Week 10 Year 2024

This week flew by! It felt like Thursday approached with lightning speed. A lot is going on with work and planning a few trips later this month. Travel picks up again next weekend. I had my first eye exam in a few years and got a prescription for readers. (it happens at age 40…) It is just a tiny prescription now, and I don’t need them, but the doctor says one day I will wake up and want them. I must check out Warby Parker since I am only a .5 and limited on options. Right now, I ordered these, which should be here soon. (please don’t comment with horror stories; I have heard enough!) 

Links I Love Week 10 Year 2024

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

I worked on my next Paris itinerary. Next week, the 3-day spring itinerary will be for sale in The Print Shop. It is a breakdown of a weekend in Paris to experience Paris during the spring and enjoy the blossom season to the fullest. I am also including a rainy-day itinerary day as a bonus. 

The new croissant is taking Paris by storm 

How to have more meaningful conversations via Time We can all take notes from this. 

At Pilates this week, I overheard a conversation saying Miley Cyrus was big into Pilates. I had to look it up for myself. In case you are curious about her workout routine. It isn’t just all Pilates.  

Why Gen Z is ditching dating apps

This lemon print dress is begging to go to Italy 

I ran into my neighbor Monday night, and she asked for dinner inspiration. We both made this noodle dish with these dumplings. So good and very flavorful. 

Eiffel Tower first signs of spring

I finally decided on this black dress! You can see how I styled it here. I am lucky Yulia grabbed these photos of me at home the week before our event. 

Why are pants so big? Again via NYT gifted article 

Recently, I shared some trench coats for spring. This one just popped up and is super cute from Avec Les Filles 

This is the best time to go thrift shopping via Apartment Therapy 

I have been loving these sneakers for spring. I have them in size 8. 

A 40 sq meter Paris apartment in the heart of the city with a great design. 

Spanx sent me a few items to try, and I am obsessed with these pants. I immediately put them on and didn’t want to take them off. Dare I say they are cute and comfortable enough to fly in and arrive looking good when you land? I will report back 😉 I wear a small, 5’6” in height, for reference. They gave me a code for 10% off using EDPXSPANX at checkout. 

spanx perfect pants eveyday parisian

The best hotels in Chicago via CN Traveler 

I ordered Bombas no-show socks for spring sneakers. 

This week’s best sellers include a Paris sweatshirt on sale for $25! Also, two of my favorite Sisley Paris makeup items made the list.

Everything you need to know about transitional style via Elle Decor 

The Dermstore sale ends Sunday with up to 20% off. Here are my top picks. This is a great time to stock up on sunscreen or some of your favorite French brands if you don’t plan a trip to Paris. 

A collector’s Paris apartment steps from Place des Vosges via Architectural Digest 

8 healthy night-time snacks that are satisfying and sleep-promoting 

Madewell has new arrivals for spring, and I am crushing on many items, including the basketweave leather flats and tote. 

How to Plan the Perfect Trip to This Quintessential Paris Neighborhood — Historic Cafes and Luxury Hotels Included many great gems in Saint Germain des Prés.

What does it mean to dress like an American? Unlocked NYT article

Alex Mill has the cutest Paris sweater. I wanted the black but had to get on the waitlist and order the blue color. 

France’s favorite cheese is facing extinction via CNN

Gwenyth Paltrow on becoming a stepmom: “It’s almost like you have to embody the spirit of the sun and just give and not expect anything back.”I just learned to try to just keep shining like the sun and never keeping score.” I loved this article and regretted not telling my stepdad thank you for putting up with me during my teenage years. He passed away last year. 

Don’t let daylight saving time ruin your sleep via NYT a gifted article 

I recently introduced my sister to Sézane; she now sends me items she loves on the regular. I bought her this dress, which would look so cute on her as a birthday gift. The package arrived, and now she is begging for the perfume. If you have ever received a box from Sézane, you know the packaging is next-level good. 

Menopause Has Finally Entered the Wellness Conversation

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I shared my 5 favorite dessert recipes and what I made for my family last weekend

The best shoes for walking around Paris. Comfort is key but you also want to look stylish

Where to see Paris in bloom. Everything from magnolia trees, cherry blossoms and wisteria 

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  1. When I found copper eyeglass frames about 8 years ago, it was FINALLY! My glasses are a fashion statement. I think I look better with them than without glasses.

  2. We both got new glasses at Warbey Parker. We both are very happy with them. They also run a deal where a second pair is discounted.
    And welcome to the readers club!

    • Thank you, Patti! Can’t wait to try them out and see the difference they make. I am sure I will have more readers to order in the future 🙂

  3. I would certainly try the crookie but I suspect like most things in life, we will grow tired of the fad and return to the our first love – the original croissant.

    • I am curious to try it but maybe after the lines die down a bit. I don’t know if it could top a warm croissant! 😉

  4. Don’t think of glasses as horror stories! Think of them as a fabulous new way to accessorise. I love choosing new glasses.

    • Thank you, Fiona! I hope so. It was fun picking them out with my husband and I will try to look at them as a new accessory.