I caught up on some much-needed rest last weekend which changed my entire week. Romain and I had an early Valentine’s Day dinner at home with caviar (served with both chips and blinis), a special steak that my dad carried on the plane to Paris from Dallas, and Aligot. We decided it was going to be our new tradition going forward. On actual Valentine’s Day I had a fun lunch with girlfriends at Mon Square. I rarely go out for lunch during the week and it was a great reminder that I need to do it more often. Being self-employed has pros and cons, the biggest con for me being I’m not very good at taking breaks or time off. This weekend we have a lunch that I’ve been looking forward to for a while but otherwise no plans. I’m looking forward a relaxing weekend before heading out of town next week. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week Eight include Thom Browne’s guide to Saint-Tropez, a must-visit Paris restaurant from Anthony Bourdain, and an amazing experience at Palais Garnier. Enjoy!
Weekend Links Week Eight
Paris’s Musée d’Orsay Ordered to Restitute Paintings by Renoir, Cézanne, and Gauguin Stolen During World War II
The Rufino Report: Our Senior Style Director’s Most Luxurious Parisian Finds
30 Avenue Montaigne: 2023 Works of Wonders
Moët Hennessy Adds Rosé Estate Château Minuty to Portfolio
A Major Gift of Degas Sculptures, Including His Famous Dancer, Will be Exhibited this Fall at a U.S. University
Designer Thom Browne Scours the St.-Tropez Market for Antique Stemware
The Artists Who Hated the Eiffel Tower
The Hallucinatory Walk Through Paris That Inspired Deleuze and Guattari
Anthony Bourdain Once Said This Restaurant in Paris Was a Must-Visit, Second Only to the Eiffel Tower
Paris’ Water System Is Elite — Here’s Why
Astier de Villatte Revives the Perfumes of Ancient Egypt and Rome
Ina Garten’s New Bistro Menu Will Take Your Tastebuds On a Trip to France
Seven Common French Cheese Myths, Busted
Meet the Cult French Food Collective Finally Arriving Stateside
Architect Can Vu Bui’s Few Days in Paris, Filled With Brutalist-Style Buildings and Asian Eateries
In Paris, Louis Vuitton’s Most Coveted New Releases Are Meant to Be Eaten
Paris’ Buzziest New Opening: Hotel Dame des Arts Review
Champagne Problems: Can Bubbly Ever Be Sustainable?
French Grumble as None of Their Cheeses Appear in World’s Top 10 List
12 Reasons Why Lyon Is One of France’s Most Underrated Cities
This French Onion Pasta is Internet Famous — and Lives Up To the Hype
The Home of ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ the Palais Garnier in Paris, Is Now on Airbnb for One Night Only. This would be such a dream…it definitely takes the Palais Garnier behind the scenes tour to the next level.
The Best Romantic Hotels in Paris
The American Civil War Through the Eyes of the French
A Short History of Cocaine Wine and Coca-Cola
Pharrell Williams Will Succeed Virgil Abloh at the Helm of Louis Vuitton’s Menswear Collections
Restored Paris Art Deco Public Loo Worth Every Penny of €2 Charge
I hope you enjoyed week eight 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!