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Extreme Travel Gadgets

Great gadgets can make our lives easier and more efficient and this is especially true when it comes to travel. In recent years, power banks have stolen all of the glory as the must have travel gadget, and for good reason, we rely on our phones for all sort of activities, especially when travelling, such as finding our way around and taking photos, so they are extremely handy. But we delved a little deeper and found some equally great travel gadgets that will simplify your tech and life while you’re travelling. While......

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Neighbourhood Guide | rue Saint-Sébastien

As there are only so many arrondissements we can write neighbourhood guides about, we decided to continue the theme, but more specifically with some of our favourite streets in Paris. Last month Samara started us off with the wonderful rue Henri Monnier in the 9ème. This week’s choice is rue Saint-Sébastien in the 11ème. For those of you who have ventured down this road, then you’ll understand why we’ve chosen to write about it. Spoilt for choice by cafes, boutiques, old record shops & delicious Asian cuisine, please allow us to take you......

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Spring 2016 Wardrobe Essentials

Seeing as spring is just around the corner and Paris Fashion Week has come to an end, we thought it would be appropriate to do a round-up of the essential spring-wear pieces for this season. We are very much looking forward to the arrival of warmer weather so that we can rock our new wardrobe finds!   With so many beautiful fashion trends this spring it has been extremely hard to narrow it down to the essentials. From cold shoulders to clinched in waists, long floral dresses, pastel tones, ruffled dresses, metallic fabrics,......

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SFP Picks | French Skin Care Brands

The French are known for their flawless and seemingly effortlessly beautiful skin. How do they do it, you ask? We still have yet to find all the answers, but below are our five favorite French skincare brands that, we think, get us one step closer to the world of perfectly French skin. 1. Huygens An homage to Parisian physician and astronomer, Christian Hugens and his profound understanding of nature; Huygens uses these principles to return to the origins with a focus on...

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Specialty Shops Follow-Up

As you can probably tell, here at SFP we love our shopping, especially when it’s for artisanal foods, hand crafted products, and independent boutiques specialising in specific goods. We have written a few of these posts in the past, some with more of a focus on food, but, of course, the ever expanding city of Paris is always surprising us with new pop ups and specialty shops around the city. Therefore, we like to keep you up to date with some of our favourite shopping spots in the city to find those special......

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The Best Subscription Boxes in France

There is nothing like the joy of getting a package in the mail. With the explosion of subscription boxes like Birchbox and My Little Box over the past few years, more and more companies are popping up with delivery boxes filled with everything from beauty products to culinary items and even goodies for your pet. Below are some of our top picks to help spruce up your mail delivery each month!...

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SFP's Paris Holiday Favorites

It’s mid-December and the holiday season has officially arrived in Paris. It is a magical time in the city and it really brings the name “City of Light” to life. There is always so much to do in Paris and with the holiday season comes the standard Christmas Markets that pop up throughout the city as well as the smell of mulled wine and the delicious pain d’épices that is served with fois gras at almost every event. Below are some of our favorites for the holiday season in Paris and some fool-proof ways to......

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SFP's Men's Gift Guide

It is December and the holiday season in Paris is in full swing! Holiday shopping for the man in your life can be a rather overwhelming task. Paris is filled with great shopping for both men and women but the focus tends to be so strongly on women that shopping for men can leave some people stumped. There are the obvious gifts, like watches or ties, but what about when you want something a bit more creative and perfectly Parisian? We’re here to help! Le Colonel Moutarde  For the dapper gentleman in......

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We all know that the shopping we have in Paris is some of the best in world. People come from all over just to experience the magic that is Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, or Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, or Rue des Franc Bourgeois. But the real magic lies hidden away in Paris’ various specialty shops. Everything from hats to honey, books to baked goods, here are some of SFP’s favorite specialty shops in Paris. La Maison du Miel- 24 rue Vignon, 75009 One tradition that has been maintained in France is that the......

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This is a guest post by Lindsay Poulin at Context Travel. They have shared some of their expert advice on some fun new ways to discover the City of Light. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Hermès… These names remind us that fashion and Paris are synonymous, with styles and trends changing as quickly as the temperamental Parisian weather.  Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the grands magasins to shop designer labels; given their grandeur, these stores seem to have been......

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