Five Friday Finds from France: January 15th

jardin du luxembourg winter

This week I finally felt like I got back into a pretty good routine following the holidays. It took much longer than I expected, but I don’t think I’m alone in that sentiment. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a new book on Antoinette and Gabrielle Chanel titled The Chanel Sisters, a Paris sandwich shop you need to try, an Instagram milestone for me and more!

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Five Friday Finds from France: January 8th

five friday finds from france winter light in the tuileries. featuring jacques pepin's fromage fort, where to buy normandy oysters in paris and parc de bagatelle in winter

I’m happy to be back with Five Friday Finds from France after a small pause for Christmas and New Year’s Day. January in Paris can be a little sad when the holiday cheer goes away and the cold and grey begins to settle in. But 2020 taught me to find the silver lining in every situation so I’ve been trying to do just that. This week’s finds include the perfect winter recipe – Jacques Pépin’s Fromage Fort, where we’ve been buying oysters straight from Normandy in Paris, a glimpse of the Parc de Bagatelle in winter and more!

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Day by Day 2021 Calendar

parisian windows

My morning routine has changed over the years, but one thing that’s been consistent is checking my Day by Day calendar. As soon as I wake up, I look forward to turning the page on a new day and reading the accompanying quote. I’ve posted a few of the quotes this week and received so many questions. I wanted to share the details of where you can get a Day by Day 2021 calendar.

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Best of 2020

eiffel tower sunset best of 2020

I can’t say this year exactly flew by, but at least it’s almost over! 2020 certainly wasn’t all bad, and it’s always better to focus on the positives. Originally I was going to pick one event or thing per month to make my ‘Best of 2020’ list, but decided not to limit the things that brought joy this year.

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The Time Between Christmas and the New Year in Paris

pink december flowers in paris

The gap between Christmas and the New Year gets me every year. There are usually things that need to be done, and I usually don’t have a lot of motivation to accomplish them. This year, the time between Christmas and the New Year feels different in Paris. I think because Christmas was on Friday and I had the weekend to rest I feel like I need to do something now. Although I would like to do nothing.

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