Links I Love Week 11

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After a few weekends of back-to-back travel, I am so happy to be home. I loved traveling to see my family and I am grateful for the special time we had together. I need a reset weekend with healthy food and I am way overdue to clean out my closet for spring. Henri and I have some catching up to do and I would love to dive into a new book.

I was able to finally go back to in-person classes at my dance studio. Case numbers are low in Chicago and I have antibodies. I am still fighting my anxiety but It felt so good to get back. I have a month until my 40th birthday and I want to start to get back into shape. Not to mention a wedding later this year. 

Grab your coffee and croissant and join me for links I love. 

Is Europe safe for travel? The question that has been blowing up my DMs on Instagram.

France to end health pass and masking requirements after March 14 

The Paris hitlist for restaurants 

I sent this article to my sister as a good reminder for my niece as she gets older. I no longer sit at tables where I might be the topic when I get up. It took me a long time to learn this lesson. 

I purchased this dress from J.Crew last week in two colors. I am happy to report it was a great fit and I can’t wait to wear it all summer. It’s a perfect throw-on dress with flats. The black is perfect, make sure to wear nude undergarments with the apricot or lighter colors. 

We have been watching The Dropout on Hulu. Is anyone else watching? We recently finished The Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna which all have a theme. You can see this post on other shows to watch if you are looking for something new. 

Mistakes happen. In the kitchen, that can be the best thing NYT

I wrote this very personal post on finding love later in life. ❤️

How to reboot from unhealthy pandemic habits

I am a new brand ambassador for Sarah Flint. You can use my code BAREBECCAP for $50 off your first pair of shoes. I ordered these Natalie flats for Paris. (they run true to size and ordered a 38.5) *gifted 

Looking for a mood boost? I created this Happy Vibes playlist. It will get you singing and dancing around the house/office

What French products you can bring through customs 

Madewell is currently running their insider sale which gives you 25% off rarely on-sale items. You can see my favorites here. The sale ends March 21. 

You Are Cordially Invited to Our Wedding … on Wednesday (NYT)

Affection from a dog really is medicinal. I type this as Henri lays next to me almost on top of me. The best decision was to bring him home. 

Best Sellers on the blog this week

Why you should never put your suitcase on the bed. I had to make this a point to my finacé and now we can only pack on the floor. There is a good reason. 

I am on the hunt for a few new bathing suits for an upcoming trip. I have my eye on this one, this one, and this one. I ordered this packable hat which will be essential.

It’s National Dry Shampoo day! I partnered with Klorane, my favorite dry shampoo to do a giveaway on Instagram.

Henri and I put this post together on The Best Puppy Training Advice

This post about raising boys to be comfortable about talking about periods is so important. It used to be something we hid but it is a normal part of being a woman. I hope this inspires parents to normalize this conversation. 

How long will masks be required on airplanes? This was just updated through April as of now. 

For the love of brownies… I made these twice in the past couple of weeks. This video will make you want to make them. 😍

Monica Vinader is offering 25% off their site for daylight savings. They gave me an exclusive code to share with you to use  DAYLIGHTSAVING25-B9FE at checkout. If you are looking for ideas on what to buy, I rounded up my favorites in this post. 

Freeze your eggs in Barcelona I have had friends who have done this. It’s worth exploring if this is something you are considering but the cost in the US is too much

9 Incredible vineyards in the US 

I had someone recently ask about the 3.1.1 liquid rule for traveling. I recently purchased some travel sizes of my favorite beauty from Biossance and it has been a game-changer. I am always forgetting a serum or cream when packing. I now have a travel bag packed and ready to go with everything I need for travel. 

What to do if you lose your ID before a flight

International Travel a casualty of the Russia/Ukraine war I have had many people ask me how I feel about traveling right now. This is a good article to read. 

This stain remover is a staple in my laundry closet. It helped save the day earlier this week. If you don’t own some, I highly recommend giving it a try and adding it to your laundry routine. 

Find More Ways to Be an Outsider (The Atlantic)

If Putting Yourself First Feels Weird, Read This

Le Pliage de Longchamp, the story of the bag I use mine all the time especially when I travel. 

Women Regularly Outperform Men in the Stock Market—So Why Are We Still So Afraid to Invest?

6 Things Almost Everyone Has Trouble Decluttering—Plus How to Let Go

Street Style from Paris Fashion Week

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  1. Quick question – you recommend an under eye product to reduce puffiness and dark circles. In fact, I recall, the company sent you some as a gift. I cannot find in your shop as I wanted to give you credit. Would you mind sharing again? Thank you so much!

  2. You mentioned awhile ago about your favorite KN95 mask, but I can’t find it anywhere on the site. Do you still have a favorite?