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Links I Love Week 50

One of my highlights this week was from a comment from Ina Garten on my cookbook blog post. She dropped ❤️❤️ and a thank you for including her and I just about fell out of bed! Ironically, that night I was given one of her books “Barefoot in Paris” as a gift. The Print Shop has been busy shipping out orders for Christmas. I moved my last shipping date to next Tuesday, December 15th since the mail is moving slow. I will be still shipping but Christmas delivery won’t be guaranteed.

How to Make Your Kitchen Feel Like It is In the French Countryside

There is one thing that has been missing in 2020, that I could really use and that is a dose of Midge Maisel. If you haven’t seen The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, 2020 is also a great time to catch up. I have watched it with my family over Christmas break the past couple of years. The good news is, they are finally starting to prepare for season 4 filming!! Everything you need to know here.

2020 feels like the longest year but also one big blur. The NYT did a great article of a year in pictures.

This sweater has been one of my repeats since it’s arrival. Plus, it is on sale. Worth it for under $50 and it is so soft.

Why planning a trip could give you a mental boost. I booked a trip to Italy for mid-July and it has been fun to dream about in the middle of a long Covid winter.

The return of night trains in Europe gets one step closer.

For those of you asking where to get Palais des Thès tea in the US. Nordstrom sells it and so does Bloomingdales.

Inside a History-Rich Parisian Apartment via Architectural Digest

If you are looking for something fun to watch that is different, check out Escape to the Chateau on Netflix.

This heart sweatshirt from Sézane is too cute and there is a matching adult one. Emma and I could twin! My sister wasn’t having the idea, but I love it!

Break dancing gets Olympic status and will debut at the Paris 2024 games

The Secrets of Couples Thriving Right Now During The Pandemic

Emily in Paris: Season 2 as directed by David Lynch

How to Have a French Holiday at Home

France moves to a night-time curfew starting December 15

This SNL skit was too funny and relatable.

I know there have been a lot of articles on Covid this year, I thought this one was helpful. I am all about having an action plan. This is helpful if you have a family or live alone. Plus, it’s always great to have a relationship with your neighbors.

All the restaurants in NYC! This is a great gift for someone to remember their favorite NYC restaurant and 50% of the proceeds get donated to Restaurant Workers Community Foundation

This is the detergent I use for my Boll and Branch sheets. It smells so good and it’s on sale right now.

I couldn’t sleep earlier this week and found this podcast on NPR called Life Kit. There are so many interesting episodes at 20 minutes each. I have a lot to catch up on.

For kid/baby gift ideas, I love Maisonette. It’s adorable. I have my eye on this sweatshirt for Emma. ( I know another one) This is also where I bought the magnatiles which are now sold out.

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When it comes to cookie decorating. These squeeze bottles make icing so much easier.

If you are in Chicago or looking for a gift for some here, I recommend Lettuce Entertain You Gift Cards (takeout/delivery meals) Foxtrot allows you to send gift boxes of alcohol and snacks and Garretts popcorn is always a hit.

On the Blog:

What to Gift Yourself this Holiday

What I am Getting My Family for the Holidays

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  1. One of my favorite posts yet! 🙂 I have been slowing "planning" a vacation but haven’t pulled the trigger on purchasing a flight yet. I’m just doing research and plotting places I want to check out. While I may not get to go anytime soon, it definitely helps to boost my mood. Half the fun of travel is the time spent planning it! Thanks again!

    • Thank you, Mandy! Yes, the planning is half the fun. I really enjoy discovering new spots in Paris and I can’t wait to get back to the city. I hope you enjoy the planning process for your next trip in 2021. Any ideas on where you are dreaming of visiting? A new place or a familiar place?

      • A return to Paris of course! I’ve only been a handful of times but there is still so much I haven’t seen. Before the pandemic I wanted to visit Portugal so I’m going to start researching again. And my husband is hoping to get back to Canada so a road trip may be in our future. All is contingent on the virus of course but I’m feeling optimistic. 🤞🏻

        • Yes, I am optimistic for 2021! Portugal is beautiful, you must visit Porto. I think Lisbon has been oversaturated but Porto still has lovely charm.

  2. Thanks for the Laundress link! I have not seen this priced so low and with free shipping as well. This is the detergent I use for my laundry and I am happy to score a bargain.I look forward to reading "Links I Love" every Sunday. Now I am thinking about that heart sweatshirt! Merci!

    • You are so welcome! I was thrilled to see it at this price too and made sure to grab one. I love the way it smells on my sheets. Thank you for reading and for your support. Have a great Sunday ❤️