The 2011 Golden Greta Awards

The 2011 Golden Greta Awards

As 2011 comes to an end, it’s time to announce the winners of our much anticipated (yet never duplicated), EuropeanMarket Golden Greta Awards. This year, the award committee had difficulties compiling a list of the best (and the worst) of our travel experiences. But,...
Handcrafted

Handcrafted

While visiting several of our talented vendors in Germany and Switzerland this month, we thought it would be fun if I took a turn at being involved in the work they do at their studios and companies. A big part of what EuropeanMarket is all about is sharing with you...

Hitchin’ A Ride

Earlier this week, I had a message from a Trip Advisor member asking for advice on the best way to travel from the airport in Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to the center of the city. My first answer was a taxi (based on the amount of luggage the Ellibees usually drag...

Pack It Up

OK, I’m sure you’ve seen the travel/lifestyle/fashion/men’s/women’s (pick one) magazine article about how to pack a suitcase for a three-month trip with ease, style, and flair. The author usually suggests only taking one pair of shoes, one pair...
A Cup of Vienna

A Cup of Vienna

While in Starbucks this afternoon, I noticed a display for the new book by Howard Schultz, the company CEO. It’s the story of how Starbucks grew from a Seattle coffeehouse to a worldwide beverage experience powerhouse and brand. It made me think about Vienna and its...
Cleared for Take Off

Cleared for Take Off

On our recent trip to Paris, one of my favorite discoveries was the Air France archives. Tucked into a basement corner of the airline’s air terminal and ticket office in central Paris. Wow! As a life long plane nut and collector of antique airline memorabilia, the...

From Paris with Style

We just returned from Paris after attending the 2011 Maison & Objet home design show. Wow! Eight buildings of the best of European furniture, homewares, and accessories. We visited with several of our current vendor partners and met with potential new suppliers....
Our Best of 2010 Awards

Our Best of 2010 Awards

As 2010 comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at the people, events, and places that have made it memorable. Like the Oscars, Tonys, and the Emmys, we would like to take this opportunity to bestow a special EuropeanMarket award on the best of the best,...
Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree

Last Saturday, we made our yearly journey to the Christmas tree farm. Yes, it was time again to search high and low for the perfect tree. This year, our trip was even more special due to the cold drizzle and occasional rain. Our Christmas tree hunt is a ritual...

Safe Travels?

OK, I’m going to wade (fully clothed) into the recent TSA airport security debate. Should we be scanning or patting down? Now, being a flier, I’m all for doing whatever is necessary to keep me, Sue, and thousand of other fliers safe. If that means someone...