Links I love: March Week 5

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image via Second City Mom

I never realized how much reading I do on a weekly basis until I started collecting Links I Love in a document to share at the end of the week. If you ever come across a great article feel free to pass it along so I can consider it for the weekly roundup!

My friend Leyla recently posted this adorable list of French inspired graphic t-shirts. See the photo above! I also found this adorable one from JCrew!

From Afar Media 9 Reasons to Love Paris in the Springtime

For those of you in NYC or headed to NYC A Perfectly French Themed Day in the Big Apple

Living up to the stereotype of the French Girl in The US. A very interesting read. 

David Lebovitz shares a feature on Glazed Ice Cream Shop these are your typical Berthillon flavors. I will be checking this spot out in April. 

Revisiting French Rules: Lips and Eyes according to Vicki Archer 

How to Throw A Party Like A French Girl Without Cooking

If you are headed to Paris these are some great ideas for French souvenirs to bring back

5 Things I Love 

1. I am a Nespresso girl all the way ever since my sister bought me a machine last holiday. I use it daily. My favorite Nespresso pods are a limited edition vintage and I highly recommend them before they are out of stock! I will be buying more this week. 

2. Boll and Branch Sheets – I am not the best sleeper in the world but one thing I do love is crawling into bed every night. I have a set of boll and branch sheets that are so soft.

3.I have been using The Laundress soap recently to keep my whites bright and I was skeptical but it really did make a huge difference. 

4. I recently had the chance to try out the new Sisley-Paris Phyto Twist Blush. The Petal has my name written all over it and it is my perfect pink. I will be wearing this with bronzer all Summer long. 

5. The way to my heart is chocolate (hint) I truly love Vosges Chocolate, based right here in Chicago. The funk and the disco truffle with banana ganache and vanilla powder is out of this world good! 

Chicago Followers 

You are all in for a real treat! This April, Lindsey Tramuta author of The New Paris will be at the bookstore Read it and Eat for an Interview and Book Signing on April 23. Tickets are limited so I highly recommend you jump on the chance to see Lindsey speak before the event is sold out. All of the details are here

This post does include affiliate links which help fund my coffee and croissants while in Paris. Merci! 

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  1. I live in St. Louis but I have been to Read it and Eat and adore it. I bought my copy of My Life in France there. I’m going to see if I can do a weekend get away for this event. 🙂

    • Hi Lauren!

      St Louis is such a fun city. I haven’t been in years. Do you have any cute French spots? I am actually reading that book now 😉 Don’t you love it!

      A trip to Chicago in April would be a fun time to visit the city and see Lindsey for a meet and greet. I hope you can make it!

      • Rebecca,

        I just got my event tickets. 🙂 Will you be there as well? Would love to connect! St. Louis has some wonderful French spots. A few of mes favorites:

        La Pâtisserie Chouquette (
        Brasserie (

        One I haven’t tried yet but really want to soon:

        Comme à la Maison ( – The owners are from France!

        This STL event is also on my radar:

        You can follow me on instagram @lejournalcreatif.

        I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday!


        • Lauren,

          That is so fun! I didn’t know there were some great Frenchie spots in STL! I wish I could meet you at the event but I will be in Paris. Please make sure to say hello to Lindsey 🙂 I host a few meetups in Chicago so you will have to come back for another one. I have a fun one in the works that should be worth the trip to Chicago.

          Have a great Sunday and I can’t wait to hear how the event goes!