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A cracking keepsake from Bucharest.

- Photo editor Lori Morgan brings back a few good eggs from the Romanian capital.

“Everywhere I went in Bucharest, from street corners to flea markets, I spotted intricatel­y decorated eggs, a centuries-old Romanian tradition that involves carefully hand-painting motifs onto eggshells with coloured wax. I knew I couldn’t leave the city without one, but my planned shopping day – and my last day there – turned out to be a Romanian holiday, so everything was closed. With time running out, I stumbled upon My Romanian Store: jackpot! There, among the charming shop’s beautiful selection of local arts and crafts, from woven rugs to pottery, I spotted the eggs, piled high in handmade baskets. The hardest part was choosing just one, so I bought three. Packaged in small boxes, they survived the journey back to Montreal and are ready for my Easter table.”


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