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Links I Love Week 34

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This week was a heavy one. It felt hard to share what I had originally planned for the blog when so much was happening in the world. My heart goes out to all those who are struggling. Also, those who are in the path of Henri (the hurricane), I hope you stay safe.

This weekend, I was able to make it out to the suburbs of Chicago to pick up not one but two antique furniture pieces at a spot called Warehouse55. A lot of the booths are female-owned small businesses and it is important for me to support others like me. I also was able to get my hair colored and my bangs trimmed and it feels good to be cleaned up for a bit. I arrived home just in time before the rainstorm hit and climbed into bed to watch Modern Love. If you haven’t watched this season, I highly recommend it. I have only seen episode 1 of the second season. It had me in tears and still stayed with me a day later.

Grab your coffees and croissants this week for a fun and informative week of links.

Try a Café Gourmand on your next trip to Paris. Here are 5 spots to discover. 

Calming products and apps to cope with nervous travelers. 

I found this adorable shop on Etsy when I purchased something earlier this week.

The 10 Best Terrace Cafés according to Fodors 

These Positano plates are too cute as are these fun lemon ones. 

This post is so helpful, what happens if you test positive while traveling internationally and the best insurance to get. 

Looking for something to watch this Fall? 20 Binge-worthy shows returning for another season. 

In case you missed my Beaujolais video. You can see it on Youtube here. 

I ordered this Vuori workout shirt during the Nordstrom sale and it arrived while I was in Hilton Head. It is such a cute color ( I got the clay which is pinkish) I ordered a small and it is a bit long which I like so I don’t have to worry about it flashing my belly during a workout. If you haven’t tried their pants, you are missing out. 

Living with O.C.D. in a Pandemic. I found this relatable as I have O.C.D. tendencies. NYT

Travel and Leisure’s guide to Paris

Cuyana introduced the System Tote and it is genius. This helps you transition to different parts of the day and uses. It is a great piece for the office to go from day to night. 

The trend of meeting online friends in real life. Have you tried it? NYT article 

I was recently introduced to this clean beauty brand Farmacy. I ordered the honeymoon glow for a nighttime serum. I will report back! 

Blindsided Abroad: Vaccinated but Tested Positive on a Trip to Europe via NYT. If you have access, I highly recommend reading if you have a European trip planned. 

These Dream Food Trips Show Another Side of Italy. I follow both of these ladies on Instagram. It has been such a fun way to be transported to Italy during the lockdown. 

Inside a pied à Terre with Parisian inspiration in the heart of Chicago. 

I finally caved and purchased this dog food canister for Henri. It seemed a little on the pricey side but he has the habit of destroying the food bag with his nails when he is hungry. 

Make These 27 Books Part Of Your Anti-Racism Education

How To Move From Performative Allyship To Effective Allyship

The cookbook that I have been loving and using is currently on sale at Anthropologie. It would make a great holiday gift. 

Afghanistan: 9 associations and organizations and where to make a donation

The 17 most beautiful beaches in France to (re) discover this summer

How to put an end to self-sabotage?

How Difficult is it to Start a Business in France as an Expat?

Another clean beauty brand I love Biossance, is 25-30% off for Friends and Family. I ordered their eye cream to test it out against my current Kiehl’s one. 

Inside ‘L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped’: A Final Installation in Paris by the Late Artist Christo

A Paris-inspired ‘secret garden oasis’ just opened in Toronto 

Visit This Hidden Gem On The French Riviera This Summer

TSA extends its mask mandate until 2022

How to help Haiti earthquake victims

Boll and Branch just launched a new color for sheets and I am in LOVE! 

Time for Pandemic Puppies to Learn How to be Alone

Searching for NYC’s Finest Pastries. Could someone help me out with some research?

I love this bench for an entry and it is so affordable. 

I am always curious about Henri’s puppy behavior. This article gave some great information on how he communicates and learns. 

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  1. I love this blog everything about it from articles to recommendation to information all delivered in a sweet package. I only started mid pandemic following you but it’s like a breath of fresh air Parisian style. I’m going to Paris in October and I’m so grateful for all the updates on safety and abroad travel etc. thank you so much!!

    • Thank you so much, Vallie! I really appreciate you taking the time to write. I am happy I can be a breath of fresh air especially right now. Safe travels in October and I will continue to share any information I find that is helpful about traveling to France/abroad. xo

  2. We have a food tour with Sophie in Rome next month and can’t wait! I love following both mother and daughter!