Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying the weekend. We finally had some sunshine in Chicago which allowed for long walks downtown with Henri in the city. My husband and I scheduled two date nights at different French spots. I have had a lot of requests for Chicago restaurants and I hope to share an updated list soon.
Grab your coffee and croissants and join me for this week’s links I love.
14 best-day trips from Paris via CN Traveler
I updated Where to Eat and Drink in Paris with some favorites from my last two trips. There are some great spots including cafés, Middle Eastern, and the most amazing and affordable pizza spot on the Left Bank.
February is American Heart Month, I found this article helpful in identifying ways to keep your heart healthy and any warning signs to look out for.
I am crushing on this sweater for my collection. These are truly the softest sweaters.
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 is everything we know so far. I am already mourning the loss of this show and have high hopes it will wrap up nicely.
J.Crew is early access 40% off. Here are a few things I recommend checking out. Loafers are going to be hot. I was on the fence but was convinced while I was in Paris last October. This fun straw market tote. This is such a fun hat for summer (protection is key) This midi dress is in black stripes.
How to clean leather via Architectural Digest. We have a leather couch that Henri has done his fair share of scratching on
My favorite Margaux demi flats are back in stock in the saddle color. I wear my black ones so much and really want the brown color as well. I have them in size 8.5 and they are perfect for Paris.
I am crushing on this jumpsuit for spring. I never thought I would say that but yes!
Take your date to the grocery store. Some of my early dates with my husband were at our local grocery and we loved them! I may be one of the rare ones that really enjoys a good market and grocery store shopping.
Diptyque gifted me this reed diffuser for Valentine’s Day/Wedding present. I love the scent and can’t wait to have this in our front room.
Airfare is expected to rise this spring and summer here is why via Travel and Leisure
I ordered the System zipper pouch in size small for my Cuyana system tote. ( I have the 16” tote but bought the smaller bag on purpose) In theory, this will hold my valuables so I have a way to zip up my phone and wallet and use this bag more often.
How Olympia Gayot brought J.Crew back via Harpers Bazaar this is a good one!
File this under things I read when I can’t fall asleep. A love letter to my dog via Cup of Jo. My favorite quote that I think about it, “No, I won’t have you forever, even though I desperately want to; even though I would donate years of my own life to make our timelines more even if I could. But the one silver lining I can see in the discrepancy between human and dog life expectancies is that you will have me forever. And that is more important.”
Paris 2024 Olympics reveal 64 pictograms for each event these will be the symbols for all the sports throughout the event.
I spotted the ecological compound emulsion from Sisley on sale. They recently reformulated their product and are clearing the shelves for the one. This is a product I use every day and love not only the smell but the results on my skin.
Skyline Chili explained by a local. This is always a hot debate with my husband who hasn’t tried it. It is always the first and last stop when I am home.
Why this is the year to add retinol to your skincare routine. I have been using this one for my eys and this one on my face from Avène
My favorite white t-shirt went missing so I ordered a replacement. I found these randomly last year when I was searching for a new t-shirt and I am in love and have a few of these in black.
Tour Paris with these city storefronts via Elle Decor
Merit beauty serum is back in stock. This gives you an instant glow. It is well priced too at only $38
These are the cheapest times to fly to Italy Our summer trip was not in this category
There is a new Netflix series called “Transatlantic” that tells the story of an American journalist that travels to Nazi-occupied France to save artists and writers.
These airports are seeing the biggest increase in crowds via Travel and Leisure
A Chicago neighborhood French restaurant closes after 3 years. It is sad to see this local spot go.
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