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Links I Love Week 14

Links I Love Week 14

Bonjour from Paris! It is so good to be back. The city is packed, I don’t remember seeing it so full and lively. It is very different from October. We had snow on Friday (here is a video if you don’t believe me) and today will be the full day of sun for my entire 10 days. I am soaking up the cherry blossoms that are all around the city and taking new photos for The Print Shop. You can see my Paris agenda here in case you missed it. 

Links I Love Week 14

14 surprising things about parenting in France

Ina Garten dishes on the success of Julia Child 

The secret of lasting friendships via NYT 

A taste of NYC is coming to Chicago. I don’t think this will be a regular visit but a fun special treat to have Levain in the city. 

I am very excited about the opening of this new Paris hotel which is the city property of Pavillon de la Reine and Pavillon des Lettres where I have stayed in the past. 

The most common items people forget to pack How many have you forgotten? 

List of the best croissants in Paris

You can see what I packed for Paris here. I switched out some dresses for sweaters last minute and I am so glad I did! 

In Paris, a wine bar inspired by Tokyo’s jazz cafés

99 Mindful Conversation Topics For Deeper Connections

My Sézane coat is back in stock in all sizes. I have a size 4 and I have been living in it since arriving in Paris.

Too Much Screen Time? Landline Phones Offer a Lifeline. (NYT)

The rooftops of summer 2022 in Paris

I have been using my Longchamp to move around Paris with my camera. It is a great bag to fold up in your suitcase and use for a day out. It has been perfect for these rainy days.

If you are planning a trip to Paris, you can grab my downloadable packing list PDF here

12 American expat writers currently living in Paris 

I ended up bringing my Blondo booties to Paris because of all the rain in the forecast. They are waterproof and warm and I am so happy I did. They have been a lifesaver in the snow and rain this week. 

The best bakeries in Paris according to Eater.

I will be scouting some of these locations this week 

How to Prioritize Your Retirement Travel Goals As You Age

The True Meaning of Happiness

I saw this J.Crew dress in person while shopping and it’s so adorable. It is currently 30% off. There are so many other great items on sale here for spring including this staple white button-down I brought to Paris.

Maison Matisse opens its first Parisian boutique

Yes, You Should Definitely Take a Nap After Therapy

Yes, There’s an Ideal Temperature for Sleep—and Here’s Why It Matters

What the Second-Happiest People Get Right

I love this Bonjour Amour Paris shirt from Sézane – it’s super comfortable and a great option as we transition to Spring. I ordered it in medium and happen to be wearing it to welcome the Atlas Adventures girl’s trip. 

How to get upgraded to first class for free 

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  1. Those two lists of the best boulangeries and the best croissants could not have come at a better time! I leave for Paris on the 20th! 😍

  2. Bon jour,
    I’m going to Paris in September and looking for a hotel in the 1st. I’m considering Le Pradey and hoping for suggestions in that area. The options are overwhelming. I’m trying to keep it in the $350/night max range. Merci.