Links I Love Week 51

Happy Holidays! I am currently in Florida enjoying some downtime with family. I had been looking forward to sunshine and a staycation, but we ended up cancelling due to bad weather. We are just hanging out in our pajamas, making cookies and watching movies. I will go back to Chicago on Christmas eve to continue the holidays with a different adventure. (stay tuned!)

If you are crunched for holiday gifts, Nordstrom is still offering Christmas delivery. The last day to order is December 22 by noon EST. Here are a few ideas for gifts available at Nordstrom.

In Paris, The Brasserie is Back and I couldn’t be happier about it.

9 Hacks that Made us Better Travelers this Year (such a good read)

Own Part of a French Castle for just $55

15 Mistakes Tourists Make When Visiting Paris

I ordered this sweater in ivory. If you are headed to Paris in the Winter, I always recommend a good café sweater for cold rainy days to keep warm.

This blog post on leaving the first home had me in tears. I moved out of my home in Cincinnati when I was 18 after my Mom sold it and I still miss it.

The ‘$100 Diner Challenge’ is trending and you will see why after reading this article. Have you tried it?

My friend Meghan of Wit and Whimsy swears by this fabric shaver for sweaters. Under $10 it is a bargain.

Chanel opens a Winter Wonderland Pop-Up at The Standard in New York City

I am going skiing for the first time next month. I have no idea what I am doing and I have no ski clothes. I bought this jacket in red for Colorado. Any advice for a first-time skier?

Top Trending Destinations for 2020 with Airfare under $300. This will help jumpstart planning for next year.

Beyond Brioche: The History and Tradition of La Bûche de Noël

If you are looking for something to spend those holiday gift cards on, don’t miss the top 10 things readers loved the most in 2019.

Francophile Books to put under the tree. All of these are available on Amazon if you are still looking for a last-minute gift.

francophile books to put under the tree

A Rare Look at the Restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral

10 Things that Changed How We Travel in the 2010s

The Strike Bites the Paris Economy. This is so sad for hotels/restaurants/small businesses that are dependant upon this income over the holidays.

I feel like every season, I buy a hat and misplace a hat. This one was on major sale so it won’t feel so bad when I leave it behind somewhere.

Why You Should Start Practicing New Years Resolutions Now

The Art of Flaneuring, A modern take on being a flâneur or flâneuse

This is a goal of mine in 2020, How to Create Multiple Streams of Revenue for Your Business

Four Creatives Open a New York Christmas Market in Paris

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