guide

Autumn is my absolute favourite season. The days are still deliciously warm, but the evenings are crisp and cool. The light is divine and the colours become all soft and golden as the trees prepare to shed their leaves. And I adore the flavours of autumn, as earthy mushrooms, pumpkins and fennel all come into […]


What To Wear If You Want To Look Like A Local In Paris

It’s funny. So many people love travelling to Paris (or they would love to travel there someday). And while they are in Paris they are more than happy to take in the big name tourist sights. Yet (unsurprisingly) no one wants to actually look like a tourist. It’s the big dilemma – how can you […]


Packing For Paris In Summer – Part Two

Well, summer has definitely hit Paris this week. And the high temperatures reminded me that I still owed you all an updated summer packing list. My first Packing For Paris In Summer post was more of a guess than a guide. But as it turns out, I didn’t do a bad job of packing clothes […]


Packing For Paris In Summer – Part One

In a week’s time we will be in Paris which is, of course, very exciting. Given I have a massive week ahead of me at work (yes, we’ve decided to work until Thursday night) I really need to sort out my packing list this weekend. You’ll be pleased to know that I finally made a […]

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A key investment piece is my Miss Dior bag

Packing For France – Which Luggage Is Best? Part Two

Last weekend, I shared one of my first luggage dilemmas. For the record, I’m still sorting myself out on that one. But there is one bag I know I will definitely be packing for France when we next visit…no questions asked. That’s my small, cross body bag by Dior. I bought this gorgeous little thing […]


Packing For France – Which Luggage Is Best?

Our next trip to France is getting closer and for the first time ever, I’ve hit a packing dilemma. For all of our previous trips we’ve followed the advice of a close friend and travelled with large backpacks. While the flash hotels aren’t quite sure what to do with packs – we actually had a […]


Packing For Paris In Spring

I have a nasty little obsession with packing light. My goal is to one day leave Australia with less than ten kilograms of luggage. My record so far is just a shade over 11 kg. But I am also a realist, And I know that I will never achieve that goal when I am travelling […]


Packing For Paris In Winter

Since I shared the fact that I love visiting Paris in winter, I’ve had a stack of questions regarding what stylish bits and pieces you might pack for a visit to Paris when the weather is cooler and the days are shorter. To be perfectly honest, I find it way easier to pack for a […]