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Links I Love Week 49

Highlights of this week include a very cute 30 minute Facetime with my nephew which I now call “breakfast with Bobby” I hope we can continue the tradition. The Paris calendar is now SOLD OUT!! Thank you so much for all of your support with my small business. The city is in full holiday cheer and I have enjoyed seeing everyone decorate their homes on my walks in my neighborhood. Grab your coffee and croissants and join me for this week’s links!

A Guide to Wining & Dining Like The French This Holiday Season

A reader sent me this link, this site connects French students with elderly people living in France over video chat.

If you are a fan of peppermint, try this peppermint bark recipe.

My Blondo knee-high boots that I love and own are on major sale at Nordstrom Rack right now. Under $100!

Sézane launched 100 gift ideas on their site. This is a great option for the Francophile in your life. I personally own and love the Gaspard sweater in two colors, this jewelry case is beautiful and was a gift last year, plus I have my eye on this!

How the Snail-Mail Renaissance is Soothing Americans Tired of Zoom

If you are looking for places to donate this holiday season, I put together a list here. I had a reader donate to Friends of Notre Dame to help with the rebuilding in Paris.

What Comfort Food Looks Like to People All Over The World (NYT)

I bought my first Staub this week on sale for $99. I am curious how this holds up against my Le Creuset. I promise to report back. This Youtube video on how to season a cast iron pan will be helpful.

I did an interview with Madame de la Maison on how I am spending my holidays. You can read it here.

Nordstrom is 15% off top beauty brands. I bought this mascara primer which I love!

Pandemic Proof Your Habits has anyone else thought about this?

Once I finished “The Undoing” I started watching “Flight Attendant” it is on HBO Max and another murder mystery. This article is all about the dreamy set design from Architectural Digest.

My friend Meghan of WIt and Whimsy launched her Spread Kindness campaign this month. I am all about spreading kindness and joy.

La Cuisine shares Winter Fromage dishes

This hot cocoa board looks like such a fun idea!

I am a HUGE fan of NPR “How I Built This” podcast. I love hearing about how entrepreneurs built their businesses and the struggles they faced and overcame to succeed. There is a book out that you can buy. I think it’s a great gift for graduates or people that are passionate about business.

My mirror from Anthropologie arrived this weekend it is perfect for the new space. It is the larger size that was on Sale a few months ago. Since I sold my smaller one, I was able to put the money towards the new one.

This adorable shop just opened in Wicker Park (Chicago) It is a small business and woman-owned. I haven’t been in yet, but you can also shop online.

I am in the middle of making a cookie box for my family so cookies are on my mind. Quarantine Cookies from 16 bakers and What’s Gaby Cooking shares 12 Christmas cookie recipes.

Six Places to Buy Books Online That Are Not Amazon

I did not write a gift guide for boyfriend’s/husbands although I think it has been searched for on my site. Jess did a great post on this with ideas with the help of Neal.

We’re Being So Safe (from the New Yorker) This will add some comedy if you are staying safe at home.

My Stylish French Box makes a great gift idea for the Francophile who has it all.

On The Blog:

How to Frenchify Your Holidays

Best Sellers in The Print Shop

In Case You Missed It:

The Francophile Gift Guide

The Best Holiday Wrapping Paper

Matching Pajamas

My Christmas Playlist

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  1. Outstanding ! I just discovered your Blog. Excellent prints ! I will be purchasing some soon. Great to see Parisian Kindred Spirits. It sure is a magical City. Nice Playlist Also..There’s a great unknown artist that ran away to Paris at 18 to become a singer I saw her a few years ago in a jazz club. have a listen to Hailey Tuck – That Don’t Make It Junk, you may want to add it.
    Thanks for sharing your great work, and thoughts with the world,
    des bisous,
    Rick

  2. The Pandemic Proof Your Habits article is excellent. My husband and I have been talking about this a lot. Mindset is really important. We have been doing well during this time because we’ve been able to adjust our expectations, create new rituals, and not dwell on the loss of normalcy. It’s important to appreciate the good moments that have happened this year that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise and to focus on gratitude. Many people have lost so much in such a short period of time, and my heart goes out to them.