Links I Love Week 12 Year 2024

Magnolia trees in bloom Paris Eiffel Tower

Happy Sunday! I hope your spring is off to a good start. Chicago had a snow dusting, and I hope my magnolia tree still blooms in the backyard. We are back from Telluride, and I am happy to be reunited with Henri. After a few lessons, I hung up my ski boots for the year and enjoyed riding the gondola into town for coffee and lunch. 

Links I Love Week 12

I enjoyed running into a blog reader at the airport on the way home. Thank you, Charity, for saying hello! 

One of my college friends is in town, and we have a coffee date planned for this morning. 

Grab your coffee and croissants, and join me for links I love. 

Why can’t we get enough of French food? 

We have an EDP book and wine chat this Tuesday night at 7pm. You can grab the google meet invite here. Don’t stress if you can’t make it, there will be others in the future.

Speaking of books, my friend Jane of La Cuisine wrote a book that officially comes out in April. She is doing a US book tour, and I purchased a ticket for the Chicago event on April 15. There are still tickets available (for now), and you support a small women-owned bookshop at the same time.  

The Madewell Sale ends March 25th. My favorites are in this post. It is a great time to stock up on accessories or a new pair of denim. 

$1.5 Million Dollar Homes in Paris (NYT gift article) 

I love lists and always seem to forget something when packing. Even though I am a seasoned traveler, I love these packing paper checklists.

5 Insider Itineraries from Top Concierges from Around The World 

The first thing most guests want to know when they arrive in Paris is where to eat and drink… I have a list of favorites that I love to share.
Julie Benoit, leader of guest experiences, S/O Paris

Dyson has a new hair dryer being released this May all the details can be found here via Harper’s Bazaar 

Things to watch coming soon: We Were the Lucky Ones (March 28) and A Gentleman in Moscow (March 31)

A guide to how to dress for cocktail attire via Vogue 

We spent the week in Telluride at a rental house. It was lovely, but the main complaint was the pillows. I cannot wait to get back to my bed and good pillows to sleep through the night. We have these pillows from Boll and Branch. If anyone knows of a good travel pillow, I am curious to try it. 

The Secret Superpower of Nicole Kidman. I enjoyed this quote “I have a very full life with people that I love. I’m raising daughters. I’m a wife, I’m a best friend. I’m a sister, I am an aunt. I have deeply intimate relationships, and I’ve always been that way. And that, to me, is the meaning of life.”

Diptyque has a special edition cherry blossom candle just for the season 

Saks is having a friends and family sale, and this dress is adorable. I wish I found it for our family event a few weeks ago! The sale ends March 28th

An interesting article on French healthcare from David Lebovitz For those who are curious how the system works 

The Staud dress I wore on repeat is on sale. I own it in size six, and it fits so well. I want to buy it in multiple colors. 

A French Design Specialist to Answer Your Biggest Interior Design Questions

Tuckernuck did a cute Parisian spring edit.

This blouse is super cute, and I love this dress

Celine Dion to return to stage. It is my dream to see her in person! 

The best places to drink wine in Paris

My husband sent me this article, Sézane is coming to DC! This is all we know so far. 

How Does Paris Stay Paris? By Pouring Billions Into Public Housing – via NYT

Bombas has really great compression socks for travel. There is also a code COMFORT20 for 20% off your first order. I love their socks and wear them all the time for workouts.

The Idea of You official trailer. I read this book a few years ago. This movie is highly anticipated and has racked up a fair amount of views of the trailer in anticipation of the movie. I love Anne Hathaway and think she is a great fit for this role.

The best travel apps to download 

Terra-Cotta Flooring Ties Together a Refreshed Country Home in France

I was asked to share the sports bra that I love. Finding a good one can be a challenge if you are larger in the chest. I love this one. 

I adore Stanley Tucci for his storytelling skills and his love of food. While in Telluride and not being able to sleep, I started listening to his book, which I am really enjoying. Since the story is read by him, it makes it special, and I am always hungry afterward. I need to order the hard copy for his family recipes. If you have Spotify, you should be able to listen to it for free. 

This week’s best sellers include a few great finds from Madewell and J.Crew on sale and a great shirt from Frank & Eileen so many of you have been asking about from last year!

End the Phone-Based Childhood Now via The Atlantic. This requires a subscription but if you have one, I recommend giving it a read. 

In Paris, the chicest way to shop is in someone else’s home via FT an unclocked article 

The Full List of Paris’s Michelin Star Restaurants in The MICHELIN Guide France 2024

Crushing on this Parisian Kitchen Island 

On the Blog:

I updated A First Time Guide to Paris (free content) 

5 favorite books by Kristin Harmel 

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  1. Natori does makes great undergarments, but for a huge range of really well-researched and -constructed sports bras, I recommend checking out Title Nine (;, a woman-owned store that makes great-looking, extremely well-crafted active gear for women.