Paris: Last Minute Holiday Shopping Trip

Francophile Jennifer Evans Gardner hits the City of Lights for a festive gift-buying spree. It’s that time of year again. The malls are packed with shoppers converging upon the usual suspects like The Pottery Barn, Banana Republic, and Victoria’s Secret in search of holiday gifts. The thing is, I’ve never been a mall girl, preferring to do my gift buying in charming sidewalk boutiques. Imagine … [Read more...]

Into The Heart of Marrakech

Jennifer Evans Gardner takes us on a soul-searching journey into the ancient "Red City." In Morocco, they shake hands from the heart. It was the first thing I noticed when I arrived in Marrakech. The man who came to pick us up from our hotel shook my hand warmly, and then touched his heart in the traditional greeting. The gesture moved me, and I was hooked. Just weeks before my girls' trip … [Read more...]

Beverly Hills Dazzles for the Holidays

Beverly Hills has always had a rather sparkly reputation that most people associate with glamour and glitz, world-class shopping, and celebrity-filled restaurants. But what you might not know is that The Golden Triangle becomes a warm and enchanting destination during the holidays with dazzling lights, decorations, music and festive events. And while Beverly Hills may not be a traditional choice … [Read more...]