Links I Love : October Week 2

It has been a very busy week for me back in Chicago. I am juggling a few different projects at the same time so I have felt a little stressed. They are all good things and I hope to share more details with you soon! I met a friend at the market this weekend to pick up my normal eggs, milk, fruit, and flowers. The market in Chicago only lasts until the end of the month so I am trying to get my fill before it is over. I had a full market basket but on the way out I saw someone with the most beautiful dahlias. I actually found these in Paris at my market. We used them for a photo shoot but they didn’t last the day so I was so upset I couldn’t enjoy them longer. When I saw these I had to buy them. I already had eucalyptus and tuberrose for an upcoming shoot but I need dahlias too. I took them home and they were begging to be photographed. The thing about flowers is that they don’t last forever but capturing their beauty helps keep them along way after they are gone. I had limited time as I was scheduled to meet a friend. 

I shared these online today and I already had requests to purchase them so they are available in the Print Shop Here

pink dahlias

Links I Love 

10 European Etiquette Rules You Should Know via The Kitchn 

6 Essential French Pieces Every French Girl Needs via Frenchly (Video) I loved this one and you learn about the history of the pieces too which is really interesting.  Think The Little Black Dress, Denim, Polo (Lacoste) and Le Bikini. 

The latest Book Club Book is out. “Mastering the Art of French Eating” By Ann Mah. I love this one because she breaks down 10 different French dishes and the meaning behind them. You will get hungry while reading this book. If you are planning to go to Paris this is a great one to read before you leave. 

14 Years of Blogging. 14 Lessons For Life via Chocolate and Zucchini (This makes me look like a baby in comparison) My Aunt also follows her blog so it is fun to share stories back and forth. 

Searching for a Lost Wine Village in Paris via Messy Nessy

My Friends over at La Cuisine Paris turned 8 this week! If you haven’t joined them for a cooking class I highly recommend it. 

A few beauty favorites I restocked this week include: Sisley Black Rose Cream, and The Black Rose Oil, I also picked up the Caudalie Night Oil in Paris and it has been a game changer for my dry skin. If you are new around here I am a beauty junkie. 

SAVE THE DATE : One of A Kind Chicago. I will have a Booth (2068) Selling my Photography December 7 – 10 this year. More details to come and complimentary tickets. There will be a meet up here! 

This week I attended A La Carte Chicago which is the Third Annual French Food Festival. More details here for participating restaurants. I have had a request for a Paris Meets Chicago Guide. What do you think? French Restaurants, Bakeries, Shops? 

malango coffee

My friends over at Malango sent this to me in Paris right before I left. They are celebrating their 20 year anniversary. I guess they got the hint I like coffee. My apartment smelled amazing with the original one brewing in my new Chemex

This post does include affiliate links which helps fund my coffee and croissant research. Merci in advance! 

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  1. Would be great to have a Paris meets Chicago guide, I’d especially love to hear about anyplace where we could buy French products in Chicago like papier d’armenie and real French mayonnaise!

    • Hi Amanda!

      Thank you! I am working on something for Chicago as it is my home base. We need a Paris meets Chicago Guide. If you have any favorite spots please let me know and I will see about adding them to the list 🙂