I wandered into Mon Square completely by (happy) accident after visiting the Musée de l’Orangerie. I’d wanted to try it out ever since I saw photos of it in November. It’s one of those places where you think it’s not possible for it to be that beautiful in real life. It exceeded all expectations.
Another week has flown by here, largely thanks to the perfect weather. It’s hard to believe that the temperature has been hovering around 70°F (21°C) as a high. I absolutely cannot complain. Temperatures in Paris are expected to rise drastically next week, so I can’t promise I won’t complain then. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features my favorite peonies of the year, an unexpected potager in the Jardin des Tuileries, a terrasse in the Jardin du Luxembourg you need to have on your list, a piscine margarita and more!
Today is the official reopening of bars and restaurants all across France. It’s a day most people have been waiting three months for. It’s also a major step in getting back to normal, regular life (although I must admit, last week in Paris felt pretty close to normal).
In honor of Memorial Day I wanted to share this recipe for the best brioche buns. I started making these buns in Normandy and don’t think I’ll be able to go back to store-bought buns again. They’re a perfect cross-cultural food too because while brioche is 100% French, burgers and burger buns are 100% American.
I always look forward to Sunday morning in Paris. Whether I’m starting the day with a croissant sur la terrassse or an espresso au bar, I enjoy a calm and stillness that is rare in Paris. After I’m fully caffeinated (for a Sunday anyways), I like to head to Marché Raspail, my favorite Sunday morning market. I think this organic market is one of the best in Paris.