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Links I Love Week 3

Paris had their first snow of the year yesterday and it had me missing the city more than usual. There is nothing like seeing Paris covered in a white blanket. Snow in Paris is rare and I was lucky to see the city in the snow a few times back in 2013. You can see some of my images in this post featuring Paris in the snow here.

Grab your coffee and croissant and join me on the blog for this week’s Links I Love.

These 5 cheeses will transport you to France

This easy trick (shared by a reader) will help your tulips stand up straight plus, it only costs a penny!

Predictions for what travel will look like in 2021 according to The Points Guy

What makes a French comedy one of the greatest French films of all time?

A new Netflix series set in Paris you have to watch recommended by a reader/friend Georgia. It was also the top Netflix series this week. It is in French with English subtitles.

How French TV is going global thanks to streaming. Has anyone seen Call, My Agent? Another highly recommended show from other readers.

How Coco Chanel changed the course of women’s fashion

Inside the charming apartment of designer Sarah Poniatowski

I love this Merci Beaucoup sweatshirt from Anthropologie

How faking your commute could make you happier and healthier today

A few good sweaters on SALE. This one by Free People comes in a variety of colors and is 40% off. My favorite Madewell sweater is also 40% off and I bought it in a second color.

I did end up investing in these leggings from Madewell and the matching sweatshirt. They shipped fast and they aren’t as high rise as I thought they would be which is good. They remind me of the Everlane leggings but way better. They are tight enough to suck you in but still comfortable and about half the price of Lululemon.

Diptyque is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year! Each product will be tied back to a theme. The oval patterns on these limited edition candles are part of the celebration.

I am intrigued to make these chocolate tahini cookies that are gluten-free!

When will international travel resume? This is what we know right now.

Kiehl’s has so me great deals on skincare packages. I am talking 40% off the combined pricing. This is great to try products or stock up on favorites. I have been using and loving the avocado eye cream.

The rules have changed on what you can bring into the EU from the UK. Here are the changes

A new Audrey Hepburn documentary “deconstructs the myth” available to watch now

Dutch oven fans, here are 58 recipes to inspire your cooking this year. I love mine from Le Creuset and it is one of the most used items in my kitchen.

If you are looking for a unique Valentine’s gift, I always love My Stylish French box and February’s box is about the French Kitchen.

Paris agrees to turn Champs-Elysées into extraordinary garden

Sex and the City is coming back! Filming begins this Spring. The story continues with the girls in their 50’s without Samantha. (my least favorite)

I am currently crushing on this Etienne nightstand that is French-inspired. It is pricey but a good investment piece with a marble top. It would look so good in a Frenchified bedroom

I love this article on kitchen organizational ideas for your home

This Bonne Maman Set “10 Ways to Say I Love You” is so cute for Valentine’s Day

Venteaux is Chicago’s next Brasserie coming this Spring

I saw this “Strong Like a Girl” pink sweatshirt and I immediately ordered it for Emma. It is from a small business which makes it even better. I loved the message for a 7-year-old girl.

How French girls are decorating their apartment right now.

On the Blog:

Paris A Love Story

Reader Questions Answered

How to Photograph Paris

Where to Buy French Food Online

My homemade chicken stock recipe I have been using for recipes like potsticker soup and tortellini soup.

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  1. Hi! Love your blog. You are my friend in my head 🙂

    So, I love all things French and am also spending a lot of time on DuoLingo to keep my French up. I lived in Paris on and off in 2005 and 2006 so almost the same time as you.

    The French show that blew my mind was the Bureau. I still cannot get over it. It remains my favorite show that I have ever watched. EVER. Another French show that I love (although it is dark) is Spiral.

    The Parisian apartment featured in AD is off the charts gorgeous. I cannot imagine how expensive it is. What a dream to live there!

  2. I’ve been looking for streaming French TV shows recently to help with language comprehension and pronunciation. If you’re into procedurals at all, season 1 of "Origins" on Amazon Prime is pretty good.

    I’ve been faking my commute for a few months now, since I realized that what I really missed was walking in my door at the end of the day and mentally switching over to "home me." Somewhat ironically, my office is a 10 minute walk from my apartment, so often I’ll just walk to the building’s front door and then turn around and come right back home (that route includes a stretch along the riverfront, and watching the water for a few minutes is kind of calming). It really does create a great mental buffer.

  3. Call My Agent is great, eagerly awaiting the last season. If you like House of Cards, check out Marseille on Netflix. Unfortunately only 2 seasons, but it’s my favorite that I’ve watched in the past year.

  4. Thanks for the heads up on the Audrey Hepburn documentary. "Roman Holiday" is my favorite movie. I was lucky enough to meet her in the mid-1980’s and she was charming, absolutely beautiful and did a quick favor for me for a male friend who absolutely worshipped her (she signed an autograph to him saying "With admiration. Audrey Hepburn." He was the foster father to a little boy with aids at a time the entire world was terrified of anyone with aids. I had it framed and he could not have been more appreciative. One of the best gifts I have ever given and I have Audrey Hepburn to thank! One of my favorite life memories. Only wish cell phones would have been invented as there were no cameras around!

  5. Can’t wait for the new season of Call My Agent starting this week- we’ve watched the previous three seasons twice. We found Spiral (Netflix French police procedural) too violent and the first episode of Lupin disappointing (after all the buzz)- but like Goldilocks and the 3 bears Call My Agent just right!

  6. Hi Rebecca, I love your posts, especially the Sunday morning ones. There are always intersting articles and shopping tips, many of which I’ve followed (like M.Gemi shoes, which I’d never heard of and a beautiful mirror from Anthropologie like yours). I’ve also purchased several of your beautiful photos and note cards. So, I guess you could say I’m a fan.

    In case you didn’t catch it, today’s NYT has an article by Stephanie Rosenbloom about visiting the world from your couch. Scroll down for Paris. . . https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/travel/paris-vacation-at-home.html?source=burst
    Stay safe,
    Julie in Massachusetts