This week was full of ups and downs. I started off with a socially distanced wine and cheese afternoon with friends in the backyard which was lovely. Plus, NEW Paris notecards have landed in the shop. There are two new images you have to see. I have had a bit more anxiety than normal and had a bit of a meltdown towards the middle of the week. You can read more about it in this personal post here. I am going to slow things down this coming week, get some rest, and reset. Grab your coffee and croissants and enjoy this week’s links.
All the details you need to know on the updated Grand Palais which is closing for a three-year renovation. I will anxiously be awaiting the opening in 2023.
How Rodin Ensured The Financial Future of His Paris Museum
The French Aperitif to Drink This Summer When You’re Over Aperol Spritzes
Inside the Parisian apartment of Malù Dalla Piccola
St James the classic French striped shirt is running 40% off for their Summer sale. Snatch one of these up to Frenchify your wardrobe.
If you are looking into trying your first Diptyque candle, this is a great sample set at a great price.
A reader shared this film coming out with French subtitles “We’ll End up Together”
I am on the hunt for a Turkish rug for my front room. I have good things about this shop and I am looking for something along the lines of this rug or this one.
Masks are now mandatory around parts of Paris now with the threat of a second wave
British Tourists Rush Back to France to Avoid Quarantine
Sisley sent me their new powder to try out, it is light but still gives good coverage and takes away the redness in my face.
The Best Markets in Provence (bookmark this for the future)
If you are close to Chicago, these sunflower fields look like they are worth a visit if you have access to a car.
American Passports are Useless Now
I have had a lot of questions about my bookshelf, this is a similar one available here.
Dorie Greenspan shares an ice cream recipe. If you don’t even make the ice cream recipe, the article enough will make you smile. She is a fantastic writer.
Dermstore is 20% off Caudalie and other brands until August 17th. Stock up and save!
From café au lait to cocktails, David Lebovitz offers a master class in French drinking culture.
I am on the waitlist for this Recyclable and Washable Sneaker from Everlane only $58
I always get asked where I found the basket for my bike, it was from a local bike shop but here is a similar one.
This new virtual reality experience recreates Notre Dame.
I took advantage of the Boll and Branch sale and saved 20% on new bedding for the new place. I finally have an all-white bed. It was worth the investment.
I made my niece and nephew Auntie’s Cookies which are a French Sablé with a fun twist. I added the recipe to the blog.
The best way to shop the Nordstrom Sale and how much I spent this year.
Escape to The South of France virtually.
The Peach Arugula Salad I have eaten all week. It is Summer on a plate.