I think having something to look forward to always makes time go by faster, and I’ve been looking forward to this week for quite some time. I finally get my second vaccine this weekend and my world will really begin to reopen. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features the Samaritaine: Paris Pont-Neuf book, where to find excellent tomatoes at the Marché des Sablons in Neuilly, an exciting update from my favorite florist in Paris and more.
While it’s not a holiday weekend in France I’m definitely pretending that it is one. I’ve decorated my window boxes with all sorts of red, white and blue. Hopefully my French neighbors don’t mind since we share the same colors after all, although I did take inspiration from Clark W. Griswold. I have a fun weekend planned which will culminate with some of my favorite American foods on the Fourth of July. My favorites from Weekend Links Week 27 include 10 inspiring quotes from The Little Prince, looking back on 60 years of Diptyque, a piece on why the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc still fascinates today, and a very good Paris guide. Enjoy!
A few weeks ago I finally switched everything in my closet from fall/winter to spring/summer because the weather has been so temperamental. I decided to leave one heavier coat out, just in case, and ended up using it this week. It definitely doesn’t feel like summer in Paris, although I’ll take these temperatures over heat any day. Five Friday Finds from France features a few things from Normandy like the new Dior en Roses exhibit at Musée Christian Dior Granville as well as some glimpses of summer in Paris, despite the temperatures, like the Fête des Tuileries 2021 and La French Seltzer by Setsun.
Weekend Links Week 26 is here which means we’re almost halfway through the year – kind of hard to believe. This weekend I’m in Normandy which is always a very welcome change from Paris. I wish the trip was longer but even just a couple of nights will be so relaxing. I’ll probably spend most of my time hanging with sweet Dalton. Some of my favorite articles from this week include a list of 20 cult films about the Côte d’Azur, the most beautiful exhibitions to see in France this summer (including one I’ll see this weekend), timeless Eugène Atget photos of Paris in the 19th century, and the history of Van Cleef & Arpels. I hope you enjoy!
It seems like almost overnight life in Paris went back to almost normal. No masks outdoors, no curfews, and everything reopening was an incredible change all at once. Every opportunity I have to sit at a café or restaurant feels like the biggest treat in the world and I can’t wait for more of you to experience it shortly. Temperatures cooled off this week which was also a welcome relief from the heat. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France includes some of the best thermal water sprays, Statue of Liberty replicas in Paris, an incredible French cookbook and more.