• Surprising discovery after shopping in Paris

    Surprising discovery after shopping in Paris

    In the grand tradition of not knowing what to pack for a holiday in Paris, I decided not to overthink it, and just threw some basics into my suitcase. I checked the weather outlook, which naturally enough said it was going to be hot and sunny and rainy and cold on the same day. So, I packed jeans, T-shirts, a cotton sweater and sneakers. Also, a pair of flat velvet sandals I can walk kilometres in comfortably – but can pass muster in a fancy boutique or restaurant. What else? A light trench coat, a couple of silk blouses and some designer track pants. Hoop earrings. A classic black cross-body…