Five Friday Finds from France: September 17th

pink dahlias in september in paris

September is such a busy, exciting, wonderful, and fun month in Paris and I’ve really felt that over the past week. I’m very much looking forward to the weekend because of European Heritage Days. This year I’m visiting the Elysée Palace and can’t wait to catch a glimpse of Daniel Buren’s new Pavoisé installation. Other finds include a sensitive version of the cult-favorite Lait-Crème Concentré and a restaurant in the center of Paris to add to your list!

Daniel Buren Installation at Elysée Palace

daniel buren elysee palace
œuvre in situ de Daniel BUREN sur la verrière du jardin d’hiver de l’Elysée

There’s a new Daniel Buren art installation at the Elysée Palace in Paris – Pavoisé. You may recognize Daniel Buren’s name from his black and white striped columns in the Palais-Royal courtyard. These fabulous bleu, blanc, and rouge panels on the glass ceiling of the reception rooms will be unveiled to the public during the Journées du Patrimoine this weekend…which means I’ll be lucky enough to see them in person. I’m hoping for a Macron spotting as well!

A Sensitive Skin Version of a French Favorite Beauty Product

sensitive embroylisse lait creme concentre

If you’re a fan of French pharmacy beauty products chances are you know about Embryolisse’s Lait-Crème Concentré. It apparently recently went viral on TikTok, so now even more people know about it. I love using it but have never been a daily user because I have sensitive skin. (It’s worth noting that I’ve never had an adverse reaction, but I’ve always been advised at the pharmacy to be careful using it too much).

Now there’s a sensitive version of the Lait-Crème Concentré, and I couldn’t be more excited. I always like to have a little something extra during the colder months when my skin is drier. I promise this is a product you won’t regret buying!

Brasserie Les Deux Palais

brasserie les deux palais
brasserie les deux palais

Last weekend I finally had the chance to try Brasserie Les Deux Palais and I’m pleased to report that the food is just as good as the atmosphere. Located on Île de la Cité across from Sainte-Chappelle and not far from Notre-Dame it’s the perfect place to stop for a good lunch in the center of Paris. Romain and I both had Caesar salads, with a side of homemade fries and homemade mayonnaise for good measure. Everything was delicious and I’m already thinking about going back for a dinner.

Coloré Par Rodolphe

colore par rodolphe

I’m very picky when it comes to my hair, specifically my blonde. For this reason it took me forever to even think about getting it highlighted in Paris. I’ve found my Paris place – Coloré Par Rodolphe. The slogan of the salon is “don’t touch my blond,” so they clearly get it. Everyone was so friendly, the salon was beautiful, and a lot of people speak English. If you need your hair cut or colored in Paris Coloré Par Rodolphe is the place to go!

Galerie Vauclair

galerie vauclair paris

There are quite a few antique shops along Rue de Beaune in the 7th arrondissement. One that catches my eye repeatedly is Galerie Vauclair, which specializes in ceramics and wicker. As a part of Paris Design Week they collaborated with interior designer Laura Gonzalez and the results were perfection. The only way to describe it is happiness. Stop in 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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