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Links I Love Week 22

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It’s a long weekend here and the unofficial kickoff to Summer. I am in Ohio visiting my Dad for the first time in almost two years. I also got to see my aunt, uncle, and best friends from high school. Henri came along for the road trip and it has been fun introducing him to the family. I haven’t driven home in years so this also has been a good opportunity to purge some of my belongings at home and pack up some things and bring them back to Chicago. I found some gems including a few letters from my grandma and old photographs I thought were lost.

Grab your coffee and croissants and join me for an extra long Links I Love for the holiday weekend.

The Best Hidden Terraces in Paris

For the first time ever, The Louvre will be led by a woman

How to Travel to France this Summer, What is Open and What to Expect

Ina Garten shares her Dance Party Spotify Mix here.

For Summer dresses, I highly recommend this strapless bra from Wacoal and nude thongs from Cosabella. 

The Best People Watching Cafés in Paris

How to Build the Ultimate Picnic Basket, According to Chefs around the World

Modern Love Season 2 has a premiere date. If you haven’t seen Season 1, you have time to catch up now. They are hit or miss, my favorite is the doorman one.

Am I crazy for wanting a pair of these sandals? I had a pair 20 years ago and they are back. My friend’s 2-year-old had a green pair and I had shoe envy.

If Paris is not ready for a visit, the rest of France is waiting

101 Ways to Have Fun this Summer

What Introverts and Extroverts Can Learn From Each Other

The importance of Vitamin C in skincare. I have been using this serum and love it. I am down to the last drop and will be reordering ASAP.

This really struck a cord with me. Your Body Survived a Pandemic. Don’t Punish it with Fad Diets. NYT

The holiday weekend brings sales, I rounded up some of my favorites and what I purchased this weekend in this post.

Versailles Emerges From Lockdown with a New Hotel. This is a splurge hotel for sure but the amenities justify the price tag for a night. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. WSJ

Learn French with Netflix! Call my Agent Vocabulary

I am adding this soy-glazed chicken recipe to my list to make. Chicken breasts are a staple in the fridge and I am always looking for something new and different to do with them. 

How will you look when you emerge from the Pandemic? Now that the masks are coming off, we are approaching makeup differently.

Paris Plans to Ban Most Car Traffic Throughout It’s City Center by 2022

Six Things You Should Know About Traveling to Europe this Summer NYT

I bought this Tata Harper cleanser on sale. I used it a few years ago and loved it. Once I saw it for 20% I knew I needed to grab it. Plus, my current Sisley face cleanser is on it’s last pump. 

What Happens When Americans Can Finally Exhale

In case you missed it:

French Words T-Shirts

The Balance of Busy

15 Ways Living Abroad Changed Me

Goat Cheese Salad

10 Movies to Watch on a Rainy Day

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  1. I got a pair of the Arizona Birks in a pale pink and I think they are super cute, I know they have a reputation as a ‘healthy’ shoe or whatever, but they come in such fun colors now and they are so comfy.

    • Hi Sue!

      I am so happy to hear you are on the Birks trend with me. Pale pink sounds adorable, I went classic black. I hope you enjoy yours all summer long!

  2. I adore your new and improved website! Thank you for graciously giving your time and creativity to your blog!! xo, Donna

  3. Get the Birks, you won’t regret it. I bought a pair of the white ones last year and they’ve become a staple in my wardrobe.

    • Thank you! I ordered them and they came so fast. I can’t wait to wear them all Summer long.

  4. I am curious about your opinion (experiences?) of-at Hotel du Levant? It is still a favorite place for us to stay when we visit Paris.

    • Hi Stephen,

      I haven’t stayed at Hotel du Levant so I can’t give any feedback. I am happy to hear it is a favorite of yours. I will check it out next time I am in Paris.