Category: Shopping

Lycee French Market returns to Chicago on Nov. 11 and 12

Holiday shopping in Chicago gets a French twist this weekend when the Lycée French Market opens at the Lycée Francais de Chicago. The 13th annual event takes place a few weeks earlier this year, allowing you to get your holiday shopping started – before Thanksgiving! Located at the French international school’s Lincoln Square campus, the... Read more »

Perfume in Rome: How one scent instantly transports me back to the Italian capital

Today, when I think of Rome, I think of one very distinctive, utterly forgettable scent. Not the scent of a steaming slice of pizza. Not the scent of a perfectly crafted macchiato. Not the scent of tourists traipsing over ruins. But, the scent of the perfume that wafted up the stairway of the apartment where... Read more »

French illustrator Yann Legendre sets artistic tone for Lycée French Market: Designs 8th Poster for the Annual Holiday Market

For more than a decade, Chicagoans have started their holiday shopping à la française with a trip to the Lycée French Market. The market’s mix of high quality French goods and foods, enjoyed while listening to the sounds of French music and conversation, is what makes it one of the most unique holiday shopping experiences... Read more »
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Travel: Should you pay in the local or your home currency?

Purchasing souvenirs is always a big part of my travels. Not a day goes by that I don’t catch a glimpse of an Italian print, a Dutch magnet, a British mug and a famous French tower that, together, make up a gallery of travel experiences inside our home. And, each time I went to purchase those... Read more »