This week seemed to happen in one big blur into the weekend. Henri and I got out for a long walk with a friend this week which was so nice. I made an impromptu sweet potato quiche (instead of using pastry dough) and it was delicious. I will share the recipe here in the coming week. I added a lot of new Spring prints to the Print Shop. It has been fun to look back through the archives and discover new photographs.
Grab your coffee and croissant and join me for this week’s links I love.
Are you dreaming too big? How to follow your dreams and get happier
Last week, I wrote about Re-Entry Anxiety. I had a reader send me this article about Anxiety about Post-Pandemic life and it is so good.
Spring headbands are about to be everywhere. I still love the big chunky ones. But this is a trend to watch for sure. Sharing a few inexpensive options below.
Did you gain pandemic pounds like me? Here is how much Americans gained per month/per year according to the New York Times.
This funny accidental reply-all email started a funny conversation and all they wanted was their couches. This was in the WSJ this weekend
The benefits of running. Henri and I are doing it more and more. He loves it! I am not a runner but I am open to doing a little to make him happy.
Did you know Paris will hold the Olympics in 2024? They have committed to hosting the games with a positive impact on the climate. The first Olympics to do so.
The expert’s guide to online shopping. If you will not wear it 30 times, it isn’t worth it.
My colorful bowls are on sale at Anthropologie right now. I use these from everything from kitchen prep to popcorn. The mini ones are great for dips, salsas, guacamole to add to a larger plate. You can also use the minis for a cheese plate to hold olives or nuts. I use these daily and love them.
The long tail of the pandemic puppy business (WSJ may require subscription)
18 of the best bakeries in Chicago. Some I know, and some are new to be discovered.
Now is your chance to visit the Louvre for Free and from the comfort of your own home. The Louvre has put its entire collection online.
I am a big fan of Masterclass. I signed up at Christmas and they continue to add new content on a regular basis. It covers so many different genres. I am looking forward to exploring more over the coming weeks.
How to handle a breakup. I have some friends that found love over the last year, but I also know there have been some breakups. Here are tips to help you through it. I really wish I had this article when I went through a bad breakup. Instead, I watched Gilmore Girls and cut bangs.
My favorite pocket t-shirts are on sale at Madewell 25% off. I buy new basics of these every year.
I am always asked about my necklaces. I started with one that I bought myself as a gift and now I have a layered look of 3. They are from Monica Vinader They three get tangled a bit, but it’s a quick fix.
Everything You Need to Know About Setting Up a Bank Account in France If you have plans to live in France/Rent/Own an Apartment this is very helpful information to bookmark.
Henri hasn’t made it up to the bed yet, but I got him this Boll and Branch baby blanket before I brought him home. I put it in his crate and he loves sleeping with it at night. It is on sale. If you have an upcoming baby gift, this is a great deal.
Stylish people are putting plates on the walls and we are here for it. My grandma did this! Did anyone else’s?
I was surprised to see a few beauty brands on Sale at Nordstrom. If you need a replacement of something in your beauty cabinet, it is time to stock up. Dior ( I love my lash plumper) Kiehls is 15 % off I am loving the avocado eye cream, Clarins, and Caudalie are also on sale. There are so many to list. You can see every beauty brand on sale here.
My Madewell sneaker review (They are currently 25% off)
There is a new Spring playlist on the blog via Spotify. I listened to it Friday night while hanging at home and I have to say it makes me sing out loud and put a smile on my face. I hope it does the same for you.
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