Five Friday Finds from France: March 27th

Five Friday Finds from France: March 27th

Another week has flown by in Normandy. I’m continuing to learn a lot from my full-on intergenerational French language and lifestyle immersion. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France include a French pharmacy staple that’s been saving my life, a novella to add to my reading list of books about Paris and France, and a few shared culinary experiences ‘à table.’ As we continue to stay at home, I hope everyone is staying entertained and safe!

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Confinement Week One in Normandy

Confinement Week One in Normandy

While I initially thought the decision to leave Paris was difficult, over the past week it’s become abundantly clear that we made the right choice. As we move from a strict confinement in week one to likely a total confinement in week two, I’m beyond grateful to have the ability to go outside in the sun, catch glimpses of the stunning Normandy beaches, take walks through the garden, and share my Sunday Mexican food tradition with Romain’s family.

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Five Friday Finds from France: March 13th

Five Friday Finds from France: March 13th

While it’s been a beautiful spring week in Paris, it’s been a very eventful week worldwide. For Five Friday Finds from France this week, I’m excited to share some new discoveries including Passage Dauphine and the cherry blossoms at Petit Palais. Also, there’s a recipe for Fontaine de Mars’ Beef Tartare from their upcoming cookbook. I hope you enjoy this week’s edition of Five Friday Finds from France!

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Thoughts on the Travel Ban from Europe to the US

Thoughts on the Travel Ban from Europe to the US

Last night I went to bed knowing that there was a possibility that a ban on travel from Europe to the US could be implemented while I was sleeping. When my phone rang after 2AM I knew that President Trump announced the restrictions. While I can’t say I expected the travel ban to go into effect so quickly, I believe it’s the right call.

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When People Don’t Like Paris

When People Don’t Like Paris

I was just sitting at a café next to two Americans visiting Paris and overheard their discussion. The whole time they were discussing how Paris wasn’t their city. These people didn’t like Paris. I get it, Paris isn’t for everyone, and that’s totally fine. However, as the conversation continued they kept talking and listing everything that they didn’t like about Paris. It made me sad because obviously I love Paris and travel planning, and wish everyone could have an amazing experience here.

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