The end of September has seemed to really drag on. I am so excited to turn the page and enter a new month, even if it’s just a symbolic passage of time. There’s a lot to look forward to in October in Paris from the Gabrielle Chanel exhibit to fall foods…assuming the pandemic doesn’t get in the way of course!
I’m excited to introduce La Porte Bonheur, my new online shop filled with hand-selected French antiques. I’ve always been fascinated with antiques although never expected to sell them. 2020 is really full of plot twists! The store will likely evolve, but for now the focus is on objects used while gathering and celebrating at home.
It’s been an interesting week in France and changes are definitely on the horizon due to the increasing COVID-19 numbers. 2020 has taught me that nothing is ever certain, so I’m trying to soak up as much of fall in Paris as I can. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France include a restaurant in Paris to put on your list to try, two facades that are sure to make you smile, and how you can sponsor a tree or bench in the Tuileries Garden.
With the arrival of cooler temperatures in Paris I have to admit I’ve been daydreaming a bit about fall and winter menu changes and some of my favorite dishes. I thought it would be the perfect time to share my top five classic French restaurants in Paris (it’s hard for me to limit my picks, I could easily make a list of 50). The restaurants within all hit the marks for excellent food, service, and atmosphere.
As a part of the European Heritage Days yesterday I decided to visit the Assemblée Nationale. In France the European Heritage Days are called the Journées du Patrimoine. Every September there’s one weekend where places normally not open to the public are open and free. From the rose garden to the stunning interior spaces, I thought the Assemblée Nationale was perfect.