Year after year some of my very favorite Christmas ornaments in Paris come from Astier de Villatte. They are truly fabulous and are never exactly the same. Today I got to see (and shop) the 2020 Astier de Villatte ornaments and I couldn’t wait to share them!
I need to start this post off by saying I never fell out of love with Paris. But like anything, after a while things can start to feel so “normal” that you don’t realize how special they are. After about a year and a half, living in Paris was having this effect on me. Since the confinement has ended and lockdown has lifted, I’ve found myself falling back in love with Paris.
Last night I went to bed knowing that there was a possibility that a ban on travel from Europe to the US could be implemented while I was sleeping. When my phone rang after 2AM I knew that President Trump announced the restrictions. While I can’t say I expected the travel ban to go into effect so quickly, I believe it’s the right call.
Lapérouse is one of the oldest restaurants in Paris and surely one of the most storied thanks to its private salons – it isn’t called the “Maison de Plaisirs” for nothing. I’d been dying to try Lapérouse for quite some time and its recent renovations finally pushed me over the edge to get there.
One of the must-see expositions in Paris right now is Da Vinci at the Musée du Louvre. The exposition opened October 24th 2019 and runs through February 24th 2020. The year 2019 marked the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s death in Amboise in the Loire Valley. The exposition contains a mix of drawings, manuscripts, notebooks, sculptures, and paintings.