I can’t believe it’s finally December. There were times that it felt like it would never arrive but it also feels a bit like it was just December yesterday. The holiday decorations around Paris are lifting spirits especially this year, whether you’re seeing them in person or virtually. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France includes a new memoir about Paris, a live virtual walk through Montmartre with historical commentary, the second Bouquinistes Auction, Place Dauphine Christmas trees and more.
Happy Belated Thanksgiving to anyone who celebrated. I was reluctant to do a dinner for two but it ended up being a great evening and meal and the perfect segway into Christmastime. Although I already have a tree. Because I had an all day formation civique for my French “integration” process, Thanksgiving planning kind of took up all of my spare time this week. So…this week’s Five Friday Finds from France is all Thanksgiving related. Tomorrow shops are reopening in Paris so we should be back to normal next week.
It’s been an incredibly busy but exciting week for me (of course filled with the now normal highs and lows associated with 2020) and I’m so glad it’s almost the weekend. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features some “new to me” Paris discoveries, Molly J. Wilk’s holiday themed virtual pastry classes, Angie Niles’ new Bright Lights Paris print shop, and my new project the Bouquinistes Auction, which I will keep sharing indefinitely, apologies in advance.
This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a Ruinart basket filled with champagne and food to prepare at home, Château de Versailles virtual programming, a selection of virtual visits to Paris museums (including the new Gabrielle Chanel exhibit) for the European Night of Museums, a pumpkin ricotta ravioli recipe and more.
Since we’re back in lockdown, Five Friday Finds from France will temporarily be things that can all be enjoyed from home, wherever you are! There’s a virtual “Van Gogh in Arles” visit from the Musée d’Orsay, live concerts and an “investigation” podcast from the Musée du Louvre, two recipes by famous French chefs and a newsletter you need to subscribe to if you love France!