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!
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.
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!
Rue du Bac is one of my favorite streets in Paris. It’s filled with everything I love about the city from cafés and restaurants to chocolate shops and patisseries, great shopping, and truly so much more. One of my weekly Paris traditions is buying the flowers on Rue du Bac from the best “shop,” Sanjina Fleurs.
For the first time since 2019, Christmas in Paris seems like it’s back to normal. There are tons of people, not as many masks, and decorations are almost everywhere you look. Romain and I are spending our first married Christmas in Paris which will be fabulous, but I also wish I could be in two places at once and back home with my family too. To inject a little extra cheer into the holiday I’ve booked tons of different Christmas activities: some new to me and others are old favorites. I can’t wait to celebrate and of course share my Christmas in Paris plan for 2022.