March 2023 Recap

march 2023 recap

March is always an exciting month in Paris. The first spring blooms start to arrive (even if the temperatures remain chilly) and the winter light finally starts to disappear. The Foire de Chatou, held in March and September, is one of my favorite parts of the month and I believe is truly worth planning a trip around. Read about where I ate and drank, shopped and visited in March 2023.

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February 2023 Recap

february 2023 recap a la mere de famille paris

I managed to pack a lot in to the shortest month of the year. Work was crazy with a huge surge in demand for trips to France this spring. There were times when I didn’t think I could keep up, but I’ve been able to streamline my processes as well as bring on new partners which has been a huge help. It was a big month for restaurant visits, with lots of warming comfort foods to get us through the winter. I hope you enjoy the February 2023 recap, which includes spots in Paris and the Loire Valley.

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January 2023 Recap

january 2023 recap boomer in paris looking over a bridge

On January 1st, Romain decided he’d had enough of our Christmas tree. After removing all of the lights he somehow produced a saw and took to the tree, branch by branch. When he was finished he instructed me to go into the courtyard and relay the remains of the tree that he tossed out the window to the trash bin. All I wanted was a quiet New Year’s Day, and what I got was the opposite. That’s pretty much how the entire month of January went. January was also the month that Boomer decided he likes to put his paws on bridges and take in the view, which absolutely melts me. Some of the highlights included a wonderful ski trip to Courchevel, some of my favorite classic French foods at all time favorite Paris restaurants, and a new to me Paris museum that is perfect for interior lovers.

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December 2022 Recap

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I started a draft of this December 2022 Recap post on January 5th. We were off to go skiing later that day, and I thought I’d finish the post on the train there. Spoiler alert – it’s now January 30th and the post is finally being published. December is an excellent month to visit France so hopefully this recap can serve as a reference point for future travel during the festive period!

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November 2022 Recap

november 2022 recap paris christmas decorations

November was filled to the brim with lots of fun catch ups with friends, visits to old favorite and new restaurants, and getting into the holiday spirit prematurely. Looking back almost every day on my calendar had a little dot noting an activity, so the November 2022 recap is full – there are over 35 items.

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