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I'm so lucky! Its a Christmas Candy Overload.

There’s nothing like a trip to World Market to make me feel like a candy chompin’ kid again. It’s so cold out, plus its finals week, so I have been hunkering down with some of my Christmas favs from Germany. I used to love receiving a chocolate Advent calendar every year before Christmas. Most of the calendars that you buy start on December 1st, just to make it easy, and count down to December 25th. With every day, you patiently...

Sipping Japanese Choya in the Park

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It’s so awesome to finally begin to have a taste of spring outside! On my recent trip to World Market–my favorite store, of course– I was pleased to find that they have an alluring array of picnic-sized eats and drinks from all over the globe. And I do love eats and drinks! There among a bevy of dried Spanish chorizo, German cookies, French jams and bellinis were these lovely little bottles of Japanese Choya Wine with a bonus plum inside....

Like an elephant ride to India: my day shopping at World Market

It has been a while, so I was excited to get out to one of most favorite places to shop, World Market. Whenever I am there, I always find a gazillion things that I love… no, literally, a gazillion things. It did not hurt that it was buy one get one FREE coffee day. Seriously,  I would walk a mile in tight stilettos for their Sumatra and Costa Rican blends. While I was there, I decided to shop around to see if there was anything...

The joy of global shopping.

I’ll admit, I’m not the greatest travel souvenir shopper. I tend to travel on a very small shoe-string (budget that is) so there is usually very little to buy extras with. Plus, I hate the feeling that comes with haggling on a price in one stall or store, just to see the same item for less than what I paid for it in the very next one I walk into. Not to mention, the brain strain of trying to decipher...