Destination Shopping

We’ve been honored to work with some outstanding shopping destinations in our careers. Still, there’s always room on the wish list for a few more gems. Here are some of the fascinating shopping destinations from around the world that would look great in our portfolio – or at least on our itinerary.

Destination Shopping

1. Souks of Marrkech in Morocco:  For dressing up your home décor, these open-air souks can’t be beat. It’s easy to lose yourself in the Authentic Berber carpets, wedding blankets, kilim textiles and more in these vibrant winding markets.

2. Fivestory in NYC:  This imaginatively curated and constantly updated collection of designer goods is worthy of a visit each and every time you’re in Manhattan.

3. 10 Corso Como in Milan, Italy:  Prepare to be overwhelmed with style and beauty at this massive complex featuring couture fashions, gourmet food and museum-quality art-world designs.

4. Chapel Street in Melbourne: An intriguing mix of designer shops, vintage outposts and local designers, Chapel Street is undeniably the center of Melbourne fashion.

5. Östermalm in Stockholm, Sweden: The Rodeo Drive of Stockholm is a must-see destination for anyone with an appreciation for Sweden’s stark, minimalistic sense of style.

6. Dover Street Market in London:  Your source for limited-edition and avant-garde pieces from top designers displayed in suitably fantastical scenarios.

7. Totokaelo in Seattle: Fashion and home boutique that feels more like an art gallery.

8. The Webster in Miami: Apparel, accessories, photography, entertainment and even snacks are served up with an unmistakable Miami vibe.

9. Orchard Road in Singapore: Virtually every famous brand you can think of plus numerous indie boutiques are embedded in amazing architecture to create a shopping experience like no other.

10. Opening Ceremony in NYC: Browse a wonderfully curated medley of the best and quirkiest designers and products from around the world.Street Market in London: Your source for limited-edition and avant-garde pieces from top designers displayed in suitably fantastical scenarios.

11. Liberty Department Store in London:  Founded in 1875, Liberty is a veritable living museum of retail and fashion. Give yourself plenty of time to explore this shopping palace.

Colette in Paris:  This quintessential Parisian boutique features the very latest looks from up-and-coming designers along with a wide menagerie of home goods, gadgets, accessories and more. (not pictured)

Which hot spots are on your shopping bucket list?

OSCAR Observations

We loved the OSCARS last night. Ellen did an amazing job hosting and was hilarious as usual. Jennifer Lawrence didn’t disappoint by falling once again and thus appearing perfectly flawed. One of the most surprising aspects of the night was that we didn’t have any “Oh my God, what is she wearing?” moments while watching the red carpet coverage. A few stars may have played it too safe, or perhaps chosen a less than flattering shade for their gowns, but the big fashion fails seemed to be absent from this A-list gathering.

So, here are our picks for Best Dressed.

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BEST: Lupita Nyong’o, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Garner. HONORABLE MENTIONS: Emma Watson, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lawrence and Margot Robbie.

While we’re at it, we’ll add Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Bradley Cooper to the best looking list.

Inspired to Stop and Care




We’re pleased to welcome Tripp Pair as our House Guest this week. Tripp is a fourth generation Atlantan. At 52 years old, he has been involved with the film industry for over 30 years – as manager of E Six Labs of Atlanta before becoming a grip on Motion Pictures. Tripp lives in the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta, with his wife and is the proud father of four children. We thank him for taking time to share his story – especially in light of how it intersects with the recent tragic news of the passing of Sarah Jones. 

Inspiration: In my view it’s a basic fundamental in life. To give back. To share something of yourself whether it’s knowledge, wisdom, kindness or just a constant smile. Giving of yourself to others who might be in need of confirmation, solidarity or guidance. Someone searching for answers in life or in need of some leadership around the workplace or home.

All that being said, trying to inspire might also come with the risk of being criticized, judged or maybe the feeling of not being well received by the audience or group that you’re trying to reach! Well that’s just Life in general!

I don’t suppose The Dali Lama thought about failure with his words or his life and commitment to it! Neither did Ghandi or any one of our great leaders of this great country we live in.

My name is Tripp and I’m an Inspiration to others. With work I inspire. With my knowledge and leadership from years of experience in film. I inspire the young and old by how I carry myself. With a smile, with kindness, with attention to detail. Day in day out. Year after year. Through adversity. The small things that have grown into something solid and true for me. I’ve inspired with 3 easy to say words of encouragement to others. Stop and Care!

StopAndCareThese words were meant to encourage co-workers to do their best. “Stop and Care” about what you’re doing because it matters. Making good decisions in order to achieve the goal at hand. No matter big or small. The thought also promotes togetherness and camaraderie through leadership. This is inspiration to me.

The results started to show years ago after many friends and fellow film technicians started using my words in jest around set. Then the stickers were printed. Then my mother’s Church adopted the words for their community clean up Saturdays. Then a Facebook page that prompted a letter from a friend of the page. A letter so inspiring that 2 years later I’m reaching heights I never imagined. My Stop and Care words became a part of a Random Acts of Kindness program for prisoners at a Federal Penitentiary. It was used as an Anti-Bullying slogan for High Schoolers .

Despite these highlights, my words currently ride a wave of sadness. Stop and Care has been adopted in the wake of the death of my friend and co-worker, Sarah Jones. A dedicated film technician, Sarah was recently killed in a tragic accident on set while filming in Georgia. My words walk with maybe thousands to The Oscars this Sunday as we honor her life and memory. Second Line for Sarah – Stop and Care! Click here to visit the event page.

Slates2Who am I? Someone just like you. A human being with feelings that I want to share. Knowledge and wisdom that I hope will help to inspire those in need and those who also support my words. All this being said, I want to lead so others might not slip, fall or fail in life! It starts with yourself and making good decisions. Others will Follow.

SlatesIf you’d like to share Tripp’s inspiring message, click here to Like the Stop and Care Facebook page. We also encourage you to visit the Slates for Sarah Facebook Page.