I’m a bit of a minimalist, so I rarely bring home souvenirs from trips (other than copious amounts of Instagrams, clearly). But two things I simply cannot pass by when visiting another country? Groceries and newsstands. Here are a few treats I stole away in my suitcase from our recent trip to Singapore!:

1. I fell in love with this magazine’s dedication to offline efforts. In a world where the Internet is lauded as #1, it’s sometimes nice to have a bit of competition throwing their hat into the ring.
2. Admittedly, I didn’t purchase this chocolate – it was a gift from a very, very sweet Bloesem student! And it’s not from Singapore; she brought it from the Philippines. But it was – hands down – the best bar of chocolate I’ve ever had. (Thank you, Martine!)
3. I didn’t have a bad cup of coffee the entire time I was in Singapore (iced was a must, however!), so I picked up a few brews (this one is Owl), including a bag from my favorite local breakfast spot, Kith Cafe.
4. This Icelandic-based publication shining a spotlight on local design, architecture and visual arts has been heavily feeding my Nordic wanderlust.
5. The many rock candies of Singapore are stunning, so a handful of Sticky was a necessity.
6. An issue dedicated to the intersection between white space and art? Of course I picked up Not Today.
7. & Premium is a monthly Japanese magazine that I picked up strictly for the imagery. A beautiful layout spotlighting home, food and soulful photography, this one gets a permanent seat on my art shelf in the office.

Tell me, what are your favorite souvenirs for family and friends? I’d love to hear!

p.s. The reason we visited Singapore, and my packing list!

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