In this final post from my spring travels to Europe, I’d thought I would share some of my favorite resources for wardrobe planning, packing, and a few more miscellaneous resources from my Paris and London travels.

The two most helpful blogs, when it came to my travel wardrobe planning, were these:

Brenda Kinsel. Brenda is a wardrobe consultant in California, one who writes from the heart and knows fashion. I use her travel checklists (under the “Resource” tab) for all my travel now. Once I’ve filled out the wardrobe plan chart, I follow her advice to make a copy and keep it in my carry on. This way, if my luggage is lost or stolen, I have a complete list for insurance claims – very handy!

 Une Femme d’un Certain Âge. Susan travels often and provides capsule wardrobe ideas with links to the garments for purchase, luggage reviews, and shopping info for cities she visits, especially Paris.

London Resources:

 40 Quick London Travel Tips

Dining Favorites

·      NOPI

·      Monocle Café

·      Scandi Kitchen

·      Quo Vadis


·      Sefridges

·      Jianhui London (jewelry)

·      Oxford and Regent Streets

·      Marleybone neighborhood – Noriem, Tracy Neul, Oska

·      Gift shop at the Victoria and Albert Museum

·      VV Rouleau

·      Joel and Sons

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VV Rouleau: ribbon, trims, hat making supplies

Paris Resources:

The Essential Paris Travel Guide

How to Spend Five Days in Paris

How to See Paris in Three Days


Dining Favorites

Our best dining finds came from David Liebovitz, an ex-pat food writer and former. Alice Waters protégé living in Paris.

·      Le Relais d’Entrecote

·      Breizh Café

·      Poilâne Comptoir

·      Ellsworth

·      Ladurée on the Champs Elysée


Oh, my, it’s hard to know where to start on this subject! 

·      Trippen shoes in the Marais

·      Arche shoes in St. Germain-des-Prés

·      Opticiens du Bac if you are looking for fabulous eyeglass frames and great customer service

·      Noriem

·      Petite Bateau for traditional Breton tees

·      Rue Saint-Honoré

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Ellsworth – our favorite Paris restaurant

The best journeys answer questions in the

beginning you didn’t even think

to ask.
— Jeff Johnson