Links I Love Week 30

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I had a full week of travel. After a weekend in Boston, I had a quick turnaround for Ohio on Tuesday. I went home to see the dentist and get some work done. The drive was long but I was lucky to have the best co-pilot. (Henri) I was able to see some of my best friends from high school and my uncle’s trip overlapped with mine at the end. It was so great to see family and be in my hometown for a few days.

I am home for a few weeks in Chicago and very much looking forward to soaking up summer in the city. It feels like this year is flying by.

Grab your coffee and croissants and join me for my favorite links!

How American tourists are saving France’s summer 

The unlikely souvenir you should collect from luxury hotels. Now I need to go back to the hotel we stayed at when we were engaged. 

Are you ready for a paisley print comeback?

The renovation of NY airports. I spent many years visiting LGA airport and I am excited to see the updates. Via NYT

8 chic seaside hotels where you can live your coastal grandmother dreams 

I am spending my Sunday afternoon at Hotel Zachary for a Cheesescapes event to learn how to make a cheeseboard from the masters. I feel this is an important skill considering cheese is one of my love languages. There are still tickets available here if you want to join me. I am going solo! 

I love listening to business podcasts. My friend Alexis mentioned The Laundress episode on  How I Built This after telling her how much I loved the brand and I then discovered the La Colombe episode on my drive. One of the owners is French and it was fun to listen to the history of one of my favorite coffee places in the city. 

If you listen to The Laundress and are curious about their products, it’s a great time to try them with 25% for friends and family. This is the last weekend for this. I couldn’t rave about their products more. Plus, the one thing you need in your laundry closet is this stain remover. Trust me!

Afar has a great Chicago guide. I am often asked for my list which I am working on but if you are headed to Chicago this summer, this is a great start on where to eat and explore. 

This is a fascinating article on why some people get freckles. You aren’t born with them. I had them growing up and I miss them. 

40 is the new 40 – On coming into your own in unsettled times

My favorite Boll and Branch sheets and blankets are 20% off for their summer sale. The waffle blanket is my favorite if you already have sheets. I will be gifting this to my sister during the holidays. I ordered my dad a duvet cover by request since I rave about the brand so much. Use the code SUMMER22 at checkout. 

How to do anything. There were a few that had me in tears. I love these posts from Cup of Jo

Gilmore Girls fans, keep an eye out for some of your favorite characters in season 5 of Mrs. Maisel (this contains spoiler alerts for the final season) 

I have my eyes on these slippers I need a new pair for the colder months. I used to own a pair and Henri destroyed them in his puppy days. Fall will be here before you know it. 

Paris flea markets tips for your next trip. I love exploring this area of Paris. It is a destination but a fun afternoon or weekend trip I highly recommend.

Text your friends. It matters more than you think.

I posted my Travel Guide to Lake Como Italy here. Everywhere we ate, explored, and the link to the house we stayed in. There are lots of family-friendly suggestions as well as some date night ideas. We loved our time in Lake Como as a family. 

Say goodbye to your favorite Italian beach club. This is such an important part of the culture. I would be very sad if this law was passed.

The top kitchen paint colors. A good guide to keep in mind if you are updating your kitchen. Fresh paint can change everything 

This week’s best sellers great sale items! 

Climate change is affecting the lemon farming in Amalfi a special art and something very unique to the region. 

I love this polka dot pull on skirt from J.Crew factory. It is under $50 and very cute in person. Great for transitioning back to work clothes for summer/early fall. 

What children and parents can learn from baking with each other. This is one of my favorite things to do with my niece and nephew.

Do eye creams really work? Via NYT

A Happiness Columnist’s Three Biggest Happiness Rules

My Sezane trench is back in multiple colors and sizes. I have it in a size 4 and have worn it so many times since I bought it in October. It is what I was wearing when I got engaged in Paris so I don’t plan on ever giving it up! 

Best moisturizer: the 7 most cult French pharmacy formulas of all time

Why women do or don’t change their last name when they get married? This has been a hot topic in my family. 

My code for Korres the Greek beauty brand I have been loving is valid until the end of August. Save 20% off with code REBECCA20 at checkout. I just ordered this rose night mask and I heard rave reviews about their body wash from so many of you which I now have to try 

Effortless ways to style a coffee table. I am always looking for good tips via NYT

Everyone’s too tired to tex

My favorite linen pants from J.Crew are on major sale. They are $32 final sale! I have them in size small in black and white and LOVE them. So comfortable for travel. I paid full price. 

The Best Time of Day to Fly to Avoid Cancellations, According to New Data

In case you missed it:

The best coffee shops in Paris

20 travel essentials for long-haul flights

How to make a reservation in Paris

What to pack for a trip to Paris

Classic French wardrobe essentials 

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  1. Every few years the married name (or not) changing seems to make the rounds in articles! I think J. Lo, or now J. Aff perhaps had something to do with this new round? In many cultures it’s not as common for women to change their name, as it is in the USA, when they get married. I kept my last name when I married my husband 13 years ago. We discussed it, he was fine either way. Still very happily married! I think people should do what they want and as long as the two of you can come to an understanding about it, who cares what anyone else thinks. Keep it, change it, make a new one, etc!