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Links I Love Week 10

Links I Love Week 10

The people of Ukraine continue to be on my mind and in my heart. Below I am sharing more ways to help and support Ukraine. 

It was a big week with a lot happening personally and professionally. I will be headed to Paris at the end of the month and I am already prepping and planning for that trip. So I have been slowly buying items for spring. I am known for being very last minute but I need to prep a little more this year. I have a 40th birthday coming up next month and I would love some cute new clothes for the trip. 

Henri got a haircut! Here is a photo of my tiny baby with no hair. I was terrible at brushing him towards the end and he was matted and he needed to be shaved. He bounced around the house for 7 hours straight with excitement about his new haircut. He looks like a completely different dog but his neighborhood best friends still recognized him. 🐶

Henri got a haircut!

Links I Love Week 10

On the blog, I had an update thanks to my friends at Made to Thrive. We added a navigational menu so you can discover more on the blog. You will have to access this on the desktop to see the full transformation. I LOVE it. I can’t recommend Made to Thrive enough. They are a small female-owned business. 

The best women-owned hotels around the world

99 Budget Hacks That Make Your Money Work For You

The Best-Kept Vintage Secrets in Paris 

World Central Kitchen is helping to provide meals for Ukrainian families who have fled their homes and those who still remain. You can donate here. 

How to crack the code to happiness in the second half of life

The best time to use your airline miles is now. If you have been sitting on miles accumulating during the pandemic, this article will encourage you to cash yours in for an upcoming flight. The worst thing that happens is you cancel it.

4 ways to add historical touches to your rental property From someone who rented for years, this was a great post I wish I saw a long time ago. 

How to take care of your skin before and after a flight

Last week, I shared about these Summersalt pants and my friend Danielle chimed in I had to order them. They sold out so fast. They did restock some colors and sizes. I was able to purchase the navy color in small. These were also a reader’s bestseller of the week! 

Considerbeyond, The App That Allows Conscious Consumers To Avoid Greenwashing

8 Ukrainian Designers and fashion brands to support right now

You may have heard me mention Plum Market my local grocery over the past couple of years.

It is where I do a majority of my grocery shopping and I love supporting the independent grocery in my neighborhood. There has been some sad news, their lease was not complete but a Chicago chain has pushed them out and they will be closing in June. 

I heard that Chicago is over the worst of winter. I couldn’t be happier. Henri may be a little bummed about no more snow. Our weather can be a bit funny as we transition into spring/summer. Sweaters and coats are still a major part of my wardrobe until May. I ordered two new sweaters. This lighter Alex Mill striped sweater and this Sézane navy sweater. (the navy sweater I purchased in Paris at Galleries Lafayette  I have been wearing for years has a hole and I am crushed) I also purchased a new red and white striped shirt that was accidentally shrunk in the dryer. 

Who is Anna Delvey and where is she now?

I just wrapped up “Inventing Anna” this week and I can’t even wrap my head around everything she did.

How Covid stole our time and how we can get it back via NYT 

This week’s best sellers (reader favorites) 

30 iconic places to see at least once in your life in France

I am starting to travel a bit again. It feels strange and good to get out and about. If you are looking for a good piece of luggage for your 2022 travels, I love my Away bag. I pack in a carry on for just about every trip even international. You can use this code for $20 off your first piece. 

The Five-Day Work Week Is Dying

This lightweight French terry hoodie looks so comfortable and I love the price. 

Jenna Lyons interview in Harpers’s Bazaar the biggest lessons she has learned in her career 

Looking for a new cookbook?

This “In Love With Paris” one from Anthropologie looks beautiful! 

National Dry Shampoo Day is coming up and my friends at Klorane have a new volumizing formula. You can grab my favorite dry shampoo here. Stay tuned for a fun giveaway with them soon! 

Amazon to shut its bookstores and other shops and focus on groceries. We have lost our local Barnes and Noble bookstore in the city and an Amazon book opened in another neighborhood. I miss local bookshops. My dad used to take my sister and me on Sundays to pick out a book. 

The Age of Anti-Ambition

Spring 2022 Fashion Trends. The only one I can get behind is gingham. Does anyone else have thoughts on what they love and don’t for this year’s trends? 

I updated my master recipe list on the blog. It’s a full list of recipes I have made and loved. If you are looking for inspiration for your next meal or in a recipe rut, this should help! 

Looking for French decor inspiration? Check out this apartment by a Francophile reader 

How to navigate the French markets in Paris a guide via La Cuisine Paris 

J.Crew is having a spring sale. If you are in the market or in the mood to update your spring wardrobe, here are my favorites. Use the code VACAY for 30% off. 

Nine Excellent Movies That Show What Ukrainians Are Fighting For

Street style at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022-2023

What do women want at work? It’s not just better pay, study finds.

France Travel: Covid-19 Rules Relaxed Further As Tourist Boom Predicted (Forbes)

France to lift COVID vaccine passport rules on March 14 (Reuters)

Inside the new look of Dior flagship in Paris

On the blog:

Spring iphone and computer backgrounds

What to Pack for Paris in the Spring

Lemon Feta Yogurt Spread

My Paris Bucket list

A Guide to Montmartre

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  1. The link for ‘France to lift COVID vaccine passport rules on March 14’ is going to an incorrect article for me, anyone else having this issue? It goes to the What women want at work article.

  2. Hi Rebecca! I sat with my coffee this morning and poured over this week’s links and just wanted to say THANK YOU! Your links are always so thoughtful and such a bright spot on my Sunday’s and make me feel like I’ve had a little escape (so necessary these days!) and learned something new. In a world that seems very dark these days, thank you for continually being a bright spot! – Nora

  3. That’s a shame about Plum. I didn’t realize they were a Michigan store. I thought of you when I saw Plum in the Detroit airport (explains why they were selling Zingerman’s bake goods). That article says their owners were the owners of Merchant of Vino a fabulous wine, grocery store in Ann Arbor that closed 20 years ago. One of my all time favorites. I wonder why that landlord wouldn’t give Plum a chance to renegotiate their lease. Hope the neighborhood shops elsewhere. Thanks for the article.

  4. Thank you for sharing links on the latest covid 19 rules in France. We’re planning to visit next month and the uncertainty of the vaccine pass process is making me anxious. On the flip side this is the first time we’re visiting Paris in the spring (we typically go in winter) so I’m looking forward to things being in bloom. Thanks again for all you do. I always look forward to reading Links I Love on Sundays!

  5. Comment on Plum. Couldn’t agree more. Although a bit expensive, it has always been nice to shop there. Also like Doms, but less now.
    Henri looks like a different doodle with his new haircut, though still adorable.
    With all the news, I am still a bit guarded about going to Paris next month. But bus class is still available on AA, so I guess we’ll chance it. Besides, we have to use miles before they expire.

  6. Thank you for sharing the link about the French markets. Hint…the article has a link to the master schedule of all the markets in Paris. I immediately bookmarked it and can’t wait to visit some the next time we are able to visit Paris. Such a great resource. Thank you!!!