Henri and I are getting used to multiple walks a day. It gets my steps in and he gets his puppy energy out. He actually loves to run, and I really don’t like it at all. But, I am trying to compromise. I ordered new sneakers since I can’t find the old ones. Henri probably hid them somewhere since he has a shoe fetish. I will keep you posted on how my running progress goes as Spring begins.
Spring has started to pop in Paris and it makes my heart hurt even more for my favorite city. I am always in Paris at some point in the Spring and this marks my second year not there. I am watching friends enjoy it from a distance. I have some unshared photos of years past I will share here soon.
The weather has finally turned a corner in Chicago and we have had multiple days of sunshine. I can’t tell you how good this feels for my mental health and the snow is ALMOST gone. I even got outside without a coat.
French Culture: Etiquette tips for Travelers
Last week, I joined La Cuisine for a virtual sablé class. If you want to learn from the Paris-based cooking school over Zoom you can sign up here for classes.
Would you give up sex to travel?
This is the restaurant of the future How the last year has changed things and what restaurants will look like going forward according to AD.
These BONJOUR Espadrilles are adorable. So fun for Spring/Summer
Front Entry inspiration via My Domaine
Laguiole is on sale at Nordstrom Rack. I know a lot of people had mentioned Homegoods for this. Since I haven’t been in a Homegoods in over a year, this is a better bet. This makes a great housewarming gift or just a fun way to add a little French to your kitchen. I also have the knives in my kitchen.
The Louvre turns to Merch (NYT)
In honor of International Women’s Day, I love this book highlighting the women of all cultures and races shaping The New Paris.
I love this adorable teacup and saucer. Also, this affordable plate set with butterflies is just begging for a little tea party or fun dessert.
A historic Paris apartment gets wrapped in a soft minimalism
Paper and Cities is a fun Etsy shop based in the UK with drawings of different cities.
I forgot how to hang out. Can you relate?
Settle in for a cuppa. Start the ritual of tea time at home. I have been doing this since the end of 2020 and I have really loved it. NYT
Paris is once again a buzzing capital of France of the Contemporary Art Market
I love good white paint, this article from The Grit and Polish shows several white paint options and how they look in a different light. I have Chantilly Lace in my current place but I went with Bright White in my old apartment.
How Black Americans left a lasting mark on Paris
7 Ways to add French Style to Your home according to Better Homes and Gardens
How the cookbooks of 2020 tell the stories of our pandemic kitchen NYT
Sisley Paris just launched their So Stretch mascara and I am a big fan! I have and own several of their mascaras and I swear by them. This one has fortifying vitamins that help your lashes grow longer and stronger with everyday use.
The Audrey Hepburn Netflix movie premieres on March 14
The Best French Podcasts to listen to (and which ones to avoid)
The game, set and Paris match: where and how to play tennis in the French capital
Paris Fashion Week: How to Watch the Virtual Shows
French singer Serge Gainsbourg’s Paris home to be opened as a museum
This inexpensive kitchen remodel could inspire your next home design project
Paper source files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. I love this store and remember the first time I ever saw one of my products for sale in a Paper Source in NYC.
The reviews are in, The Our Place Pan doesn’t live up to the hype. I am all about quality vs trend. I love my Staub and Le Creuset for cooking.
How Remote Work is Reshaping America’s Geography
How can I get over my fear of failure?
Dermstore is running up to 20% off sale on select brands. Here are a few of my top selections for purchases.
Should you stay or go? Travel planning seems complicated. (via NYT)
A Guide to Black-Owned Businesses in Paris
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Spring iPhone and wallpaper backgrounds
What you loved most in February
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