No personal update this week – it just doesn’t feel right with yet another senseless tragedy in the United States. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 22 include the Salvation Army’s response to Balenciaga’s Paris sneaker, a list of under-the-radar vacation spots in Europe, and a guide to the Champagne region.
We made it through an unusual May heatwave this week and it looks like the temperatures are getting back to normal. We have a busy but fun weekend ahead of us. Roland Garros kicks off on Sunday, which always marks the beginning of summer here for me. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 21 include a list of gorgeous French villages in the Dordogne, how to spot homemade versus frozen pastries, and a list of favorite French beaches which includes Carolles, Romain’s family spot in Normandy. Enjoy!
I spent a large part of this week trying to catch up on work following my mom and sister’s visit last week. There is an absolute enormous demand for travel in France this summer, which is so wonderful. I’m so lucky that I can help clients create their dream trips to Paris and France – I really have to pinch myself sometimes! A personal highlight from the week came on Friday, when after quite literally four months of waiting for paperwork to arrive, Romain and I were able to set a date for our civil ceremony. In France, the only way to be legally married is with a civil ceremony, which needs to be done before a religious ceremony if the couple chooses to have one. So needless to say, it’s a huge relief that we finally have our date. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 20 include everything about Ina Garten in Paris, a review of a Left Bank hotel bar, and a guide to Saint-Tropez. Enjoy!
It’s been such a fun week having my mom and sister visiting. We’ve gotten a lot done and it’s been nice to relax and play tourist in Paris for a bit as well. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 19 include a look at the new Martha Stewart for Baccarat collection, a list of 12 stunning French castles, a wonderful guide to Paris from a Chanel parfumer and a look inside the Pierre Frey owners’ homes. Enjoy!
It’s been a huge and exciting week for us with the addition of sweet Boomer to our family. We’ve had the best time introducing him to Paris and now we are in Normandy introducing him to Dalton. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 18 include a look inside eight new Paris hotels, a bit about the new ‘Sweet Paris’ cookbook and guidebook, and a history of fabulous villas on the French Riviera. Enjoy!