Weekend Links Week 20 is a bit more serious following the horrible beheading of French teacher Samuel Paty. Although I like keeping this series generally light, I think it’s important to include. There are still plenty of lighter articles, including a tour of an American couple’s dreamy Parisian pied-a-terre, the details on a bicycling route from Paris to Normandy, and a review on a new book about Louis XIV.
This week was a busy one so I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty excited for a quiet weekend at home, even if it’s semi-forced. The 9 PM curfew really hasn’t bothered me so far – although word on the street is it might be moving up to 7 PM. That would be very unfortunate for restaurants that are already struggling to adapt to the current curfew. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features my new favorite version of the best margarita in Paris, a Versailles lunch spot to add to your list, La Grande Epicerie’s pumpkin pie recipe and more!
Today I want to walk through the absolutely massive Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto exhibit. The exhibit is set in the recently renovated Palais Galliera, Paris’ permanent fashion museum. While Gabrielle Chanel remains an incredibly controversial person, there is no denying her remarkable talent as a designer.
To ease the pain of not being able to travel to France, I want to introduce you all to a virtual travel and shopping experience. French Face is an online boutique that brings the coolest French brands right to your door!
Weekend Links Week 19 features 18 articles about current events in France (lots of big changes this week!). Some of my favorites include a 1960’s guide to French fall fashion, a new museum opening in Paris in January, and a peek inside Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s new Champagne house.