It has been a full and busy weekend with my family visiting Chicago. We had a nice balance between sunshine, spending time outdoors, and downtime with movies and snacks on rainy days. It’s safe to say Henri has won over my mom and sister. The kids had a blast enjoying the playgrounds and the zoo.
Grab your coffee and croissants, and join me for links I love.
Business class seats worth splurging on via CN Traveler
A grande dame hotel is reborn in Cannes. Here is a first look. Via Afar
12 new ways to wear a midi skirt for spring via InStyle
The best family holidays in Europe to take in 2023 via CNTraveler
International flights are 30% more expensive than last year, here is how to save via Travel and Leisure
Cosabella Friends and Family is here. Save 25% using the code FRIENDS25. I swear by their underwear and will be refreshing my drawer for spring. Make sure to hang it dry and leave it out of the dryer. Their colors are overwhelming, and I typically stick to black, navy, red, and nude.
Mother’s Day gift ideas for mom, the stepmom, aunties, and dog moms.
These Jenni Kayne sandals are on my wish list for spring/summer. I also popped into our Chicago location and found this sweater I am crushing on.
What downtown Chicago could look like in 20 years. The city is creating a new master plan
Where chefs eat on vacation, a new series from CN Traveler focuses on Amalfi Coast, where we go on our honeymoon. I took notes, and you should too!
The New Sneaky Way Hackers Are Stealing Your Data at the Airport
This week’s best sellers include my favorite Cuyana system tote
A traveler’s guide to tipping in a changed world via NYT
I have had a request for the link to purchase The Paris Guide. It is filled with 70 pages on where to eat, drink, shop, stay, and explore the city of light. It is a downloadable PDF. I am working on a printed version for the holiday.
What Online Dating In My 50s Taught Me About Myself
La Ligne just launched extended sizing! This is huge news.
Try This Quick, Easy Tip to Feel More at Peace When You’re Spending Time Outside
I am obsessed with this packable hat for summer. This will be perfect for Italy and comes in many colors.
The trailer for “And Just Like That Season 2” is here. Will you be watching? I didn’t finish season 1 but maybe it deserves a second look.
This Influencer Started a Petition to Protect Plus-size Travelers While Flying — and It Has Thousands of Supporters
What I wore in Paris this spring
I am so happy to see so many of you love the Natalie flat as much as I do.
This Popular Italian Seaside Destination Will Fine Tourists Up to $300 for One Very Specific Offense
I revived my Dyson with a new battery from Amazon. It was so much cheaper than buying a new one and has worked great.
The creators of Mrs. Maisel are onto their next series set in Paris it already has two seasons on order. “Set in New York City and Paris, the eight-episode Étoile follows the dancers and artistic staff of two world-renowned ballet companies, as they embark on an ambitious gambit to save their storied institutions by swapping their most talented stars.”
Google Flights Will Now Guarantee the Lowest Fare on Select Flights—or Refund You the Difference
J.Crew has some great new arrivals for summer. Also, my favorite linen pants are back. I own them in navy and white. Perfect for travel too. They run a little big. I have a size S but could have gotten an XS
This 2- ingredient French snack is the most surprising and delicious way to eat a baguette
I am often asked how affiliate marketing works, this post on how to shop from your favorite bloggers is a great read
I Took My Mom to Paris for the First Time, and This Is the Travel Gear We Kept Reaching for the Whole Trip
The Benefits of Spending Time in Nature: Why You Should Get Outside More Often
The official trailer for Lupin 3; it’s time to catch up if you haven’t watched it yet
The influencer economy is warping the American dream via The Atlantic
A Weekend Guide to Provence France
In Paris, the must-see facialist via Harpers Bazaar
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