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. 🐶
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I just wrapped up “Inventing Anna” this week and I can’t even wrap my head around everything she did.
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.
This “In Love With Paris” one from Anthropologie looks beautiful!
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.
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.
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