Suzy Shops

Beat the rush. Pre-Christmas shopping blitz with Suzy Gershman, author of the beloved Born To Shop worldwide ever-evolving guide book series, and expert hands-on reality guide. Snoop, sniff, taste, try and buy in Paris for 3 nights over the weekend, then on to Lyons and Avignon, wrapping up for 3 nights in Barcelona. Nov.9 – Nov. 20, 2011.

Refreshingly, this is not a formal outing with a set price. Suzie knows to select high-value hotels (around 300 Euros a night), reasonably priced and well-located. This shop-and-drop excursion is run on a pay-as-you-go basis – for hotels, trains, and meals. If you can handle spontaneity and built-in flexibility, if you love flea markets, want to get to know Suzy herself, and would like to fill Christmas stockings with authentic French and Spanish arts and crafts, contact her editor, Sarah Lahey at or call her in California at 415-505-7007 and hop on! And do check out her excellent website: