This week has been nonstop and I have a feeling the rest of December is going to feel exactly the same. It’s always the most wonderful and the busiest time of the year! This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features several Paris and French themed books, my personal favorite Christmas tree in Paris and more.
In Love with Paris Book
In Love with Paris combines beautiful photography, recipes and sweet love stories. The book will take you on a culinary walk through the most iconic locations in Paris and is filled with 50 sweet and savory recipes. I think this book would be such a thoughtful gift for a Francophile foodie!
Les Contes de Noël de Pierre Lapin Book
For a sweet Christmas gift for a tiny Francophile, Les Contes de Noël de Pierre Lapin would be perfect. The book (which is in French) features eight Beatrix Potter stories as well as Christmas illustrations. I might have to order the book for myself, I’ve always loved Peter Rabbit and definitely need to brush up on Christmas stories in French.
The Ritz Paris Christmas Tree
Year after year, my favorite Christmas tree in Paris is Anne Vitchen’s beautiful tree at the Ritz Paris. I love that her trees are always traditional and elegant but are at the same time so creative. This year there’s even a train that runs through the tree. Click here to look at Anne’s fabulous tree at the Ritz last year.
Gratins at the Bistro des Grands Augustins
The perfect cold weather lunch in Paris might just be a gratin at the Bistro des Augustins. There are several different options, all of which involve a hearty portion of potatoes, cream, and cheese. I had the Paysan which also has egg, bacon, herbs, and garlic and Romain had the Landais with egg, goat cheese, sliced duck breast, herbs and garlic. After lunch the chilly weather didn’t phase us!
If you’ve traveled in France you might have experienced a towel warmer, which is a luxury I now don’t think I’ll be able to live without. While they’re pretty common in France I don’t think they’re quite as common in other places, at least not in the US. And there’s just really nothing better than grabbing a warm towel. In France they’re usually mounted to the wall as a way to save space. If you aren’t sure you’ll like it (you will) and have extra floor space, there’s also a bucket version available.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Five Friday Finds from France. I’ll be back tomorrow with Weekend Links!
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