Category: Travel

Reading and Watching List For Italy (+ A Wee Little Bit Of Travel Advice)

Before traveling to another country, I always like to learn about the history of whatever location(s) I’ll be visiting, get some insights into the culture and brush up on current events. Not like I’m getting a Ph.D. or anything but just enough to help me appreciate the culture more. And for me, the most enjoyable way to do […]

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Design Notes and Travel Tips from Paris

Ah, Paris. Inspiration galore. You may remember I blogged about the wallpaper collection here. I sort of forgot about it but now that I’ve seen it in person, I’m completely obsessed. And by the way, the new store in Saint-Germain is insane. If you have Paris in your travel plans, you have to add it […]

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Tips FROM THE RIGHT BANK: Home Shopping in London

A lot of you have asked where I shop in London so I’ve put together this list.  It includes the stores I always visit as well as some new ones discovered on this trip. It’s not an exhaustive list by any means but it’ll give you a good taste of why I think decor shopping […]

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Tips FROM THE RIGHT BANK: Favorite Home Decor Shops in Paris

One of the questions I get asked the most is: “Where should I go shopping in Paris?” Obviously there are thousands of places (there are entire books dedicated to this topic) so the answer really depends on what you’re looking for, your style, budget, location, etc., etc. A while ago, I put together a list […]

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Tips FROM THE RIGHT BANK: Antique & Vintage Shopping in Paris

Today, we have another reader question and it comes from someone many of you may know: Julie Khuu from Design Star 5. QUESTION Dear Ally, We’ve corresponded in the past and I just wanted to touch base with you and get your thoughts. If you’re not super busy, I would love to get your expertise […]

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