Links I Love Week 44

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Chicago had not one but TWO days of snow this week. I felt like a kid watching it fall for the very first time out my window. I went to the Chicago Theater for the very first time for Seinfeld. I wore my new Sézane coat that I am bringing to Paris with me. I felt like it needed a trial run in the cold weather to make sure I would be ok.

I broke out a new candle for the occasion. I feel like I should have gone straight to Christmas with this weather.

25 of the Best Holiday Movies and where to stream them.

How the Bulk Bin Became the Latest French Food Trend

A new French restaurant is coming to Chicago in early 2020 and I can’t wait. From Lettuce Entertain You and Alinea.

The word that encapsulates “Frenchness”

If you are headed to Paris this November, here are a few ideas to get your planning jump-started. Plus, you don’t want to miss this new ice skating rink with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

10 Packing essentials for Paris in the Fall.

Everlane is now at Nordstrom. If you haven’t tried this brand, now is the time. I have a few of their items including their sandals from the Summer. (I had the best customer service by the way) I would really like to try their sweaters.

Can someone please invite me to their Holiday Party just so I can wear this?!

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Why Grocery Shopping like the French saved $90 per week. I have been doing this for years. It has put me on a first-name basis with some of the staff at my local grocery store.

These city travel mugs great gifts for the holidays. Last year, my BONJOUR mug sold out fast. 

travel city mugs anthropologie

When is it okay to start making your wish list for Santa? Adding this!

What to do with all those tote bags. I know I have too many.

Sweaters are up to 40% off at Anthropologie. My Margarita sweater has become a reader favorite.

I am already thinking about Spring in Paris. Can you blame me? Cherry blossom season is my favorite.

Who to Kiss in France, how many times and on what cheek I have almost kissed someone on the lips by mistake as I didn’t know they were going in for the second kiss!

The French trick to keeping fruit flies out of your kitchen. Chances are, you have one of these lying around or could easily find one.

My marble bistro table is on major SALE. $102 with Free shipping. I paid full price for this one and it was worth it. I have owned it for over a year and it is one of my favorite purchases. 


If you are looking to master your photography skills or even just improve your family photos, my friend Katie is offering an amazing deal. She is the one that takes ALL my Paris photos so clearly she knows what she is doing.

Dating in your 30’s. 6 Crucial Tips to Remember. I could write a whole book on my dating stories from my 30’s

Mango is offering Fall Items at 50% sweaters, dresses, and more

This Free People knotted headband is so cute. Plus it comes in my favorite color.

Dorie Greenspan shares an amazing chocolate cake recipe in The New York Times. I always make a flourless chocolate cake for Thanksgiving but I may have to try this one out instead.

This is my new favorite lipstick shade for Fall/Winter.

The etiquette of breaking up with a friend

I am traveling to two different locations next week and packing is going to be a challenge. It will be 40 degrees in one place and 80 in the other. I need to save a little room in my suitcase for warm weather clothes. This is going to be the time for packing cubes. Has anyone ever used them? Oh, I should mention, I am packing in a carry on for 10 days!

If you are looking for a good read, David Lebovitz L’Appart is only $1.99 for a limited time

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