Happy Sunday! This week’s links are packed for the long weekend. Don’t miss the two recipes that were home runs this week and plan to make them again. I had plans to travel this weekend and our flight was canceled due to bad weather. March will give me another opportunity to practice my ski skills and I am using the extra time to catch up and finish The Paris Guide which I plan to release this spring.
Grab your coffee and croissants and join me for links I love.
Airbnb lists the Palais Garnier Opera house in Paris This would be a dream stay in the heart of the city.
The coffee maker that was on our registry that we didn’t end up getting is now on sale. It’s a sign, I think we should get it. (for my husband who is reading this week’s links)
Across Paris, an invader releases his art. If you aren’t familiar with this street artist, this is a fun read and will give you a fresh set of eyes on the city next time you visit. Via NYT
Crate and Barrel has 20% off some great in-stock furniture pieces. If you are looking to update your coffee table, couch, or dining room you are in luck with these prices.
The sustainable future of Champagne via Vogue. Such an interesting read and breaks down some of the major champagne houses as well and what they are doing for sustainability
Should champagne be sipped from coupes or flutes? A design lover weighs in. via WSJ and may require a subscription
This would make Henri’s dreams come true! I was just talking about this the other night if it was even possible and then I saw one on Instagram. Maybe for Henri’s birthday.
J.Crew continues to be 40% off on select items through the weekend with code WEEKEND at checkout. . This market bag is adorable for summer, Henri’s Montauk tote which I use for all his toys and food when we travel, and the seaside linen shorts are back and on sale
Traveling to Paris or do know someone who is? This safety post is always a good refresher on keeping your belongings safe, riding the metro, and what to look out for when exploring Paris. I wrote it back in 2017 and it is still one of my most popular posts. I recently updated it for you.
Elle UK reviews Merit Beauty. I have been raving about it. If you haven’t tried it, maybe this will convince you. It is a great affordable clean beauty brand.
This week’s best sellers include a favorite Caudalie face mask for glowy skin.
Mango has a few trenches including this long one and a classic affordable one. This is a trend you will see all over and you will want to add it to your spring capsule wardrobe even if you aren’t headed to Paris.
Shopify deleted over 300,000 meetings, see what happened as a result. Ever feel like you are trapped in endless meetings at work?
Hudson jeans are one of my favorites to wear. I typically buy them at Nordstrom but I discovered their own site has a much larger assortment. They are 25% off and I need a new pair. I bought these for a great price with a discount.
A guide to modern dating terms via NYT It has been a while since I was on a first date and it is always good to know what is happening out there in the dating world as I have single friends and want to support them in their search for love. Dating is SO hard.
Sézane restocked some of my favorites including this blazer in camel and this one in navy that I own and love. Also, the trench coat is back in all sizes. Grab it before it sells out again. I wear a 4/36 in each.
This Henri blush blouse is so cute. The brand is new to me.
The South of France has a new luxury hotel with panoramic views of the sea and alps via Travel and Leisure
My favorite bedding brand, Boll and Branch is 20% off bundles for President’s Day Weekend. The waffle blanket is a home run with anyone to who I have gifted it. We have a few in the house on different beds. I want a second duvet cover since Henri sleeps with us and the white one gets dirty with his paws. If you haven’t tried their signature hemmed sheets, now is a great opportunity. Use the code Bundle20 for 20% off a set of their sheets and waffle blankets for a complete bed upgrade.
The advice that deepened all of Maria Shriver’s relationships. There are some good nuggets in here!
Quince has been on my radar for a while through my sister and a neighbor. I want to try a few things and would love to know if you have any feedback. I am crushing on this tiered maxi dress and this cashmere sweater, and I am curious to try their bath towels.
I loved The Laundress soap for everything in my home until the recall. I know many of you sent me the news of the recall over the past couple of months. This is an interesting article and view point on the recall via The Cut
Crushing on this gingham suit for summer currently 40% off
For Valentine’s Day, I made these brownies which are so good and easy. I added walnuts to one side and used super-dark cocoa powder.
I also tried this Vodka sauce recipe and subbed in whole milk instead of cream. This was so good! I served it over rigatoni with chicken. A true game changer as I usually order this sauce out and now I just want to eat my own at home. I made mine in my Staub which is on major sale right now.
Blue Mercury has a sale for 20% off if you spend $200 or more. I feel like I am on a spending freeze when it comes to beauty serums until I move through my beauty cabinet. Some of the favorites that I use and own include this Dermalogica exfoliant, which I mix with my cleanser. I don’t leave the house without sunscreen and Supergoop is my favorite. The resurfacing mask from Tata Harper is a home run in terms of glowy skin after one use. If you need a pick-me-up in the dead of winter, this is it. This brightening mask from Caudalie is a reader favorite. All of Caudalie can be 20% off with the code TWENTYOFF
More Après, Less Ski via NYT This has my name written all over it.
Popular NYC Maman café makes a debut in DC with a new Georgetown location
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