If you’ve read my blog for a while you might recognize some of the items from this list of gifts for Francophiles available online. I pick things that I really love and believe in and I know will be cherished year after year. The list is compiled throughout the year and I hope it provides a little shopping inspiration either for yourself or for a loved one!
A few weeks ago I finally switched everything in my closet from fall/winter to spring/summer because the weather has been so temperamental. I decided to leave one heavier coat out, just in case, and ended up using it this week. It definitely doesn’t feel like summer in Paris, although I’ll take these temperatures over heat any day. Five Friday Finds from France features a few things from Normandy like the new Dior en Roses exhibit at Musée Christian Dior Granville as well as some glimpses of summer in Paris, despite the temperatures, like the Fête des Tuileries 2021 and La French Seltzer by Setsun.
It seems like almost overnight life in Paris went back to almost normal. No masks outdoors, no curfews, and everything reopening was an incredible change all at once. Every opportunity I have to sit at a café or restaurant feels like the biggest treat in the world and I can’t wait for more of you to experience it shortly. Temperatures cooled off this week which was also a welcome relief from the heat. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France includes some of the best thermal water sprays, Statue of Liberty replicas in Paris, an incredible French cookbook and more.
Happy Friday from Paris! Currently I’m sitting on the terrasse at Le Saint Germain, one of my very favorite cafés in Paris, with my second espresso watching the world go by. I haven’t put on a mask yet today. It’s the first time since August 2020 that I’ve stepped foot outdoors in Paris without one and it feels pretty incredible. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features an incredible book on the Hôtels Particuliers of Paris, a sushi restaurant in Versailles to try, and just in time for summer, the best ice cream in Paris from Il Gelato del Marchese.
Another week has seemingly flown by thanks to lots of excitement in the air. Life is finally starting to feel like normal again in France with restaurants, visitors and more. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France has an overarching bag and basket theme. There’s a fabulous wicker cocktail basket from My French Country Home, a French-inspired embroidered market basket from Tory Burch, my summer market tote modification and more. I hope you enjoy!