Five Friday Finds from France: October 9th

Parisian rooftops and pink masks for breast cancer awareness month

We had another eventful week in Paris with the arrival of new COVID-19 related restrictions. As it turns out, they haven’t actually ended up being that restrictive. It does seem like the pace of life in the French capital has slowed, and it’s a welcome change. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features pink masks for Octobre Rose (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), a Pierre Sauvage’s wonderful new Be My Guest book on entertaining, the best cappuccino in Paris and more!

Treize au Jardin Cappuccino

Treize au Jardin cappuccino

I’ve tried a lot of cappuccinos all around Paris over the years. As of Sunday, I’ve found my new favorite. It’s at Treize au Jardin, maybe the best spot for Southern-inspired American comfort food in Paris (as a bonus, they use all organic and local when possible ingredients). The cappuccino arrived in an adorable mix and match cup and saucer and was perfectly frothy and thick. I highly recommend checking out Treize for the cappuccino, cakes, and of course the divine Southern Biscuits!

Pierre Sauvage’s Be My Guest Book

Pierre Sauvage's Be My Guest book

If you’re looking for the perfect hostess gift or holiday gift, look no further than Pierre Sauvage’s Be My Guest. Pierre Sauvage is the owner and creative director of Parisian design firm Casa Lopez. The book takes us inside the homes of 20 tastemakers around the world (think Jacques Garcia, Aerin Lauder, Christian Louboutin and more). Pages are filled with inspiration on everything from floral arrangements and table settings to recipes, furniture, and even picnics. Be My Guest is perfect for anyone who love the art of entertaining!

Pink Masks for Breast Cancer Awareness

pink masks for breast cancer awareness month

In honor of Octobre Rose (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), Max Chaoul Couture is creating a limited edition of pink masks. Each mask costs 20€, and 10€ is donated to the EREEL Souffle de Violette endowment fund. This fund provides support to women in France affected by cancer during and after their treatment. The masks come with different patches (or without), and are a great way to stay safe while supporting a great cause. If you’re interested in purchasing a mask send me an email and I’d be happy to coordinate the shipping!

Yayoi Kusama x La Grande Dame Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot Yayoi Kusama

I’m not going to lie, looking at a bottle of champagne usually makes me happy. Looking at the Yayoi Kusama x La Grande Dame Veuve Clicquot bottle and box makes me extra happy. The iconic Japanese artist especially known for her Infinity Mirror Rooms created this joyful, colorful design to spread cheer. The flower symbolizes vital energy, love, and celebration of life, and her signature dots represent the champagne bubbles. I think this would be a thoughtful gift for any champagne lover in your life! You can order the Yayoi Kusama x La Grande Dame Veuve Clicquot champagne online here.

Trace Contact Form at Cafés

contact tracing form

On Monday I wrote about the new COVID-19 related restrictions in Paris, which supposedly included cafés and bars closing. It turns out that isn’t necessarily the case for cafés. Which I think is very good news. It’s required to wear your mask (unless you’re actively drinking or eating something) and you also have to fill out a contact tracing form. I’m happy to do whatever it takes to improve the situation here, but I have to say I’m very glad that going to cafés is still a possibility.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Five Friday Finds from France. Don’t hesitate to send me an email if you’re interested in the pink masks for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’ll be back tomorrow with Weekend Links!

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  1. Do you think Treize au Jardin make their cappuccino with fresh milk rather than UHT? I don’t drink them but friends assure me that this is why they are so awful in France.

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