Souks du Monde Blog

  • 13 Ideas You Can Steal from My Guest Tina From Eclectic Twist

    Interview with the Lovely and Creative Tina Bousu of Eclectic Twist   Today I’ve got the lady behind those birdseye shots of her colorful, ever-c...
  • HOME | Why Home Projects are the Secret Ingredient

    Last week I shared some tips and tricks for staying productive while working from home here. I mentioned (and I really do think this is true) that ...
  • Working from Home and How to Make the Most of it

    While it may not be for everyone, I absolutely love the freedom of working from home. I’m someone that can concentrate for a certain amount of tim...
  • TRAVEL | Road Trip Like a Pro - My Best Tips & Tricks for Hitting the Road

    On our first European trip together, Ben and I drove from his hometown in Belgium to the southern-most tip of Spain to spend the summer in Malaga. ...
  • TRAVEL | Après-Ski Like the French + Best Ski Resorts in the Alps

    We started off the new year with our first trip snow skiing in the French Alps. Airbnb actually chose our location for us, as Ben had found the cha...
  • Everything You Need to Know about Turkish Rugs - Part 2

    In last week's post (Part 1), I showed you the Turkish rug weavers at the women's cooperative that I work with which supplies Souks du Monde with ...
  • All your Questions about Turkish Rugs Answered - Part 1

    Our trip this month in Cappadocia (more about our trip here) brought about a whole new understanding and appreciation of Turkish rugs and tradition...
  • TRAVEL | 5 Magical Things to See and Do in Cappadocia

    Photos of hot air balloons breezing over the incredible drip-sand castle rock formations of Cappadocia had been finding their way into my social me...
  • TRAVEL | Paris Antique and Flea Market Insider Tips

    Not far from the emblematic white Sacre Coeur basilica on the hill and the notorious Moulin Rouge in the northern district of Paris, lies a treasure trove of antiques and vintage findsLes Marchés aux Puces de Saint-Ouen AKA Saint-Ouen Flea Markets just past the Porte de Clignancourt is one of the largest and best places in Europe to hunt for deals on antique and vintage items from all over the world. 
  • TRAVEL | Iceland Road Trip in Four Days

    In all honesty, we’re not usually ones for traveling to cold locations. It could be the nine years of winter in New York that really did us in with...
  • TRAVEL | FIVE OF THE BEST MARKETS OF THE WORLD

    It seems only natural to kick off this new facet of Souks du Monde with a post about some of my favorite markets I have encountered while traveling. Planning our trips around the markets I want to see is a favorite pastime of mine after all. While this list is not exhaustive, these are my favorite markets that I've been lucky enough to visit.

  • Souks du Monde Teams up with NGO Wings of Hope Marrakech

    I started Souks du Monde after having worked as a public high school teacher in New York City for eight years. During summer vacations, I have been...