This week I’m loving the list of six places to have high tea in Paris, a tour of an expertly redesigned historic French manor, a description of this strange August in Paris, a bit on the ‘champagne wars’ between growers and producers, and a tour of fake buildings in Paris. There are fourteen great articles in Weekend Links Week Nine!
It’s a very steamy day in Paris today and looks like it will be through mid-week next week. I’ve been lucky enough to dodge all 100+ degree days so far, so I guess it’s time to experience a taste of the canicule. Some of my favorite finds from this week came from the Jullouville marché in Normandy, but I must say the crown jewel this week was the summer nocturne in the Musée Rodin garden.
Now that it’s August and summer is in full-swing (or as much as it can be for 2020), I pretty much have a bag by the door ready to go at all times for outdoor activities. Of course it’s more fun, authentic, and oftentimes a better deal to buy these items in France, but for now I wanted to keep the list to things available online. You’ll find a few of my favorite French summer bag essentials including a great market basket, thermal waters, the Institut Esthederm Adaptasun, and more!
We were lucky to sneak away to Normandy last week to avoid the heatwave in Paris. We were only in Paris for a week after a trip to the South, but I was already ready to leave again. The best part about coming to Normandy is how relaxing it is (and being à table), and a weekend reset in Carolles was just what I needed.
I can’t believe it’s August! I’ve rounded up twelve articles for Weekend Links Week Eight. It’s an especially festive and summery list with subjects like the best beaches in France, a selection of cocktail recipes from legendary Côte d’Azur hotels, a look inside a Parisian hôtel particulier for sale for $19 million, and an unlikely friendship between an 88-year-old Olivia de Havilland and a 22-year-old living in Paris.