I hope everyone had a nice week. I’m looking forward to spending lots of time outside and I think I’m finally going to plant all of my window boxes…thrilling, I know, but I can’t wait. There are lots of interesting articles in Weekend Links Week 16. Some of my personal favorites are a list of nine ways to avoid looking like a tourist in France that’s pretty spot on, a long but interesting read on the rise of French tacos, a piece on little Tuscany in the heart of Paris (with beautiful photographs), and a look inside Jacques Pépin and Julia Child’s friendship. I hope you enjoy!
Spring has fully sprung in Paris, and I have to admit I’ve already been daydreaming about summer. There’s a possibility outdoor dining could reopen in mid-May to early June and I’m crossing my fingers in a major way. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a fabulous new book on the iconic French Riviera Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, a way you can help Treize au Jardin expand their terrasse, a new-to-me Paris boulangerie and more.
One of the best things I did after moving to Paris was enroll in French courses at Lutece Langue. I had such a great experience at the school – not only did my French improve greatly, but I also made some great friends. I’m thrilled to be partnering with Lutece Langue for a giveaway so that more people can discover this wonderful school and their methods of teaching French.
Thanks to my parents I learned the importance of investing in quality cookware, because it lasts forever if you take care of it. If you’re just beginning your collection, the Le Creuset Factory to Table Sale is a great place to start. You can find Le Creuset classics for up to 50% off, which is a pretty incredible deal. I wanted to share my Le Creuset Factory to Table Sale picks that you can shop through April 19th.
It was a short week in France after having Easter Monday off, but I’m nevertheless ready for the weekend. We’re expecting a lot of rain in Paris which is fine with me. I’m excited to share Weekend Links Week 15. Some of my favorites include a look back at 150 years of the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, what you can learn about drinking wine with the French, and what to know about the new Catherine de Medici series. I hope you enjoy!