Swiss Cheese Days

Swiss Cheese Days

  A late September Saturday found us in charming Monroe, Wisconsin celebrating the 100th anniversary of Green County Cheese Days. Yes, you guessed it, this is a festival centered around all things cheesy. Afterall, Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland. Plus, since...
A Swiss Shopping Trip

A Swiss Shopping Trip

When we first started planning EuropeanMarket in 2009, one of our first decisions was where to take our initial scouting and buying trip. If you’ve ever been involved with launching a business you know there is a lot happening at once (usually multiple things at...
Beach Appeal

Beach Appeal

Summer is in full-bloom and we’re celebrating with the recent arrival of the latest shipments of warm-weather ready bags and totes from Europe.  Here at the office, Sue and Therese are excited to share these fun and colorful accessories. The perfect companions...
London Loves

London Loves

  We visited London the first week of February for meetings, product scouting, and a day trip to Birmingham. The 8 hours in Birmingham (via Virgin Trains) was for the UK Homewares and Gifts Show. Lots of new products to see and folks to talk to. At the end off...
2013 Golden Greta Awards

2013 Golden Greta Awards

Welcome to the 2013 Golden Greta Awards! This is our fourth ceremony, an event filled with glamour, excitement, and bacon-wrapped corn dogs. As many of you, our loyal GG fans know, a GG is not given without great thought and care. This is serious business. Now, a few...

All That Glitters

Sue and I grew up in families where holiday decorating (and decorations) played a starring role every December. Both of us cherish and remember the stories associated with certain ornaments passed down from our grandmothers, mothers, and family friends. When we...
Italian Cheer

Italian Cheer

While in Italy two weeks ago, I discovered the pleasures of Aperol and soda several times before dinner. Now, I wasn’t familiar with Aperol. I had savored a few Campari and sodas over the years, but not Aperol. Think of it as Campari’s less popular, but just as pretty...
Let’s Get Saucey

Let’s Get Saucey

Summer’s curtain call is fast approaching and that means back to school and the tomato harvest. Since I haven’t had to return to the classroom in a few years (cough, cough), let’s talk tomato. Now, I’m not one to ever complain about a tomato...
Say Bonjour to Famille Summerbelle

Say Bonjour to Famille Summerbelle

Names: Julie Marabelle and Simon Summerscales What: Famille Summerbelle Call Home: Paris, France and London, England About Famille Summerbelle: Family-run business, Famille Summerbelle, was launched by Simon and Julie five years ago. While looking for fun,...
Italian Favorites

Italian Favorites

Last week, a friend in town asked for our advice on planning a trip to Italy. The travelers had limited time, so were sticking to the grande destinations—Rome, Florence, and Lake Como. Just as I was finishing up my email to my friend with my Italian must-sees in those...