This weekend has been a slow one which I have really enjoyed more than I thought I would. We had a snow storm of about 5 inches in Chicago which put me into hibernation mode. I cleaned up a bit at home and applied a little Marie Kondo and got rid of so many things that I felt I didn’t need and served no purpose except for collecting dust. I say this every year but, I really wish I owned about half of what I currently do. My French teacher Caroline is safely in Toulouse to start her new job on Monday. I met up with her husband Anthony for lunch and a French chat.
I was trying to savor every episode but I finally finished Mrs. Maisel last night. It is my favorite show right now besides This is Us. I am so happy they renewed it for another season and they start shooting this Summer. I just don’t want to wait so long for another season. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend it.
Dating in France. 3 Things You Should Know. It is safe to say, I have left a few “boyfriends” in Paris without knowing this was actually a thing. Caroline, my French teacher and I would often talk about the differences between dating in the US and France. She never understood why we had to dance around “the talk” if you were together. If you kiss, then you are together.
“My French Film Festival” starts 1/18. This is an online French Film Festival of French and subtitles are available in 11 different languages.
I have been listening to this soundtrack on repeat. I have only seen the movie once but I will have to rewatch after getting hooked on the music.
Famous Itineraries: Simone de Beauvoir in Paris (this is a very fun read!)
The 10 best things to change your sleep in 2019. I have tested a few of these and agree. This is a great resource if you are having trouble sleeping.
I made this simple French onion soup recipe over the weekend. It uses chicken stock and white wine instead of beef broth and red wine.
Headed to Paris soon? Don’t miss my latest post What to Pack for Paris in the Winter
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