As I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, we’re officially halfway through 2020 which is crazy to me. Tomorrow will be my first Fourth of July in France. I would be lying through my teeth if I said I was excited about it. I’m going to attempt a Fourth of July spread in Paris complete with oven-baked ribs and potato salad. This week you’ll find a great basic French cookbook to have on your bookshelf, the “Dior Untold” podcast, Gris Rosé (which might be my summer favorite), French summer produce favorites and more!
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.
The last time I wrote a Five Friday Finds from France from a café in Paris it was March 13th. It’s probably not a surprise that I’m on the same exact terrasse right now, however I wasn’t expecting the heaters to still be on, especially after the warm weather we’ve been having. The first June Five Friday Finds from France features a fabulous article about Loïs Mailou Jones and the “other” Lost Generation of Black American artists in Paris, Ruinart’s new eco-packaging, a link to a free version of Christian Dior’s 1972 cookbook, and more.
I’m so happy to be back and to be able to share Paris again. At the same time, I know it’s difficult period for so many who want to be here as well but can’t. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France has a Paris focus with ways that you can bring Paris and France into your home. Whether you’re repurposing a French mustard jar into glassware, taking a virtual tour of a château in France, discovering Marin Montagut, or simply enjoying vintage photos of Paris, I hope this week’s Five Friday Finds from France makes you happy.
It’s pretty bizarre to think that we’ve been in Normandy since March and now it’s May. It’s exciting though, because if things go as anticipated we’ll be able to go back to Paris on May 11th. I don’t know what the plan is beyond that, but at a minimum it’ll be good to be home. Until then we’ll continue to make the most out of our time in Normandy. Keeping with the spirit of this new month, this week’s Five Friday Finds from France are all happy and exciting. Or at least I think so!