Links I Love Week 22

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As you are reading this over your Sunday coffee, I will be at The Wells Street Art Festival. I collect the articles throughout the week and try to finish by the weekend. This week has been stressful as I have been prepping for my ONLY Summer show. When I first started my business, I did a show a weekend. Sometimes they were markets in the suburbs and other weekends they were bigger festivals. I lost my Summers with friends when I was younger and as the business grew I did less and less. Wells Street has always been my favorite because it is supporting my neighborhood and I get to see so many familiar faces. I love seeing returning customers year after year and catching up. It is so great to connect with local readers and customers. I will be in booth 221 (rain or shine) For point of reference it is 1311 N Wells. If you are not in Chicago, please send good vibes my way. This is how I support my Paris fund to return back to my favorite city. 

If you want to support me from afar, you can shop The Print Shop here. 

Over the weekend, these few items will be put to good use. Do you have a rainy day uniform?

Pink rain jacket, jeans, sweater, and blondo slides for the win. 

What is New in Paris (3 new hotel openings and a lot more!)

Black Bread Hits the Paris Scene (You may remember I had one on my last trip to Paris) 

Sleep Hacks That Will Put You Right to Bed

How Not to Look Like A Tourist in Paris

Meet Hemingway’s Last Secret Love

Where to Visit The Lavender Fields in Provence This Summer

Women turns 105, and Credits Chocolate (yes!!)

I am testing out a few new to me Tata Harper products for an upcoming article. I have the Resurfacing Serum, The Regenerating Cleanser, and The Resurfacing Mask. I am ready for the Tata Glow! 

Great Advice from Oprah on Graduation and Life Lessons (video)

I LOVED this article from NPR on Children and Discipline. I immediately sent it to my sister at 6 am when I read it. (Thank you for my friend Tricia for posting this)

How George Haussmann’s Architecture Shaped The Look of Paris via Architectural Digest 

The 10 Most Expensive Hotels in Paris

The Most Romantic Places to Picnic in Paris

The Next Trend in Dating… Watermelon? This sounds interesting. 

The search for a new pair of earrings is on. I got these from Grace and Hudson. They should be arriving in time for their Rosé party next week. I can’t wait! 

If you were a fan of Sex and The City, this week is the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut. This is a fun article of what Carrie’s apartment would look like now. 

I talk a lot about connected in person and using less technology. This is a great video that speaks about this. 

This week will be the 10 year anniversary of me loosing my job. This post is still very much relevant and I would write it almost the same today. I will be sharing a lot more this week that I haven’t shared before. I have a few fun personal things planned for the day. (I am taking the day OFF!) I am finishing up with a party at a new rooftop in Chicago. I bought this dress last month and I am so happy I have a place to wear it. Now I just need to find shoes. 

This week we lost both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain to suicide. I recently listened to this NPR Episode with Kate Spade and learned so much more about her story. You can listen to it here. 

This post does include affiliate links which helps contribute to my coffee and croissant research. Merci! 

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