Friends Don’t Let Friends Shop Alone

[wpvideo wXr27jaU]Paris is a dangerous place for women who like to shop.  Fortunately for me, I do NOT like to shoe shop and almost never do in the US, but show me a chocolate eclair in a window at Carton in Paris and I’m inside purchasing one in record time.  Understanding weakness for all things Parisian, I was committed to help the original Gal Pal Lisa with her mild shoe addiction. In the past, Paris has always been particularly challenging for Lisa to NOT buy shoes or boots. If you have been to or live in Paris, you understand the problem.  If you have not yet had the privilege and aspire to visit the City of Light, beware – every other shop in Paris is either a shoe store or displays the eye candy prominently as part of the fashion they are promoting.

The goal was to be supportive; I wanted to know the game plan in advance of the two of us spending the next three days in Paris together.  If she wants an enabler, then enable I will.  If she wants to be strong and resist, then I shall throw myself across the threshold blocking her from entering any place that has a whiff of shoe leather.  Will she shop for shoes, or won’t she?  Watch the video to see Lisa’s decision.  Then take the poll below to chime in on what you think actually happened.

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  • Deborah
    Posted at 11:05h, 28 January Reply

    Having only visited Paris for a weekend with friends on a whistle stop tour of the many sights, I didn’t manage to shop!

    My sister & I are planning to visit Paris again for a girlie weekend, which will involve lots of shopping, so if Lisa is anything like us, I hope she has bought more than one pair of shoes in Paris!

    Maybe you could post pics of them?
    Deborah x

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 11:41h, 28 January Reply

      Hi Deborah,
      Lisa and I shopped a ton, and I will be posting photos with names and addresses for you to plan to visit while there. We took advantage of the sales big time and I feel like I came home with some unique pieces that I will wear forever!
      Enjoy your trip and let me know if I can help you in any way.

  • Lisa L
    Posted at 09:06h, 28 January Reply

    Do I have a sole-mate across the pond?

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 09:11h, 28 January Reply

      Hi Lisa,
      LOL, you are two peas in a pod!

  • Marlys
    Posted at 11:50h, 27 January Reply

    I would even bet she bought more than one pair! ;-D

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 11:58h, 27 January Reply

      Bon soir Marlys,
      Ahh, you are going with the, “I’m already in trouble, so may as well go for it defense.” I think you might be more like Lisa than I thought. I will reveal the answer in a few days when the poll has closed.

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