I am finally home from a crazy round of travel. Cincinnati to see my Dad for Father’s Day, South of France for a project, and then back to Cleveland with my Mom to see my 92 year old grandmother. It was a LOT! My body still hurts and I am still catching up on sleep. I will share more details on Cannes/Nice as well as a roundup of June later this week in my weekly email. If you aren’t signed up yet, you can sign up here!
I got my first haircut since February this week and it feels so good. I have been keeping my hair healthy and it is growing so long. I wrote a post all about my hair here since it is one of the most frequently searched topics. Who knew?!
Next Saturday, July 7 is the blog’s 2 year anniversary!! Can you believe I have been blogging for two straight years? I can’t! I need help deciding how to celebrate. I am thinking of a giveaway…! Thoughts?
A friend of mine is in Paris this week and she is staying in the 9th arrondissement. As a little gift, I put all of her personal requests such as gluten free bakeries, coffee spots, and places to explore in a Google map that she received when she landed. You can see the map here and use it for your next trip to Paris.
When I started the blog two years ago, I was in search of a picnic basket for my launch party. I couldn’t find one anywhere unless it was $500. Now they are everywhere. I think Target has a great selection. They have this cute complete set for under $100.
My friend Julia has the most amazing eyelashes, I have had eyelash envy for months. I finally asked her what she used and it is this Benefit Mascara. Of course I bought some immediately. It is incredible!! Only $24 and my lashes have never looked better.
I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon Santoni of the blog, “My French Country Home” here in Chicago this past week. She is the sweetest and has so much energy. She has an amazing blog and I hope to grow up to be more like her! She offers a subscription box called “My Stylish French Box” that is hand curated with luxurious French Brands delivered right to your door. The August Box is almost SOLD OUT and the theme is French Cuisine. I can’t wait to see what is inside. You can order yours here!
I ended up purchasing these which were half the price of JCrew at JCrew Factory. They almost look identical except the heel height is a little lower. I am not sure why the photo shows them in green but I purchased black.
The Paris Bakeries That Are Going Gluten Free (mark this down or send to a friend)
French Restaurant Week is coming to Chicago July 9th. Should we make a meet up out of it??
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