The first week of the new year felt like a struggle from the start. It’s always hard to get back in the groove after a break. I had ambitious plans for the blog and posts and so much but it fell short quickly. I need to remember to give myself grace and know that I am doing the best I can. On Wednesday, things turned even worse, and to tell you, I am still processing everything. My heart is heavy and I have an overwhelming sadness for our country. As I said before, I have hope for 2021 and we have tons of time to turn it around. A reader sent me this article on How to Be Hopeful after 2020. I highly recommend self-care, whatever brings you joy.
In some exciting news, my friend Rachelle has been working hard on designing a new logo and site for me. It’s going to be SO good. She is amazing! We have known each other since Paris in 2015 and kept in touch ever since and she is in Australia now.
Oh and one more thing, something BIG is coming next week. I can’t say what yet until it is final but there was one thing that happened in 2020 that was good and I can’t wait to share with you.
20 Ways to Get Through The Gloomiest Months
Tour Grand Chateaus of The Loire Valley from Alliance Française in Chicago
The Most Beautiful Quotes About Paris
When The Pandemic Ends, Don’t Put Off Any More Adventures
How Public Transport Will Change in Paris in 2021
This Manhattan Apartment will have you fooled for Paris. Take design notes, it is stunning!
I am loving the idea of a cane chair, there is one in the above apartment. I spotted this one and this one and this one as options.
Paris by Bike (NYT)
The Most De-Stressing Room in Your House Isn’t a Room (WSJ)
The 2021 French Wardrobe: 7 Items Chic Women in Paris Will Wear I was excited to see my Chelsea boots are on the list along with loungewear and masks!
The Best Cocktail Bars Now (bookmark for your next trip to Paris)
I LOVE this new wool coat from Cuyana
Valentine’s Day gets me through January. I don’t love the idea of Valentine’s Day it is the red, pink, and hearts that make me happy with the doom and gloom of Winter. These cookie cutters are adorable and a must for Bobby and Emma’s package.
At boulangeries and patisseries in Paris, women are taking charge
JCrew has their cashmere on sale and it is under $100! Stock up if it is within your budget.
House Hunting in France (NYT)
I know I said no creams in 2021, but Supergoop came out with a Vitamin C/SPF 40 Serum that has me intrigued. If your goal was better skin in 2021 or you are looking for a good sunscreen, I can’t recommend Supergoop enough. I have a good amount of their products and love them. I just bought this from Nordstrom.
Self Care for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
I am on a Green Tea kick to start off the new year instead of my usual coffee. I received this as a gift from POSH at the end of last year. The green tea in this set is so good! I know I will enjoy the others as well.
I heard great things about this kid’s book so I sent it to my nephew. He is doing a great job at home as my sister’s sidekick but I know he would be back at school with his friends.
I made a modified version of this recipe over the weekend with Trader Joe’s frozen potstickers. I used my new Staub pan!
Paris’s 400-year-old bookstalls struggle to survive during the pandemic
I know I said I didn’t need new workout pants, but these look great and they are affordable. Tempted, plus the sweatshirt is cute that would match them. Both are currently 20% off at Madewell
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On the Blog:
New Winter iPhone and Zoom backgrounds
What I am looking forward to most in 2021
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