I can’t believe it’s New Year’s Eve. 2022 was truly incredible and I’m not sure how 2023 can top it, but I’m looking forward to it. Thank you all for all of your support and for following along whether here or on Instagram. A highlight of the year was getting to meet some of you in real life in Paris through walks and having the opportunity to plan your trips to France. This past week was quiet, which was a perfect way to end the year. Weekend Links is a bit special this week as I’m publishing it in 2022 but a lot of people will read it in 2023, hence the week 53 and week one combo! Some of my favorites include recipes for festive cocktails to make, how the French do Christmas, and the story behind Ladurée. Enjoy and Bonne Année!
Weekend Links Week 53 / Week One
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’s New Route Takes You on a Luxe Ride Through the French Alps
Paris Population Drops as Thousands Quit Capital City Every Year
Crafty Bayeux Artisans Give Traditional French Lace a Modern Touch
Covid, Bronchiolitis, Flu: Health Minister Warns France is Facing ‘Triple Epidemic’
France Sees Historic Drop in Electricity Consumption from Public Lighting
Half of France’s Ski Slopes Closed by Warm Weather and Rain
France Tipped for Warmest New Year’s Eve in History
Who Was the Real Marie Antoinette?
This Warm Parisian Apartment Nods to a Childhood Friendship
The Weird & Wonderful History of Pommes Aligot
Bruno Gaudin Architectes Completes 15-year Transformation of National Library of France
The Ultimate Champagne Cocktail Recipe
This French Face and Neck Cream Mimics Botox *and* Filler Formulas—I Tried It for One Week, and the Results Were Impressive
The 7 Best Cocktails to Mix This New Year’s Eve, From the Old Cuban to the French 75
Pernod Ricard Invests In Ready-To-Drink Beverages Via A French Cocktail Brand Cockorico, New American Facility
Hollandaise Vs. Béarnaise: What’s The Difference?
‘Emily In Paris’ Fans Have A LOT Of Feelings About The Bizarre McDonald’s Cameo This Season
From Foie Gras to Bûche de Noël: The Essentials of a French Holiday Feast
The History Behind France’s King Cake—& Its Hidden Trinket
Cheese Fondue Vs. Raclette: What’s The Difference?
France’s Institutional Fear of Multilingualism: An Interview with Language Activist Michel Feltin-Palas
How the French Do Christmas
The Critically Praised French Wine That Keeps Flying Off Costco’s Shelves
I Got to Live Like Marie-Antoinette at Versailles for a Day, and It Was Every Bit as Decadent as You’d Imagine
Sites To Visit From A Love It-Or-Hate-It TV Series, Starring — Paris
The Apartments of France’s Greatest Mistress Have Reopened
A Big Change Is Coming To The Way Fast Food Is Served In France
The Decadent Fat You Should Try Using For Homemade Mayonnaise
The Story Behind Ladurée and Its Famous Macarons
A Brief History of Champagne: Were Those Bubbles an Accident?
3 Hacks for Chilling Champagne Fast
I hope you enjoyed week 53 and one of Weekend Links! I’d love to hear which articles about France were your favorites. Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment below. Bon week-end à toutes et à tous!