Links I Love Week 14

Happy Sunday and happy Easter for those who celebrate. This week, I worked on finalizing details for the new site which will debut later this month. Get excited, it is not only beautiful but user-friendly and will open up a lot more content available for readers.

It’s official! According to the CDC, vaccinated people are able to travel again, safely!

Redfin asked me to contribute to an article on How to Bring a Sense of Wonderlust into Your Home. You can read my contribution and the whole article here.

If you are in the market for a Staub piece of Le Creuset, there are some great sales going on. I am eyeing this classic cast iron pan to upgrade my kitchen. You can not go wrong with a Le Creuset Dutch Oven, I use mine all the time. My other favorite pan which I purchased on sale over Christmas was a 4 qt Staub and I love it. It makes great chicken and I find myself reaching for it more and more when making dinner. The 5qt is currently on sale.

How to Travel with Kids in Your Own Backyard

My birthday is coming up in a few weeks which means one thing, carrot cake! This is the recipe I used and loved last year. I will be making it again this year.

Balthazar, Reunited. I can’t wait to get back to NYC when it is safe to visit this classic restaurant.

These Perrier cans are a staple in my fridge. I order them online and they are shipped weekly to my door. Instead of cocktail hour, I open one of these with a slice of lime at the end of the day.

Six sought-after recipes from Stanley Tucci’s “Searching for Italy”

I love Lou and Grey sweats so much. I just saw they have shorts for Summer made out of the same material as their sweatpants. Update: Lou and Grey are on sale! I just ordered a replacement for my black sweatshirt that was bleached by mistake last year and I love it so much I still wear it. The pants are AMAZING too. If you are looking for something cozy and soft, these are 40% off. I wear a size S in both top and bottom.

How the Pandemic Changed Kitchen Designs

Makeup Artist Violette is Democratizing “French Girl” Beauty with her Debut Product Line

The outgrown bob is the perfect transitional chop this season

La Buvette: Recipes and Notes from Paris. Mark Buvette down on your NYC/Paris list. It is a fun place to meet a friend for brunch/wine/dinner.

Audrey Hepburn’s Beauty Routine. Take notes.

In Empty Amsterdam, Reconsidering Tourism

Pépé Le Pew apologizes via The New Yorker

The Neighborhood Bonds that will outlast the Pandemic (WSJ article)

I got hooked on jazz when I lived in Paris and I listened to this station which can be streamed from anywhere. My family listens to it all the time as well.

NYT Shares their favorite Trader Joe’s items

This Paris red sweatshirt is so cute. Ordering a small for colder Spring/Summer mornings and nights.

Explore the Grounds (and Waters) of Chanel’s Ultra-Luxurious and Historic Wine Châteaux in France

What if we left Brunch behind? I couldn’t agree more!

New arrivals from Madewell are on my list for Spring. I love this dress and this dress. I am excited for outdoor events with friends when the weather turns.

She met a pilot on a plane from London to Paris. It is such a sweet love story. I always felt I would meet my husband on a plane or while traveling.

The Lonely Planet shares the best time to visit Paris

A look at the Waldorf’ Astoria’s Rebirth in NYC. This is on my must-visit list for when I travel again.

How Experts Plan Luxury Travel Trips with Black Travelers in Mind

On the Blog:

Spring Makeup

Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Sweet Potato Quiche

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    • Hi Christy,

      That’s amazing. I hope you have had some fun adventures flying with him.


  1. Happy Sunday! I look forward to Balthazar in NYC as well and looks like it will be possible this year. That restaurant seems to be a popular one in Soho. But I’ll go for lunch not brunch.

    • Hi Ernesto,

      Wonderful idea. I hope you enjoy your lunch and it lives up to the expectations. It is always one of my favorite places to visit when I am in NYC.

      Keep me posted,