I am finally home after two weeks of travel from Italy to the South of France and ending in Paris. It was quite the adventure with a family of 7 instead of my usual solo travel. I hit the start of the heat wave in Paris and arrived home back to Chicago earlier this week. I am still getting over jet lag, but enjoying the 4:45 sunrise here in Chicago while I adjust. I have a lot of photos to edit and blog posts to catch up on but I am trying to not put too much pressure on myself for once and just ease back into things slowly.
A Year in Paris That Transformed Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Why Daytime Flights to Europe Might Help Jetlag
A Tour of Literary Paris : Where Famous Writers Lived and Worked
If you enjoyed this article, you may also like Nichole Robertson’s newest book Literary Paris available now.
How to Eat Well in Paris Without Spending more than 15 Euros Per Meal
It is Negroni week, learn how to make a Negroni Sprtitz from David Lebovitz here
I haven’t shopped at Abercrombie in years. Maybe since my first year in college but I have to say, they have gotten some things right in design lately. I am picking up a few of their pieces for Summer.
12 Charming Boutique Hotels in Paris according to Elle Decor
This is my list for Boutique Hotels in Paris
I just ordered this dress for Summer and my next trip away. It will arrive just in time for 4th of July.
A Huge Christian Louboutin Exhibition is Opening in Paris Next Year
Beauty Passport: Grasse France (We spent an afternoon here and I would love to explore more)
A record heat wave hit Europe this week. I was in Paris for the start of it and it was brutal. Carrying two cameras and 4 lenses was enough but the heat and humidity really took my energy by the end of the day. My hotel did have air conditioning but a lot of the apartments do not.
My favorite sheets are on sale. I swear by them and they are 20% off.
I lost my favorite sunglasses in Paris and it was 90 degrees. I was lucky to purchase another pair while in Paris. These are similar and I may need a backup pair.
Why You Should Travel Internationally With Your Children Bobby may not remember any of his trip to the South of France or Italy. But, he is learning to travel and see the world differently. I didn’t travel abroad until I was almost 21.
Pink Peonies from the market in the South of France. Now in the Print Shop
My sister and I love illy coffee and now there are pods that are available for your Nespresso machine. I am on my way to pick some up at Sur La Table today. I can’t wait to try them!
I ordered this dress for Summer and it is now only $29! All sizes available.
Seeing Paris, baguette by baguette
12 Crucial Tips for Dating in Your 30’s.
Spending time in the South of France this past week had me thinking of the movie A Good Year. I love this movie for the visuals more than anything. I watch it at least once a year.
Study Finds the Secret to Finding Wealth as A Renter
I spent two weeks with my family including my 2 1/2 year old nephew in the South of France earlier this month. Meltdowns were a regular occurrence. He is the sweetest boy but the meltdowns while traveling made it more challenging than expected. I found this article and sent it to my sister. A great read if you have small kids.
Good News for Solo Diners/Travelers. Counter Top Dining is In.
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