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Links I Love Week 12

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This week was filled with ups and downs. We had some great spring weather which got Henri and me out and about. The city of Chicago was buzzing. We finally have a wedding venue booked and now we are overwhelmed with other wedding planning decisions. There is a lot happening in the world and it feels heavy.

I hope you enjoy this week’s links. Grab your coffee and croissant and join me for this week’s favorite links

The art and customs of the French Sunday This is my favorite day of the week! I love spending Sundays with you. Living in Paris made me love this day. 

8 Destination for Solo Female Travelers according to the pros

The 20 Restaurants in Paris to try right now 

Is Home Swapping the Next Big Travel Trend?

The Madewell sale ends tomorrow! This has been a reader favorite! So many of you have snatched up my favorite leather jacket at a discount (I own it in a medium). Along with these great sneakers that are perfect for spring/summer. You can see more of my favorites here. I ended up placing two orders. 

How To Nurture Your Sensitivity

Dorie Greenspan shares Things I Loved and Learned from Julia. I sent it to my aunt.

The 15 Best French Restaurants in America Are any of them in your city?

6 Tips to solve your natural light problem 

I added this cleansing powder and serum to my beauty routine to try. They were gifted by the brand when I mentioned I was looking for more anti-aging products. I also started using this Vitamin C oil and wow, I have noticed a difference with the use of all three together. My skin looks a lot brighter.

I finished Mrs. Maisel Season 4 this week while I couldn’t sleep. I agree that this was a slow season, but we did do a deep dive into some of the supporting characters. I am totally rooting for Rose and Susie. This article is interesting on the season finale via Vanity Fair. 

The best locally-owned hotels in France

Starbucks is planning to phase out its iconic cups. A plan to focus on sustainability. I love this after seeing so many cups overflow the trash of our neighborhood Starbucks. 

Shop this week’s best sellers


I received my latest shipment from Sommailier it’s a great gift for any wine lover especially Francophiles. The wines are from small producers throughout France.

Tour a London home that looks like it could be in Paris

There are so many fun hair accessories at Anthropologie. I love this scarf, these hair ties, and this hair tie. I can’t wait to see this trend play out over the spring/summer.

Fall Back? Spring Ahead? How About Neither, Experts Say. (NYT)

My favorite Lou and Grey sweatpants are on sale. I reach for these all the time after a hot shower or a comfy night at home. They are SO soft. I gifted my sister a pair last year so we match. 

This Year’s 25 Most Inspirational Women Share Insights for the Next Generation

I had someone ask me for a Boll and Branch code. I don’t have one active right now but, they are running 15% off their entire site on orders over $300 with the code SPRING15. This is my favorite bedding. You can see everything I own and love in this post. 

5 Ways to calm your anxious mind. I need this! Via NYT

Discover the lookbook of Sézane spring collection I purchased this Vic dress I have had my eye on for over a year. 

Celebrities with gray hair who are embracing the look Love this! 

The 7 best thrift stores in Paris according to a vintage specialist

France Lifts All COVID-19 Restrictions for American Travelers — and Drops Mask Mandate

I swear by these eye patches for dark circles and puffiness. Add these to your selfcare routine. 

The virus is not done with Europe as cases begin to rise again

Six of the best small hotels in the South of France 


I am still on the hunt for swimsuits for an upcoming trip. I ordered one from Summersalt but bought this one and this one from Boden who has very cute and different suits! It’s so much easier to try them on in the comfort of your own home and return the others that don’t work.

This J. Crew straw tote is so cute in person. I saw it when I popped in store to make a return.

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  1. I was kind of surprised to see Le Bouchon on the best 20 French places in US.
    We have been there more times than I can count, but the quality has not been the same since the founding chef, the father of the current chef, was sadly killed in a traffic accident.
    In tryIng some of the same dishes we had always enjoyed, none were as good.
    Still a cute place and we miss the meals we had there before.

  2. The 20 Parisian restaurants article is very timely. I have added a few to my growing list. I hope to try 2-3 of them on my trip to Paris in 13 days. Merci beaucoup.

  3. Love the article on the best French restaurants in the U.S. and I will have to add some of these to my wishlist. Le Diplomate (Le Dip) is one of the best restaurants in DC–delicious food, excellent drink list, amazing desserts, great service, beautiful interior, and fabulous people watching. Chocolate pot de creme=stuff of my dreams!

    • Thank you, Gloria! I am overdue for a visit to DC and I will have to plan a visit to Le Diplomate. I appreciate the tip 🙂 Merci!

    • Thank you so much, Kelly! I look forward to each Sunday to spend them with you! I hope you enjoy this week’s links. ❤️