I always look forward to Sunday morning in Paris. Whether I’m starting the day with a croissant sur la terrassse or an espresso au bar, I enjoy a calm and stillness that is rare in Paris. After I’m fully caffeinated (for a Sunday anyways), I like to head to Marché Raspail, my favorite Sunday morning market. I think this organic market is one of the best in Paris.
One of my favorite things about being in someone’s home is looking through their collection of books, usually amassed over many years. When I moved to Paris, I had to leave most of my books at home in Dallas due to weight restrictions. One day I’ll be reunited with my collection of books. This morning I was flipping through some of the books here and started thinking about my five favorite coffee table books about France.
I can’t believe the 25th day of confinement is here. It’s a bit bizarre in that it’s gone by quickly, but there also isn’t a clear indication as to when it’ll be over. It was supposed to rain all week in Normandy but instead we’ve only had clear blue skies. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features charming shutter holders, a Caudalie overnight recovery oil, French Easter traditions, and more.
I felt pretty good about this week on Monday. By mid-week, I started experiencing my first wave of anxiety related to the COVID-19 confinement. I suppose it’s normal, but the uncertainty is starting to become a bit more difficult. With this week’s Five Friday Finds from France, I want to share things that are all making me very happy, including a year-round favorite Cire Trudon candle, the best French pharmacy moisturizer, lots of carbs, and more!
Another week has flown by in Normandy. I’m continuing to learn a lot from my full-on intergenerational French language and lifestyle immersion. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France include a French pharmacy staple that’s been saving my life, a novella to add to my reading list of books about Paris and France, and a few shared culinary experiences ‘à table.’ As we continue to stay at home, I hope everyone is staying entertained and safe!