Weekend Links: Week 48

weekend links week 48 le saint germain paris cafe christmas decorations

The holiday season is officially here and I kicked it off in full swing this week. It’s going to be a marathon until Christmas filled with a mixture of work and fun and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We are spending the weekend celebrating a belated Thanksgiving and decorating the tree before heading off for a working staycation on Sunday. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 48 include a Vogue interview with Emily in Paris star Lily Collins, 27 memorable quotes about Paris, a list of festive French châteaux to visit (members received an email this week about which on Romain and I visited last weekend), and a French village’s radical vision for life with Alzheimer’s. Enjoy!

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My Christmas in Paris Plan for 2022

my christmas in paris plan for 2022

For the first time since 2019, Christmas in Paris seems like it’s back to normal. There are tons of people, not as many masks, and decorations are almost everywhere you look. Romain and I are spending our first married Christmas in Paris which will be fabulous, but I also wish I could be in two places at once and back home with my family too. To inject a little extra cheer into the holiday I’ve booked tons of different Christmas activities: some new to me and others are old favorites. I can’t wait to celebrate and of course share my Christmas in Paris plan for 2022.

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A Weekend Trip to Normandy

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Romain and I jump at any opportunity we get to leave Paris for the weekend. Between Romain starting his new job and my visit to the US we’ve stuck pretty close to home this fall. When Veteran’s Day landed on a Friday we jumped at the opportunity to take a weekend trip to Normandy. This part of Normandy is truly one of my favorite areas in France. It would be a wonderful add-on to a trip to the D-Day landing beaches and memorials, Mont Saint-Michel, or both!

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Weekend Links: Week 47

weekend links week 47 parisian building

This week marked the beginning of the very busy holiday season for me. Thinking about all that I have to do is a bit overwhelming, but also exciting because it truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and being in Paris decked out for the holidays is always magical. I’m making a point to do as many different holiday-themed activities as possible (which I’ll be sharing with members) and the first on the list is tomorrow. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 47 include a sweet reunion with a WWII Veteran and a French woman 78 years later, photos of the most beautiful churches in Paris, a recipe for a decadent take on a croque monsieur, and the best French Trader Joe’s products ranked by a French person. Enjoy!

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