Links I Love Week 48

Paris Christmas trees at Place Vendome

Links I Love Week 48

This week has been crazy busy between Cyber Monday for the blog and the end of The Print Shop sale. It has been a struggle to balance both. There are a lot more gift guides I planned this year and still hope to release. I have learned so much this year with timing and know that I can’t always do it all. This year especially, I had no slower months creating projects like The Paris Guide and calendars. I am grateful for how everything has turned out in 2023 and appreciate your continued support! 

The last day to place orders for the holiday is December 10 in The Print Shop. I am working on sending orders now. If your order or tote hasn’t shipped, it should this week!

I will be taking some much-needed time off going into the holidays. Things will slow down, and I look forward to baking cookies, watching movies, spending time with family, and celebrating my first anniversary with my husband! 

A Sézane Gift Guide and a very special giveaway are on the blog. There are TEN $50 gift cards up for grabs. Just tell me what is on your wish list from Sézane, and I will help with your wish item with a $50 gift card. This is open to readers worldwide as a way to say THANK YOU. Winners will be announced on December 8th. Make sure to check your email. 

If you want to jump ahead, many people have been asking how to buy gift cards from Sézane. You can purchase a Sézane gift card here! 

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

A Neighborhood Guide to Montmartre via Travel and Leisure It’s where I had my first Paris apartment back in 2013, and will always hold a special place in my heart. 

I agree that your friends don’t have to be the same age via The Atlantic

The best oversized blazers are officially staples. Are you on the blazer train yet? I am and love them! 

Inside Chopard’s new “anti-hotel” for the ultra-wealthy. There is a paragraph early on that had me drop my jaw. 

This Barber jacket is on sale and is a great rain jacket or in-between coat for seasons. 

How to tour Champagne on a Prosecco budget 

My family loves this gratitude journal. We even got one for my niece, who loves writing in it. 

Paris Metro tickets are set to almost double during the 2024 Olympics. Locals will avoid the price hike. A Paris Pass 2024 for a set rate day pass is also available.

The science behind the dreaded red wine headache via NYT 

Ina Garten on success, home cooking, and internet fame. It’s a 22-minute clip from BBC. 

In case you missed it, one of the most requested gift guides is one for him. This gift guide contains items my husband, brother-in-law, and dad love! 

Everlane is 30% off everything! This is a step up from their holiday 25% promotion. My boots are on sale. I love and own them in an 8.5 in tobacco color and would love the black, too. This alpaca crew has been on my wish list. 

The new Paris metro is coming, and it is a huge deal 

This Chicago hotel transformed its lobby into a ski lodge for the holidays 

Speaking of holiday cookies, I make these every year and LOVE them. It’s the perfect amount of spice. 

My Dyson hair dryer is on sale! I bought it from Nordstrom on the Anniversary sale and have used it ever since. This styling cream was sent to me by René Furterer for a blowdry, and I love it! 

How To Start a Healthy Habit (And Keep It)

21 Drive-Through Christmas Lights Displays That Are Worth a Road Trip

These Quince sweaters really hold up to the hype. I have it in the v-neck and crew neck versions. Size up one. I ordered a medium. They are $50 and a great gift item. 

The truth about sleep trackers via NYT

Best sellers this week include this Avène RetrinAL cream. This complexion stick from Merit

You can also see this month’s best sellers, including the velvet blazer you couldn’t get enough of. 

Discover all the places in “All The Light We Cannot See.” Saint-Malo has been on my list since I read the book. 

I have been talking about getting a Breville coffee maker for the last year. They are on sale, and I am ready to make it happen. My husband prefers drip coffee, and I love flat whites and lattes. He will continue to use his drip Breville for now. I am deciding between this one and the one with the touch screen. Please weigh in if you have opinions! 

15 Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks For A Relaxing Alternative (2023)

I ordered these Nikes during Cyber Monday for $50, and they are still on sale! I sized up to a nine instead of my usual 8.5. I find their sneakers can run small. 

Louis Vuitton launches tableware, and Diptyque unveils a flagship renovation in NYC 

Eurostar will suspend Amsterdam to London service for six months. It will close starting in June 2024. 

What makes a vacuum cleaner sexy? How Dyson’s cordless stick became a status symbol Via NYT

Last week, I mentioned Credo surprised me with a care package. There are a few items I have been loving. I also ordered this Golden Hour Recovery cream from Ursa Major since I loved their serum so much. My skin is so dry, especially in the winter. I have also been doing a combined night routine with this oil and this blue balm. My skin drinks them up while I sleep. 

This is the best time to renew Global Entry and how to do it. I let mine expire during the pandemic and learned the hard way. My husband just renewed his. 

Christmas: what if we gave an intangible gift this year? Vogue editors share their best ideas

Do Airline Seating Algorithms Favor Couples Over Solo Passengers?

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  1. A friend gifted me your calendar, print cards, and the guide to Paris for the holidays. It was the absolute perfect trio of gifts.

    • Amanda,

      Thank you so much! This makes my day. Happy Holidays to you! xo

      I hope you enjoy planning for Paris with the guide.

  2. Love your links! I have the Breville Touch. After an initial fiddly dialing-in period (which will happen with *any* espresso machine), I am 100% in love with it. I personally quite appreciate the automatic milk frother/steamer. The great thing about this particular machine is that there is a lot you can automate, but a lot you can take over and customize once you get more confident pulling shots, etc. There are plenty of helpful Youtube videos about dialing in your beans, etc. Don’t feel discouraged if your first pulled shots are horrifying!

  3. Every Sunday is my little pleasure to read your favorite links. I found good articles and nice places to shop at good prices even if I live in Canada. Thanks