pretty packaging

I'm the kind of person who likes to visit grocery stores and drug stores when I travel just to see package designs. Love this. If the packaging is particularly good then I might buy something -- no matter what the product is. Some of my fave pretty packaging destinations are Marks & Spencer (especially the boxes of Scottish porridge), Harvey Nichols Food Hall, Ladurée (natch! especially the Boîte Bouledogue), Muji (London, Paris, New York), Côté Bastide Paris, Mario Badescu. Of course liquor stores are another great source. I have the most gorgeous bottle of Absinthe that I bought as a prop for a shoot. And last week I found the prettiest bottle EVER -- Sayuri Sake. And last but not least -- love the cans of pear and apple soda I spotted at IKEA recently. The design reminds me of Enzo Mari's La Mela and La Pera.