Happy Valentine’s Day! Even if you aren’t big on the holiday, I hope you take some time for self-care. A face mask, bubble bath, book, or long walk. Whatever makes you happy! Henri and I will be cuddled up at home as the city continues to be a snow globe. I sent cookie care packages to my family over the weekend.
A little story behind the photo, I took this in 2013 on Valentine’s Day in my new neighborhood of Montmartre. I didn’t know anyone in Paris at the time I moved. I went for a walk to grab a baguette on a rainy cold day and I ended up stumbling on a film set. My red umbrella caught the attention of a producer and I was cast as an extra in a highly anticipated tv pilot. I was sworn to secrecy at the time. I met up with the producer and crew at night for a wrap party that got me home at 3 am. I assumed that I would be solo most of my first three months in Paris and this encouraged me that anything was possible.
This French designer has a new collection at the Louvre museum and it’s all about the Tuileries
How Ina Garten Does Paris (take notes for these Parisian classics)
I am working on a post with Klorane and their dry shampoo. If you don’t own any, you are missing out on this French girl’s secret. This helps extend time in between washes.
The love language of butter via NYT
Cuyana made all their most popular bags in rose. I own this one in rose for all my beauty products and I love it. Now I want this tech carryall next. Once I start traveling again, this is going to be a must!
The secret to David Lebovitz’s Parisian style hot chocolate (WSJ may require subscription)
The Paris Library debuted this week. I ordered a copy. I am drawn to anything WWII set in France.
France is now letting workers eat at their desks. Side note, I have been working since out of college at 22 and I have been eating lunch at my desk ever since…
13 Interior Design trends shaped by the pandemic (WSJ may require subscription)
I love the trend of fun hair accessories. For someone who hasn’t had a haircut in 6 months. I need something fun and colorful.
I have been doing Daily Harvest for almost a month now and I couldn’t live without my Nutribullet.
Romance in Paris according to The Real Emily in Paris posted via David Lebovitz
What I cooked this week:
Sheet pan chicken. I love feta and greek yogurt and this seemed simple enough. I made it with chicken breasts and Brussel sprouts instead of asparagus.
Chocolate Lava Cake. This is so easy and you can make it for one or two people perfect for Valentine’s Day at home.
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