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.
It feels like simultaneously yesterday and forever ago that we were on Port Cros, the gorgeous French island just across from Hyères on mainland France. Many people visit the island via ferry or boat as a day trip, but we spent four nights on the island. I thought it was the perfect amount of time to really discover all that Port Cros has to offer. Here you’ll find my full Port Cros guide with everything you need to know from how to get there, where to stay, where to eat, and the best hiking on Port Cros!
We were lucky to sneak away to Normandy last week to avoid the heatwave in Paris. We were only in Paris for a week after a trip to the South, but I was already ready to leave again. The best part about coming to Normandy is how relaxing it is (and being à table), and a weekend reset in Carolles was just what I needed.
I’m not sure how it’s possible that it’s already this time of the week again, but Weekend Links Week Seven is here! I spent most of the week on the beyond gorgeous island of Port Cros and can’t wait to share more from my time there soon. Of the sixteen articles this week, my favorites include the best high jewelry collections from Paris Couture Week, a list of films based in Paris, a French Champagne house’s decision to open a winery in the UK, and a tour of a beyond gorgeous Parisian apartment.
I’m back in Paris after the most refreshing and relaxing time in the South of France. Last Saturday we started part two of the vacation in Port Cros. I fell in love with this tiny little island paradise. I can say with confidence that we experienced as much of the island as possible. Port Cros provided plenty of experiences from driving a boat on the Mediterranean to learning how to fillet a cooked fish. Now that I’m back in Paris, there’s a Tex-Mex fiesta on the horizon thanks to the sweetest care package I received from Dallas. Yes, seeing the Velveeta and HEB Butter Tortillas really did almost bring tears to my eyes.