Things are back in full force after la rentrée – the return from vacation to school/work, etc. – and Paris is as full as I’ve seen it since February 2020. It’s exciting but also a definite adjustment. I realize now how just how quiet and calm things actually were. And while the circumstances were certainly less than ideal, I feel lucky to have seen and experienced that version of the city for so long. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a book on the art of drinking wine like the French, a new Paris-scented candle from Diptyque, the charming Rueil-Malmaison just outside of Paris, a note on the French Health Pass and more.
Since it’s a long weekend in the US I tried to make an extra long, leisurely Weekend Links Week 36. Some of my personal favorites include photos of a forgotten village near the Charles de Gaulle Airport, news on a Disney+ Series on Karl Lagerfeld, a look inside the new Cheval Blanc hotel in Paris, a list of 12 French appetizers you can make at home, and news on Kool & The Gang’s champagne launch. I hope you enjoy!
Happy September! I don’t want to jump the gun on fall, but some leaves are already turning and it’s pretty exciting. It really is one of the prettiest and best times of the year in Paris. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features an interesting new book on Christian Dior’s sister Catherine, Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture, a day trip from Paris to Cabourg in Normandy, an Instagram account to follow with the best French vibes and more!
This weekend I’m excited to head to Normandy for a day. It’s always nice to have a change of scenery and of course get to eat some seafood! This week was exciting for me because Britney Spears inadvertently sent people to my website after posting a similar photo to the one above. I’m a huge Britney fan so this was a major moment for me. Some of my favorite articles from Weekend Links Week 35 include a list of 10 inspiring quotes from “The Little Prince” (that I’ve posted before but I came across it again and it’s always worth reading), aerial photos of France’s stunning pink salt fields, photo tours of the homes of French creatives via Pinterest, and an article on the difference between French and American foods. Enjoy!
I’m so glad it’s finally Friday – this week really seemed to drag along. I watched Gone for Good on Netflix – it’s a French mini series based on a Harlan Coben book and set mostly in Nice. Perfect if you’re looking for a mystery/thriller and to practice French at the same time. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a set of Paris mini matches, a great fish and seafood cookbook, the new My Place at the Table book and more.