I hope everyone had a nice week. I’m looking forward to spending lots of time outside and I think I’m finally going to plant all of my window boxes…thrilling, I know, but I can’t wait. There are lots of interesting articles in Weekend Links Week 16. Some of my personal favorites are a list of nine ways to avoid looking like a tourist in France that’s pretty spot on, a long but interesting read on the rise of French tacos, a piece on little Tuscany in the heart of Paris (with beautiful photographs), and a look inside Jacques Pépin and Julia Child’s friendship. I hope you enjoy!
Spring has fully sprung in Paris, and I have to admit I’ve already been daydreaming about summer. There’s a possibility outdoor dining could reopen in mid-May to early June and I’m crossing my fingers in a major way. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a fabulous new book on the iconic French Riviera Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, a way you can help Treize au Jardin expand their terrasse, a new-to-me Paris boulangerie and more.
One of the best things I did after moving to Paris was enroll in French courses at Lutece Langue. I had such a great experience at the school – not only did my French improve greatly, but I also made some great friends. I’m thrilled to be partnering with Lutece Langue for a giveaway so that more people can discover this wonderful school and their methods of teaching French.
It was a short week in France after having Easter Monday off, but I’m nevertheless ready for the weekend. We’re expecting a lot of rain in Paris which is fine with me. I’m excited to share Weekend Links Week 15. Some of my favorites include a look back at 150 years of the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, what you can learn about drinking wine with the French, and what to know about the new Catherine de Medici series. I hope you enjoy!
It’s been a crazy week weather-wise in Paris. We went from picture-perfect spring weather over the weekend to snow on Tuesday. Multiple times. It was very bizarre, but it’s warming back up again. I can’t wait to see even more blossoms emerging and leaves returning to trees. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features the new Provence Glory book, a cute take on a French summer straw tote that I’ve never seen before, an unexpected picnic-perfect cheese board and more.