Five Friday Finds from France: October 2nd

Five Friday Finds from France featuring a Vouge Living Paris Apartment Tour and baguette stationery

Happy Friday from a very rainy Paris! We had a little (and very welcome) break from the rain yesterday, but it looks like we’re in for at least another week of this weather. With a Vogue Living Paris apartment tour, a French Streams movie series, and adorable baguette stationery for sending snail mail, this week’s Five Friday Finds from France are geared towards a cozy weekend at home…because that’s exactly how I’ll be spending it!

Vogue Living Paris Apartment Tour

Vogue Living Paris Apartment Tour
Photo: Mark C. O’Flaherty

I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to do if there’s another lockdown in Paris or France and I’ve found the perfect solution. I’m moving into this apartment. Described as a “good-looking family home” I think it’ll work just fine for me. My favorite rooms are a tie between the bathroom and kitchen although the garden looks promising as well from what I can see! Take a peek at the full tour here.

TIL x Wit & Whimsy Baguette Letterhead Stationery

baguette stationery
Photo: wit & whimsy

Meghan Donovan from wit & whimsy and The Illustrated Life have teamed up again to create another adorable French notecard! The stationery design is a baguette with a blue trim and you can either have it personalized or with “coucou,” which is an informal way to say hello (sometimes French children say coucou instead of bonjour. When an adult says coucou you’re in the inner circle). Who doesn’t love stationery with a baguette, plus it’s always fun to get something in the mail!

Maison Ruinart’s ‘Second Skin’ Ateliers in Paris

Ruinart La Maison 1729
Photo: Maison Ruinart

Ruinart is offering a series of workshops as a part of their Second Skin eco-packaging launch. From October 7th to 17th they’re taking over a former printing house in Paris for La Maison 1729. Workshops are open to the public with a maximum of 10 people per event (so registering in advance is a must). Events include talks with Alice Audouin on the packaging revolution in the luxury sector, tastings with Ruinart’s oenologists on the theme of “Climate Change and Characteristics of Champagnes,” Ruinart brunches (you can win tickets via a Facebook contest), and opportunities to have artist Ugo Gattoni customize your second skin cases. Click here for the full La Maison 1729 schedule and to register.

French Streams: The Best of French Cinema

French Streams Dior and I by Frédéric Tcheng
Photo: Dior and I by Frédéric Tcheng

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy has partnered with Telescope for their French Streams series, which is a selection of the best of French cinema available online. I’m late to the party, but luckily the full list is available online. This week the theme is fashion icons – perfect for Fashion Week in Paris. There’s really something for everyone and I can’t wait to dive into lists from the previous weeks. The best part? Telescope is free to use. Happy streaming!

Immoveable Feast: Forty Years of Feeding the French

Willi's Immoveable Feast

I am seriously excited for Immoveable Feast: Forty Years of Feeding the French by Willi’s Wine Bar owner Mark Williamson. The book is filled with anecdotes, recipes, wine tasting notes, and the famous Willi’s posters. This book would be a great gift for a lover of art, food and wine, or even just Paris! And of course, if you haven’t been be sure to check out Willi’s Wine Bar the next time you’re in Paris.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Five Friday Finds from France. I’ll be back tomorrow with Weekend Links!

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