Links I Love Week 15

Left Bank Paris morning

It has been a lovely weekend at home. We visited the farmers market and enjoyed a long walk downtown with Henri. We had an event on Saturday night, and I wore this adorable jumper with heels. My husband and I snuck away early for a late dinner at the bar at one of our favorite spots in the city. 

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

The Print Shop is having a sale to celebrate my birthday, and I have added some new prints from my Paris trip. Use the code BIRTHDAY at checkout for a special discount that ends Sunday at midnight.

breakfast at deux magots Paris, France café

What summer travel to Europe will look like this year 

The hottest restaurant in France right now may surprise you

The internet traffic dropped during the solar eclipse. We finally put our phones down for a bit. 

For those headed to the Olympics in Paris this summer, I highly recommend downloading app CityMapper to help with directions. They will have specific route plans around the games and events, which will be very helpful. 

People have conflicting views, but banana bags are all the rage in France. I bought this one last October.  Now that it is warmer in Chicago, I am always using it for walks with Henri. 

Left Bank Paris morning in the spring

5 charming towns in the French Riviera. I loved Menton and would go back again! 

This Pilates SNL skit had me laughing so hard. You might also find this funny if you have ever been to a reformer class. Someone sent this to me on Instagram and I missed it. (sorry!)

These Sisley eye-shadows are so easy. I love the Topaz color. Their eyeliner is also the only one I use. It is easy to put on, and a sharpener is tucked into the bottom like an eraser on a pencil. Gamechanger! 

30 spring decorating ideas from Elle Decor. A fun way to transform your space for the new season 

In Paris, I did a fun pastry crawl with Jane of La Cuisine. She took me to three great pastry shops in the Marais. You can see it all here in a quick video. Take notes and save this post for your next trip! 

Michelin awarded the best hotels in France with a key this week. Some of my favorite hotels, including Chateau Voltaire and Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, were honored. 

This week’s best sellers include, The French Ingredient (EDP Book Club of the month), a great pair of sneakers from Madewell, the hat I have been wearing on repeat and more.


4 off the beaten path neighborhoods in Paris 

Merit Beauty launched a summer set that includes their newest highlighting balm in a golden hue. 

Enjoy this house tour in a light-filled Lake Como villa via Architectural Digest.

The unexpected pleasure of boredom when traveling solo. LOVE this.  

French baked goods: having your ‘viennoisserie’ and naming it, too. My uncle sent in a fun video from French Connection.

J.Crew has some affordable and adorable dresses for spring/summer. 

This ginger dill salmon sounds so good

Cyclists now outnumber motorists in Paris via Forbes 

Best hotels in the South of France via Vogue 

How you process alcohol differently as you age. An interesting read. 

Ina Garten’s memoir is now available for preorder. She is coming to Chicago, and I have got tickets!

Afar did an interesting comparison of 5 hotels in Paris at different prices. It is a bit long, and you may want to fast-forward, but it is worth watching if you are curious about what your money gets you. 

On the Blog:

5 things to do in Paris on your birthday 

What I packed for Paris in the spring

5 ways to beat jet lag

A first-time guide to Paris 

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