The Como region is known for its beautiful villas and gardens. Dutiful tourists that we are, we hopped on the ferry to discover some of these lakeside beauties.

A few weeks ago, me and my girls crammed our behinds in a car and hit the road for a true vintage treasure hunt. Destination: the “Ij-Hallen” in Amsterdam-North, for what is said to be the biggest flea market in Europe.

Before I can really say goodbye to 2013, which will forever be marked in my personal history books as “l’année Parisienne”, I believe my days in the City of Light deserve a proper wrap-up….