Henri and I had a lovely staycation at the Park Hyatt this week. It was an unexpected and fun little adventure downtown to enjoy the hotel and Michigan Ave. Henri had a blast exploring the dog-friendly hotel and he watched the cars from the window in between naps.
Grab your coffee and croissants and join me on the blog for this week’s links I love.
I made this butternut squash and pumpkin soup as the weather turned rainy and cold in Chicago.
I stopped by POSH while I was downtown one of my favorite small businesses to support. I was thrilled when Karl asked to carry the Paris and Italy calendars in his store. I dropped by a few dozen to make it easy for Chicago locals and visitors to pick them up in person this holiday season.
While I was in the store, I picked up a few gifts for friends and I was surprised to see they have the Mariage Frères advent calendar. I can’t wait to enjoy this all December long.
Sarah Jessica Parker talks to Vogue about her grand return. It’s a long read but I really enjoyed hearing more about the process of shooting and the new changes to the show.
What to know about if you need to renew your passport right now. Mine expires next year and I have some international trips coming up
This would make a great holiday gift for Henri or your pet. 100% of profits go back to charity. For more holiday pet accessories you can check out this link.
I baked a few recipes from Baking with Dorie including her World Peace cookies and the cinnamon sugar chouquettes. It is buy 3 books for the price of 2 so I picked up a few for holiday gifts.
Le Meurice is a hotel even higher on my bucket list now with the room remodels. How dreamy are these suites?
If you are planning a trip to Toulouse, my friend Jessica leads tours. We connected in Chicago and she made her way to Toulouse with her husband. I would love to join her for one of these amazing food tours.
For those of you looking for a good cardigan, this is a great one. I have a similar one from last year also from Madewell.
My family loves a good cheese board at the holidays, if you are looking for a resource of French cheeses online this shop has a good selection and they ship.
This sweater was one of the most asked about items from readers this week. I ordered the XS but could have easily sized up to a small. It is supposed to be a bit oversized. I have worn it on repeat.
I ordered a few bottles of white from SomMailier to have in the house for the holidays. I tried their C’est La Vie White set of 3. It makes a great gift for a Francophile wine lover.
If you are traveling anytime soon, you might find this Passport/Vaccine holder handy for $10. I have my CDC card paperclipped inside my passport but this makes a lot more sense.
I ordered this matching pajama set on major sale at Madewell! Originally $82 on sale for $32 Other items I picked up at Madewell this week include this Cross Body Zip tote for my camera and this headband in green.
I am loving this cable knit half zip sweater from J.Crew. It runs big so size down.
The best Christmas movies of all time How many have you seen?
This marinated olives and feta dish looks so good. Two of my favorite things
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