If I could only ever go to one café in Paris for the rest of my life, I’d pick Le Saint Germain. It ticks all of the boxes – great location, strong coffee, friendly people, and it’s always open. I fell in love with this Left Bank spot on my first trip to Paris. Since then, I’ve become a regular.
The third week of confinement in Normandy was filled with a few more ups and downs than the previous two weeks…which I think is completely normal all things considered. There was a definite shift from feeling like we were temporarily in Normandy to a longer lasting situation. I’ve learned that now more than ever I thrive on routines and a little bit of alone time.
I felt pretty good about this week on Monday. By mid-week, I started experiencing my first wave of anxiety related to the COVID-19 confinement. I suppose it’s normal, but the uncertainty is starting to become a bit more difficult. With this week’s Five Friday Finds from France, I want to share things that are all making me very happy, including a year-round favorite Cire Trudon candle, the best French pharmacy moisturizer, lots of carbs, and more!
I don’t think any of us could’ve anticipated what April 2020 would be like in Paris (or anywhere). April is always something to look forward to. The days are longer, the light is brighter, and Paris comes alive again after winter. The month marks the beginning of one of the best times to visit and enjoy bth Paris and France. This year, we’ll all experience a different April in Paris.
Like the first week, week two of our COVID-19 confinement in Normandy flew by. Or at least looking back it feels like it did. I think the expression “the days are long but the weeks are short” will probably apply to our time here. Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a movie, but luckily it’s a comedy.