Five Friday Finds from France: September 18th

Five Friday Finds from France Chanel beauty exhibit, Dumbo Septime Collaboration

Paris has been gorgeous (although a little hot) this week. I think it’s about to come to a screeching halt with the official arrival of fall next week. I’m ready to put away my summer clothes and dare I say I’m even excited for a week of rain. Or at least I think I am. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features French history and culture online courses, a collaboration between Dumbo and Septime, an upcoming Chanel Beauty exhibit in Paris, another margarita in Paris and more!

Chanel Beauty Exhibit at Jardin des Plantes

Chanel Beauty exhibit

Beauty and skincare lovers – don’t miss the Chanel “La Beauté Se Cultivé” open-air exhibit in the Jardin des Plantes next week. You’ll be able to see how rare plants from all over the world are transformed into beauty products through this immersive experience. I went to a version of this exhibit last year and loved getting a look into the process. Plus they gave out samples of the products!

Dumbo x Septime Collaboration

Dumbo Septime Collaboration

This collaboration has been blowing up my Instagram…and for good reason. Dumbo and Septime have teamed up to create what I can only imagine is going to be the best burger ever. I already think that Dumbo has the best burger in Paris (and maybe anywhere I’ve tried). I kind of can’t imagine how insanely good it must be with the Septime secret sauce, smoked mayonnaise, pepper, and gravy. The burger will be available at Septime on September 20th and at Dumbo from September 22nd to October 3rd. We’ll see how many times I go…

Fall Flowers in Paris

Fall flowers in Paris

I’m going all-in on the Fall flowers now that my favorite weekend flower man on Rue du Bac is back. He was the last piece of the puzzle that was missing from before the confinement and I’m so happy that he’s returned. Last weekend I couldn’t resist a bouquet of pale pink garden roses. Even though those flowers are still pretty I’m excited to see what he has this weekend.

Des Mots et Des Arts Online Courses

DMDA online courses

If you’re looking for a way to inject a little French history and culture into your Fall be sure to check out Des Mots et Des Arts’ online courses. Courses are 10€ and there’s a little something for everyone from the Second Empire to Jean-Michel Basquiat. The catch is the courses are all in French. If you’re not fluent I think it’s a great way to practice and push yourself out of the box!

The Le Flandrin Margarita

Le Flandrin interior
Le Flandrin Margarita

Le Flandrin is a restaurant I used to go to all of the time, but since I’ve moved I don’t get to the 16th arrondissement as much anymore. I was in the area on Wednesday and decided to stop in for a drink. The restaurant was recently redone and is gorgeous and the terrasse is one of my all-time favorites in Paris. For the first time I sampled their margarita and am happy to report that it passed the test. If you’re in the neighborhood check it out!

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

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