Bestselling writer Suzy Gershman (dubbed “Super Shopper Suzy” by Oprah) is our answer to Peter Mayle in this heartfelt, breezy, and funny story of starting over in Paris. Suzy had always fantasized about moving to Paris with her husband, but when he dies unexpectedly, she decides to fulfill their dream alone. Here she gives a deliciously conversational chronicle of her first year in Paris and of the dizzying delights and maddening frustrations of learning to be a Parisian. Filled with Gershman’s insider’s tips on everything from cooking the perfect clafoutis to—naturally—shopping, C’est la Vie is delightfully entertaining and captures the exhilarating experience of beginning a new adventure.
"Gershman?s may be the best guide for novice and pro shoppers alike." —The Washington Post For nearly twenty years, Suzy Gershman has been leading savvy shoppers to the world?s best finds. Now Born to Shop Hong Kong, Shanghai & Beijing is easier to use and packed with more up-to-date listings than ever before. Inside you?ll find: What?s hot in Hong Kong, from hip new fashions and designer labels to porcelain, jade, and colorful markets The best of Shanghai, from the Old City to the exciting new Pudong area Terrific buys in Beijing, from the Silk Market to the Pearl Market to the famous antiques street of Liulichang A completely new section on Hanoi and its unique treasures such as contemporary art, sophisticated lacquer, and funky ethnic fashions
An indispensable survival guide to braving London's high prices, this book details how to dine in legendary restaurants at fixed-meal prices, stay at the best hotels at reasonable rates, buy gifts and souvenirs for under five pounds, get great bargains on top fashions, fabrics, and trims, and find unexpected treasures from street vendors, fairs, and antique markets.
These compact, handy guides are packed with insider tips on where to find the most fabulous fashions, the most unique gifts, and the best bargains on everything from antiques to housewares. Includes all the big names, and a "Best of" chapter that pinpoints exactly where to find the finest. Also included is a handful of the author's favorite places to stay and eat.
"Gershman's guide may be the best guide for novice and pro shoppers alike," praises The Washington Post, and you'll agree. For more than ten years, Suzy Gershman has been leading savvy shoppers to the world's best finds. Now Born to Shop Paris is easier to use and packed with more up-to-date listings than ever before. Inside you'll find: * The best of the shopping scene, from tony designer boutiques to funky flea markets * What's new and hot, from the revitalization of the Left Bank to the trendiest young designers * Excellent values, from bath and body to home style * Great gift ideas, even for the friend who has everything-plus the best gifts for less than $10 * The best airfare, hotel, and dining values-so you can maximize your shopping dollars * Tips on customs, shipping, and d?taxe laws
Offers practical advice about bargain hunting, traveling, eating, and lodging while describing selected shops and their wares
Reorganising Power in Indonesia is a new and distinctive analysis of the dramatic fall of Soeharto, the last of the great Cold War capitalist dictators, and of the struggles that reshape power and wealth in Indonesia. The dramatic events of the past two decades are understood essentially in terms of the rise of a complex politico-business oligarchy and the ongoing reorganisation of its power through successive crises, colonising and expropriating new political and market institutions. With the collapse of authoritarian rule, the authors propose that the way was left open for this oligarchy to reconstitute its power within society and the institutions of newly democratic Indonesia.
Offers advice on where and how to locate the best bargains