Weekend Links: Week 12

weekend links week 12 magnolia tree in the tuileries garden

It’s been quite an eventful week in Paris and France, which you can read more about below. For me personally the week was pleasantly uneventful for the most part. Spring is really starting to pop up and it’s hard to not feel giddy at the prospect of ditching my winter gear for a while. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 12 include a really good article with tips if you’re traveling to Paris soon, a comparison of work life balance between France and other countries, a list of gorgeous Cannes hotels that has me dreaming of a trip, and a look inside the billion dollar project to clean up the Seine. Enjoy!

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Weekend Links: Week 11

weekend links week 11 tiny french bouquets

This week is one of my favorites of the year in Paris with the Chatou antiques fair. It happens twice a year and is an event I would highly recommend planning a trip around if you’re at all interested in antiques. I’ve found so many treasures over this years and this year was no exception. Emily and I spent the day exploring and Romain even came during lunch to meet us as well, although sadly he couldn’t stay long so we have a return trip in our future either this weekend or next. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 11 include a list of the 24 best bars in Paris, an article that left me craving a salad, and the dreamiest list of the best villas in the South of France. Enjoy!

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Weekend Links: Week 10

pink sky from pont royal weekend links week 10

It was a gorgeous but very, very cold week in Paris. I had a lot of work to catch up on following my trip to the Loire Valley, but managed to carve some time out on Wednesday to visit the Salon International de l’Agriculture with my friend Emily. It’s almost like a French version of a state fair, although without rides and games. We got up close and personal with beautiful animals, including enormous cows, and checked out the various food booths. There were regional specialties from all around France and many gave out free samples if you were willing to wait. They also had an entire international food section. It was super crowded which you have to anticipate going into it, but if you’re in town while it’s going on it would be a fabulous foodie activity and great place to shop for goodies to bring home. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 10 include a list of new stores, restaurants, and exhibits in Paris, a list of 110 French dog names (of course), and a look at immigrant women leading France’s creative scene. Enjoy!

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Weekend Links: Week Nine

weekend links week nine chateau de villandry garden winter

This week blew by as I spent most of it in the Loire Valley. I visited the region in December as well – it is so convenient from Paris and a fabulous place to experience. The châteaux are stunning and the countryside gorgeous, even in the middle of winter but especially so during the other seasons. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week Nine include a review of the new Karl Lagerfeld biography, a look at a new château-hotel opening, and a story connecting Jackie Kennedy, the Mona Lisa and a French Ambassador’s wife. Enjoy!

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January 2023 Recap

january 2023 recap boomer in paris looking over a bridge

On January 1st, Romain decided he’d had enough of our Christmas tree. After removing all of the lights he somehow produced a saw and took to the tree, branch by branch. When he was finished he instructed me to go into the courtyard and relay the remains of the tree that he tossed out the window to the trash bin. All I wanted was a quiet New Year’s Day, and what I got was the opposite. That’s pretty much how the entire month of January went. January was also the month that Boomer decided he likes to put his paws on bridges and take in the view, which absolutely melts me. Some of the highlights included a wonderful ski trip to Courchevel, some of my favorite classic French foods at all time favorite Paris restaurants, and a new to me Paris museum that is perfect for interior lovers.

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