This week, I got a flu shot (if you think it is too early read this post) and started The 100-day Challenge. I am thrilled to have so many of you join me to end of 2020 on a positive note. I am focusing on yoga and practicing my French daily. Grab your coffee and croissants, for this week’s favorite links.
The New American Status Symbol? A Second Passport.
How the French Concept of “Mise En Place” Is Helping Me Stay Productive While Working from Home
Dream Job: Meet the Woman Who Named The Most Iconic Nail Polishes of All Time
How to Grocery Shop Like a French Woman
A Reminder to Enfold Yourself in Small Comforts
I love this long sweater-blazer from J.Crew. I have the shorter version in the camel that I wore ALL last winter. I always think this longer style is strange for Chicago because it is longer than a coat… but with working from home being the new normal this Winter, I can see myself wearing this to keep warm and cozy in the colder months ahead.
As someone who has spent a lot of time on Dating Apps, this made me laugh out loud.
These beautiful ballet flats help complete the classic Parisian look wherever you are.
The Sézane Fall Collection launches this Sunday. In case you are reading this before it launches, you can shop here and bookmark your favorites for your wishlist. I will update this more once it goes live. I want ALL the sweaters.
Can’t get to Paris this Summer? Travel there virtually.
This is What the French Know About Wellness
Monet and Chicago (Save the date!)
I ordered this Turkish rug last week via Etsy and it arrived on Friday. I am so happy how it turned out for $100 including shipping.
A look inside Coco Chanel’s Apartment (video)
How to do “Cottagecore” in Paris
The new home products from H&M look fantastic and are super affordable.
The Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening
I bought Apple TV for my house so I could stream yoga on it and it was worth it. Game changer.
Oh P.S. speaking of TV, The Big 3 (This is Us) is coming back in November. Save the date. I have read they will incorporate modern life (coronavirus/Black Lives Matter) into the writing for this season.
I made this lemon pound cake and added blueberries. (NYT recipe) it was so good. I want to try this Bundt Cake recipe next from Dorie Greenspan. I bought a bundt pan for the new place. It is perfect to break it in.
The book Frog and Toad has been one of my niece’s and nephew’s favorite books. It was a childhood favorite of my brother in law and he has introduced it to his kids. I sent this link over to my family, “ Frog and Toad Tentatively Go Outside After Months of Self Quarantine” Emma (age 7) read it to my mom and my mom read it to Bobby. (age 4).
I am crushing on this Messenger Bag from Cuyana. It doesn’t have a zipper-like my tote bag but you can still zip your valuables.
I ordered Half Baked Harvest cookbook per so many of your recommendations and it is incredible. If you are in a quarantine cooking rut, this is such a great solution for ideas to cook at home.
P.S. Today is the LAST day of the Nordstrom Sale
How to Frenchify Your Wardrobe
*This post includes affiliate links. I make a small commission off of items purchased through my links. Merci!