Links I Love Week 1

Hello, 2020! I arrived back in Chicago after two weeks of traveling. Time away with family in Florida was great despite the rainy weather. I had a week relaxing in Mexico under an umbrella slathered in 50+ SPF and ate way too much guacamole. Returning back home to cold weather and work emails has been an adjustment. I typically start slow in January easing back into things and setting my goals toward the end of the month.

If you made a resolution to be a little more “French” in 2020, Here are 12 Resolutions for Living Your Best French Life in 2020 from Frenchly. Great article and they are pretty simple to do on a daily basis.

In anticipation of The Epiphany on January 6, a recipe of a Galettes des rois from David Lebovitz.

A friend asked me to participate in Dry January. Here are the details and benefits of no alcohol. Could you do it? I will report back on how it affects my sleep and skin.

Sézane never runs sales, but they do have The Archives which is pretty close. A small selection of discounted pieces from last season. Items go fast so hurry!

If one of your new resolutions was to improve or learn a skill, try two months of Skillshare on me.

More on The Big Business of Holiday Pastry in France

Over the holidays, I finally purchased the newest iPhone. I was probably the last person to have the iphone6s. I was way overdue for an upgrade and once I reached a year goal I set for myself I bought it. I purchased the iPhone11Pro and I have no idea why I waited so long. I love it so far! Here are 11 Reasons Why the iPhone 11 Pro should be your next camera you buy. This gives great tips on how to use some of the newest features.

La Cuisine shares a recipe to make at home Boeuf Bourguignon

The Transit Strike in France has been going on for 29 Days, The Longest in over 50 Years

I am cleaning up at home and getting rid of a lot of things this year that are outdated or I don’t use. I am also refreshing the kitchen area with new pots and dish towels. This Paris dish towel one is right on trend with the color of 2020.

Everlane sent me this sweater before the holidays and I am loving it. I missed the box by a few hours before leaving for Florida and Mexico. It is a new favorite that I know will be on repeat all winter long.

What Will Change with Transport in Paris in 2020

One of my most searched terms on the blog is my Every Day Tote. In case you were looking for it. I love this bag and use it daily.

What to Pack for Paris in the Winter

Five Places to Dine in Paris with the author “Let’s Eat France”

Museums in Paris are FREE for the first Sunday of each month. Take advantage and plan ahead. This includes The Musée D’Orsay one of my personal favorites. Here is the full list.

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40 Stunning Photos of Paris Through The Years You Have Never Seen Before

If you live in Chicago, you might find this article about Joan Cusack and her store interesting. I have seen her a few times inside and chatted with her. She is very down to earth and I love her view on being a celebrity. I just learned from this article that her brother rents a space upstairs. I will have to keep an eye out for him.

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  1. I’m doing dry January for the second year in a row. I didn’t find it difficult last year, which made me happy. This year, I was laid off 12/31 and I am definitely staying busy and finding small jobs here and there to stay afloat and it also seems easier than ever. Good luck! I promise you’ll be happy you did it if you make it all the way through. And as always, thanks for the great list of links! <3

    • Hi Sonya,

      I am so sorry to hear about your job. I hope you find something that makes you happy. Best of luck in the search and keep me posted how it is going!

      So far so good on dry January. I am also doing a clean diet for 10 days so I am feeling good. I will report back at the end of the month!


    • Thank you so much! That sounds delicious and I really appreciate you sharing the vegetarian option for readers.