It’s been a fun and fast-paced week in France. I think September brings a wonderful new energy – and I’m really partial to the “er” months. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France includes some very cool things for me personally – my episode on the “La Vie Creative” podcast as well as Paris dans l’Œil de Ses Habitants, a new book on Paris that features one of my photos.
September is such a busy, exciting, wonderful, and fun month in Paris and I’ve really felt that over the past week. I’m very much looking forward to the weekend because of European Heritage Days. This year I’m visiting the Elysée Palace and can’t wait to catch a glimpse of Daniel Buren’s new Pavoisé installation. Other finds include a sensitive version of the cult-favorite Lait-Crème Concentré and a restaurant in the center of Paris to add to your list!
Things are back in full force after la rentrée – the return from vacation to school/work, etc. – and Paris is as full as I’ve seen it since February 2020. It’s exciting but also a definite adjustment. I realize now how just how quiet and calm things actually were. And while the circumstances were certainly less than ideal, I feel lucky to have seen and experienced that version of the city for so long. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a book on the art of drinking wine like the French, a new Paris-scented candle from Diptyque, the charming Rueil-Malmaison just outside of Paris, a note on the French Health Pass and more.
Happy September! I don’t want to jump the gun on fall, but some leaves are already turning and it’s pretty exciting. It really is one of the prettiest and best times of the year in Paris. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features an interesting new book on Christian Dior’s sister Catherine, Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture, a day trip from Paris to Cabourg in Normandy, an Instagram account to follow with the best French vibes and more!
I’m so glad it’s finally Friday – this week really seemed to drag along. I watched Gone for Good on Netflix – it’s a French mini series based on a Harlan Coben book and set mostly in Nice. Perfect if you’re looking for a mystery/thriller and to practice French at the same time. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a set of Paris mini matches, a great fish and seafood cookbook, the new My Place at the Table book and more.