Links I Love Week 2

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It has been a bitterly cold week in Chicago. Henri and I have had to skip the dog park and long walks and play inside. One of my goals this year is to take some time off each week. I was going nonstop for months on end without a break in 2021 and I ended the year being burnt out. I am still trying to figure out my “day off” for the week but this time around it is a normal Saturday. I napped, did a yoga class, cooked, and had a slow day. I put a time limit on my social apps which is a new challenge. I hope I can continue this habit for 2022.

Grab your coffee and croissants and join me for this week’s links I love.

U.S. Citizens will need to register to travel starting in 2023

I am crushing on these heart pajamas. I ordered my niece and me matching ones.

Apps for Travelers dreaming of their next trip

A reason to go back to school, master the French way of eating, drinking, and living at Science Po

I loved hearing the history of this economy candy store in NYC. We had a much smaller version in Cincinnati when I grew up and we loved to visit. (NYT)

The ultimate travel bucket list for Europe 

22 Design Trends to Try in 2022. I already have a few in my home. 

A little gift from me to you! I put together 5 Paris background images for your desktop so you can dream of Paris at home or at work. 

If you tried last week to grab a bag of coffee on me, I have a new code. Apparently, I shared all my referrals too quickly! I reached out to the brand for help and they gave a new code. I love this company because they highlight small roasters from across the US. Since we recently got a new coffee machine and switched from French Press to drip, we wanted whole beans. You can take a quick flavor profile quiz and they recommend beans to try. 

The 10 Parisian exhibitions that we can’t wait to discover in 2022

If you are looking for an escape, “Midnight in Paris” is on Netflix right now

Do you remember the Sheertex tights I shared around the holidays? They lowered their prices and now have a $29 version. I bought a 2 pack in the medium. It is always good to have a good pair of tights on hand. 

A girl, a style: in the house of Princess Anna Pahlavi in ​​Paris

I am finally back into a workout routine. I used to dance daily and I let that slide with the holidays. I bought a few new shirts to add to my rotation. This one is from Nordstrom and this one from Vuori. I also bought a new larger glass water bottle. Also, this sports bra from Lululemon.

9 French Airbnbs with History 

I love my friend Jess’s approach to goals for the New Year. It’s a must read.

The Diptyque rose collection is out now. Shop these limited edition candles. 

These waterproof boots are on my wish list. The first round sold out in hours. I want the sand color. 

What Happens In The Body When You Stop Alcohol?

One of my favorite French beauty brands is 20% off for their Friends and Family Sale. Use the code FAM20 for all orders over $50 They make my favorite shampoo and dry shampoo that I have been using for years. 

From Parisian-Inspired Style to Multi-Purpose Spaces – these are the Top Decor Trends of 2022, According to Design Pros

Sezane’s January collection is so good and has me excited for spring. I have so many items on my wish list. 

How to be intentional with rest outside of work –This is What Checking Email After Work Does to Your Brain

10 Trendy Spots to Check out in Paris in 2022

The Le Creuset grill pan is one of my favorite kitchen items. I have been using it daily to make chicken. It is way too cold to grill outside but this gives the same great flavor. It works the same way, just make sure to spray with a little olive oil before grilling.

Looking to boost your career in the new year? Here’s How to Find a Job With Healthy Work-Life Balance!

The best Basque restaurants in Paris

The Laundress is currently 25% off right now at Nordstrom. I am well stocked up on laundry products but I recently fell in love with their cleaning line so I bought a few new items and restocked their surface cleaner. It all smells so good! 

How to build a flavorful alcohol free home bar 

The New Urgency for Work-Life Balance: Why Women Are Quitting Their Jobs and Redesigning Their Lives

On the blog:

I updated my French onion soup recipe with a video

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

Best Sellers of 2021 (reader favorites)

My favorite kitchen organization items

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  1. Hello Rebecca. Im so excited to find your site. I listen to Shannon’s The Simple Sophosticate and learned about you there. I also live in Chicago and enjoy all things London and Paris. I live in Lincoln Park (recently moved from the burbs with my husband as empty nesters) and would love any hints on local places you enjoy here in Chicago as well. I love shopping at Posh for a few things but any Chicago hints would be fun to hear! Love your site. Look forward to being here!

    • Hi Pam,

      Thank you so much! I am happy you found me through Shannon’s podcast. Welcome to Lincoln Park. I wrote this blog post on Chicago French favorites here:

      Try the Green City Farmers Market in the summer. Also, Chez Moi is a good family-owned French neighborhood spot in LP. I love Mon Ami Gabi for drinks and their patio but haven’t loved the food as much. The bar is a good date night spot.