Weekend Links Week 19 is back with a large selection of articles all about France! A few of my favorites from this week include a list of objects inspired by the South of France, the best restaurants in Paris right now, a recap of Chanel’s cruise show in Provence, six French sauces to try and, for a little dreaming, the a list of the 17 most beautiful beaches in France. Enjoy!
It seems like the first week in May is usually rainy in Paris. We are very much in the thick of that right now. It’s not completely pouring and totally unbearable, although it isn’t the lovely April in Paris anymore. This week’s Five Friday finds from France features two new Paris books – Paris: From the Air and All the Buildings in Paris: That I’ve Drawn So Far, a major fraises de bois find at Eataly, Truff Truffle hot sauce and more!
I originally wrote this post from Normandy in 2020 and noted that my two favorite times of year to walk through the Tuileries Garden are the spring and fall. It’s true, out of the four seasons spring and fall are my favorites for a stroll though the Tuileries. However, I can now say with certainty that spring is the most glorious season to watch unfold day by day.
There’s reason for excitement in France right now, which I think will immediately be evident upon reading some of the articles in Weekend Links Week 18. A few of my top picks for the week are news that anyone over 18 can be vaccinated in France starting on June 15th, a look inside the making of Margot Robbie’s Oscars Chanel dress, pandemic lessons from the era of ‘Les Miserables,’ and 11 inspiring life lessons from the late Alber Elbaz. Enjoy!
How is it already the last day of April? It seems like yesterday was April 1st. Watching the flowers blossom and trees get their leaves again seemed more beautiful than ever been before. It was a very welcome distraction from everything else going on in the world. Good news is on the horizon for France in May and the coming months as our latest déconfinement begins. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France includes a sweet muguet (Lily of the Valley) tradition plus Christian Dior’s love for muguets, a new café to add to your Paris list, dog friendly Jardin du Luxembourg, and more!