This week has been an exciting one – there’s definitely a feeling of optimism in the air that’s been missing for quite some time. Although certainly not earth-shattering, this week’s Five Friday Finds from France does have a few recommendations you might want to note for a future trip to France. Included are where to find Paris-themed reusable tote bags, how to find good coffee at McDonald’s in France, live music on a Sunday in Paris and more.
Now more than ever, I think Valentine’s Day should be less about grand gestures and more about doing heartfelt things to honor the people you love, whether that’s a friend, a family member, a partner, or yourself. I created this list of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for Francophiles last year and updated it this year. There’s a little something for everyone – I think these French-inspired gifts (all available online) would make the day extra special!
I’m from Texas, so anytime there’s a chance for snow in the forecast anywhere I get excited. Snow in Paris is rare, but when it does happen it’s completely magical. Last Saturday the stars aligned and I got a chance to take a brief but wonderful walk through Paris in the snow.
I’m feeling optimistic about this week largely because we escaped a third confinément (for now) and just have a 6PM curfew. It’s the little things. Weekend Links Week Three is a good one with plenty of travel inspiration. Some of my favorites include a list of eight movies and shows to watch before traveling to Paris, a video of Prince Charles speaking French, a list of 10 gorgeous French islands you’ve probably never heard of, and an upcoming exhibit on Napoléon and Joséphine’s love story. I hope you enjoy!
This week I finally felt like I got back into a pretty good routine following the holidays. It took much longer than I expected, but I don’t think I’m alone in that sentiment. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a new book on Antoinette and Gabrielle Chanel titled The Chanel Sisters, a Paris sandwich shop you need to try, an Instagram milestone for me and more!