Links I Love: August Week 1

This week was a full and busy week! I met friends at the new Petite Margeaux at the Waldorf for rosé (you can’t be $5 happy hour) and I saw An American in Paris at the theatre. I also finished the latest Book Club Book “All the Light We Cannot See” which has left me with a book hangover. The end of the Nordstrom Sale is Sunday so don’t miss grabbing some of my favorites on sale. I swear by these boots by Blondo which is perfect for the Autumn. They are comfortable to walk all day in and they are water proof. The other thing that I made sure to stock up on are my favorite bras by Natori. Seriously I swear by these. They do run a little small so you might want to size up. 

I have been a regular at the Farmers Market here in Chicago and I can’t get enough of the berries, and peaches. I am back to making my homemade yogurt and granola and the fresh fruit makes the best topping. 

Links I LOVE:

The historic Notre Dame Cathedral is Crumbling and there isn’t enough money to cover the repairs (via House Beautiful) 

MessyNessy launched her book “Don’t Be a Tourist in Paris” with a courtyard party. I wish I was in town to join. 

Paris Cocktails: The cocktail bar guide by 52martinis is now available  download it Free until Christmas

Marché Maman: A French Marketplace in NYC via Lost in Cheeseland 

Ann Street Studio takes you to the South of France in her latest post to Camellas-Lloret

David Lebovitz brings you to the newest ice cream shop in Paris Bahir Ice Cream. This is on my list for September. 

15 Ways Living Abroad Changed Me

My August Agenda 

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My August Agenda is simply to enjoy Chicago with friends as much as possible and also work on my apartment. I resigned my lease for the next year and I finally need to hang my own art on the walls. I have plans for a gallery wall, a bookshelf, paint, a new rug, and curtains. It won’t all happen at the same time but I am looking forward to updating my space and sharing the process with you. Suggestions are welcome. 

This post does include some affiliate links that help contribute to my coffee and croissant research. Merci in advance! 

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  1. Have you read David Leibovitz’ book, ‘The Sweet Life in Paris’? It is an accurate portrayal of the trials an American faces when moving to Paris. It would suit you!

    • Hi Debbie!

      Yes, I have. A few years ago. You are so sweet to recommend it. Thank you! I might need to reread it again. Did you see he has a new book coming out soon?