Links I Love Week 34

everyday parisian at home

It was a full and exciting week at home. The painters FINALLY finished, at least for now. Some furniture deliveries arrived a few weeks ago that couldn’t be placed until now. The front room is finally put together. We will need to do some styling, but you can see how it looks here. Henri is thrilled his spot on the couch is now available for morning nap time. 

I added new notecards to The Print Shop. These macaron notecards sold out and are now back in stock. Plus, this print has been a best seller, so I added them to notecards. 

The calendars for Italy and Paris are almost complete and ready for presale, starting September 15th. Make sure you are on the list to get the presale price. 

Grab your coffee and croissants, and join me for links I love. 

Can there be too many cafés in Paris? Via NYT

These tall Western boots are on trend and great for those with larger calves. 

10 full-body stretches to start doing every day for better mobility and strength via Glamour 

Forget summer, this is travel “it” season—everything you need to know about the shoulder season and where to travel. 

I finished The Second Mrs. Astor over the weekend. I had it from my Kindle Unlimited. The beginning was slow, and I thought it was hard to get into, but eventually, I couldn’t put it down until the end. It is a historical fiction book surrounding The Titanic. I even learned some facts I didn’t know before. 

How Emerging Tech and Innovative Design Could Make Airports More Inclusive Places

TSA Just Made Enrolling in PreCheck a Bit Easier — Here’s How

Why a vacation can be good for you even before you take time off  

I ordered this motorcycle jacket from Quince, which is $150 and gets rave reviews. I wanted to compare it to the one I own from Madewell for a look for less. (It is currently 30% off) 

What a heat wave does to your body via The New Yorker 

This week’s best sellers include some great work staples from J.Crew and one of my favorite new sweaters I can’t wait to wear this fall.

Gratitude really is good for you. Here is what the science shows. Via NYT

Meet Claude! The newest bag from Sézane. 

Italy to launch new vintage tourist trains and I want to go on one. You might, to, after reading this article. 

Campsickness is real. I loved this honest article about camp and could relate to it. For any parent with kids who attended summer camp recently or you did it yourself, you may love this one too! Via NYT

This water carafe is on my list for my following Crate and Barrel visit. My husband and I always have water on our bedside tables. This would help those late-night runs to the kitchen. 

The 6 Best Sound Machines for a Restful Night’s Sleep I work and sleep with this one. Now, I am intrigued by this Snooz for travel. I am away from home for nights and still need to focus and sleep well. 

The best wedding gifts to give and what not to give from expert wedding planner Mindy Weiss 

LAKE Pajamas is back with some great styles for pre-fall. They sent me these which I love. Also, I was thrilled to see this set was back in green. A favorite of mine. I own it in multiple colors. 

10 nourishing foods to eat to support your body during menopause via Real Simple 

The Crown plans to return for a 6th season this fall. Here are the details. 

Do these shoes make me look like a tourist? Via NYT 

5 tips to be a kid’s favorite adult. I loved this article because it is crucial for me to have a vital role in my niece and nephew’s lives. 

In case you missed it, Merit launched eye shadows this week! I had the opportunity to test them out and shared a little here. What I love about them is they are buildable, and you can use the brush to create a liner or use them to apply the shadow to your lid. 

Rumor has it there is a Queens Gambit 2. See the trailer here.

This paint color can increase a home’s value. It’s not white. 

The Top 5 International Destinations for Americans This Labor Day, According to AAA

It’s been a while since I have shopped at J.Crew Factory. I recently looked and found so many great items at affordable prices. A lot of you have been asking for lower-priced fashion goods. Here are some of my favorites. I also bought this pair of denim, a headband, and a pair of flats, all for $100. Use the code YESPLEASE at checkout for 20% off $100 or more. 

How to start working out again when it’s been a while via SELF 

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  1. I looked all through this week’s links and don’t see anything about a “French pharmacy beauty trick.” Am I missing something? Thanks for all the interesting content.

  2. That wall color is lovely! Reminds me of zinc with a nice patina. What’s the name of the paint color?

    • Hi Donna,

      It’s Homburg Grey. It looks more green than grey and changes with the light. We love it! I hope you do too.

  3. Hi Rebecca, I am an avid reader of your blog. I was looking forward to reading the links you described in your email intro but didn’t see them in the above links (i.e. A brooklyn 1890’s brownstone that inspired me/The white shirt/jeans combo that is trending for the summer and what I wore on date night/15 must have experiences in Paris.) Will we see them somewhere else? Thanks!

  4. Hi Rebecca! I am so amazed at how beautifully you create your life in all ways. Love the new living room. Particularly love the matching sofas. They fit so perfectly together! May I ask if they are velvet? Just gorgeous. I love all of the new pieces as well. Am trying to decorate my new apartment now in Minneapolis and not sure if you have ever addressed this or not, but may I ask if you have a television and, if so, where have you placed it. My set-up is similar in my apartment but where your beautiful mirror over the fireplace is located, is the same area as my TV over a fireplace unit. With the sofas facing each other it is often not the most comfortable for watching film/TV.

    Also, may I ask where your dining room is and if you have been successful in finding something that fits? I know you often entertain and am wanting to do the same. Thank you again for your kind and caring heart! My best, Sharon

  5. Hi Rebecca, thank you for the lovely links! I would like to be added to the presale list for the Italy calendar, should I just enter my name on the link that takes me to the Paris calendar? Also, I wanted to add that I love that you are including Italian links in your Sunday list, and even expanding to Chicago fun spots as well. If there is any chance that you would consider linking Italian themed advent calendars (and other goodies) this fall? I would be so grateful! My love affair with Italy began in the 1990’s with my first art history study abroad 🙂 Wishing you and your family all the best!
    P.S. I absolutely love your newly completed room with matching sofas, it is STUNNING!

  6. I just want to thank you Rebecca for your website and information. My husband and I are taking my bucket list trip to London and Paris in October. I’ve always wanted to go, and the pandemic threw a wrench into our plans for 2020 – 2022….. not to mention my retirement.

    We are 68 years old and planning this trip has been an adventure. Finding your website and several others has helped me along the way. I’m a foodie and a baker, so have made reservations at several “I MUST EAT THERE” restaurants in both cities, and I have reserved a macaron making class in Paris (the one and only baked good I cannot make fully).

    I signed up for a lifetime access to Rosetta Stone, as my last French class was senior year 50 years ago………I’ve got the basics, greetings, many foods, muddling conversation – trust me, the elderly brain is simply too late to capture and remember foreign words. But I will do my best to at least appear to be a willing American tourist.

    If it weren’t for our 4 cats that my daughter has to come and feed the 10 days we are gone, I’d be planning to see more of France and other countries.

    So, thanks. I look forward to your future blogs. Au revoir!