Links I Love Week 21

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May has flown by and I am planning a few work trips, a family trip, and a destination wedding. It all seems to be going by very quickly! We have a rainy weekend in Chicago so I am hoping to catch up on some work before Monday rolls around. Our farmers market has opened up and Henri and I are enjoying our visits and picking up fresh flowers, eggs, and pastries. We are patiently waiting for summer fruits and vegetables. We did a little work on the garden and we are excited for flowers and herbs to grow.

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

Revenge travel: How vacation vengeance became a thing This explains the boom in tourism. 

May is skin cancer awareness month. It can happen to anyone. Make sure you get your yearly skin check at the dermatologist and wear sunscreen even on cloudy days. Some of my favorite sunscreens include this Avène mineral sunscreen and Supergoop sunscreen. You can save 20% off Supergoop with code SUNNY20 through May 24th. 

The best baguette of 2022 is in the 15th arrondissement 

Wedding Invites Are Rolling In. How Can I Still Prioritize My Own Travels?

I have been raving about my new Cuyana system tote. Here is how I use it. 

We found a new family favorite spot in Cincinnati for breakfast/brunch called Café Alma. If you find yourself in Cincinnati or live there, definitely check it out. The shakshuka and french toast are incredible.

Rick Steves tells us everything we need to know about traveling to Europe this summer 

How 10 Minutes Of Movement A Day Is Transforming My Self-Esteem

This pink blouse is dreamy for spring. It’s on my wish list 

EU lifts mask mandate for planes 

Madewell is currently 25% off on so many items for summer. Sandals, shorts, and dresses are included. I rounded up some of my favorites here. Use the code LONGWEEKEND

J.Crew is 30% off and 50% sale using the code SUMMER. This is a great time to grab your swim suit, these shorts are a favorite, dresses, and espadrilles

In Rome, New Food and Old Sites Beckon (NYT) For those going to Rome this summer.

I had a lot of wedding questions come recently so I answered them all here along with a few other reader questions. 

I love this campfire set for backyard s’mores. It also makes a great Father’s Day gift. 

We have been enjoying “Nomad” on CNN after Stanley Tucci 

Your dog is not ready for you to return to the office. I found this very relatable. Thankfully, Henri works from home with me. We have separation anxiety from each other. NYT

It’s time to stock up on dijon mustard at Trader Joe’s. The climate and rising costs are hitting the supply of French dijon mustard. 

How Living Abroad Helps You Develop a Clearer Sense of Self

Growing up, strawberry shortcake was my dream dessert. I now want to make this recipe. It was what my grandma and I used to have for our shared birthday dessert. We were two days apart. 

How To Keep An Art Journal When You’re At A Loss For Words

I am totally down for having monogrammed pajamas for the wedding. My mom, sister, niece, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law need a pair!

Chicago rooftop cinema looks so cool! We have free options in the parks around the city. The rooftop cinema is a paid version. I haven’t seen a movie in years, this is such a fun idea. 

Beyond The Château: New Escapes in France’s Loire Valley

Why I’m Swapping “Big Dreams” For Small Satisfactions

How to Find Support If Social Media Is Hurting Your Mental Health

The CDC now recommends testing before and after domestic travel

I want to try this chocolate tarte sablé recipe from David Lebovitz 

There is an Avène friends and family event giving you 25% off $60 or more. A perfect time to pick up mineral sunscreen or the new RetrinAL serum

Chanel gives you an appointment for an exhibition at the Jardin des Tuileries in June I was invited to this and I won’t be able to attend. I am so bummed to miss it for another year. 

This week’s best sellers

The oldest restaurants in Paris, 12 you need to add to your must-visit list

Why Travelers Still Need COVID Travel Insurance This Summer, According to Experts

The best summer terraces in Paris 

How to Draw Fitness Boundaries When Your Home Is Your Gym

I had a long drive over the weekend and listened to a lot of podcasts to pass the time including this Crime Junkie podcast that popped up on my phone. 

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  1. I arrive in Paris with zero toiletries. First thing I do is head to Citypharma and load up.
    I just went on Avene’s USA site and was very disappointed. Products at City vastly outnumber this site. I think it’s because the FDA regulates what is sold here and some of the products sold in France can’t be sold here. My fave sunscreen isn’t available here. And the prices at City are cheaper.
    Admittedly, not everyone is able to get to Paris, but the shipping charge from City is a lot less than a trip.
    You can go on City’s site and see some of the things not usually sold here. They always have specials and now the € is good for us.