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!
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.