Links I Love : Week 26

grand hotel du palais royal breakfast

Yesterday, I celebrated the blog’s two year anniversary. I can’t believe it has been two years. It seemed like one big crazy idea that actually came to life bigger and better than I imagined. You can read all about it here. I spent the evening celebrating in Chicago with friends that I have met through the instagram/blogging world. 

cité chicago

I was the guest of honor last night at Cité for dinner with Chef Oscar. It was so much fun to celebrate overlooking the city of Chicago and we even got the best view in the city for fireworks. I am so grateful for such a wonderful opportunity and we had a delicious meal. I am still dreaming about the lobster risotto. I ended up wearing this navy dress which was perfect for the chilly evening.

A friend of mine from Dance Class gave me this book after discussing favorite reads. Have you read, “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” 

Sézane has a new Journal format. A girl from the US moved to Paris. It is fun to read her adventures. I hope you enjoy it too! 

This Is Where All The Coolest French Girls Get Their Vintage Fashion via Vogue 

I was inspired by my friend Rhita in Paris for a pair of these cute espadrilles. I found a pair that I loved and they are under $100. I will be in them all Summer long. I pulled them out of the box and took them out on the town right away. 

For the Fourth of July, I did a fun survey on Instagram about which red lipstick I should wear. While a lot of people said this red, some people wrote in telling me their favorite red was one I wore back in Paris in April. It may be my favorite red and one I need to wear more often. How do you feel about color on your lips?

23 Summery French Recipes. Inspiration for Bastille Day

Bikini Wax Trends in Paris via Vogue. (This is hilarious!)

A Jewel Within A Jewel. The new restaurant at Pavillon de La Reine in Place des Vosges has opened! 

Better Living with Garance Doré I love how she incorporates her French Life in LA. 

If you are headed to Paris this Autumn, it is never to early to start planning what you will need to pack. This has been trending on the site recently. I am deciding between August or September. I still haven’t booked my ticket. 

Is it possible to have too many pinks sweaters? I am already looking at my Fall Clothes and knowing I need a refresh. 

Luxury Real Estate in Paris. More Luxury Retail Stores Opened in Paris Last Year than Any Other City. via Wall Street Journal 

I am now an INSIDR Partner. I love using this service when I travel to France. Not only do they offer a phone that keeps you connected while traveling in Europe, you have a personal contact at your fingertips to answer all your questions on where to eat, drink, shop and explore! 

Nespresso is discontinuing some of my favorite flavors on July 18. It seems not everyone got this notice but I am happy to share. I stocked up well! 

Celebrating Bastille Day in Paris

The Ultimate French Kitchen Essentials via Frenchly

I found these Duralex glasses here! 

Paris’ Only Cheesemaker – I haven’t been but now I really want to go! 

I made these Choux with vanilla ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce. I am going to change them up for Bastille Day so stay tuned. I used the recipe from Tasting Paris by Clautilde Dusuoulier

Choux pastry with homemade chocolate sauce

In case you missed my café chat with Corey Frye. I am trying to upload this to Instagram TV but no luck yet. 

I love supporting small businesses just like me, this one is extra special because the girl is in College. She is creative and extremely talented. I am so proud to know her and I can’t wait to see how far she goes. You can support her here by purchasing her granola. You have to try the rosemary one! This would go really great on yogurt. 

Paris to Roll out Smoking Ban in Public Parks

My friend Karyn is offering a retreat in Provence this September. If you are looking for yoga, meditation and personal growth this is for you. There are just two spots left so grab them before they are gone! 

As France Burned, I just recently watched Suite Francaise Has anyone seen it yet?

My glowing no makeup look is all due to this product that gives my dry skin instant hydration! I finished my first bottle and almost cried this morning when I realized it was finished. I wasn’t prepared with a backup! 

In Case You Missed It

My first recipe in French! I am so proud of this one. I worked with Caroline, my French teacher on this one. I have more coming soon. 

What I Packed for The South of France

Last Week’s Links I Love

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

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