Links I Love Week 35

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.

How to Host a French Apératif

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

On the Blog

How to Frenchify Your Wardrobe

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  1. Ugh no more Cuyana links (just kidding) 🙂 I have bought two shoulder bags, a wallet and a coin purse. I felt like I was done and then I clicked on the messenger bag link. Now I have to lust over that, talk myself in and out of buying of it for a few months, and then of course inevitably buy it. It’s so pretty.

    • Kristen, I am sorry! The good thing about Cuyana is everything I have bought over the years is still around. They are true to their slogan, "Fewer better things" I am eyeing that messenger bag (the small one) would be so perfect. Keep me posted if you get it!

  2. Fabulous roundup! I just picked up that cookbook and a couple of items at H&M Home. Thanks for the recommendations.

    • Hi Susan,

      Thank you so much! The cookbook is so good. I can’t wait to hear what you think and what you cook.

      The H&M home stuff adorable and affordable. You can play around with it and see how it works in different spaces.

      Keep in touch. xo