After almost eight straight months in Paris, we decided on a quick weekend getaway to Carolles, Normandy. I love Paris, but it was so nice to get out of town – even just for a couple of nights. It’s amazing what a little change of scenery can do. The weekend left me feeling so refreshed and I’m already planning the next weekend trip to Normandy.
This is my third Easter in France. Due to lockdowns, each Easter has been a little bit different but we’ve always managed to celebrate with a delicious meal. In my experience lamb and chocolate are two absolute Easter must-haves, and luckily those both can be modified in many different ways to have a French-inspired Easter celebration no matter where you are and who you’re celebrating with.
It’s September 2nd and I’m still in Normandy. We’d planned to come at the end of August for one last weekend of summer. Surprise, surprise, we’re still here. September is such a great month for a little bit of summer without the crowds and I’m soaking up every moment before heading back to Paris.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the second Dîner Cousu-Main in the garden at Musée Christian Dior in Granville. The dinner at La Bonne Aventure together with Mauviel 1830 featured Granville-native Chef Alex Néel and a meal inspired by both Christian Dior’s La Cuisine Cousu-Main cookbook and local products.
This week flew by grâce à the cooler temperatures in Paris. Being outside was a pleasure again and not immediately dripping in sweat was of course an added bonus. I’m soaking up the last of these extra quiet summer days before la rentrée (and before heading back to Normandy next week…I can’t wait!). This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a revisit to El Nopal in Paris, my very first French haircut at Leonor Greyl, the upcoming Dîner Cousu-Main in the garden at Christian Dior’s childhood home in Normandy and more.