This week was a hot one in Paris and the only place to be was outside, which meant my first summer picnic of the year as well as a gorgeous brunch in the Baccarat garden. While at Baccarat, I saw the Virgil Abloh Crystal Clear glasses and they shot to the top of my wish list. This week also marked the reopening of more museums in Paris like the Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie – great options for a heatwave because they’re air conditioned. It really is starting to feel like summer, which of course means I started craving BBQ…read on for the spot!
When the Musée d’Orsay reopened yesterday I couldn’t wait to go and see the James Tissot “Ambiguously Modern” exhibit. The retrospective has been extended to run through September 13th 2020 in Paris. I was immediately captivated by Tissot’s work.
As France reopened following the confinement I was especially excited for weekend brocantes to come back. I’ve always enjoyed antique shopping in Paris from browsing the selections at big flea markets and to finding treasures in unexpected places. Since I’ve been back from Normandy, starting and growing my French antique collection has been my mission.
Week Two of the Weekend Links series features twelve more France-related articles for your reading pleasure. You’ll find everything from a Ritz Paris tableware auction, to a tour of a stunning Parisian apartment, the fascination with the Prime Minister’s beard and more. There’s a little something for everyone!
Another week has flown by here, largely thanks to the perfect weather. It’s hard to believe that the temperature has been hovering around 70°F (21°C) as a high. I absolutely cannot complain. Temperatures in Paris are expected to rise drastically next week, so I can’t promise I won’t complain then. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features my favorite peonies of the year, an unexpected potager in the Jardin des Tuileries, a terrasse in the Jardin du Luxembourg you need to have on your list, a piscine margarita and more!