If you’ve read my blog for a while you might recognize some of the items from this list of gifts for Francophiles available online. I pick things that I really love and believe in and I know will be cherished year after year. The list is compiled throughout the year and I hope it provides a little shopping inspiration either for yourself or for a loved one!
This weekend I’m doing a few of my very favorite things: shopping for holiday gifts, watching Christmas movies, and cooking. December is going to be nonstop for me so I’m enjoying these last few days. I’m actually writing Weekend Links Week 48 in advance again so I haven’t found as many articles as usual…but I might add some in at the last minute! I hope you enjoy.
I spent most of my week wishing it was Friday so I am so glad that it’s finally here! This week has been a cold one in Paris, which I suppose is seasonally appropriate but it seems like November isn’t usually this cold. Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone I think everyone can be on the same page that it’s officially the holiday season…even if I was ready to officially be in the spirit in October. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features several books that I’m coveting, Olympia Le-Tan Paris clutches, sweet Christmas cards with a French twist and more.
I’m writing this from a café but can hardly wait to get home because my Christmas tree arrived this morning. The rest of my weekend will be dedicated to lighting and decorating the tree. I ordered the tree from my favorite florist so I haven’t seen it yet, but Romain says it’s the biggest yet – a good thing because my ornament collection keeps growing! Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 47 include several lists of Paris hotspots, a piece about Americans in Paris with a cycling twist, and a tour of John Galliano’s Normandy home. Enjoy!
It seems like every year it hits a little earlier, but I’m in full on festive mode. I loved the holiday season last year and appreciated the magic more than ever, but looking back it was definitely a demi-Noël for numerous reasons. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a very exciting announcement of a series of Paris Christmas Walks I’m co-hosting with my friend Emily, a cheese-themed 1000 piece puzzle, an absolute must-have book for dog lovers (and Dalton lovers): The Golden Retriever Photographic Society, and more!